22 December 2010
The British Ambassador to Turkey has joined global consultancy, WYG to celebrate its 50th anniversary and launch its new WYG Turkey brand at an event held at the British Embassy.
Nearly 200 guests attended the reception and joined Ambassador David Reddaway to commemorate the occasion. Among those were partners, beneficiaries, clients and representatives from both the public and private sector.
Paul Hamer, Chief Executive, WYG Group who also attended the ceremony said: “It’s a real honour to have the British Ambassador to Turkey and so many others to join us in our celebrations. We have had a record year in 2010 in our overseas markets and our ambition is to continue on this journey which sees us offering our technical expertise across these global markets. It is a critical thread of our strategy to leverage our growing global position to create greater geographical and end-market diversity and today marks a significant milestone for us in Turkey.”
David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Turkey said: “It has been a pleasure to be a part of such a significant occasion. For any business to be able to say they have been around for 50 years is an achievement, but to be continuing with a strong influence in the market during the current economic climate is a testament in itself.
“I look forward to supporting the continued growth of WYG and to a happy future for many more years to come,” he added.
WYG Group has been trading in Turkey since April 2007 under the brand, DeLeeuw International but during the celebrations took the opportunity to reveal the new branding that the business will be moving to in the New Year.
Levent Erkan, WYG’s Regional Director in Turkey, said: “When we first merged with WYG we kept the DeLeeuw brand as it was well known in the market. Now we are embedded as part of the WYG brand it is the right time to leave the name DeLeeuw respectfully behind and enter 2011 as WYG.”
WYG has won seven significant contracts in Turkey during last six months with a consultancy value of €25m.
Photo caption: L-R: Paul Hamer, Chief Executive, WYG; Levent Erkan, Regional Director, WYG; David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Turkey