Expanding market share from the Amsterdam Area
The new office launched and was up and running in February 2014. The organisation’s new Amsterdam office will serve as its headquarters for the Benelux region. In a statement on their website, Oliver James elaborates on its reasons for setting up in the Amsterdam Area: “The Benelux market which unites Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg is a highly developed and busy market for us and we’re already working with some of the biggest banking and insurance firms in the region. We have experienced massive growth and success in what is a very active and competitive market and the opening of this new office enables us to extend our service and connect with our markets further.”
Potential for growth
Oliver James has opened in Amsterdam with a team of eight employees. The company expects to employ around 30 members of staff in a few years' time. There is a substantial financial industry established in the Amsterdam Area. In addition to the major Dutch financial institutions, Oliver James will be working amidst almost 60 branches of foreign banks and more than 100 international insurance companies. The region is also home to a substantial number of international law and accountancy firms.
Access to a talented workforce
The local population of the Amsterdam Area is perhaps its most important asset for many reasons. It is multilingual (more than 80% speak English), internationally oriented and highly qualified (40% have a university degree or higher professional education). When it comes to global experience, figures show that Dutch managers are surpassed only by the Swiss. And in terms of openness to other cultures and ways of doing business, no nation is more open.