Spencer Ogden launched as a specialist energy recruiter in 2010. Since then, the combined forces of its co-founders - Sir Peter Ogden and David Spencer-Percival – have propelled it to an annual turnover in excess of £50m in four years.
Sir Peter Ogden (Chairman)
Harvard educated and with a PHD in Theoretical Physics, Sir Peter made a name for himself in investment banking, working with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley on both sides of the Atlantic. He then founded Computacenter PLC, Europe’s largest computer services company with a turnover of £2.7 billion, Dealogic PLC, the financial software and data company, and FlyBlink, the private jet company.
Off the back of his business successes, Sir Peter was able to set up the Ogden Trust, which pledges over £1m a year to support bright children from low-income backgrounds. In 2005, he received a knighthood for services to education from Her Majesty the Queen.
David Spencer-Percival (Chief Executive)
Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 Recruitment International Awards and shortlisted for the same title at the National Business Awards, David’s been making waves in global recruitment for more than 15 years.
He was a Founder and Board Director of the award-winning Huntress Group – a role that also gave him the chance to indulge his passion for taking a more ‘hands on’ approach; he managed the technology division of this recruitment giant and developed the much-coveted graduate academy. The business, complete with 500 staff and 27 offices, was sold in 2007 for £52 million.
“There’s been blood, sweat and tears - but it’s been worth it because what we have in Spencer Ogden is a global brand synonymous with quality.” David Spencer-Percival