About Us

Why we’re different

We have the best team!  Our culture is built on strong values, team work, honesty, delivering on promises and doing what is best for your customer not for yourself. 

This underpins everything we do and look for in our team.  People in our business have passion, drive and a determination to make a difference and be the best at what they do everyday…..having a lot of laughs along the way!

In an industry that is all about people, we focus on providing the personal touch. 

We spend time getting to know you and what you are looking for so we can provide the best possible service. 

For candidates, this approach enables us to find out what motivates you when the morning alarm goes off, and what skills you have. 

And for clients, chatting over a coffee helps us to understand how your company works, what your values are and exactly what you want a new hire to bring to the table. 

This enables us to make perfect matches with success for both parties.

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As our business continues to grow, we are always looking for those special people who would be the perfect addition to our team. 

We are lucky to spend time everyday working with people that we like. 

We aim to be different, by being consistently great at what we do and having a lot of fun celebrating success. 

Recruitment can sometimes be tough, but offer unrivalled training, a whole host of benefits and a supportive culture where our team thrives. Every member of the team is valued and plays a key part in the ongoing success of Lawrence Dean.


Our History

  1. November 2010

    Kelly Notley and Sarah Leete start Lawrence Dean Recruitment Group, in a tiny office with two laptops and two phones.

  2. November 2011

    We hire our first employee, and are also finalists in the Best New Business category at the Hertfordshire Business Awards.

  3. May 2012

    We win our first award – Most Promising New Business at the first Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.

  4. March 2013

    Lawrence Dean finds work for our 1,000th candidate.

  5. November 2013

    We win Best Small Business at the Hertfordshire Business Awards.

  6. June 2014

    The awards keep coming as we win Stevenage Business of the Year at the FSB Awards.

  7. July 2016

    We move to our fourth office, giving us more space to interview as the team expands.

  8. January 2017

    Lawrence Dean becomes a sponsor for Stevenage Community Trust.

  9. January 2018

    A whole host of new benefits added; tax free annual bonuses for all, private medical insurance, increased holiday entitlement and paid sabbaticals

  10. November 2018

    We are finalists for Employer of the Year at the Hertfordshire Business Awards and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation Awards.

  11. March 2020

    COVID-19 brings a fresh set of challenges, but Lawrence Dean rises above them.

  12. January 2021

    Flexible, hybrid working is introduced for all staff encouraging better work life balance than ever before

  13. December 2022

    Online timesheets introduced making payroll easier and quicker for all users

  14. August 2023

    Our first team member to reach their 10 year service mark is rewarded with a fully paid sabbatical from work, for a well-earned rest on us!

What our candidates say

Love the team at Lawrence Dean Recruitment, I felt they were looking for a job that best suited me and not just commission driven. Alissia and Taylor have been so helpful and personable throughout my time with them and love catching up with them when possible. They have really change my opinion on recruitment agency’s in the best way.
Five Star Rating Kiara
I had been unsuccessfully job searching for 6 months before contacting Lawrence Dean Recruitment. Within two weeks of getting registered, I had secured myself a job. Their staff (especially Tonia, who is there to answer any of my questions as I move into my new employment) were friendly, supportive and made a really difficult time that much easier for me, so I am extremely thankful.
Five Star Rating Danielle
This is one of the best recruiters I have ever used. Every single person is lovely and supportive and really wants what’s best for you. They won’t put you forward for just anything. They listen to your needs and put you forward for jobs that you will stay in, enjoy and progress in. I have used other companies in the past and felt pressured and ended up in roles I just don’t like but I trust Lawrence Dean to help me figure out my future.
Five Star Rating Anika
The whole process went very smoothly. I applied through the indeed website and was quickly contacted and interviewed by Connie in very friendly and professional way that boosted my confidence in the whole hiring process. Next day Clare got in touch with a prefect job offer for me and secured me my job interview even when my time constraints were against us. I got the job offer. Clare helped me after as well with the useful advice regarding the termination the contracts and first day at new work. Thank you very much Team, Connie and Clare especially - I appreciate it a lot. All the best!
Five Star Rating Izabel
I found Lawrence Dean to be very professional and informative. Although I didn't get the role I had been put forward for, she was still quick to come back to me and reassure me that there wasn't anything specific as to why I didn't get the role - it was down to personality fit with the company which was very helpful.
Five Star Rating Jane
I have had the pleasure of the support of Lawrence Dean, and their staff, over many years. Clare Parsons has proved to me, in particular, that their core values ring true in every step of the recruitment process, and this is echoed by other consultants there who have been incredibly meticulous from the outset. I cannot recommend them highly enough, I have found my dream job because of their efforts, could not have found it without them. Potential and current clients, and candidates are lucky to have them on their side.
Five Star Rating Maxine
Personal touch, caring and very supportive with a new job gift which was a lovely surprise! Both times I have used you, you have been lovely, welcoming and extremely efficient in finding me work that suits me. The only recruitment agency that is pro active and willing to listen to your needs properly in my experience.
Five Star Rating Vicky
Had a fantastic experience with Lawrence Dean (Rachel in particular!). I really appreciate the time and effort she took throughout the process to make me feel comfortable and encouraged! My conversations with Rachel made a big difference and I was left each time feeling more confident. Fast, comforting and detailed service. Lawrence Dean really take the time to get to know you to ensure they put you forward for roles that are best suited to you.
Five Star Rating Pav
The service I received was excellent, everybody was professional and extremely helpful. Thank you very much for all your help. I recommend you over all other agencies I was with. I felt the service was 10/10, it was professional and I felt that all the team were working to find the right position to suit me rather than just being another name.
Five Star Rating Stephen
The team at Lawrence Dean are friendly, welcoming and concise. The service I have received from the consultants has been both friendly and professional in approach and because of this I didn't feel I was another number as I felt you were invested in me and dedicated to find me the right role.
Five Star Rating Helen
Excellent! As soon as I signed up I was found a job within 24 hours. Everyone at Lawrence Dean has been very helpful, friendly and been great at dealing with any queries/problems whenever they’ve come up. Very helpful and quick to find a job placement. Very happy with my experience here.
Five Star Rating John

Meet the Team

Our team are quite simply the best of the bunch! Experienced, professional recruiters who truly care.  With a passion for excellence, and unrivalled local market knowledge, our team offer a refreshingly different level of service.

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