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Meet the team


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Tom Glanfield

CEO - LHi Group

Hi, I'm Tom

In 2002, with a graduate loan and little more than 8 months recruitment experience, Tom started his first company. Since then, he has created Harper Harrison with Del Connolly in 2015, and has scaled an individual recruitment business into 5 market leading recruitment brands, all whilst maintaining the company values that make LHi Group, and Harper Harrison, so unique. Today, Tom is acknowledged by his industry peers as a pioneer of recruitment and one of the true entrepreneurs of the industry.

And another thing...

Tom has featured as the youngest ever judge on 'Top Recruiter 5; North America vs Europe'.

Hi, I'm Tom

In 2002, with a graduate loan and little more than 8 months recruitment experience, Tom started his first company. Since then, he has created Harper Harrison with Del Connolly in 2015, and has scaled an individual recruitment business into 5 market leading recruitment brands, all whilst maintaining the company values that make LHi Group, and Harper Harrison, so unique. Today, Tom is acknowledged by his industry peers as a pioneer of recruitment and one of the true entrepreneurs of the industry.

And another thing...

Tom has featured as the youngest ever judge on 'Top Recruiter 5; North America vs Europe'.

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Del Connolly

Senior Director - Head of LHi Group Manchester

Hi, I'm Del

Del quickly realised that the professional football and modelling industry wasn’t to his taste following graduation (or was it vice-versa?) and thought the natural route for any budding David Beckham wanting a new direction would be to go in to recruitment. And what a decision it was. Technical recruitment gives Del the chance to talk to people equally as passionate about their industry as Del is about his. Hands down the pool champion of the business and frustrated golfer. Can often be found in the Aston area of Birmingham at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.

And another thing...

Del will have some serious explaining to do to his eldest Twin son- Dexter as to why his younger brother (Harrison) is represented in the brand name.

Hi, I'm Del

Del quickly realised that the professional football and modelling industry wasn’t to his taste following graduation (or was it vice-versa?) and thought the natural route for any budding David Beckham wanting a new direction would be to go in to recruitment. And what a decision it was. Technical recruitment gives Del the chance to talk to people equally as passionate about their industry as Del is about his. Hands down the pool champion of the business and frustrated golfer. Can often be found in the Aston area of Birmingham at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.

And another thing...

Del will have some serious explaining to do to his eldest Twin son- Dexter as to why his younger brother (Harrison) is represented in the brand name.

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John Guest

Associate Director - Head of Harper Harrison London

Hi, I'm John

John leads the Permanent recruitment team at Harper Harrison, recruiting professionals into consultancies, contractors, developers and end clients within the Built Environment.

Johns interest in the sector started in his childhood as an apprentice to his Dad, an architect.  John remembers many of his school holidays spent on various building sites. What a hoot!

And another thing…

John’s wedding was crashed by England football legend David Seaman. Luckily, his wife didn’t mind – apparently John is also ‘a keeper’! (… get it?)

Hi, I'm John

John leads the Permanent recruitment team at Harper Harrison, recruiting professionals into consultancies, contractors, developers and end clients within the Built Environment.

Johns interest in the sector started in his childhood as an apprentice to his Dad, an architect.  John remembers many of his school holidays spent on various building sites. What a hoot!

And another thing…

John’s wedding was crashed by England football legend David Seaman. Luckily, his wife didn’t mind – apparently John is also ‘a keeper’! (… get it?)

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Matthew Thomas

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Matthew

Matt joined as a Grad in 2017 when the Manchester office opened. He works with developers and consultancies to attract awesome talent in the UK as well as US. He is a true Southerner and grew up in Dorset however, like many others, this didn’t stop him becoming a Man United fan and he is enjoying being closer to the “Theatre of Dreams”.

And another thing…

Matt is still chasing a career in cricket, although averaging 20 runs per game and playing in the second division in the Cheshire league will give most a clear indication of his progress towards a professional career.

Hi, I'm Matthew

Matt joined as a Grad in 2017 when the Manchester office opened. He works with developers and consultancies to attract awesome talent in the UK as well as US. He is a true Southerner and grew up in Dorset however, like many others, this didn’t stop him becoming a Man United fan and he is enjoying being closer to the “Theatre of Dreams”.

And another thing…

Matt is still chasing a career in cricket, although averaging 20 runs per game and playing in the second division in the Cheshire league will give most a clear indication of his progress towards a professional career.

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Clare Johnson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Clare

Clare joined Harper Harrison in 2019 from a competitor where she holds 5 years’ experience recruiting in the Construction & Property industry. Her network spans across Manchester and London having lived in the big smoke before relocating back up to the North West where she grew up on the Merseyside. She specialises within Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Building Surveying in the consultancy market.

