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Food Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Leading specialist recruitment agency for food manufacturing

Nigel Wright Group is the UK’s leading food and beverage manufacturing recruitment agency and executive search firm. For over 35 years, we have helped businesses operating in the food and beverage industry identify and attract top talent across a range of professional disciplines. Our consultants enjoy access to strong networks and offer market-leading standards of customer service.

A multidiscipline food recruitment company

We recruit director and C-level positions including CEOs, MDs, and functional leadership roles within sales, marketing & product development, engineering & manufacturing, supply chain & procurement, HR, IT and Finance. Our industry knowledge extends across categories such as agriculture, baking, confectionary & snacks, dairy, groceries, ingredients, packaging, retail, and restaurants.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our food industry recruitment and executive search capabilities, please contact one of our food recruitment consultants directly. You can also use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Candidates investigating the UK food job market can find all of the latest career opportunities in the food industry on our vacancies page.

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Our track record for recruitment in food manufacturing

As a specialist food manufacturing recruitment agency, we’re proud to represent businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to multinational blue-chips, as well as other organisations supporting the wider food industry. With teams based in Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds, Manchester, and London, we offer clients national coverage, alongside regional-level market knowledge and networks.

Some of the companies that have benefited from our food sector recruitment expertise include:

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Clients praise our food industry recruitment and executive search services

Companies want to partner with Nigel Wright because of our reputation as the UK's leading food industry recruitment agency. There is understandably an expectation about the quality of service that we provide. We therefore work hard to ensure that service standards remain high, using feedback gathered from regular customer opinion surveys to inform ongoing consultant training and development initiatives.

This commitment to continuous improvement is a key reason why our Net Promoter Score (NPS), the internationally recognised metric for measuring customer satisfaction, places us among the best businesses worldwide, and ahead of other food industry recruitment companies, for service delivery. As you can see from the examples below, the feedback that we receive reinforces the data:

“We were in the market for a new health and safety manager and senior technical manager. Nigel Wright’s consultant made the process as painless as it can be. I appreciated how they kept in contact on a regular basis so that I always knew what was happening. Overall, we’re really happy with the service and look forward to working with you again in the future.” — HR Manager, Kavli UK Limited

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“Nigel Wright has helped us to recruit various temporary and permanent finance and accountancy roles over the years, which most recently included a site accountant for our facility in Billingham. There were some good quality candidates put forward for the role, and the consultant was very friendly, helpful and responsive with any queries.” — Supply Chain Finance Manager, KP Snacks

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“I would like to pass on my thanks to Nigel Wright’s consultant for their efforts in helping us to recruit a new engineering manager. The individual that we ultimately hired is very impressive and the personable service, flexibility and strong communication we received during the recruitment process was much appreciated by everyone involved here.” — Chief Executive Officer, NIC ICE Limited


“During a 12-month period, we recruited an R&D / food science lead, an innovation manager, and a supply chain executive. Each process was very efficient with plenty of candidates to choose from. I was impressed with how quickly the consultant arranged interviews and kept in contact on a regular basis. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Nigel Wright.” — General Manager, ZENB

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International food industry recruiters

One of our first-ever clients back in the late 1980s was Procter & Gamble. They became a springboard to launch our consumer industry practice, encompassing expertise in food & drink alongside other major consumer sectors. Today, we are widely regarded as Europe’s number one food industry executive recruiter, with an expert team of over 60 consultants based across our UK and international office network. Please visit our Nigel Wright Consumer website to find out more.

Searching for a food recruitment agency?

If you require the services of a food production recruitment agency, please contact one of our consultants via the details below. Note that we have food company recruitment experts based at each of our offices and we recommend that you contact an individual at a location appropriate to your enquiry:

Email: [email protected] with details of your recruitment requirements 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 & North West Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 1111

Address: 7 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HD, United Kingdom

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015

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

London Consumer Industry Practice

London-based recruitment agency for food industry executive search.

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582

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


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