Spencer Ogden calls Hong Kong its regional home
UK-based energy recruitment company Spencer Ogden today (July 22) announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Hong Kong and its ambition to tap the city’s pool of talent for its Greater China strategy.
The arrival of Spencer Ogden reflects the increasing number of Mainland enterprises using Hong Kong to “go global”, hence spurring the growth of related services such as the recruitment of global professionals keenly sought by Mainland enterprises.
UK-based energy recruitment company Spencer Ogden today (July 22) announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
Director of Spencer Ogden Mr Bradley Lewington said, “Hong Kong for a Western company is a foothold and initial entry to Mainland China. From Hong Kong, we can find seasoned executives with good knowledge of the global scene as well as with immense Mainland knowledge.
“Mainland China has very strong demand for energy and the country is looking for external energy sources to support its economic growth. All this creates a pent-up demand for global recruitment.”
The Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Andrew Davis, said that Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) has seen an increasing number of Mainland companies in its portfolio in the wake of the “go global” national policy encouraging Mainland enterprises to make use of Hong Kong’s international status to expand to the world. He said, “Spencer Ogden is a good illustration of the ripple effect of this ‘go global’ imperative that is underlining growth in related services including recruitment, marketing, design and branding services.”
About Spencer Odgen
Spencer Ogden has a presence in all the major energy hubs including the UK, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States, strategically placed to service and accommodate its clients and candidates. For more information, please visit www.spencer-ogden.com.
InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong’s vibrant economy. As at June 2013, InvestHK has completed over 2 900 investment projects creating more than 33 000 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and over HK$76 billion of investment. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
For event photos, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/sets/72157634702156798/.
Ends/Monday, July 22, 2013
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