Global energy industry specialist Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications has expanded its international offering after winning new contracts worth almost £2.5million within the last financial year.
The business wins – totaling £2,469,190 – have come across the company’s Aberdeen, Houston, Dubai and Singapore offices with its US team alone doubling its staff to support new clients in the region.
The Houston appointments are among 11 across the business within the last 12 months as the company strengthens its position as the energy industry specialist.
Fifth Ring’s co-founder, Ian Ord said: “The past year has seen significant growth for Fifth Ring with the opening of our Singapore office and expansion of our capacity in Houston among the highlights. These strategic investments underline our commitment to supporting our clients in all of the world’s major energy hubs and are another milestone in the company’s development.
“Having been immersed within the energy sector for more than two decades we have a breadth and depth of understanding of the global energy business which has proven invaluable to our clients. I believe our ability to adapt to the needs of a diverse and constantly-evolving market has been critical in allowing us to achieve this recent growth.
“We are uniquely positioned to support our clients in their global operations and are determined to strengthen our offering further and have plans to appoint seven new staff across various geographies and disciplines.”
As well as adding expertise to its current offices, Fifth Ring is monitoring the landscape with a view to establishing itself in another of the world’s biggest energy hubs in order to support its clients in their drive into new markets.
Mr Ord added: “Our strength lies not only in our industry expertise, but also in our local knowledge and understanding and as such we will continue to look to support clients as they look to expand their business into new markets in the coming months.”
As well as adding a flurry of new clients and talent, Fifth Ring also picked more than 30 international industry awards during 2013, including Global Ace Awards and the Business Marketing Association awards, for its work with clients across the energy sector.