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Trade Mission Pays Dividends

about 1 year ago by Robert Wilde


Volcanic, has secured a major new contract whilst on this week’s UK trade mission to Singapore, jointly attended by leading British businesses and representatives from the government’s department of trade and investment.

During the successful trade mission, Volcanic signed a deal with award-winning, Singapore-based recruitment agency, Achieve Group, to provide web development and strategy for three websites across Asia-Pacific – in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

The deal is the direct result of the UKTI and Volcanic working in close partnership to build connections between local businesses in Singapore and companies based in the North of the UK, starting at the Global Recruiter event in October 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, and culminating with the deal being concluded at the UKTI Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission in Singapore.

Volcanic co-founder, Rob Wilde, says that he sees the Singapore trade mission as an invaluable springboard for the company to access new markets:

“The ongoing support we have had from UKTI has been crucial to evaluate the market potential in Singapore and support the expansion of our company further into Asia-Pacific. As a world-leading economic powerhouse, Singapore is a fantastic hub from which we can build our profile and knowledge of the wider Asia-Pacific region, which is full of potential for businesses like ours.”

On the announcement of the new partnership, Achieve Group’s Founder and CEO, Joshua Yim, says:

“Our new websites will use Volcanic’s specialist recruitment platform to enable Achieve Group to attract the best candidates for our clients and manage their needs and preferences effortlessly. It’s crucial for us that we employ the latest digital technology that fits our specific needs and is future-proofed, so that we can continue to stay ahead of the competition and provide a seamless, personalised service to both clients and candidates.”

Rob Wilde continues: “The mission has played a key role in helping us achieve our ambition of becoming the leading provider of recruitment websites to Asia-Pacific markets – a key strategic focus of our continued global expansion. This is a significant new partnership for us and we are delighted to be working with such a high-profile and well-respected, client. It is also tangible evidence of the value of UKTI and the Northern Powerhouse initiative delivering true commercial value to exporting British businesses.”

Over the last 12 months Volcanic has experienced exponential growth, with its client base spanning over 114 national and international clients and its staff numbers increasing over 280 per cent during the same period.