TOM GLANFIELD IS RECRUITMENT INTERNATIONAL’S ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2015
Lawrence Harvey Group added another trophy to the cabinet this week 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 three different brands, including a specialist job board.
Glanfield has in the last two years driven considerable growth of Lawrence Harvey, creating a thriving Life Sciences division and opening two international offices in Munich and New York.
The launch of their latest brand, Harper Harrison, experts within Technical, Built Environment and Engineering 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 Lawrence Harvey equity scheme offers staff the opportunity to purchase shares in Lawrence Harvey Group at a very generous return. 34 staff, including almost every senior consultant or above now own shares in the business.
This year, Lawrence Harvey Group 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.”
For more information on Tom and Lawrence Harvey check out their website www.lawrenceharvey.com