"I ran a competitive process between three agencies and, to put it simply, Nigel Wright recommended the best candidates. It felt like a genuine search and screening process had been undertaken, rather than just sending a batch of CVs for me to plough through. The shortlist meeting was invaluable in reading between the lines and obtaining a better sense of the candidates' characters and aspirations."
Richard Lowery, CFO, Cav Ice Protection
"Nigel Wright sourced our requirement very efficiently and professionally, presenting good candidates all with relevant experience for the role. It was great to have such quality of candidates. Since we offered the role, the high level of service has continued."
Chris Story, Treasury Manager, Froneri
"Amazing in terms of speed of delivery and the quality of candidates."
Jonathan Smith, IT Director at HC-One Ltd.
"Nigel Wright’s consultants understood what I was looking for, not just in terms the skills, but also personality and culture fit. Translating that understanding into an effective national search, they matched my expectations by delivering the right candidates for the jobs. “They showed expertise by sharing market insight which tested my thinking on certain aspects of the assignment. Significantly they recognised that none of us has time to waste these days and, as promised, delivered two strong shortlists which made our final decision difficult. “Communication wasn’t too much or too little. Weekly updates were complemented with additional calls, only when something needed confirming. Messages were always concise and clear. The result? We appointed two great people.”
Heather Ashton, Executive Director of Resources at Thirteen
"The first round of recruitment did not highlight any candidates for shortlisting, based on a skills gap. We did end up appointing from one of the candidates from later on in the process, though, and are very happy with his ability and performance so far."
Server & Storage Manager at Northumbria University
"Professional service. Whilst other agencies struggled to find suitable candidates Nigel Wright delivered good quality individuals who were all well vetted before their interviews."
Technical Director, Salamander Pump Shower Systems Ltd.
"Nigel Wright Recruitment took the time to understand our business and needs before looking for a suitable candidate. This resulted in us finding the right person first time."
Operations Director, C-Ways
"The service was straight forward and we successfully found a candidate after roughly nine months of trying to recruit ourselves."
Area Manager, Towne Lifting and Testing
"Nigel Wright has been nothing short of exemplary for the challenging requirements we have. The framework is tough and extremely competitive. Due to the amount of competition on our panel, it is difficult to make an impression and even more difficult for the supplier to make money. Nigel Wright quickly found value in numbers and in turn the calibre of candidates has been strong."
Recruitment Partner, de Poel
"I worked closely with the team at Nigel Wright. The process was first rate and the Consultant was communicative and transparent throughout a process that was moving at pace. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Nigel Wright team to anyone looking to recruit senior commercial talent or indeed, to those embarking on their next move"
Group Commercial Director, Adelie Foods
'I am often surprised about the short term, situation and impersonal approach many recruiters take to candidate stakeholder engagement. Candidates one day become potential clients, after all....
Personally, I have experienced a very different approach across the Nigel Wright organisation. Critically, I feel my objectives and aspirations have been recognised, understood and actively considered. Communication through processes has been first class and proactive, resulting in increased candidate interest in opportunities.'
Ex Sales Director, Birds Eye
"The team at Nigel Wright have worked with Premier Foods for a number of years, and we're always impressed with their network and knowledge of the market. Their recent handling of an assignment for a senior commercial role was excellent, delivering an exceptionally strong shortlist, ahead of time."
Human Resources Director, Premier Foods
"We came to Nigel Wright with a very specific and difficult brief and were delighted by the account management and sourcing of a very strong shortlist."
Resourcing Manager, Dairy Crest
"We used Nigel Wright to identify and source a Fleet and Procurement Coordinator - throughout the whole process they excelled in their communication with myself, were able to identify and short list multiple candidates against the criteria as agreed and ultimately identified our new recruit.
We will have no hesitation to call on Nigel Wright should we need such assistance in the future."
Gary Kinghan, Procurement Team Leader, The Priory Group
"In a competitive marketplace, Nigel Wright managed to source high-quality candidates, above and beyond that of other agencies working on the assignments. It was clear that they understood the requirements of the roles as well as our company culture.
Nigel Wright provided a consultative approach to both assignments which helped enormously in inviting the right people to join our team. I would not hesitate to use Nigel Wright again."
Rob Blundell, Director, Supply Chain Acumen
“I’ve worked with Richard Morgan on several senior executive appointments at IHC over the last few years and enjoyed a lot of success. He has taken the time to understand our business and its needs, as well as get to know the people in our organisation. This means he always knows, exactly, the required personalities of the individuals we want here, and all the operational and strategic requirements of the roles he’s working on. His communication is excellent too and a good fit for how we like to work. He doesn’t bombard us with calls and emails, but rather asks our preference for how and when we want communication and then sticks to that agreement. He’s very responsive and keeps me in the loop; I’m never left waiting to find out the progress of an assignment.
Richard takes the pressure off the recruitment process; his shortlists always contain individuals who fit our requirements and we rarely need to ask for additional candidates or to review longlists again. Our most recent appointment was for a new Financial Director. The successful candidate has offered IHC a breadth of industry experience, adding value to our business."
