Spencer Ogden, the leading international energy, infrastructure, and engineering recruitment firm, has been named in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The company, which placed 91st, was listed for the fourth consecutive year.
Compiled by FastTrack, the International Track 200 is the definitive ranking of Britain’s high-performing mid-market businesses. It is a highly selective honour conferred only on UK-registered companies with an excess of £25m in overall sales – 5% of which must come from international sales, which must in turn demonstrate year-on-year growth. Pret a Manger, Missguided, SkyScanner, and Brewdog are among the other companies listed.
“We are thrilled to be in the International Track 200 again”, said David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden. “Being listed for the fourth time in a row is a tremendous result, and one the entire team should be proud of. The fall in oil price last year was a real test for the company, and receiving such an honour is proof that we’ve passed with flying colours.”
2015 represented a transitional period for Spencer Ogden. Having established itself as a major – and growing – player in the recruitment industry, expansion and diversification was always on the cards, but an unexpected global market crash forced the issue. Spencer Ogden branched out of its comfort zone in the oil and gas and energy sectors and opened new built environment, rail, marine, and automotive departments. The decision paid off: the firm has since grown 25% and launched additional offices in the United States bringing its total office count to 15.
“Any business can thrive during the good times”, Spencer-Percival commented. “The true measure of your company is how it adapts in challenging times. We’ve built something that’s worth celebrating here, and we’re very pleased that the International Track 200 committee seem to agree.”