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About us

A team of specialists committed to helping Candidates and Clients fall back in love with the recruitment process

Founded in 1990, Maureen Wright has developed an expert boutique recruitment consultancy that has filled a gap in the market. Today, Westray Recruitment Group has become a market leader in helping companies to hire across the Professional, Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing and Commercial sectors.

We take great pride in having established a culture that is built upon a strong set of values in which everyone within the business is deemed equal. Centred on having the right people in place, our culture and open door policy enables a more cohesive, open, and trustworthy environment where all entities can thrive, providing a better experience for both the client and candidate overall. The unique buzz and atmosphere felt when walking into our reception is a testament to our vibrant working environment and one that is often commented on by visitors daily.

Our goal is to be a world-class recruiter, by creating and delivering a successful, sustainable recruitment service. We continually invest in developing long-standing relationships with our stakeholders, and recognise and promote strong performance alongside high ethical standards. In thinking differently about recruitment, we nurture talent thanks to our exceptional customer service.

With a vision to change the overall perception of the recruitment industry, our team are passionately committed in the pursuit of raising industry standards. It is for this reason that we are many clients and candidates first choice when looking for their recruitment partner.

Maureen Wright, Westray's Managing Director

Maureen Wright, Managing Director

“At Westray we are committed to shifting industry perceptions and raising standards in recruitment.”

Our Senior Management Team

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Maureen Wright

Managing Director

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With a career spanning over 35 years, Maureen’s recruitment journey began in Birmingham, where she worked for both National and Independent Consultancies across various market sectors. In 1990, she returned to her native North East and set up Westray Recruitment Consultants. Her drive was to build a brand that provided a more boutique approach to recruitment and something that was quite different from what was considered to be the "normal" high street agencies of the time. This approach and vision is still a major focus of the business today and is something that is shared and delivered by the whole of the Westray team. Whilst having an exceptional group of people working for her, Maureen remains very “hands on” on a day to day basis, ensuring exceptional service delivery to both clients and candidates alike, remains top of the Westray agenda.

Steven Hodgson

Financial Director

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Having joined the business in 1995, Steven progressed through the business to become Finance Director in 2009. Bringing over 20 years worth of experience to the senior management team, Steven ensures the business is fully compliant from a Legal, HR, and Financial point of view, and also oversees the Finance and Accounts department.He successfully manages and develops the Finance and Operations functions, to deliver timely solutions for our clients, staff and the organisation as a whole.


Ashleigh Wright

Commercial Director

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The daughter of our MD, Ashleigh has literally been with the business since birth and has recruitment in her DNA. Having undertaken almost every role within recruitment consultancy, she is now part of the senior management team and oversees all aspects of business development for the company, with responsibility for identifying new business opportunities and markets. Ashleigh is an avid networker and is an active member of both the Institute of Directors and the Entrepreneurs Forum.

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