Our Story

From a bedroom in Clapham to the leading Life Sciences, Oil & Gas and Technology Recruitment Specialist.

A word from our founder & CEO Tom Glanfield

“I set up Lawrence Harvey in 2002 with a graduate loan with the goal of becoming one of the leading Life Sciences, Oil & Gas and Technology recruitment brands across the UK,

I knew recruitment was the only business I wanted to be in, it was risky, but I was ambitious and I wanted to create a company that was not only focused on delivering outstanding results to customers but was also a creative and inclusive place to work. Just as I had created the opportunity for myself, I wanted to encourage people to work differently and give them the flexibility to do so, embracing their entrepreneurial spirit.

My dream was for Lawrence Harvey to stand out from the crowd, to have a leading market reputation, to be the agency that clients and candidates could trust to always do what we say we will, and to do it with both professionalism and personality.

Now, over a decade later Lawrence Harvey is an established, trusted brand with over 80 specialist consultants across three

key business areas. We offer solutions to customers across the UK, Europe, USA and the rest of the world and are continuing our journey with more international offices further widening our geographical presence.

We have an award winning training programme and hugely invest in our people, ensuring our consultants are experts in their niche markets with in-depth technical knowledge and experience which sets Lawrence Harvey apart from our competitors.

We’re a far cry away from where it began; a pokey Clapham office with two employees, a phonebook and a dream! I am immensely proud of what LH has become for our employees, candidates and clients.”