A new chapter begins for AGR

Since 2013, Advance Global Recruitment (AGR) has been successfully providing recruitment services to clients across the Middle East region.  Up until now, this has been done through their Head Office in Edinburgh, Scotland, combined with regular trips to the region. As a result of continued revenue and market developments, AGR has taken the strategic decision to establish a permanent office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Opening an office in the UAE will enable AGR to directly service their existing clients in the Middle East region, and also provide the platform from which to win new business in what is currently one of the most important and active markets in the Energy industry. Having a permanent presence in the UAE, with its reputation for being a world-class transport hub, means that AGR will become geographically better placed to service existing and new clients not only in the Middle East region, but also those located further afield in the Asia Pacific region.

Mark Adams, currently based in AGR’s Head Office in Edinburgh, will be relocating to Dubai and will take up the position of Regional Manager, Middle East, effective 1st February 2020.  Mark has been with the Business for 2 years and has established himself as one of AGR’s strongest consultants, demonstrating all the positive characteristics that AGR represents as a Company. 

AGR’s new office will be in Gold Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, which is situated in the centre of Dubai. The local business will aim to service a wide range of sectors in the Energy industry, including, but not limited to Drilling, Well Servicing / Intervention Operations, Trenching & Plough, Shipyard & Shipbuilding, Survey & Inspection, ROV & Subsea, Offshore Construction and Marine & Deck Crew.

Commenting on the expansion plans, Stuart Hunter, AGR’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m particularly pleased to announce the opening of our office in Dubai in the UAE.  This move clearly demonstrates our commitment to the very important energy hub of the Middle East region and will give us direct interface with the clients we already support in region.  It will also provide us with better access to the Asia Pacific market. 

“I’m also delighted that Mark (Adams) has been appointed to run our Regional operations and to help deliver our growth strategy by making the permanent move to the Middle East.  Mark is experienced in all aspects of AGR processes, ethics and culture.  This, combined with Mark proving to be a first-class energy recruitment professional, makes me very confident that he will go on to be an excellent representative for brand AGR in the region.”

Mark is also embracing the opportunity and looking forward to a new life overseas.  Speaking about the move, Mark said: “I’m thrilled to be going to Dubai to represent AGR.  It is an enormous opportunity for me, and I’m delighted that the Board at AGR have entrusted me with this significant new role for the company.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge, meeting the many clients we already have in the area face to face, and building the AGR Middle East operation into a key part of the overall AGR service offering.”

The new office is planned to officially open on Sunday 2nd February 2020, when Mark Adams, together with members of the Executive Management Team, will be on hand to oversee the beginning of this ambitious new chapter in the evolution of AGR.