Spencer Ogden expands to Germany
Spencer Ogden today announces the opening of its new office in Berlin, Germany. This is the company’s first continental office and represents the tenth opened since the energy recruitment agency was founded in 2010.
The expansion into Germany comes as a direct result of & lsquo;energiewende’: the transition of Germany to a sustainable economy by means of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.
Heading up the team in Berlin is Andrew Roberts who has been appointed country manager, DACH. Andrew brings with him 15 years experience in the recruitment sector and will be responsible for growing Spencer Ogden’s presence across Europe. Currently the Berlin team is comprised of four consultants, but this will grow to a team of eight by the end of the year. Within six months of opening, the Berlin team will be running a German Spencer Ogden Academy and will take on an additional ten graduates as a result.
Speaking of his new position, Roberts remarks: “I have known about Spencer Ogden for a few years – it is hard not to given the company’s rapid expansion of late, so naturally I am thrilled to have joined the team. Germany’s energy market is undergoing major changes because of & lsquo;energiewende’ our major focus will be on the renewable sector - by 2050, 80 per cent of German power will be from renewable energy sources.”
David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden comments: “The German renewable energy sector is booming – with huge wind farms in the north of the country complemented by advanced biomass and hydroelectric power, it’s a really exciting time to be expanding to Berlin. Spencer Ogden already services German clients, so the opening of this new office comes at the perfect time as we look to continue our aggressive global growth strategy.”
The Berlin office joins Spencer Ogden’s other headquarters in London, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Houston, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Calgary and Cape Town, and reinforces its position as the world’s leading energy recruitment agency of choice.