Neil Metcalf

Neil Metcalf

Associate Director - Contract Division

Who am I? 

Hi, my name is Neil and I'm an Associate Director for the Contract Division at Lawrence Harvey.


What do I do? 

IDC specialise in placing interim/contract technology professionals into core infrastructure and development markets such as Virtualisation, storage and Cloud (Infrastructure), and Open Source Development (Development) – including Scala, Python and Perl programming languages. In addition to our core markets we are building desks within progressive and emerging markets such as DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IOT. These emerging and progressive markets still sit within infrastructure and development.

My guys are special because they are immersed in their markets and specialists in what they do; they are determined and driven by delivering a first class service to both candidates and clients.


Why Lawrence Harvey? 

I joined LH in January 2015 and actually took a demotion to come here, that’s how impressed I was by the people I met and the company as a whole. I was attracted to LH predominantly because of the people but also because of the opportunity. If I can achieve what I want to achieve in my career and do it around a very diverse bunch of fun loving characters then that is a boat that I want to be on.
Our USP is our people (one of my colleagues just took a weeks holiday to write his first novel  – I love that story –no pun intended!!) – choose to be different is our strapline and that sums us up. Clients work with us because we are individual personalities that can add value to them and their organisations. 
Consultants want to join my team because we are working in some exciting, emerging and progressive markets where they can build a sustainable career around technologies that are currently in their infancy. 


Tell us something we don’t know… 

I am a keen runner and in 2015, was chosen to feature in a Sainsbury’s advert for the Commonweath Games – I’m yet to be accepted for the London marathon though!