Financial Services Executive Search – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist financial services executive search firm

Nigel Wright Group is one of the leading executive search firms operating in the North of England. The financial services industry has been a core part of our multisector proposition for over 35 years and today we enjoy long-term relationships with a broad range of accountancy, retail/commercial banking, asset management, fintech, insurance, investment, and private equity firms, among others.

Alongside CEOs, MDs, Partners and other generic leading positions, we recruit C-suite and executive director-level roles across the sales, marketing, finance & accounting, HR and IT professions. Our consultants deliver permanent and interim executive search solutions. They are highly regarded by clients for their strong local talent networks and market-leading standards of customer service.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our financial services executive recruitment expertise, please contact our marketing department directly. You can also use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective senior-level candidates currently exploring their next career move are advised to send us a copy of their CVs in advance of a confidential conversation.


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Our track record in executive search for financial services talent

We work with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to multinational conglomerates. With offices in Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds, and Manchester, we offer clients access to local talent alongside regional knowledge and networks. Our ‘no silos’ approach means consultants based at our different sites are encouraged to share contacts and market intel to ensure the best possible results.

Some of our financial services industry talent partners include:

Armstrong Watson logoBrewin Dolphin logoCiti logoDarlington Building Society logoFairstone logoGB Bank logoHSBC LogoNewcastle Building Society logoNorthStandard LogoRailpen logoVDS logoTrue Potential logoUBS Wealth Management logoVirgin Money logo

Clients praise our financial services executive search capabilities

Executive recruitment in financial services requires the highest standards of customer service. Having Service Excellence as one of our core values, therefore, drives us to constantly evaluate our service quality and look for improvements. We do this by regularly gathering customer feedback and then using that information to inform ongoing training and development initiatives for our consultants.

This commitment to continuous improvement is a key reason why our Net Promoter Score (NPS) positions us amongst the best companies in the world and ahead of other financial services search firms for customer satisfaction and loyalty. As you can see from the examples shared below, the type of feedback that we receive from our financial services clients helps to reinforce the NPS data:

“Nigel Wright Group has helped us to recruit several senior-level finance, sales, and marketing roles based at our head office and other sites across the North of England. The service we have received from their consultants has been far superior to that of any other financial services executive search firms we have encountered before.” — Partner & Head of Agriculture, Armstrong Watson

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“We engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a new CEO with international experience for Cav Ice Protection, a high-technology precision engineering business in our investment portfolio. The consultant was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the search and managed the process (both our side and the client side) really well.” — Portfolio Director, Baird Capital Partners

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“Nigel Wright’s consultant identified several candidates that were an excellent fit for the Head of IS role, as well as for our team/environment. They offered valuable market insight, and provided constructive feedback on the position, which led to a revision of the job spec and an increase in remuneration to ensure we attracted the right person.” — Head of Service Delivery, GB Bank

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“We were hugely impressed with the consultant who took the time to understand the role, our requirements and also the feel of the company and our culture. After a smooth process, we appointed a candidate who exceeded our expectations of the type of person that we thought we’d be able to attract. All in all, a very positive experience.” — HR Business Partner, NorthStandard

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“Nigel Wright Group has helped us recruit several key roles including a partnership director responsible for driving sales and business partnership activities, and a head of marketing. The service we’ve received from their consultants has been quick and reliable, and the candidates shortlisted for our vacancies always match the job specification perfectly.” — HR Manager, One Utility Bill

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“The consultant took the time to really understand our requirements for the investment director role, so when they suggested a candidate I knew it would be credible and worthy of serious consideration. They kept us fully informed of the candidates' thoughts between interviews and managed the whole process very effectively.” — Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management

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Searching for executive search firms for financial services industry talent?

If you require financial services firm search expertise, please contact our marketing team with details of your search requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day. 

Newcastle Headquarters

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


Address: Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, United Kingdom

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 (0)113 524 1111


Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


Address: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5TB, United Kingdom

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


Address: 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP, United Kingdom