Spencer Ogden launches Aberdeen office
The opening crowns an incredible year for the company. In 2013 it has won awards declaring it the recruitment industry’s best company to work for, has established fournew bases around the world, and has turned over an estimated £50m.
David Spencer-Percival, CEO, says, “We have been open about our plans for global expansion. But the decision to increase our presence in Aberdeen and create an office superhub is based on more than global ambition we go where we see a genuine need for our services.
“Aberdeen was one of Spencer Ogden’s first offices in 2010. Now, nearly four years later, there is a very good reason to double our efforts in the city and raise our headcount there from 20 to 40. The threat of an energy skills shortage in the region is very real and has received extensive media coverage. We want to help prevent that threat emerging by bringing fresh talent into the area.”
Of course no Spencer Ogden office can be considered open for business without some quirky interior decoration and a lavish unveiling party, and the new Aberdeen building is no exception.
Designed by Bonita Bryg, Take That’s former stylist, the space has undergone a dramatic transformation, from Chinese restaurant to funky 3000 square foot office. Its features include grass flooring (Astroturf), authentic moose heads on the walls, a private hunting lodge meeting room, round tables (so that all team members are equal) and an American diner for staff to relax in.
“We take inspiration for our offices from the local area before mixing in the staples that make a Spencer Ogden office. We pride ourselves on the start-up culture exhibited throughout the company, and this is supported by giving our staff an office they can be proud to work in,” says Spencer-Percival.
The launch party taking place tonight will play host to energy leaders in the local industry. They will be treated to entertainment throughout the event including music from specialist piping band, Bags of Rock, which has won industry awards, topped radio charts, received praise from Simon Cowell and performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.