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Sunderland firm expands into the Capital following electrifying first 11 months

Gareth Allen, Managing Director at EPG (far right) with his team.Energy Professionals Group (EPG), the Sunderland-based employment specialist, has expanded its operations by opening a new office in the Capital, following a successful first 11 months in business, which saw the company turnover more than £1m.

Managed by EPG’s Head of Renewable Energy, the new division will enable the company to access a larger pool of candidates, improving its service provision to new and existing clients.   

In the past 11 months EPG, which was established by experienced recruitment specialist, Gareth Allen, has secured and completed contracts for large operators and contractors operating in the oil, gas and renewable sectors. 

The company, which is a member of the business development organisation, NOF Energy, has placed close to 100 professionals in mid-high level positions throughout the UK, Middle East and the USA – the majority of demand has been for skilled well testing and coil tubing experts. 

EPG’s initial success provided the opportunity for it to increase its workforce to nine and expects this figure to double in the next twelve months, as a result of its plans to open two offices in the USA later in the year.

Gareth Allen, Managing Director at EPG, said: “Demand for our service quickly gathered momentum and provided us with the opportunity to expand our operations. Having a presence in London, the Capital, and another in the North East, the capital of the UK’s energy industry, means we’re well placed to access suitably qualified employees.

 “Our plans to expand into the USA, which has remained relatively unscathed by the fall in oil prices, by opening offices in Houston and Georgia in October will provide us with the geographical diversification needed to protect against cyclical variations in the markets we serve.”

Paul Livingstone, Business Development Manager at NOF Energy, said: “The turnover that EPG has managed to generate in such a short period of time is extremely impressive; it’s service provision is evidently accurately meeting the needs of companies operating in the energy industry and long may it continue.”

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