Hove, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 26, 2009 -- The leading specialist executive recruitment consultants MRL Financial is celebrating a successful year with a significant expansion of its operations in the Middle East, having opened its second office in Doha, Qatar.
The firm's new Qatar office will complement its already successful offices in Dubai, UK, France and Germany and gives MRL Financial's clients a full-time executive recruitment resource in two major commercial centres within the GCC.
This step reflects an explosive growth of economic activity in the region generally and in Qatar in particular, and follows significant growth of parent company MRL Consulting Group's operations in the past two years.
MRL Financial now has more than 20 consultants working full-time in the Middle East, of which 18 specialise in executive search. In addition, a further 60 consultants are based across Europe concentrating on international work.
The new Qatar office will offer specialist executive recruitment search, advertised selection, contingency search, psychometric profiling and agency management initially, and will be headed by Gavin Walford-Wright, the firm's Country Manager. The executive recruitment office will open with a staff of four with plans to expand rapidly.
MRL Financial has been at the forefront of niche financial executive recruitment consultancies establishing a presence in the Middle East, and has demonstrated its commitment to the region by sponsoring the Banker Middle East Industry Awards. The firm already has an established office within the international financial centre in Dubai, which has enjoyed significant growth and success.
At the same time as opening in Qatar, MRL Financial is also moving to a larger permanent office within the DIFC to facilitate further growth and diversification into the burgeoning contract recruitment market.
Gavin Walford-Wright commented: "Opening an office in Qatar has been a top priority for us and we are delighted to see this dream come true. This region is growing rapidly across all sectors, with the financial landscape of Qatar changing almost daily. We will now be in an even better position to help our clients develop their business here and benefit from the specialist knowledge and experience that comes from having a team of specialist executive recruitment experts in both the cultural and social dynamics of each of the locations within which we work. The Qatar office will also strengthen the service we provide to a large number of Qatari clients in their international ventures."
David Stone, Managing Director at MRL Consulting Group, added: "The global service that we offer our clients has been greatly boosted with our Qatar office opening in tandem with the launch in the Middle East of MRL Contracting, an independent Group company offering a formidable range of manpower services. Together these two initiatives give our clients the confidence that whatever their commitments or aspirations in Europe and the Middle East, we will be there to advise and support them."