13 December 2012

Spencer Ogden Opens First Canadian Office in Calgary

- Matthew Bushell will serve as the director of the new office

Calgary, Alberta – 13 December 2012 (PRNewswire) - Energy recruitment agency Spencer Ogden today announces the opening of its first Canadian office located in downtown Calgary. The latest expansion from Spencer Ogden marks the company's second venture in the North American market this year. 

With Matthew Bushell serving as the director, the new office will immediately recruit for the local Oil and Gas and Mining industries as well as launch the additional Renewables, Rower, Trading and Finance energy sectors. Located on the 10th floor of the prestigious Bankers Hall West Tower in the heart of the city, the office has plans to support 20 Spencer Ogden energy experts by the end of next year

"With the energy market booming in Canada, Calgary is the hub for Canadian oil and gas companies and the gateway to Oil Sands Development projects. It is an exciting place to be for developing the Spencer Ogden brand," says Matthew Bushell, director and country manager - Canada. "I'm confident that our vast knowledge and experience within each sector of the energy market leaves us well positioned to make a positive contribution in the region." 

Matthew Bushell, who has more than eight years experience in recruiting with large global organizations, believes in using local knowledge and talent to service existing requirements and build strong relationships with Canadian energy companies. The Spencer Ogden management team intends to build on the impressive growth of Calgary's energy corridor to deliver an all-encompassing, consultative offering in energy recruitment to Canada. 

David Spencer-Percival, CEO, Spencer Ogden comments: "Canada has vast reserves of oil and gas as well as some of the largest mining companies specializing in things such as copper, potash, diamonds, etc. Having an office in Calgary allows Spencer Ogden a foothold into Canada and its thriving energy industry." 

The new office comes hot on the heels of the company's second Asian office opening in Hong Kong and its 'super-hub' office opening in Houston. Spencer Ogden is in line to turn over $45m in 2012 and is now the world's leading full lifecycle energy recruitment company with offices in London, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Houston, Singapore, Hong Kong and Calgary. 

Founded by philanthropist Sir Peter Ogden and recruitment expert David Spencer-Percival, Spencer Ogden has grown rapidly since its launch in January 2010. The agency has become recognized as a leader within its sector, achieving an annual $28.76 million in 2011 and with 2012 revenues forecasted at $47 million. Spencer Ogden employs over 150 people across its London headquarters, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Houston, Singapore, Hong Kong and Calgary offices working in Oil & Gas, Renewables, Power, Smart Power, Nuclear, Energy Trading, Mining and Energy Finance. 

Source: Spencer Ogden