Manchester Recruitment Company – North West Talent Experts

Values-driven recruitment company for Manchester-based businesses

Nigel Wright Group is a leading recruitment agency in the North of England, with over 35 years of experience serving a variety of businesses operating in diverse sectors across the UK. Instead of telling you about more our organisation, though, we thought it would be interesting and helpful for you to learn about our people first. It’s our people that make us unique, after all. 

First and foremost, we hire consultants based on values alignment. Our values, outlined above, mean that our organisation is populated by highly collaborative recruitment experts with strong principles, who believe in doing the right thing, and who are driven to succeed for their clients, all the while being focused on delivering market-leading standards of customer service.

Living our values leads to enhanced results, as colleagues with aligned values ensure long-term performance that candidates rely on and clients trust. Combined with our specialist focus on sectors, disciplines, geography and levels (more about these later) we’ve created an organisation that we can be truly proud of, with a reputation that extends across the UK and overseas.  


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Our track record as a recruitment company for Manchester and the North West

Founded in the late 1980s in Newcastle upon Tyne, Nigel Wright Group began as an accountancy recruitment specialist dedicated to serving the North East region. We have since expanded significantly with additional offices in Teesside and Leeds, as well as teams based in Manchester, and are considered one of the leading and largest multidiscipline recruiters in the North of England.

Alongside our executive search and interim management practices, we recruit at all levels across the sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, IT, HR and finance professions. Our consultants are all discipline and sector specialists combining one of the above functional areas with strong networks and expertise within the consumer, tech, services, industrial and public & third sectors.

Some of the regional companies that we have and continue to support include:

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Clients praise our capabilities as a recruitment company for Manchester and the North West

Service excellence is a core value underpinning our internal recruitment process, as well as ongoing training and development for consultants in our business. We measure service excellence based on the widely used Net Promoter customer loyalty metric. Our score positions us amongst the best firms, worldwide, for service delivery and ahead of other recruitment companies in Manchester. The feedback we receive from clients reinforces the data:

“Our recruiter was extremely personable and quickly understood our requirements. They asked all the right questions to ensure they fully grasped our needs.” — VP & General Manager, ACCO Brands

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“An excellent business partner, Nigel Wright’s recruiters take the time to understand your company and identify what you are really looking for.” — Group HR Director, Carr’s Group

“Nigel Wright’s consultants have been excellent in this process. They quickly sourced several credible candidates, and we placed two of them in critical roles.” — Head of Talent, Heineken

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“The service is always proactive and success-orientated. Our consultant understood what we were looking for and managed the candidates in exactly the right way.” — CFO, ITD Global

“Our consultant always delivers high calibre candidates and goes above and beyond what’s expected in a recruitment process, to ensure our business needs are met.” — HR Manager, McBride

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“Whenever we engage with Nigel Wright's consultants, they always act in a very professional manner throughout the recruitment process. ” — Sales & Marketing Director, Spectrum Brands

“Excellent service from Nigel Wright’s consultants, who knew our business well – and the candidates even better – and tried to match both of our needs.” — Managing Director, Medela

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International consumer industry specialists

During the late 1980s, Nigel Wright’s partnership with Procter & Gamble served as a catalyst for the establishment of our consumer industry practice, which has since become a prominent feature of our services. Today, we hold a prestigious position as Europe's leading search firm in the consumer industry, boasting a dedicated team of over 60 consultants spread across our EMEA and North America offices. For further information, please visit our Nigel Wright Consumer website.

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Searching for Manchester recruitment companies?

If you’re searching for a recruitment agency in Manchester, please contact our marketing team via the detail below and we will respond on the same working day.

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


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

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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