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Paul Newton

Senior Consultant
IT
Office: Newcastle upon Tyne

Paul is a Senior Consultant specialising in handling IT assignments for public and private sector clients across the North East.

Typical projects include identifying candidates for IT managerial positions including generalists, Technical Infrastructure, Support, Service Delivery and Project Management opportunities, in addition to senior technical roles including Systems and Database Administrators, Business Analysts, MI/BI and Systems Analysts.

Over the last 3 years, Paul has organised and chaired regular meetings of the Nigel Wright NE IT Managers’ forum that provides opportunities for local IT Managers to debate topical issues.

Paul has worked for Nigel Wright since 2000 and has worked within finance, HR and most recently IT recruitment delivering assignments up to and including Director positions.

After graduating with a BSc in Chemistry from Sheffield University, Paul’s earlier career was in accountancy where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Birmingham, before working in Corporate Finance for 4 years with PwC in Newcastle

  • Paul Newton provided exceptional support during my job search. He reviewed my CV, interviewed me to understand better my needs and aspirations, identified a suitable position and made sure I had all the required information about the company prior to the interview. After the interview, he followed up with the interviewers to ensure I got feedback in a timely manner. I was pleasantly surprised by the attention I received; it doesn't happen often in this job market, where recruitment agencies rarely bother to get in touch if there is no immediate match for your CV. Thanks to Nigel Wright and Paul, I'm very happy in my new job!

    Candidate

  • Following an internal promotion, a Citrix Engineer vacancy – a critical role within our organisation ¬– was left open for 12 months. Despite various efforts to source talent through traditional methods as well as utilising social media, rewriting the job description and repositioning the job in the market, we were unsuccessful in securing the desired candidate. The market is competitive, especially on salaries, and this was exasperated by two private sector firms ramping up their shared services operations in the region. After engaging Nigel Wright, however, we had four strong candidates presented to us within one week, with a successful placement made within a month. Nigel Wrights consultant took the time to meet with me and understand clearly my needs, as well as the type of people we needed to attract. Once we’d agreed to interview three of the shortlisted candidates, the consultant suggested each take part in either a site visit or preliminary call so that myself and the team could get a feel for their ‘fit’ within the organisation – a key factor in their future success. Following this invaluable stage, formal interviews were arranged, one of which was via Skype due to the candidate being based overseas. This individual has now relocated to the North East from Spain to join our organisation. Interestingly, the successful candidate was an individual we weren’t sure about ‘on paper.’ They were less experienced than the other two, but Nigel Wright’s consultant highlighted several things about their background and skill-set we hadn’t previously considered. I’m now extremely glad we took the consultant’s advice as we’re delighted with the hire. This is the first time I’ve used a recruitment agency, and I must say how impressed I am with the service – it was insightful, straightforward and very quick.

    Candidate

  • Paul Newton was superb. I dealt with many recruiters during my job search and even though I wasn’t placed in a role by Paul, he was hands down the best I came in to contact with. I’ll be giving him a call if/when I’m on the lookout for a new role again in the future.

    Candidate

  • Paul Newton has been highly professional and helped me through my application process.

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  • Excellent service with timely and constructive communication and feedback.

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  • Nigel Wright has always contacted me about relevant roles and opportunities. I know everyone is busy these days, but there is an obvious ‘quality of service’ drive going on in the background ensuring that before consultants contact possible candidates they make sure the call is relevant. That makes the experience all the richer and saves everyone time.

    Candidate

  • Paul is a real asset to Nigel Wright. He is going above and beyond in all aspects of the recruitment process, from making sure that a CV presents the best version of you to the client, to bringing relevant opportunities forward. His organisational skills are excellent and he always communicates date/time/place of interviews, background information of the company and the panel. He chases for updates and relays them back to you as soon as he can. I’m extremely pleased with his work so far; hopefully we will have a positive result shortly.

    Candidate

  • I've generally disliked the treatment from recruiters I've worked with in the past, who have seemed more concerned about their commission than my career. However, Paul Newton provided a personal service and invested a lot of time in me.

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  • Your consultant was very supportive throughout the process, keeping me well informed and giving me advice and guidance. Although I was unsuccessful I was provided with helpful feedback for the future.

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  • The service from Paul was first class. I did actually take another job in the end, but he wished me anyway. Professional conduct that is second to none.

    Candidate

  • The service and communication I received from Paul Newton was great. I was kept updated at all times, which makes a refreshing change when the general consensus amongst recruiters seems not to communicate aspects of a role unless it benefits them.

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  • I had a fantastic support on all the roles that I applied through Nigel Wright. The recruitment consultant (Paul Newton) was very friendly and supportive and always available throughout the process. As a result, I am always happy to listen to any job adverts that Paul contacts me about.

    Candidate

  • Whilst I appreciated that there were no specific roles, Paul still took the time to find out about my position. He went the extra mile to come to me rather than trying to find a time I could come to him. I got some good feedback on how I should alter my CV too.

    Candidate

  • I've been a client of Nigel Wright for a number of years. They have engaged with me and put me forward for a number of positions based in the North East. I have always had a professional and friendly service from them. They are very supportive and informative with regard to preparing for the various job interviews and provide professional feedback on their follow up calls. I would recommend them to all.

    Candidate

  • Having never used a recruitment agency before, I wasn't sure what to expect. It has been a very positive experience from the outset. My initial introduction and discussion with Paul Newton resulted in exactly the outcome I was hoping for, in that I haven't been bombarded with lots of opportunities that don't appeal to me, but rather Paul understood my skillset, experience and aspirations and matched these to opportunities that are 100% relevant. I really appreciate that professional, tailored approach. Communication and feedback have been timely and consistent too. An excellent customer experience, I would definitely recommend.

    Candidate

  • Paul is a professional individual who knows the market well.

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  • Paul was absolutely fantastic from first contact through to accepting the role. Even though I pestered him with quite a few questions, he responded to each one in a prompt manner and was always able to resolve my queries. I have always had very negative experiences with recruitment agencies and often find myself frustrated by them – Paul was a breath of fresh air and a great example of how professional Nigel Wright are. Thank you for helping me find my new role!

    Candidate