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Lifestyle & Fashion Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Group


Specialist fashion industry recruitment agency and headhunter for fashion and lifestyle brands

Nigel Wright Group is a leading fashion, textiles, and lifestyle recruitment agency. For over 30 years we have supported companies involved in the manufacture, design, buying, and retailing of fashion and lifestyle goods. Operating primarily at senior level, we recruit across a broad range of professional disciplines including marketing, sales & account management, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing, IT, HR, and finance.

Our consultants are recognised lifestyle and fashion industry experts who offer a ‘highly recommend’ service to clients and candidates across the UK. Whether you require expertise in clothing, accessories, footwear, sportswear, sports equipment, tobacco, homewares, or luxury goods, we provide tailored permanent and interim recruitment solutions to meet our customers' needs.

Candidates can view all of the latest lifestyle and fashion industry jobs on our vacancies page. We also encourage job seekers to send their CVs to a relevant member of our team and register for job alerts.

Our track record as a lifestyle & fashion recruitment agency

In the last 10 years, our lifestyle and fashion recruitment teams have placed 600 people across 180 different companies in the fashion, textiles, homewares, and sporting goods industries. Below are some examples of the different roles we recruit within the lifestyle and fashion industry.

Director and board-level appointments

  • Amara Living – Chief Customer Officer
  • Antler – Managing Director
  • Barbour – Marketing Director
  • Berghaus – Chief Operating Officer
  • Birkenstock – COO Digital
  • Blaze Wear – Managing Director
  • British American Tobacco – Global Marketing Director
  • Casall – Chief Executive Officer
  • Chamilia – UK Sales Director
  • END. – Finance Director
  • Etam – Country Manager
  • Nike – UK Finance Director
  • Pandora – Sales Director
  • Pentland Brands – Sales Director
  • Skechers – International Human Resources Director
  • Speedo – VP International Sales
  • The Swatch Group – Salon Director
  • Ultralight Outdoor Gear – Chief Operating Officer
  • Wahoo Fitness – General Manager, EMEA
  • ZyroFisher – Operations Director

Senior management appointments

  • Amer Sports – Retail Manager
  • Asics – Regional Sales Manager
  • Barbour – Head of IT
  • Berghaus – Interim Head of Marketing
  • Brasher – Product Manager
  • Brompton Bicycle – Sales Manager
  • Chamilia – European Supply Chain Manager
  • Ecco – Ecommerce Sales Manager
  • George Smith – Supply Chain Manager
  • K-Swiss – Sales Manager
  • Lacoste – Logistics Manager
  • Pandora – Retail Operations Manager
  • Pink Boutique – Ecommerce Manager
  • Quiksilver – National Sales Manager
  • Reebok – European Product Manager
  • Speedo – Head of Marketing
  • Superdry – HR Business Partner
  • The Swatch Group – Security Manager 
  • Tiger of Sweden – Retail Operations Manager
  • Wolf – UK & European Sales Manager
  • ZyroFisher – Head of Supply Chain

fashion & lifestyle clients

Our customer service is highly recommended by lifestyle and fashion brands

How do we know this? We regularly survey clients and candidates to ensure our high service standards are met at every stage of the recruitment process. The feedback we receive is used for consultant appraisals and also informs training programmes for people at all levels of our business. This focus on service delivery is a key reason why companies continue to choose Nigel Wright for specialist recruitment services within the lifestyle and fashion industry.

Praise for our lifestyle and fashion recruitment teams:

“The initial consultant was an excellent headhunter. When they had to step aside for personal reasons, the stand-in contacts did a great job in fulfilling these critical roles.” European Human Resources Director, Skechers

“We are very happy to have a new CEO that we are confident will lead and strengthen our brand. With a solid background in our product categories and a long experience in leadership and strategy work, we believe that he will raise the bar and take Casall to new heights. The process to change and renew the company structure culminated in a thorough recruitment process from the leading search and headhunting agency, Nigel Wright Group.” Owner and Founder, Casall

“Using an established firm like Nigel Wright gave the GM opportunity credibility in the market. They provided us with the necessary breadth of expertise, market research and reach to ensure a customised, rigorous, and professional recruitment process. The detailed interviewing process led to a diverse set of high calibre candidates. This gave us peace of mind that no stone was left unturned.” Vice President Global Sales, Wahoo Fitness

“Experts in Supply Chain, Engineering and Manufacturing, they took the time to get to know our business and its challenges. They visited the factory, met with myself and other employees and quickly demonstrated they understood the culture and the type of people who work here. They asked questions which challenged me to think about the type of people and skills we needed. They offered market insight allowing me to consider what was available within my budget. It isn’t easy to recruit in this industry, but the calibre of the people we brought into our business shows that the talent is out there if you can find it. Overall, a very positive experience.” Operations Director, George Smith

Office contact details

To discuss your lifestyle and fashion recruitment needs please contact our team via the details below.

Email: marketing@nigelwright.com with details of your recruitment requirements and we will respond on the same working day.

Tel. London: +44 (0)207 405 3921

Tel. Newcastle: +44 (0)191 222 0770

Tel. Teesside: +44 (0)1740 6610

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