The Team


Emma Wright


Divisional Director - Human Resources Practice


Human Resources Sales


Beginning her career in Cambridgeshire as a recruitment generalist, Emma moved to the Midlands in 2008 to specialise in the HR market, working for a couple of boutique consultancies before joining GRG.

Emma heads up the HR team at Gleeson and has over 18 years’ recruitment experience.

Focusing on senior and executive HR appointments for large corporate clients, SMEs and private equity-backed businesses, Emma prides herself on building long-lasting relationships and on always taking an honest and open approach when recruiting.

Famously straight-talking, Emma values honesty and openness – and she’s never afraid to ask the seemingly daft questions!

Emma loves to spend time with her friends and family and can often be found enjoying a cold glass of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. Trying to keep herself fit, Emma enjoys long walks and in 2017 completed the London marathon raising over £5,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.


I have worked with Emma over a number of years now, being both a candidate and more frequently asking for her support in recruiting for my various HR Teams. Emma has always taken care to understand the business, the role and a good culture fit for the roles being sourced which sets her apart from many other recruiters I have worked with. Emma has always been honest, given good guidance, builds strong relationships and always available at the end of the phone. I recommend her highly and will always have her on my support list.

Amanda Jones FCIPD, Head of HR, Keys Group

Emma definitely isn’t your typical recruiter and you instantaneously know this when she doesn’t get the first CV to you in an hour. Her search and selection will be thorough and she will stick with the parameters you’ve laid out, however, she is never shy at showing you the wild card candidate you never knew you wanted. She remains my absolute preferred supplier when hiring any HR professionals and, I have, and always will strongly recommend her to many other businesses now and in the future.

Laura Latham, Group HR Director at Inspired Thinking Group (ITG)

Placement Track Record

Group HR Director – Technology lead marketing business

HR Director – Private equity backed Engineering business

People Director – Joint Venture business

Interim HR Director – privately owned childcare business

Head of HR – Privately owned healthcare business

Head of HR Change – Financial services business

Senior HR Business Partner – FTSE 250

Head of Talent & Resourcing – Global Technology Business