Media Release: Brander records 60 per cent increase in turnover


ABERDEEN-based specialists in oil and gas engineering and drilling recruitment, Brander, has reported record turnover of £18.5 million for 2013, equating to 60 per cent growth in the last two years.

Driving the company’s impressive success was the establishment of the Brander Drilling division in 2012, which provides personnel to a number of leading drilling companies.

Brander has doubled its portfolio of blue chip industry clients and as a result has also doubled its workforce in the past year; from eight to 16 members of staff.

This, coupled with further growth to its permanent staffing solutions – as well as future plans to create further divisions – heralds an exciting period for the company.

Ian Brander, managing director of Brander, said: “We moved rapidly after the recession to take advantage of the huge growth in the oil and gas industry and as a result, we invested proportionately large amounts in new technologies and staff training to meet the demand that followed.

“We are now beginning to reap the rewards of this period of change and with being so closely connected to oil and gas engineering recruitment, it really was the next logical step in the company’s development to form Brander’s drilling division.

“The industry in the North of Scotland, however, faces particularly large recruitment challenges in the years ahead and we need to be nimble enough to meet those head on.

“To continue our growth in the next stage of our business plan, a range of ambitious targets have been set, including increasing our presence in several international markets, alongside spreading our activities into synergistic sectors such as the renewable energy sector.

“We are also currently expanding our permanent staffing solutions alongside setting a basis for the possible creation of new offices, as we continue this dynamic growth within the coming years.

“We have an extremely talented team working at Brander and the company’s success is very much down to their hard work and dedication which has propelled us to becoming one of the largest oil and gas specialist recruitment suppliers. We are well recognised for our very high levels of compliance, which is particularly pleasing.”

Brander was established in 2000 to provide the highest standard of service to the oil and gas engineering and drilling sectors.

Recognised as a preferred supplier to many of the best-known global industry names, worldwide placements are provided for all levels of permanent and contract personnel to the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

From drilling, engineering and senior management to project support and administration staff, Brander is the agency of choice.

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