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Simpson Booth launches new divisions

Recruitment business and HR consultancy Simpson Booth has launched a number of new divisions.


The company says this comes as its focus turns to the professional services and technology sectors.


The firm, founded in 2012 with headquarters in London and a presence in the north-east of Scotland, is expanding its offering as part of a growth strategy centred on diversification.


Director, Nina El-Imad, said, “We are delighted to be taking the next important step in the development of Simpson Booth. The vision is to broaden our reach and use the core expertise we have in areas which provide a natural fit. 


“The energy sector has provided the foundations upon which we have built the company and will continue to be integral to what we do, but we are embracing diversification.


“We have taken time to develop the strategy and services we are now bringing to market and we have been delighted with the award of a number of significant contracts over the past few months.


“In particular, we are servicing demand for high calibre audit, risk and tax candidates throughout the UK, including Aberdeen and London, for several leading accountancy firms. We have also been working with a number of companies in industry who are looking to strengthen their finance teams. 


“In Aberdeen in particular it is an encouraging trend, given the general lull in recruitment due to the challenges in oil and gas and we are seeing an increasing number of experienced and skilled professionals who view a move from industry to private practice as a very attractive next step on their career path. We are committed to working with candidates and prospective employers to explore those opportunities.


“There are parallels to be drawn between what we are seeing in technology at present and what was the norm in oil and gas two or three years ago, with tremendous competition for individuals in a very specialist talent pool. Our systems are proven in that environment and we are using the experience we have gained in the oil and gas industry to actively develop our outsourcing business within the technology sector.”


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