Honesty and integrity is at the heart of everything we do


Two sisters, both working in rival recruitment agencies but sharing the same vision - that honesty and integrity should be at the heart of everything they do.

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.

Our story
Rival Firms

Justine starts her first job in recruitment, Tracey joins a rival firm two years later.

Coming Together

The sisters come together and open Harris Lord, based in the Carfax.


Manufacturing Market

Harris Lord outgrows their premises and moves across the road. The engineering desk (now known as manufacturing) is created.

Science Division

The scientific desk goes live and Harris Lord relocate to Bishops Weald.


New Office

Harris Lord setup in Piries Place.

Making Moves

Mark and Julie become Joint Operations Managers, taking on the day-to-day running of Harris Lord.


Going Global

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.

"The early days were a rollercoaster. We had found a gap in the market, placing equal importance on both the candidate and the client."

- Justine Harris, Joint MD

"We were inundated within our first year. I remember sitting on the floor every weekend, surrounded by piles of CVs"

- Tracey Harris, Joint MD


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