Paul Smith

Associate Director - Contract

Who am I?
I'm Paul Smith, Senior Divisional Manager, I oversee the management of the Lawrence Harvey Contract division in London.
What do I do?
As a team we consult with our customers that are embarking on business optimisation projects based around the niche technologies we specialise in. We help them identify and secure the services of the most experienced freelance consultants either based in the UK or overseas.  Having come from a recruitment background spending 10 years in the SAP market, I am passionate about ERP and the current technologies that companies choose to enhance their ERP platforms focused around Data & Analytics, CRM and HR Transformation. In such a reactive marketplace, we pride ourselves on our market knowledge and the partnerships we have formed with our customer in order for them to experience our best level of service with the minimum level of stress through forward resource planning and a deep understanding of their challenges around hiring.
Why Lawrence Harvey?
When I joined the company in 2011 I had a lot of choice of recruitment companies but there wasn’t anyone else out there that matched the ambitions of Lawrence Harvey. All these years later and those ambitions are still there, but now, even bigger, so I welcome anyone who shares that to contact us about working here. 

Having experienced working at other recruitment companies though, I truly believe we have a highly skilled bunch of individuals all working together to form one of, if not the best, set of recruiters out there. We promote individuality yet with such a tight culture at Lawrence Harvey we abide by our own set of high standards so that as a candidate or client your experience is always positive. And, we have a lot of fun whilst doing so!
Tell us something we don’t know…
I speak French fluently (although I’m a bit rusty these days!) I spent a few years of my childhood living in France and have been fortunate enough to keep my fluency throughout my adult life. I really enjoy the culture, especially the food and the wine! As our French team are growing rapidly I’m keen to follow their success and hopefully visit the Paris office frequently!