Sales Executive Search – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Specialist sales executive recruitment firm for the UK and Ireland

Nigel Wright Group is a sales executive search firm with over 35 years of experience recruiting senior sales talent for businesses operating in diverse sectors. With offices in Newcastle, Teesside, Leeds, Manchester, and London, we offer clients national reach combined with local knowledge. Our consultants have access to strong networks and offer market-leading standards of customer service.

As a specialist executive search firm for sales talent, we offer expertise across the whole sales discipline. As well as hiring chief commercial officer, sales director, and head of sales positions, we also help clients identify and attract candidates for other related sales leadership roles such as business development director, account director, and customer service director opportunities.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about how we can find top sales leaders for your business, please contact us directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective candidates can find all of the latest sales director and head of sales jobs, as well as other associated opportunities, on our vacancies page.


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Our track record in executive sales recruitment

We’re proud to support a broad range of companies in our core sectors with CCO, sales director, and head of sales recruitment projects. Our client portfolio consists of start-ups, SMEs, and FTSE and AIM-listed businesses operating primarily in the consumer, industrial, digital & tech, and services sectors. Some of the organisations that have benefited from our sales recruitment expertise include:

Clients praise our sales executive search capabilities

Service Excellence is one of our core values and a key factor underpinning our reputation as a leading executive sales recruitment agency. To ensure that our service standards remain consistently high, we survey our clients and use their feedback to inform consultant training and development opportunities, as well as ask them to rate our service using the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system.

We’re happy to highlight how our annual NPS positions us amongst the world’s leading and award-winning brands for customer service delivery. It also demonstrates that our levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty are typically higher than other sales search firms. As you can see from the examples below, the type of feedback that we receive from our clients helps to reinforce the data:

“McBride has used Nigel Wright Group to recruit several high-calibre candidates into senior-level roles over the last few years including a group quality director and a UK sales director. The service provided by the consultants is excellent. They are all knowledgeable and efficient operators, who constantly exceed our expectations to ensure our business needs are met.”
HR Manager, McBride

“Nigel Wright has found high-calibre candidates for several roles in our sales organisation, including the sales director position. Their consultants are experts who only ever put forward people with the necessary sales experience and/or sales management credentials that we require for each vacancy. They are our go-to sales recruitment agency.”
Managing Director UK & Ireland, Premier Tech

“Silent Pool required a global sales director to grow our business outside of the UK. We selected Nigel Wright to lead this critical search assignment based on its drinks industry expertise and extensive consumer sector networks. Our consultant took the time to get to know our business and used this insight to deliver a successful recruitment process.”
Director, Silent Pool Distillers

Sales director recruitment agency for the consumer industry

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 specialist 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.

Searching for sales executive recruitment agencies?

If you require the services of a sales executive search firm, please contact a member of our team via the details below. Candidates can find all of the latest full-time and part-time sales leadership opportunities on our vacancies page.

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

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


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

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


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

London Consumer Industry Practice

Consumer industry sales director executive search specialists.

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


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