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Shirley Parsons launches in Taiwan

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago

​In the latest step of our growth strategy of establishing a business in every worthwhile HSEQ market in the world, Shirley Parsons has established a permanent entity in Taiwan.  With offices in Taipei and Taichung, Shirley Parsons Taiwan is headed by Yu Pin Lin and has already built a significant permanent local workforce providing Health & Safety services, expertise, and training to a number of infrastructure projects in country.


Why Taiwan? 

The Taiwanese economy has one of the fastest growth rates in Asia and has particular focus on the development of renewable energy infrastructure. Several of Shirley Parsons’ global clients are involved in a number of offshore wind energy projects and have the need for HSEQ expertise.  Shirley Parsons have blended the traditional provision of expatriate specialists from across the world with the recruitment and training of a growing team of local HSEQ specialists.  This service has enabled our clients to access expert HSEQ skills, reduce their overhead costs and meet rapid development targets.  The work on this project has proved the value of having an expert, trained, local HSEQ service in Taiwan.  

Ben Hiner, Director for Shirley Parsons Professional Services said, “We have taken the first steps to building the largest and most skilled HSEQ consultancy in Taiwan. The market offers a huge opportunity for us and our success with the training and supply of local HSE experts to date demonstrates our deliver capability in country.”


What sectors and services? 

Taiwan is one of the leading adopters of offshore wind energy in Asia and, with an offshore wind power target of 20.5GW by 2035, this will continue to be a sector of high demand for HSEQ expertise in both construction and operations.  Transportation and construction are also areas of significant growth in Taiwan and areas of specific expertise for Shirley Parsons. 

Shirley Parsons will provide HSEQ services, recruitment, HSEQ training and a careers consultancy service to companies wanting to hire their own HSEQ expertise. 


What benefits will clients see from using Shirley Parsons Taiwan? 

Yu Pin Lin, Country Manager for Shirley Parsons Taiwan explained: “We're the only HSEQ specialist organization in Taiwan and our knowledge of the sector means we will be able to provide better and faster expertise than our competitors. We are developing and improving the HSEQ skills of our in-country staff through our expert training manager and are also training our clients staff where required. Being part of a global HSEQ organisation, we have the support and expertise of colleagues throughout the world to help develop the in-country Taiwanese workforce.”

It is this development of the local skilled workforce that provides some real cost savings for clients.  Ben Hiner said “Historically many projects in this region have relied on expensive expatriate consultants to provide expertise which is then lost when the project finishes and the ex-pat returns to their country of origin.  Our vision is to develop a long term, highly skilled and expert Taiwanese HSEQ workforce in-country to provide significant cost savings over international labour as well as having a real mission to improve HSEQ standards throughout the Taiwanese infrastructure sector.”

We are also providing a specialist recruitment service to provide local HSEQ candidates to organisations throughout the Taiwanese economy. 


Contacts 

Yu Pin Lin has a Masters degree in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and 6 years experience in quality management. Yu Pin is overseeing the Shirley Parsons business in Taiwan and managing all local operations in country. 

Feel free to contact Yu Pin Lin at ypl@shirleyparsons.com or call him at (+886) 917 352 360 or connect with him on LinkedIn