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Sales Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist sales recruitment agency for the UK

Nigel Wright has been recruiting top sales professionals and building successful sales teams for over 30 years. Today, we are considered one of the leading sales recruitment companies in the UK. As well as being the largest multi-discipline regional recruitment business in the North of England, we are also Europe’s number one consumer and FMCG industry recruiter.

Many of our recruitment consultants are experienced sales people themselves and offer clients and candidates a professional service that exceeds the requirements of a typical recruitment process. We recruit across the whole of the sales discipline too including commercial and sales management, account management, category management, channel management, export management, field sales, ecommerce, and business development.

To discuss your hiring needs – from entry-level up to director and board-level appointments – please contact a member of our sales recruitment team directly. For those pondering their next career move, you can view all the latest sales jobs on our vacancies page. To complement your job search, we also encourage you to register for job alerts.


Our track record in sales recruitment

We partner with companies in a variety of industry sectors in the UK. During a typical 12 month period, our recruitment consultants interview over 1,600 sales professionals and place around 380 salespeople in new permanent, interim and temporary roles. Some of our regional and national sales placements at different levels include:


  • Atlas Cloud – Head of Sales
  • Carlisle Brass – Area Sales Manager
  • Cleveland Containers – Head of Sales
  • Draeger – Sales Director UK & Ireland
  • Fentimans – Account Manager
  • Formica – European Business Development Director
  • Husqvarna – Key Account Manager
  • Middlesbrough College – Commercial Sales Manager
  • MyFirmsApp – Head of Sales
  • PCCA – Business Development Manager
  • Port of Blyth – Head of Commercial
  • Premier Tech – Sales Director
  • Sigma Plantfinder – Global Business Development Executive
  • Smithers-Oasis – National Account Manager
  • Wolf – UK & European Sales Manager


  • Antler – Sales Director
  • Asahi – Commercial Director
  • Bounty – Sales & Business Development Director
  • Burton's Biscuit Company – Sales Director
  • Farrow & Ball – Head of Sales
  • Greencore – Commercial Director
  • Harman International – UK Head of Sales
  • McBride – UK Sales Director
  • Newell Brands – Commercial Director, Yankee Candle
  • Pumpkin Tree Organics – Head of UK Sales
  • PZ Cussons – Business Development Manager
  • Samsung – UK Business Development Manager
  • Speedo – Business Development Director
  • Upfield Foods – Interim Account Director, Tesco
  • Valeo Confectionery – Head of Sales

Praise for our sales recruitment teams


“The Nigel Wright consultant was an absolute joy to work with. They came to our facilities and took the time to understand what kind of person we were looking to recruit. With that knowledge, they presented us with some very good options and we were able to hire a high-quality person.” Customer Service Manager, Metromail

“This was an efficient, professional and friendly service. I would highly recommend Nigel Wright for sales recruitment.” Head of Sales & Customer Success, MyFirmsApp

“I’m very happy with the friendly, professional and informed service we received when recruiting a regional sales manager and commercial director.” Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Rapid Technologies

“I received a very professional service from Nigel Wright. The consultant was fully engaged with us and made every effort to understand our business, the markets we operate in and more importantly the role and type of candidate we were looking for.” General Manager, Brenntag

“The recruitment consultant took the time to really understand our priorities and the core skills and experience needed for our Head of Sales role. They were very professional, knowledgeable and constantly asked pertinent questions. I’m very pleased with our candidate who is fitting in well and is already making a positive difference to our business.” CEO, Atlas Cloud


“The Nigel Wright consultant was very professional and prompt, and demonstrated great listening skills to truly understand our needs.” National Sales Manager Commercial, Pipers Crisps

“The consultant took the time to get to know our business and used this insight to deliver a successful process. He kept us informed of developments, provided weekly update reports and managed our expectations openly and transparently. We’re delighted with the result and will happily use Nigel Wright again in the future.” Director, Silent Pool Distillers

“The recruitment team supporting our business understood the brief and were personally attentive throughout the process.” General Manager Europe, eos

“I have worked with Nigel Wright for many years, on both sides of the fence, and find the consultants to be knowledgeable, adaptable to the clients’ needs and, above all, communicative. They always run a really good process and consistently deliver great candidates who fit the technical and cultural brief.” CEO, Nic Ice

“The consultant met with me and worked hard to understand our business, our ambitions and culture. I was always impressed with their ability to digest feedback, suggest alternative places to seek out talent, and ultimately present highly relevant profiles.” Managing Director, 58 Gin

Office contact details

To discuss your sales recruitment needs please contact our team via the details below.

Email: with details of your recruitment requirements and we will respond on the same working day.

Tel. Newcastle: +44 (0)191 222 0770

Tel. Teesside: +44 (0)1740 6610

Tel. London: +44 (0)207 405 3921

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