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Today, we’re an award-winning multi-national with an enviable track record of consistent growth. And those are only the headlines. Find out more about how we’ve grown to get an idea of our even bigger ambitions.

Our Story
2008

Opus Recruitment Solutions, our IT specialist, is founded by Darren Ryemill

£1.25m

turnover

8

staff

2009

Opus moves into new HQ
in Bristol

£1.89m

turnover

12

staff

Bristol office moves into larger offices

£2.39m

Turnover

17

staff

2011

£6m

turnover

22

staff

2012

London office opens

Placed on Virgin
Fast Track 100

£13m

Turnover

30

staff

2013

Placed on Virgin
Fast Track 100

Placed on Virgin fast track 100 for second consecutive year.

Darren Ryemill won Entrepreneur of the Year at Recruitment International

£14m

turnover

50

staff

2014

200

contractors out

McLean Ross Established

Our energy and utilities recruitment specialist is established.

Opus Sydney office opens

300

contractors out

First overseas placement

£25m

turnover

79

staff

2015

Hinton Spencer established

Our architecture recruitment specialist is established.

Opus Amsterdam opens
for business

JDR Energy established

Our energy recruitment specialist is established.

Opus NYC opens
for business

Opus ranked #2 on Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For

Darren Ryemill wins Best Leader, Sunday Times

Darren Ryemill wins Young Director of the Year

Darren Ryemill wins Entrepreneur of the Year at Business Leader Awards

Darren Ryemill wins Entrepreneur of the Year at the Recruiter Awards

Opus wins Fastest Growth at the Business
Leader Awards

Placed on Virgin
Fast Track 100

Placed on Virgin fast track 100 for the third time.

£41m

Turnover

149

staff

2016

500

contractors out

Placed on Virgin
Fast Track 100

Placed on Virgin fast track 100 for the fourth time.

Linkedin #5 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agenices

#5 in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For

£62m

turnover

200

staff

2017

Opus opens a
Manchester office

JDR Energy wins
Micro Recruitment Business of the Year

600

contractors out

Opus listed on Top 25 Most Socially Engaged
on Linkedin

Opus Bristol moves into new larger HQ

Opus wins Best Recruitment Business at
Global Recruiter

JD Ross Energy Established

McLean Ross and JDR Energy merge to become JD Ross Energy, covering the full energy mix and lifecycle.

JD Ross energy NYC office opens

JD Ross Energy Amsterdam office opens

2018

Opus Talent Solutions established

Opus Hong Kong office opens

JD Ross Energy Sydney office opens

Our clients

Our clients work at the cutting edge of energy, forging a path for the rest of the world to follow.  We’ve become a global leader in innovative energy recruitment solutions by meeting their demanding and ever evolving needs. And they continue to look to us as together we drive continued success. 

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More ways to get in touch

We’re in the UK, US, Europe and Australia, offering local knowledge on a global scale. Get in touch to find out what our experience and expertise can do for you. 

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