Wine And Spirits Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Group

Leading specialist wine and spirits recruitment agency

Nigel Wright Group is Europe’s number one consumer industry executive search firm. The drinks industry forms a core part of our proposition, and we are proud to represent a wide range of wine and spirits sector businesses with critical talent acquisition projects. We recruit all C-suite functions alongside senior-level roles within sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, IT, HR and finance.

With over 35 years of experience fulfilling executive search mandates in the UK wine and spirits industry, our consultants enjoy access to strong networks of senior talent. Leveraging their combined sector and discipline expertise, alongside delivering market-leading standards of customer service, they act as brand ambassadors to identify and attract the best candidates for our clients.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our wine and spirits industry recruitment services, please contact us directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective candidates can find all the latest spirits and wine jobs on our vacancies page. We also encourage job seekers to send us their CVs and sign up for job alerts.


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Our track record as a spirits and wine recruitment agency

The spirits and wine trade is made up of producers, retailers, wholesalers and investors, as well as businesses dedicated to transporting products across the UK and overseas. Our client portfolio in this field consists of start-ups, SMEs, and multinational conglomerates representing each of these categories. Some of our well-known partners include:

Accolade Wines logoAustralian Vintage logoBacardi logoBeam Suntory logoBrown Forman logoCampari logoDiageo logoEdrington logoLVMH LogoMast Jagermeister logoPernod Ricard logoProximo logoWilliam Grant and Sons logoWhyte and Mackay logo


Clients praise our capabilities as a spirits and wine industry recruitment agency

There is an expectation when delivering spirits and wine trade recruitment services that agencies will focus on Service Excellence. Customers want a high level of expertise, a transparent and effective process and a commitment to securing the best possible outcome. Our annual Net Promoter Score (NPS) confirms that our service is superior to other alcohol industry recruiters.

Since launching in 2015, Silent Pool has become a leading independent UK gin brand. For phase two of our journey, we required a global sales director to take our performance to the next level and grow our business outside of the UK. A proven track record in strategy, sales analysis and building successful sales teams were attributes we were keen to attract. We selected Nigel Wright to lead this critical search assignment based on its drinks industry expertise and extensive consumer sector networks. Our account manager took the time to get to know our business and used this insight to deliver a successful process. They kept us informed of developments, provided weekly update reports and managed our expectations in an open and transparent way. A few unexpected twists and turns were navigated in a professional manner. And all candidates engaged during the process were impressed with the high standard of customer service they experienced. Nigel Wright also created marketing literature to support the search, including a branded candidate pack which helped promote our story to the wider market. The final shortlist included two strong but very different candidates. This was the ideal outcome as it challenged us to think about what we really wanted – a tough decision at the final stage of a recruitment process is a good problem to have. Our new sales director worked for a global spirits producer for several years. This included roles 'at the coal face' during their early career, before progressing into domestic and international sales leadership positions. Critically, their track record at building high-performing sales teams is matched by expertise in strategy and sales analysis. Having also spent time with a smaller independent brand, it confirms that from a cultural perspective, they understand our specific challenges, making them an ideal hire for Silent Pool. We’re delighted with the result and will happily use Nigel Wright again in the future." — Director, Silent Pool Distillers

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Searching for recruitment agencies for the wine industry or spirits industry?

If you’re searching for a wine recruitment agency for the UK market, please contact our marketing team via the details below. Candidates can view all the latest full-time and part-time jobs on our vacancies page.

Email: If you are seeking to hire any staff on a temporary or permanent basis we will respond the same working day.

Spirits and Wine Industry Recruitment Agency in London

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


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

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 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