Morgan McKinley Marks Ten Years in Asia-Pacific as Irish Trade Mission Visits Hong Kong & China

November 15, 2013 3 mins read

HONG KONG - Sunday 21 July, 2013 - Leading global professional services recruiter, Morgan McKinley announces ten years of operating in Asia Pacific, coinciding with the Enterprise Ireland led trade mission to Asia during July and August 2013.

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Mr Richard Bruton T.D. Minister for Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation will begin his visit in Hong Kong on Sunday 21 July. An Tánaiste T.D. Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade will visit mainland China from 29 July – 2 August. Morgan McKinley has offices in both locations and this visit also comes in a year when the company celebrates 25 years of business in Ireland in 2013.

Morgan McKinley Hong Kong opened in 2003, the first of five operations in Asia Pacific which now employ over 160 recruitment consultants across Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Most recently, the company’s Shanghai office was formally opened in 2012 by An Taoiseach, T.D. Enda Kenny. It was the first Irish recruiter to establish an office in mainland China and the opening marked a €5 million investment by Morgan McKinley into the region.

Richie Holliday, COO Morgan McKinley Asia-Pacific commented:“The visits of both Mr Richard Bruton T.D. and An Tánaiste T.D. Eamonn Gilmore to China demonstrate the commitment of the Irish Government to further developing trade connections with Asia. As an Irish-owned business established in Asia Pacific over the last ten years, we welcome this delegation and look forward to working further with Enterprise Ireland to increase business opportunities between Ireland and Asia. “This delegation continues Enterprise Ireland’s great efforts to bring the two markets closer together which we saw in 2012 when we had the honour of hosting An Taoiseach, T.D. Enda Kenny in Shanghai to visit our newest Asia Pacific office as part of a trade mission to China. This year is a particularly special time for our business as we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the opening of our first Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong, coupled with 25 years since the company was founded in Ireland.”

Morgan McKinley was founded in 1988 in Cork, Ireland under the parent company name, Premier Group. It now operates across 10 countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore and the UK. Morgan specialises in recruiting professionals across multiple sectors including: financial services & banking; accounting & finance; IT and professional services.


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Morgan McKinley is a global professional services recruiter connecting specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines. With offices across the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Morgan McKinley’s professional recruitment expertise spans across banking & financial services, commerce & industry and professional services. Morgan McKinley is a preferred supplier to many of the major employers in its specialist sectors, as well as thousands of smaller local employers.

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