And another thing…

Clare has travelled to over 25 countries when she used to work on cruise ships before getting into recruitment.

Hi, I'm Clare

Clare joined Harper Harrison in 2019 from a competitor where she holds 5 years’ experience recruiting in the Construction & Property industry. Her network spans across Manchester and London having lived in the big smoke before relocating back up to the North West where she grew up on the Merseyside. She specialises within Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Building Surveying in the consultancy market.

And another thing…

Clare has travelled to over 25 countries when she used to work on cruise ships before getting into recruitment.

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Lorna Yale

Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Lorna

Lorna was one of the first Harper Harrison members to join the Manchester office along with Del and Matt. She specialises within placing Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers into the consultancy market. Lorna loves working within the construction industry and getting to see Manchester as a city develop around her. She has even recently become a homeowner of a brand new £1bn mixed use scheme in Manchester city centre.

And another thing….

Although Lorna does enjoy going to the gym and even inspiring to be the next Paula Radcliffe after running a few half marathons she cannot hide her love of food after doing a Food Marketing degree.

Ways to her heart:  1. Buy her food 2. Make her food 3. Be food

Hi, I'm Lorna

Lorna was one of the first Harper Harrison members to join the Manchester office along with Del and Matt. She specialises within placing Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers into the consultancy market. Lorna loves working within the construction industry and getting to see Manchester as a city develop around her. She has even recently become a homeowner of a brand new £1bn mixed use scheme in Manchester city centre.

And another thing….

Although Lorna does enjoy going to the gym and even inspiring to be the next Paula Radcliffe after running a few half marathons she cannot hide her love of food after doing a Food Marketing degree.

Ways to her heart:  1. Buy her food 2. Make her food 3. Be food

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Leah Wise

Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Leah

Leah left her small town in the Midlands behind as a fresh Graduate, following the bright lights to London and joined the permanent team at Harper Harrison in July 2018. Her favourite part of the job is meeting different people and understanding how to change their life for the better! She is very sociable and loves to travel.

And another thing...

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield is Leahs go-to Karaoke banger!

Hi, I'm Leah

Leah left her small town in the Midlands behind as a fresh Graduate, following the bright lights to London and joined the permanent team at Harper Harrison in July 2018. Her favourite part of the job is meeting different people and understanding how to change their life for the better! She is very sociable and loves to travel.

And another thing...

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield is Leahs go-to Karaoke banger!

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Max Le Vene

Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Max

Max joined Harper Harrrison as a Recruitment Consultant with over two years experience in the industry. He specialises in Cost Management, working with consultancies, contractors and developers within the built environment and construction industry.

And another thing...

Outside of work, Max loves football, beach holidays and Italian food!

Hi, I'm Max

Max joined Harper Harrrison as a Recruitment Consultant with over two years experience in the industry. He specialises in Cost Management, working with consultancies, contractors and developers within the built environment and construction industry.

And another thing...

Outside of work, Max loves football, beach holidays and Italian food!

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Mark Gowdy

Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Mark

Mark joined as a grad in March of this year in the Manchester office. He primarily works with Project Controls professionals in the infrastructure space throughout the UK and Mainland Europe. He grew up in the North West, but went to University in Newcastle where he studied Business Management. Being the globetrotter he is, Mark also spent time lived in New York, Texas and Australia before moving back home to the UK.

And another thing…

As a big Newcastle fan, Mark likes to spend most of his time outside of work in the pub, with a pint of Newcastle Brown, reminiscing about the Alan Shearer days.

Hi, I'm Mark

Mark joined as a grad in March of this year in the Manchester office. He primarily works with Project Controls professionals in the infrastructure space throughout the UK and Mainland Europe. He grew up in the North West, but went to University in Newcastle where he studied Business Management. Being the globetrotter he is, Mark also spent time lived in New York, Texas and Australia before moving back home to the UK.

And another thing…

As a big Newcastle fan, Mark likes to spend most of his time outside of work in the pub, with a pint of Newcastle Brown, reminiscing about the Alan Shearer days.

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Will Rapkins

Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I'm Will

Will was born in Warwick in the Midlands and moved over to Melbourne, Australia when he was 12 years old. After 10 years living down under, he has returned to experience all that London has offer, the amazing opportunities that come with it and to be closer to family.

He is looking forward forging a career in recruitment, specialising in built environment and construction industry.

Another thing…

Outside of work, Will loves Rugby, travelling, fitness and all foods!

Hi, I'm Will

Will was born in Warwick in the Midlands and moved over to Melbourne, Australia when he was 12 years old. After 10 years living down under, he has returned to experience all that London has offer, the amazing opportunities that come with it and to be closer to family.

He is looking forward forging a career in recruitment, specialising in built environment and construction industry.

Another thing…

Outside of work, Will loves Rugby, travelling, fitness and all foods!