Aberdeen-based upstream oil and gas executive search firm Diamond Cooper has announced plans to expand into London.
The fast-growing company founded just two years ago said the expansion followed strong demand from clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The London office at Portland House, Victoria, opens its doors on Monday, September 1.
Diamond Cooper explained that the base in the capital would allow it to work more closely with new and existing clients, both in London and internationally.
Associate Andrew Fyffe will be promoted to partner and lead the new office.
He said: “This expansion is a natural step in the company’s development. With the well-documented oil and gas industry skills shortage, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to attract quality individuals in both Aberdeen and London.
“Our clients require a partner with the ability to target, identify and secure hard-to-find talent, which has led to a strong demand for our services. This move further enhances our client offering, which is a very positive step.”
Michael Diamond, managing partner of Diamond Cooper, added: “We are delighted to have Andrew leading our presence in London after the success he has had with Diamond Cooper in Aberdeen.
“As a company, we will always look to develop and promote our own people.
“We will continue to execute our growth strategy in 2014 and 2015 by investing in our Aberdeen and London teams, allowing us to expand our client base and delivery capacity.”
Diamond Cooper employs nearly 10 people in north-east Scotland and is recruiting new staff for both the Aberdeen and London offices.