Issue 1 2019

10 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 1 2019 , Previously known as Lawrence Harvey, LHi Group has reinvented itself over the past two years, and today it offers a range of solutions tomeet the diverse needs of its valued clientele. Having recognised the firmas part of our Recruitment Elite for 2018 CVMagazine profiles it to find out more about the secrets behind its incredible success. LHi Group : Recruitment To Meet Any Need Identity Since 2016, LHi Group has been on a huge journey of international expan- sion. Started originally by Tom Glanfield in 2002, LHi Group, was historically a purely SAP tech- nology recruitment practice. Fast forward a few years and they are now an international Group busi- ness operating in 8 offices across UK, Europe and USA. Today, LHi Group consists of four specialist non-competing brands; Lawrence Harvey, SciPro, Harper Harrison and Piper Maddox, spanning 8 international office lo- cations. The rebrand and launch of LHi was driven by Glanfield’s desire to unify its brands and give them an equal share of support and service by LHi, which he calls the ‘Operational Centre of Excellence’. LHi Group’s strategy is to focus on business development and growth. Within the Group, they will only operate within the most innovative and transformative sectors; industries that are / will be the most impactful on the future of the world. With this strategy in mind, there are now four key recruitment brands that form the group. Law- rence Harvey, the heritage brand created by Tom Glanfield in 2002, boasts a dedicated team who are experts in identifying talent and placing people in a number of technology disciplines. The company started by specialising in SAP but has since expanded to cover a wide array of solutions within ERP, CRM, Security, Data & Analytics, Cloud, Infrastructure & Development, HR Transfor- mation, Risk, BI and Finance. Working on both a contract and permanent basis, each consultant in the business has a dedicated area of expertise and is con- tinually upskilled through the company’s training programme. With a global network of candi- dates, many of whom work with Lawrence Harvey exclusively, the company represents some of the best talent on the market. The second brand to launch, SciPro, specialises in the Life Sciences industry, specifical- ly working with life changing organisations Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech. Previously known as Lawrence Harvey Life Sciences (which was established in 2013), the com- pany provides talent on an execu- tive level, contract, permanent and retained basis. SciPro assists worldwide clients (from SMEs to big pharma businesses) in the entire life cycle of recruitment. With consulting teams in London, Munich, New York and Santa Monica, the brand continues to offer a personal specialist service within this revolutionary industry. Alongside this, and in line with the Group strategy, they have Piper Maddox, LHi’s renewable energy brand. Specialising in clean energy, the people of Piper Maddox believe that renewables is the future of energy. Piper Mad- dox, based in New York, works in permanent recruitment, contract recruitment, executive search and project hire agreements. They cover a wide range of industries and technologies in the renewa- ble energy space, with specialists focusing on wind, solar, electric vehicles, grid edge, energy storage and energy efficiency sectors. The people of Piper Maddox are incredibly passionate about the part they are playing in ensuring a better future. Finally, specialising in the field of built environment, Harper Harrison provides contract and permanent services to its clients, who range from developers to niche consultants. These global clients operate in an array of sectors, from cost or commer- cial management to building surveying and project/develop- Nov18351 ment management. The Harper Harrison team offer specialist knowledge and expertise to both clients and candidates of all levels within Construction & Development, Real Estate and Infrastructure. New Leadership & International Growth From January 2019, LHi Group will be led by a new Group Man- aging Director, Jim Denning. Jim’s appointment comes follow- ing 4 years in the business and a hugely successful period in Santa Monica where he set up a brand new office and grew it over 2 years to become one of the high- est performing offices in 2018. Currently, LHi’s West Coast operations are on track to post 80% revenue growth in 2018, a headcount growth of 90% and a staff attrition rate of 0. Jim embodies the ethos of ‘lead- ing from the front’, even in his new role as Group MD, his iden- tity as a top performer will remain at the forefront of his strategy for taking the business forward. Since opening the first interna- tional office in New York in 2015, the US side of the business has grown dramatically and now boasts a revenue equal to half of the business’ total GP. Some of