Press release -
As part of Hydrogen Group’s transformation, Hydrogen rebrands Darwin Park
London – September 20th - Darwin Park is an award winning specialist global recruitment business
supporting both the oil & gas and power industries. Started in 2008, with a team of just five people,
the business has now grown substantially with 50 consultants in six global office locations, placing
contract and permanent sector specialists across Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Darwin Park is part of the Hydrogen Group, which places exceptionally hard to find candidates in over
70 countries. In 2008, Hydrogen set out its Vision to transform the business from a UK-centric
recruiter to a recognised global brand, structured around 10 specialist practices. As the final part of
this transformation each of the individual brands within the Hydrogen Group, will be rebranding to
Hydrogen over the next six months, with the technical & scientific brand Darwin Park leading the way
on Thursday 20th September.
Hydrogen’s practice led strategy has seen the creation of 10 practices covering both technical &
scientific and professional support services specialist areas, supported by global practice leaders. The
rebrand to Hydrogen, as well as the implementation of a cloud based CRM system, using leading
edge technology, facilitates the sharing of information across the entire business, enabling Hydrogen
to operate as practices instead of individual areas.
Tim Smeaton, Hydrogen’s CEO said "By operating as joined up practices, we can differentiate
ourselves from the local competition and disparate global players."
Each consultant continues to provide specialist knowledge, but is now supported by a network of
experts across their six worldwide offices, providing both clients with global visibility of the best
candidates and candidates with worldwide opportunities. Meaning the best specialist candidates from
around the world are linked with world class clients.
Commenting on the rebrand of Darwin Park, Rory Ferguson, Director, Oil & Gas Practice at Hydrogen
said, “Over the last five years our oil & gas and power practice markets have rapidly expanded to
meet client demand. When we first set up Darwin Park we were predominantly UK based, however by
now operating as a joined up global practice our offering is worldwide.”
“This is an exciting development for us. Becoming more widely recognised as Hydrogen will help our
clients, wherever they are in the world, access a wider, global pool of talent, whilst our candidates
have more international opportunities.” said Emma Halls, Global Power Practice Leader.
Darwin Park will be the first brand within the Group to move across to Hydrogen, and will be followed
by Hydrogen’s other brands: Project Partners, HR Professionals, Law Professionals and Finance
Professionals, in H1 2013.
Hydrogen is a global specialist recruitment business, placing exceptional, hard to find candidates in
over 70 countries. Our joined up practices combine international reach with local expertise and
Whilst many recruiters are location focused, Hydrogen believes the best way to deliver service to its
clients and candidates is to base our offering around these practices, which cover both Technical &
Scientific (Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Life Sciences), and Professional Support Services (Business
Transformation, Finance, HR, Legal, Trading & Advisory and Transformational Technology). By being
practice led and using the latest technology we provide our clients with global visibility of the best
We invest in building strong relationships with candidates over the long-term, not just when they are
actively looking to move.