Powering Progress: Unveiling Brunel's Enhanced Shanghai Hub

Powering Progress: Unveiling Brunels Enhanced Shanghai Hub

Discover Brunel's enhanced Shanghai hub, a strategic leap towards better serving China's dynamic market. Unveil our journey of growth, witness a powerhouse of specialists, and explore innovative workspaces. 

Brunel’s Footprint in China

For over a decade, Brunel has been a key partner for projects and organisations across China, providing the people, skills, and workforce required for success. Our professional outsourcing solutions mobilise specialists globally, provide local Chinese and bilingual talent, and manage project scopes on behalf of our clients. Since opening our first office in Shanghai in 2012, we've expanded to 10 locally registered entities across Greater China, with offices strategically located in Hong Kong, Taipei, Dalian, Nantong, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Yantai, and Zhuhai.

The grand reopening of our Shanghai office signifies growth and a strategic leap towards better serving the Chinese market, ensuring teams have access to the skills, workforce, and support needed for success in China.

Fueling Growth in an Open Market

China's commitment to opening its doors to international investment presents a unique opportunity for companies in critical sectors such as conventional energy, renewable energy, and life sciences. The World Bank's recent forecast of a 5.2% GDP growth for China in 2024, coupled with the significant expansion of China's $11 trillion digital economy, paints a vibrant picture of potential. Policy developments, including the reduced Negative List and streamlined permitting processes for renewable energy projects, showcase China's unwavering focus on fostering growth and innovation.

  • Reuters recently reported an increase in China's 2024 crude oil import quotas, issued 60% above last year's levels, prioritising independent refiners and including Zhejiang Petrochemical Corp., with some quotas issued early in December 2023.
  • Driven by a 2060 carbon neutrality goal and surpassing global expectations, China's renewable energy sector aims to reach 1,200 GW capacity by 2025, with solar powering a third of that ambitious target.
  • McKinsey & Company estimates the global wellness market at more than $1.5 trillion, with annual growth of 5 to 10%, signaling a burgeoning pharmaceutical market.

Brunel is perfectly positioned to assist companies in and out of China to capitalise on this momentum. With our expanded capabilities and understanding of China's complex recruitment landscape, we can secure highly qualified engineers for your oil & gas project or find specialised researchers for your groundbreaking life sciences venture. Our extensive network of over 12,000 specialists and comprehensive suite of workforce solutions empower you to have the right people in the right place at the right time.

Celebrating a New Milestone

As we celebrate this significant milestone, witness the evolution of our team into a powerhouse of specialists here in Shanghai. This recent expansion of our office space stands as a testament to the flourishing talent that defines Brunel. From a modest group, we've grown into a robust community, and the excitement within our team mirrors the success stories we craft with our clients.

As we stand on the threshold of a new era in Brunel's journey, this expanded space is more than just offices and meeting rooms—it's a testament to our collective growth and unwavering dedication. Witnessing this evolution over the past 10 years has been exhilarating, and I'm eager to see the continued success stories unfolding within and outside of these walls.

John Spackman, Director – Asia

The journey of growth is a shared experience, and this expanded space is a testament to the collaborative spirit that defines Brunel. With my recent transfer from Brunel Canada to the China team, I can say for sure that the enthusiasm in the air is contagious, and it's a privilege to be part of a team. Exciting times lie ahead!

Michael Leung, Junior Key Account Manager

Innovative Workspaces

Immerse yourself in an environment tailored to fostering collaboration and innovation.

Strategic Zones

Retreat to dedicated spaces designed for focused work, phone calls, and collaborative brainstorming sessions.

Industry-Inspired Design

Our office layout and design are a tribute to the locations and sectors we serve, ensuring that every nook reflects the essence of our commitment to excellence.

Bathing Brunel in Radiance

Embraced by expansive windows, we immerse our workspace in the uplifting embrace of natural sunlight, elevating the vibrant hues of our signature Brunel yellow.

Empowering the Autism Community

At Brunel, we believe in making a positive impact beyond the professional realm. With Brunel Foundation’s goal of spreading awareness for the autistic community, we partnered with Dream Workshop Coffee, an initiative that empowers individuals from the autism community in Shanghai. Through this collaboration, mentally handicapped individuals were invited to serve deliciously made coffee for our guests. Supporting this initiative means providing employment opportunities, fostering confidence and creating awareness about the autism community in the region.

Joining Brunel means being part of a dynamic team that supports community initiatives. The energy in our newly expanded office mirrors the dynamism we bring to our projects and community. It has been a joyous and heartwarming experience to see our team empower the mentally handicapped individuals with employment opportunities.

Maggie Shi, Senior Human Resource Executive

Brunel is not just a project and workforce solutions provider; we are your strategic partner in unlocking China's growth potential through talent and technology. By partnering with us, you gain access to the best minds, mitigate talent risks, and accelerate your success in this vibrant market. Contact us today, and let's build your high-performing team in China together.