Retail Executive Search – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Specialist retail executive search firm

Nigel Wright Group is Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm, with offices across the continent including five in the UK. We deliver specialist executive recruitment services to a wide range of businesses operating in the retail sector. Our experienced search consultants have access to extensive networks of senior-level talent and offer market-leading standards of customer service.

Alongside chief executive, managing director, and other general leadership positions, we recruit executive-level roles within the sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing IT, HR, and finance professions. Our client portfolio consists of small high street operations through to multinational supermarkets and department stores, across different product categories.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our retail executive recruitment capabilities, please contact our marketing team directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective candidates currently exploring their next role are advised to send us a copy of their CVs in advance of a confidential career conversation with one of our retail sector specialists.


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Our track record in retail executive search

As a leading specialist retail executive recruitment agency, we’re proud to help retail businesses of all sizes operating across the UK and Europe identify and attract top talent for key executive-level roles. Our search consultants work closely with start-ups, SMEs, and FTSE and AIM-listed companies, as well as private equity firms and other types of organisations supporting the wider retail sector.

Some of the businesses that have used our retail executive search services include:

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Clients praise our retail executive search expertise:

“We’ve engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us fill various senior positions including Group IT Director, Finance Director, Head of IT, and Head of Finance Operations roles. The consultants who I have personally dealt with have all been able to deal with any queries I’ve had, and seem to understand our company perspective when engaging with the market.” — HR Manager, Fenwick

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“Nigel Wright Group placed a managing director at our business. This was a key role responsible for the leadership and financial performance of three stores, alongside establishing and maintaining brand owner/supplier relationships. The consultant who managed the recruitment process was very professional and we hired someone with relevant experience.” — CEO, European Imaging Group

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“ScS has used Nigel Wright Group to fill various senior roles including a Head of Acquisitions and a Head of Digital & Ecommerce. We’ve always been pleased with the service that we’ve received. Their recruitment consultants are all good people to deal with, and they have consistently achieved the desired outcome for our business, always in a sensible timeframe.” — Finance Director, ScS Group

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International retail & brands executive search

One of our first-ever clients back in the late 1980s was Procter & Gamble. They became a springboard to launch our consumer industry executive search practice, which is now a prominent feature of our wider proposition. Today, we are widely regarded as Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm, with teams of over 60 consultants based across our EMEA and North America network of offices. Please visit our Nigel Wright Consumer website to find out more.

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Searching for retail executive search firms?

If you require the services of a specialist executive retail recruitment agency, please contact our marketing team via the details below and we will respond on the same working day. Please note that our consumer industry consultants can fulfil retail director and head of retail recruitment projects alongside hiring talent across all professional discipline areas.

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