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Seven more offices and expanding services announced by Spencer Ogden

Seven more offices and expanding services announced by Spencer Ogden

Spencer Ogden is forging ahead with its aggressive expansion strategy and, plans to open three new offices before the year is out. Since launching in 2010 the company has filled 4000 energy jobs, more than 2,000 of which were contractors.

International expansion

By January 2014 the energy recruitment agency will have new bases in Germany (Berlin), Australia (Perth) and Mozambique (Maputo) as well as an expanded Calgary office. The addition of these new locations will bring the total number of Spencer Ogden offices to 12 across five continents. Moving into 2014 a further four international offices are planned.

David Spencer-Percival, CEO and founder of Spencer Ogden says: “Our time as a small business was relatively short, but rather than stalling at the point that we reached & lsquo;medium-sized’ we have continued to grow at a remarkable speed and now expect to employ 500 global recruiters by 2015. The energy industry is one of the most vibrant to work in, and our success is indicative of both the growth of the sector and our specialist expertise.”

Super sizing

Alongside new international growth, Spencer Ogden has been working on expanding its existing operations. As part of this the agency will shortly launch two new superhubs in Aberdeen and Dubai. With space for 40 recruiters in each, the move reflects the ever-increasing importance of these two locations for the global energy industry.


In Houston the company has launched a contract staffing division for the oil and gas, and power and nuclear energy sectors including recruitment for drilling contractors. The addition means that Spencer Ogden can now provide fully compliant liability insurances for oil and gas contract employees placed in offshore and onshore Gulf of Mexico assignments.

Spencer-Percival comments: “The new division in Houston means that we are able to supply contract staffing solutions for the oil and gas, power and nuclear sectors for the first time thereby providing them with a 360 degree service.”

Heading up the contracts division will be Henry de Lusignan. He steps in as associate director, with the task of building a 75-person team within three years. Joining him is Alastair Cole. Formerly manager of Spencer Ogden’s Aberdeen office, Cole takes on the role of associate director for drilling contractor recruitment. He will be leading the Aberdeen, Singapore and Dubai recruitment teams while building up a local team in America.


Changes are also afoot in Calgary, Canada, where a new Graduate Academy launches in October. And looking further into the future, Spencer Ogden plans to launch a new 40-person office in the city in order to support its current operations in the country. The new space will open in January 2014.

Supporting growth in Calgary will be new Country Manager, Lee Rook who brings with him nearly fourteen years of experience in recruitment (ten of which have been in the technology sector), across the UK, Europe and Middle East. Rook will draw upon his experience of cultivating long term client relationships and acting as a trusted adviser to clients in his new role.

Spencer-Percival comments: “There are few in the industry with as much knowledge and experience as Lee. As a recruiter he is known to be a consistent biller and as a manager he has had nine years of success growing and leading teams. He thrives on recruiting, mentoring and leading high energy, professional recruitment teams like the ones we have in Calgary, and across the rest of Spencer Ogden.”


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