Jane Hudson, HR Manager at IHC Engineering Business Ltd
“During a period of change and transformation, Formica needed to identify and attract talent into a variety of positions across its sales, marketing, operations and supply chain teams. These roles were at different levels and spread right across the European division, making this an extremely challenging process. Nigel Wright took the time to fully understand each vacancy, as well as Formica’s culture and provided insights and recommendations throughout. Each assignment was delivered by an expert in the relevant function and was managed by a dedicated account manager. This approach enabled us to have oversight of all of the concurrent recruitment activities taking place. We continue to partner with Nigel Wright in the North East and also across Europe.”
Victoria Scott, European Talent and Reward Manager at Formica
“Home Group has benefited from Nigel Wright’s services for a number of years. The candidates that we’ve hired following a Nigel
Wright led recruitment process have always been the ‘right type.’ I refer here to their technical competencies, as well as cultural and organisational fit. Nigel Wright is extremely good at understanding our needs.”
David Redpath, Director of IS at Home Group
"Nigel Wright continue to deliver a high-quality service when it comes to senior search, ensuring a full understanding of the role and the person requirements. I always feel like I can trust you to do a great job. Thank you."
Head of Reward and Resourcing, Home Group
“We initially approached three agencies to discuss a Finance Director vacancy at The Port of Blyth. It had been a long time since we had recruited at that level and we needed make sure we got the right person. We selected Nigel Wright because of its long-standing reputation and expertise. We were also impressed by the lead consultant’s market knowledge and offer of a ‘added value’ approach. This was a challenging assignment. We needed an FD with a unique skill set as well as ‘cultural’ affinity with the leadership team and ways of working here at the Port. Nigel Wright shortlisted six strong candidates who matched what we were looking for. The documentation submitted helped inform our own interview process. This was all done within a very tight schedule and demonstrated complete understanding of our business needs.”
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth
"Appointing a EMEA General Manager was Wahoo’s most important hiring decision in 2016. Using an established firm like Nigel Wright gave the opportunity a ‘stamp of legitimacy’ in the European market. They provided us with the necessary breadth of expertise and reach to ensure a customised, rigorous, and extraordinarily professional process. The diverse set of highcalibre candidates gave us peace of mind that no stone was left unturned”
Kevin Abt, Director, International Sales & Business Development, Wahoo Fitness
"Professional service throughout, easy to work with and there when I needed them."
Director of Human Resources,. Yankee Candle Company (Europe) Ltd.
"The service from Nigel Wright is always excellent, they take a lot of the pain out of the process."
Head of Billing and Revenue Management, Northumbrian Water
"I've worked with Nigel Wright on a number of vacancies recently and continue to be impressed with the level of service I receive."
HR Team Leader, Northumbrian Water
"As a candidate and as an employer I have always found Nigel Wright Recruitment to be a stand-out agent in a very competitive market. The calibre of Recruitment Consultant is first-class in terms of professionalism and industry insight. The client base is impressive with key contacts at most leading food manufacturers. The candidate database is also impressive with access to a wide range of technical professionals (interim and permanent)."
Head of Technical UK, Bernard Matthews
"I’ve always found Nigel Wright to be professional and discrete. I’ve had bad experiences with other firms but Nigel Wright has successfully established a level of trust within the finance team at International Paint, hence the longevity of the relationship."
Regional Controller North Europe, AkzoNobel
"Good, solid service. I have to say I had a great service from both the consultants that I dealt with."
Retail Controller, Newell Rubbermaid
“I have always found the consultants at Nigel Wright to be knowledgeable of my business sector and at all times they interacted in a professional manner. My recent experience in dealing with them was excellent. They kept me up to date regarding the progress of the recruitment process.”
Warehouse Operations Manager, END
"Quick response and good candidates, which led to a hire."
IT Manager, END.
"The service was excellent and we are very happy with the candidate appointed." HR Director, Burton's Biscuit Company
"Lisa Taylor is probably the most professional Recruiter I have ever worked with. She takes time to understand our business, not only the needs for the role she is recruiting for but the department and where that sits in the overall organization. She understands the culture and the people we have here and the challenges we face as a business as well as the industry as a whole. She is honest and takes ownership of her work in a way that many other Recruiters do not. She is discreet when needed and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new role as I know she genuinely cares about the candidates she represents. Lisa also keeps me up to date with market developments and changes within the North East which may have an impact on what we do here, a consultative approach is always taken but with a friendly approachable manner."
"Nigel Wright has been a pleasure to deal with and made the recruitment process a stress free experience."
Director, AWS Accountancy Ltd
"Fern Couchman is excellent. She stays in contact with me throughout the duration of the temp contract and visits our offices regularly to speak with the temps and make sure they are satisfied in their roles. With the support I get from Fern, I cannot praise her enough and I lean towards using Nigel Wright for other recruitment projects because of the service she provides."
AP Team Lead, Engie
"Nigel Wright provided an excellent service to Draeger; myself, the MD and Regional Heads were all very impressed with the level of knowledge and specialist skills demonstrated during the project. The brief was presented very well, sense checked with us and the results were two very strong candidates to choose from. The consultant went over and above their duties in terms of taking calls, ensuring the candidate was very well versed with Draeger and liaising with myself out of hours in times of need. They immediately built a rapport with our internal team and for the time they were working with us, it was as though they were a Draeger employee. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nigel Wright to work on a brief."
Head of HR, Draeger
"First class service from experienced and skilled staff."
CEO, The Veterinary Defence Society Limited
"I found Nigel Wright to be extremely helpful, getting in touch an appropriate number of times to share updates and progress reports without being overbearing."
Management Accountant, HC-One