October 18, 2016
Company of the Month October | Orion Project Services B.V.
Orion Group has been active in the Netherlands since 2011 and provides specialist recruitment services across a range of sectors including Oil and Gas, Renewables, Petrochemical and Offshore. In order to further explore the Dutch market and to be near some key clients, Orion decided to move their Dutch office to The Hague in 2016.
Image: Niels Evans, Country Manager at Orion in The Netherlands. Photo by Gerrit de Heus.
Orion has a number of key global clients with large operations in The Hague. A Dutch office enables Orion to service these companies easier and fits into their global expansion goals of which Europe is a significant region for them. In order to ensure the placement of the right people on the right projects, these clients require the skills of internationally operating consultants like Orion. One of these large clients is Shell, headquartered in WestHolland. Being one of their five preferred suppliers worldwide, Orion assists Shell in providing technical personnel locally and around the globe.
“From experience I know it’s more efficient to be near the customer in order to build up a strong relationship. Also recent changes here in The Netherlands regarding employment and contractor legislation demand a local presence in order to ensure our service remains fully compliant. Orion also has the ambition to grow its number of domestic clients, so business development within Holland is one of our main goals” says Niels Evans, Country Manager at Orion in The Netherlands.
He has been setting up the Dutch activities with the help of the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency.
“I didn’t think setting up an office here was too difficult. A lot of contacts with internal advisors were already established and it hasn’t been the first time for me to set up an operation for a foreign company in the Netherlands. My experience is that The Hague is extremely accommodating to foreign companies and I would advise companies to utilise the available support networks, such as the WFIA and the local government. I have been living in the region for a number of years and have definitely enjoyed myself.”
The Orion Group is a multidisciplinary and multi-industry manpower provider and will celebrate its 30 years’ anniversary next year. Established in Scotland in 1987, Orion Group has achieved consistent growth over the ensuing 29 years and is now an international leader in the provision of personnel to a number of key industry sectors.
The group’s services ranges from Orion Office which focusses on office, clerical and administration personnel; to Orion Engineering which focusses on technical white collar and blue collar manpower in various technical industries; to One Executive Search which focusses on senior appointments within these technical industries.
Today Orion Group manages placements of over 4,000 contractors every year via our worldwide network of almost 50 offices throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, with continued year on year growth.
Want to know more about Orion? Please visit www.orionjobs.com