*This blog originally appeared on the Ambition Singapore site, written by Paul Endacott*
Ambition Singapore recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary at Aura, National Gallery.
The event to celebrate Ambition’s 10th Anniversary for our customers was located at Aura, in the beautiful setting of the Singapore National Gallery. The evening gave us the opportunity to thank each and every person who has contributed to Ambition’s success over the last 10 years.
Ambition Singapore first opened its doors in November 2006 on the back of the success we had in the Hong Kong market.
The first 10 years have been turbulent, to say the least, as we’ve had to navigate the Global Financial Crisis and the echoes that have followed through the years. That said, we were very clear early on what we wanted to be known for; high-quality service, genuine consultation, excellent execution and delivery and above all else, long term relationships.
It is these qualities that have provided us with a meaningful compass through the years. Also interesting to witness is Singapore and South East Asia’s increased visibility on the global stage. As recently as mid-2008 the talk was all about 2 countries in Asia, China and India. It is truly remarkable how Singapore and South East Asia has found its own position on the global stage and how it’s prominence in the age of digital and mobile continues to increase.
For Ambition Singapore, it’s been an amazing journey as we’ve gone from start-up to close to 80 people in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, servicing the South East Asia market.
As a business that prides itself on its purpose to Build Better Futures for our candidates, clients and our people, we have built some fantastic relationships over the years registering more than 50,000 talented professionals, working with more than 13,000 clients and putting more than 2,500 individuals into roles that meet and often exceed their individual career aspirations.
Internally, we have created significant opportunities and careers for our own people, whose drive, passion and enthusiasm have all contributed to Ambition’s position as one of the leading, specialist recruitment firms in the region.
As we look back over the years, we can be extremely proud of the team that have enabled us to realise these achievements and grateful to our client and candidate community who have given, and continue to give, their support. It truly is the talented people that enable any company to achieve great things and to be in an industry where you can impact that every day is extremely fulfilling.
However, none of this would have been possible without the success and foresight of Singapore to position itself as a true global hub attracting some of the best global foreign talent and nurturing a local workforce that can compete on a global platform.
So, as we celebrate our own success and achievements over the past 10 years in Singapore, we doff our hat and offer a salute to Singapore who have embraced Ambition (in all forms) and, in our case, our success is Singapore’s success!
We look forward to the next 10 years as Singapore continues to reinvent itself to remain at the forefront of global innovation.
For Ambition, we too will continue to look for ways to improve whilst remaining true to our purpose of Building Better Futures for our candidates, clients and our people.