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Our Story

"I created Lawrence Harvey... WE created LHi." 
Tom Glanfield, Founder & CEO

1977

Tom Glanfield is born


2000

Tom graduates from

Swansea University

His degree was in Civil / Structural Engineering

“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."

2001

Tom joins the world of
 recruitment as a graduate

(But he has a dream to open his own company...)


2002

Lawrence Harvey

Search & Selection opens

Based in a tiny attic flat in Clapham, set up with just a 9K Graduate loan 

2003

Enough is saved to move to 
an office share in Balham

and Lawrence Harvey Search & Selection gets on the PSL for 6 of the major consultancies within enterprise solutions.

2004

Tom makes

his first hire


SAP company logo

2004 – 2006

LH established as a key agency 
within UK SAP market


2005 – 2006

Turnover hits

£ 1million


“When I joined I had no idea where this career would take me. Now, I’m living my dream of running the LHi business in New York with a team of top performers who have the same will and drive to succeed as I have and that I know Tom needs to grow LHi”

2008

Michael Bott joins

as a graduate

He now runs the New York Office for LHi

2009

A few key hires
are made

Amie Capron to open Oil & Gas division and Adam Smith (now Director of SciPro).
  Business split in to 3 specialist divisions: Enterprise solutions, IT & Change and Oil & Gas

growing company

2010

Lawrence Harvey Search & Selection grew 
from 12 to 24 staff within 12 months

The company rebrands to Lawrence Harvey Group

Lawrence Harvey Group logo

2011

Moved to the City,
One Angel Court

virgin fast track

2012

Turnover breaks £12million and LHG 
hits the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

2012

Head of People, Anne-Marie 
Butts joins LH

national training awards logo

2012

Lawrence Harvey Group wins 
national training award

2013

Moved to our London HQ in Leadenhall Street

Launched Life Sciences division


national training awards logo

2014

Christian Kalous joined from a competitor and we opened Lawrence Harvey GmbH in Munich

Christian and an entire team joined from a competitor to launch our business in Munich.



2014

Jim Denning joined from a competitor

Jim, originally bought in to head-up the Oil & Gas practice is now the Director of Lawrence Harvey 

2014

Placed 34th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

2015

Opened Lawrence Harvey Inc in New York with a team of top performers

2015 best company

2015

Placed 7th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

2015

Tom Glanfield named Recruitment International’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

2015

Tom opens Harper Harrison 
with Del Connolly

Built Environment recruitment specialists

2015

Turnover hits

£ 19million

uk map

2016

Energy recruitment brand Piper Maddox is launched and acquires Lawrence Harvey Oil & Gas

2016

Lawrence Harvey Life Sciences becomes SciPro, launching in UK, USA and Germany

lhi logo

2016

LHi Group is founded

It encompasses Lawrence Harvey,  Harper Harrison, Piper Maddox and SciPro; four specialist non-competing brands.

2017

LHi opens fourth international office in San Francisco, second in the U.S.