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Driving Growth Through International Expansion: Join Us On Our Journey

13 January 2016


Intelligent performance means always looking ahead. We’re not bound by geographies but instead driven by accelerating our local and international network, capturing growth in markets where we foresee demand, meeting the needs of our corporate clients and capitalising on our recruitment expertise. It's a great time to join us on our journey of international growth.

We pride ourselves on our excellence in delivery. Our entrepreneurial and ambitious nature coupled with a strong, connected global market map has resulted in phenomenal growth across our core disciplines. In the last 4 years, we have opened offices and additional desks in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Zurich and New York as a result of client demand. In the next 12 months, further international growth is on the horizon with additional offices opening throughout Continental Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging our specialist, local knowledge and international footprint. 

We work with a multitude of prestigious clients across international locations and truly realise and value the benefits and wealth of opportunity available to us on a global scale.  As we continue to expand, the opportunities for international career development will increase exponentially as we look to our key talent to drive the business forward. 

We encourage and support international moves for our employees, firmly believing that our consultants should lead and drive our business in other markets and contribute to business strategy. Our successful, organic growth has been driven by Directors from our UK offices who have moved to international locations as a result of individual performance. 

Our ambitious international expansion plans are driven by our foresight of market demand and inside knowledge of the financial services industry. We have achieved impressive international presence through consistent year-on-year growth, most recently 18% turnover and 29% GP. This October, we opened an office in New York City in response to client demand, which has already contributed to a staggering 4% of our total growth in net fee income in Q4 alone. 

The potential to drive top and bottom line growth through international expansion is clear to us, and our strategic approach is key to our success. Firstly, 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 consultants 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.  Most recently we won ‘Best Sales Training Provider’ in the Vendor of the Year Awards Hong Kong; ‘Recruitment Company of the Year with the Most Sustainable Growth’ in the 2015 APSCo Awards for Excellence; ‘Outstanding Recruiter of the Year’ and ‘Growth Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Asia Awards Hong Kong 2015 and ‘Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year’ in the Commercial Insurance Awards 2015.  

Both our talent within the business and our ambitious growth plans have enabled us to lead the way in the financial services industry. We are dedicated to continuing our international journey towards having an increasingly global presence and with further office openings across Continental Europe, The Americas and Asia Pacific, Oliver James Associates is going from strength to strength and we want you to be a part of the journey.

If you’re interested in joining Oliver James Associates and would like to hear more about our current openings, get in touch today with Jessica Schwier, Head of Internal Recruitment at Oliver James Associates, on 0161 8307836 /

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