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Having filled 881 senior roles for 343 clients across 3 continents this year to date, we are the leading recruitment partner to the financial services industry. In fact, our clients see us as an extension of their business. We have successfully expanded on a global scale since our inception in 2002 and in the last 4 years, have opened offices in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and New York. In the next 12 months, we intend to open further offices in Singapore and Germany. Our strong, connected global market map enables us to always deliver with our in-depth knowledge of local territories.
As an independent niche provider of contract, interim, permanent and search recruitment within the financial services/consultancy sectors, our impressive international presence has been achieved by consistent year-on-year growth and we plan to continue our global expansion. Most recently, we have taken our insurance expertise overseas to the Big Apple. Directors of our US operation lead with the entrepreneurial spirit, ambition and drive associated with the Oliver James Associates’ core vision and values and are all experts in their vertical market of insurance.
At Oliver James Associates, our ambitious international expansion plans are driven by our foresight of market demand, inside knowledge of the financial services industry and various geographical territories. We work with a multitude of clients across international locations and truly realise and value the benefits of business without borders coupled with the wealth of opportunity available to us on a global scale. The potential to drive top and bottom line growth through international expansion is clear, whether through a strategic or opportunistic approach. The question remains; what are our ‘tricks of the trade’ and how have we driven our successful international growth?
Our effective strategic planning is key. We focus on sustainable expansion as our route to success, rather than explosive growth. Secondly, research. We have sustained growth as a direct result of extensive research into new geographies and cultural differences, employing staff who are knowledgeable on the market concerned and by implementing a leading global training programme that surpasses our competitors.
Our recruitment expertise is possibly best demonstrated by our international success and recognition in a multitude of Awards. We won ‘Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year’ in the Commercial Insurance Awards 2015 alongside ‘Recruitment Company of the Year with the Most Sustainable Growth’ in the 2014 APSCo Awards; ‘Best Banking/Financial Recruitment Agency’ in the 2012 and 2014 Recruiter Awards, ‘Best Specialist Recruiter’ in the 2013 Asia Pacific Recruiter Awards and ‘Growth Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Awards 2014.
We are accelerating our international expansion ambitions to capture growth in new geographies where we foresee market demand and plan to capitalise on our specialist knowledge, international reach and local expertise in order to meet the needs of corporate clients in specific geographies. Conducting business without borders has enabled us to lead the way in the financial services industry and we are dedicated to continuing our international journey towards having an increasingly global presence.