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Tom Glanfield is Recruitment International Entrepreneur of The Year

Posted by Kim Pasteau on 15/12/2015

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Lawrence Harvey, trading division of LHi Group, added another trophy to the cabinet as CEO Tom Glanfield was awarded The Entrepreneur of The Year at the Recruitment International Awards 2015.

This is great recognition for Glanfield who, using a modest graduate loan, and barely a year’s recruitment experience, set up Lawrence Harvey over 12 years ago and has grown it to a Group company with multiple global locations and four specialist brands.

Glanfield has in the last two years driven considerable growth of Lawrence Harvey and LHi Group, creating a thriving Life Sciences brand and opening two international offices in Munich and New York.

The launch of one of their newest brands, Harper Harrison, experts within The Built Environment recruitment, is further testament to the entrepreneurial way in which Glanfield has always approached business and is one of the reasons he has been recognised by industry peers.

Aside from executing a successful strategy for growth and global expansion and launching multiple new businesses, one of the truly exceptional attributes Glanfield demonstrates is his commitment to retaining staff and maintaining culture. In 2014 as part of a staff engagement and retention strategy, Tom created an exceptionally rewarding equity scheme. The LHi equity scheme offers staff the opportunity to purchase shares in LHi Group at a very generous return. 34 staff, including almost every senior consultant or above now own shares in the business.

This year, they listed 7th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and in the results of the employee survey, the perception of Tom as a leader was exceptional, helping the Group to be awarded with a 3 star accreditation; the highest possible.

Glanfield said winning this award was; “a huge highlight in my career. It’s wonderful to be recognised for being an entrepreneur and to be added to the list of many other business leaders who I respect and admire. I have had a great couple of years being involved in multiple projects, opening internationally, breaking in to new territories and launching completely new brands under Lawrence Harvey Group. This award is a real achievement and I’m very proud to have been recognised in this category.”