It was 1997 when the Harris sisters joined forces, leaving their respective jobs and creating Harris Lord. (This was also the last year that the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest and the first Harry Potter book was published).
The idea was simple, don't just recruit people - find the right individuals that will stay in a business and contribute to its growth. Opening their first office with just three phones, three desks and a kettle, it was a bold move. And they were inundated.
The consultative, service-led approach set them apart from their rivals and Harris Lord continued to grow into what it is today, a national business with a local feel. Now, Harris Lord has three teams spanning their core specialist markets, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Office.
No matter how many people join Justine & Tracey on this journey, their vision remains steadfast to ensure they connect the right people with the right opportunities.
Justine starts her first job in recruitment, Tracey joins a rival firm two years later.
The sisters come together and open Harris Lord, based in the Carfax.
Harris Lord outgrows their premises and moves across the road. The engineering desk (now known as manufacturing) is created.
The scientific desk goes live and Harris Lord relocate to Bishops Weald.
Harris Lord setup in Piries Place.
Mark and Julie become Joint Operations Managers, taking on the day-to-day running of Harris Lord.
Based out of Piries Place, Harris Lord has expanded internationally. With a core focus on three markets they're able to deliver a global recruitment service, with a local feel.
- Justine Harris, Joint MD
- Tracey Harris, Joint MD