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Opus Recruitment opens Australia office

The office will be operational from 15 September 2014 and will be headed by Craig Harman.

Opus Recruitment Solutions, specialists in the IT and Oil & Gas sectors, has enjoyed continued growth year-on-year, having recently announced it is on course for achieving record turnover in 2014 of over &pound23m. With the company already overseeing a number of key international assignments, particularly in the fast-growing IT and Oil & Gas sectors in the Asia-Pacific region, the decision to open a permanent base in Australia was an obvious one.

Commenting on the announcement, CEO Darren Ryemill said: “We have always enjoyed an international reach and have delivered on a number of key assignments throughout the region over the last 12 months.

“The move to open a new permanent base in Sydney is in response to the needs of our clients and candidates alike who are looking to strengthen their position and extend their reach throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Craig Harman, will assume the role of Regional Business Manager – Sydney, when the office formally opens on 15th September 2014. Mr Harman previously worked for Computer Futures in the UK before relocating to Australia in 2010. Over the last 4 years, he has worked with two of Sydney's leading specialist recruitment firms and successfully established two new divisions before joining Opus and helping them to establish their Australia base.

Mr Harman said: “Opus's decision to open an office here is a strong signal of intent and about the company's confidence, capability and ambitions at both national and international level and it marks a significant milestone for the business.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Opus who have moved quickly to take advantage of its international connections and build our customer base in what is the first major step of the company's global expansion strategy.”

The Sydney office will work closely with the Opus's other offices in Bristol and London and it is anticipated that the company has plans to open two additional overseas offices within the next 6 months.

Mr Ryemill added: “This is just the start of our international intentions. With the continued rise in global mobility, precipitated skills shortages for many business-critical roles within the sectors we specialise, our aim is to ensure that we build upon our current strengths and capabilities in foreign markets.”

The company currently employs 75 staff and plans to increase its headcount to 90 by the end of Q4 2014. Opus is currently seeking to add to its growing team of recruitment consultants based in Sydney as it looks to quickly establish itself as a leading provider of specialist talent for the IT and Oil & Gas sectors.


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