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Young Guns London Draw

Young Gun’s London Draw

One of the country’s leading recruitment consultants to the international oil and gas sector is opening a London office.

Shaun Potts who specialises in placing engineers and IT professionals across the globe is setting up a new headquarters in Hammersmith.

The 28-year-old, who joined G2 Recruitment as a graduate trainee in 2007, will be running the office in Lyric Square under the firm’s G2V umbrella.

“It’s going to be a big challenge, but I’m thrilled at being given this opportunity,” said Shaun, currently a team leader at G2’s Bristol office.

“I have always wanted to run my own business and the chance to be entrepreneurial and London is very much where it’s at.”

Despite the global economic downturn the international, multi-billion dollar oil and gas market is booming, says Shaun.

“We provide candidates for clients such as Shell and Maersk Oil from places as far afield as Mozambique to the Gulf of Mexico.

“It’s a fascinating sector, not without its challenges in terms of compliance and tax for each territory, but it’s a real burgeoning area for growth.”

Shaun, who is taking two of his Bristol team to London with him, says he hopes to grow the new office as quickly as possible.

“The hardest challenge will be selecting the right staff. It’s a great job for someone who wants to earn &pound60 or &pound70,000 by the time they’re 25.

“However, to be honest, it’s tough. The first six to 12 months can be sheer blood, sweat and tears.

“But if you’re resilient, are prepared to work really hard and to make sacrifices, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can earn.”

G2 Recruitment founded by Simon Gillings and James Gorfin in Bristol in 2004 and now has offices in Manchester, Holland and Houston, Texas.

The company, based in Broad Quay House, Bristol, is one of the fastest-growing independent technical recruitment organisations in the UK with a predicted turnover of &pound50 million for 2013.

“Shaun has done extremely well over the past six years and grown consistently to be the best recruiter within the G2V Group,” says Simon Gillings.

“He has already proved in Bristol how he can bring in business and motivate those around him to provide a top-class service in this specialist area of recruitment.

“We know he will rise to the challenge of establishing this new office and enable us both as a business to grow even further and enhance our service to clients.”

G2V Careers was incorporated in and serves g2 Recruitment Solutions, Vivid Resourcing and AC Resourcing.

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