Leading environmental firm looking to recruit industry experts

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Leading independent environmental firm, SLR Consulting, has accelerated a recruitment drive which could see over 20 strategic staff hires within the UK operations over the next year.

SLR is also is seeking to attract additional UK industry experts for possible placement into roles in its overseas operations in Canada, United States, Southern Africa and Australia in support of its global expansion plans.

The move follows the announcement earlier in the year of the company’s continued growth and strong performance and the securing of a further £15million in acquisition finance.

SLR, which employs 320 consultants in the UK, is currently looking to fill senior strategic positions across its network of 22 offices. Opportunities also exist for entry-level placements to senior appointments in a broad range of technical disciplines.

“Our recruitment approach for the UK is based on ensuring we continue to meet the evolving needs of the market. So, despite the on-going challenges of the economy, we are investing to enhance our offering and strategic hires remain an important part of this plan,” said Neil Penhall, SLR’s UK Managing Director & International Operations Director.

“On an international level, we are keen to develop the cross-selling opportunities that come from our overseas operations. This allows us to take full advantage of the growth potential that the resource led economies present, where demand for consultancy services continues to grow.”

SLR, which provides specialist advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues, benefits from a high level of repeat business with 50 per cent of revenue coming from clients for whom the company has worked for five years or more.

“Drawing on UK technical expertise for international projects will continue to drive the on-going development of SLR’s international operations in key sectors. Clients, wherever they are based, are able to receive support from the best and most appropriate technical experts,” added Penhall.

Further information on careers at SLR can be found on the company’s web site: www.slrconsulting.com/careers or email: UKcareers@slrconsulting.com

For more information go to: www.slrconsulting.com

Notes to editors:

SLR is an international environmental consultancy, based near Oxford in the UK, with almost 900 employees working from 63 offices in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. It is one of a few international specialist environmental consultancies.

It provides global advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients.

Key areas of SLR’s business are the energy and mining sector where it is involved with both the oil and gas industry, renewable power including wind, energy from waste, hydropower and biomass, and advises mining companies and funding organisations throughout the world.

SLR is also the leading consultant to the private sector waste management industry in the UK and carries out many planning and environmental impact assessment projects for major commercial developers.

For further press information please contact:

Samantha Stagg or Annabel Hafner, James Reed Public Relations Ltd

Tel: 0117 929 0405; Email: samantha@jamesreedpr.co.uk

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