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Executive Recruitment Agency

Our executive recruitment practice involves the identification and selection of senior domestic and international executives for key strategic roles. These services stretch across mature and emerging markets as well as permanent and interim positions.

Our executive search team’s primary focus is C-Level, General Management, Commercial, Finance, HR and Operations Directors as well as strategic management and specialist advisor roles at local, regional and group level.

We have a proven track record in executive recruitment and helping clients to build capability in domestic and overseas markets. Some of the more recent executive roles we have placed include:

  • Managing Director - Blaze Wear
  • Financial Director - Barbour
  • IT Director - Barbour
  • Commercial Director - Greencore
  • Operations Director - Taylors of Harrogate
  • International Director - Taylors of Harrogate
  • Commercial Director - Daloon
  • Operations Director - Bettys
  • Plant Director - Alpro

Typical executive roles we recruit for include:

  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • COO (Chief Operating Officer)
  • CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • GM (General Manager)
  • VP (Vice President)
  • MD (Managing Director)
  • NED (Non-Executive Director)
  • Plant Director
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Operations Director
  • Sales Director/Commercial Director
  • Marketing Director
  • IT Director
  • HR Director
  • Finance Director


Client testimonials

“We initially approached three agencies to discuss a Finance Director vacancy at The Port of Blyth. It had been a long time since we had recruited at that level and we needed make sure we got the right person. We selected Nigel Wright because of its long-standing reputation and expertise. We were also impressed by the lead consultant’s market knowledge and offer of a ‘added value’ approach. This was a challenging assignment. We needed an FD with a unique skill set as well as ‘cultural’ affinity with the leadership team and ways of working here at the Port.  Nigel Wright shortlisted six strong candidates who matched what we were looking for. The documentation submitted helped inform our own interview process. This was all done within a very tight schedule and demonstrated complete understanding of our business needs.”

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth


“I’ve worked with Richard Morgan on several senior executive appointments at IHC over the last few years and enjoyed a lot of success.  He has taken the time to understand our business and its needs, as well as get to know the people in our organisation.  This means he always knows, exactly, the required personalities of the individuals we want here, and all the operational and strategic requirements of the roles he’s working on. His communication is excellent too and a good fit for how we like to work. He doesn’t bombard us with calls and emails, but rather asks our preference for how and when we want communication and then sticks to that agreement. He’s very responsive and keeps me in the loop; I’m never left waiting to find out the progress of an assignment.

Richard takes the pressure off the recruitment process; his shortlists always contain individuals who fit our requirements and we rarely need to ask for additional candidates or to review longlists again. Our most recent appointment was for a new Financial Director. The successful candidate has offered IHC a breadth of industry experience, adding value to our business."

Jane Hudson, ‎HR Manager at IHC Engineering Business Ltd


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To discuss your executive hiring needs or job search please contact our executive search recruitment team. Alternatively you can view our executive jobs or submit your CV.

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