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Celebrating 20 Years of LHi

Posted by Alana Cumming on 6/06/2022

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This story starts with one person and a vision… Fast forward to 20 years later, and LHi Group has grown from one single UK technology brand, Lawrence Harvey, in 2002 to a collective of niche specialist brands covering the most progressive industries in the world; Piper Maddox, Clean Energy specialists; Harper Harrison, Built Environment specialists; SciPro, Life Science specialists; and XPS, Project Delivery specialists.
20 years at the forefront of world-changing recruitment

Aside from LHi being globally recognised as one of the top recruitment companies to work for, with offices in the UK, Europe, and the USA, there are many other aspects as to what makes LHi a truly great place to work.

This film brings the story to life, encapsulating our journey so far. Tom Glanfield, Founder of LHi added: ‘Making this film was a really great opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the business, and the careers of some of the people.  It was a bit like an episode of ‘This is your life!’. While hearing from our LHi’ers on their thoughts of seeing our journey so far, our very own Head of SciPro, West Coast, Imogen Simpkin said: “We’ve all heard the story of how Lawrence Harvey began, but to see it come to life with this video and hear the stories from the original LHi’ers is really special” and we could not have said it better ourselves.

Being a People First business, the top priority remains ‘How do we look after the people in the business?’, and with the recent announcement of the Employee Ownership Trust, we continue the trend of ensuring our people are at the core of the decisions on the future of LHi. The EOT is just the beginning, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out more…

Our CEO, Jim Denning says that “LHi has always been a special place, one with a certain stardust that you have to be in it to really feel and understand what makes it great” And he could not be more right! With our longest-standing employee adding, “We have never been stronger as a business, and our next 3-year road map is VERY VERY exciting”.

It isn’t just about giving back to the people that work at LHi. With plans for new offices in new locations, increasing the amount of LHi’ers across the board, and developing people into leadership positions, we have a huge opportunity to extend these prospects to anyone who shares our values and goals... So, the next couple of years for us as a business will be some of the most exciting for both growth and opportunities, and we really are on our best adventure yet. So, for our future LHi’ers out there, it’s time to embrace this opportunity and jump on board, and it’s time to make your mark in the future of LHi. We’ve come a long way in 20 years, but this is only the beginning.

If you haven’t had the chance to see how we got here, tune in and watch how our founder; Tom Glanfield went from an attic to a now 300-employee business, over eight different locations around the world, with plenty more in the pipeline.

We hope you enjoy seeing our LHi journey to date, and if you want to be part of our LHi adventure, reach out to our People team today at recruitment@wearelhi.com for more information.