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21 October 2013

Scotland-based Advance Global Recruitment (AGR), which was set up in March 2011 by Stuart Hunter and Cameron Taylor, is now planning to open a United States base in Houston after winning contracts from Bibby Offshore and Transocean, reports the Scotsman.

Operations director Alister Gray, who will move to America to launch the office said: “The market in the US has really bounced back since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Our US office will specialise in areas including drilling and inspection and survey work with remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs). We’ll also be looking at the growth of the fracking industry in North America.”

Closer to home, the business is also beginning to expand into the renewable energy market, including placing workers in the offshore wind sector and using ROVs.

Cameron Taylor said the firm expects turnover to grow to £6 million this year from £2.7 million last year, putting AGR on course to surpass the £10 million mark next year.

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Gloucestershire-based recruitment firm Omega Resource Group is celebrating a five-year business deal with a UK wine distributor, worth around £15 million. The contract will see the Stonehouse-based company fill around 400 roles, with approximately 250 workers on the shop floor and a further 160 in the call centre at Laithwaite’s Wine.

The businesses have been in partnership since 2009 when Omega Resource Group was engaged to deliver the warehouse staffing contract with the distributor.

Raymond Pugh, group director of Omega Resource Group, said: "We are thrilled to continue working in partnership with Laithwaite’s Wine and helping them attract the very best talent. We look forward to continue driving growth and supporting their business as one of the leading wine businesses in the UK."

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