Who we are

Purpose, vision and values

About us

Established in 2004, Harvey John is a specialist recruitment firm sourcing Accountancy, Tax & Treasury, and Legal jobs on a temporary, contract and permanent basis within the UK and abroad to the USA, Europe and beyond. Our team of consultants have experience working in niche markets, utilising skills and methodologies that are timely, unique and effective including search, market mapping, testing, social media and digital attraction strategies.

We continue to build long-lasting relationships that extend to exclusive partnerships and global placements from Shoreditch to Singapore. There’s no ‘one and done’​ mentality in the way we recruit; relationships matter to us, so the vast majority of our work is repeat business.



We are here to empower people and organisations to succeed, and to impact lives and the wider communities we work with positively. This has been our purpose since 2004. It is why we get out of bed in the morning, work so hard together, and feel so proud when people achieve their goals.


Our vision is to create a happy, successful business where we help people feel empowered to succeed and fulfil their aspirations.

Our Values


Recognising that our work can positively change people’s lives, we care about the ambitions of our candidates, clients and our team. We help people to gain the confidence to thrive, progress in their careers and strive for excellence.


We aim to reduce complexity, communicating in an open, transparent and responsive way. Our primary focus is to place the right person in the right role, to the benefit of our candidates, clients and the reputation of our team.


Woven into the fabric of our culture is a passion for learning and pushing ourselves to be better. This drives us to develop as true consultants in our specialisms. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable industry influencers who are able to delve deeper into the issues affecting our loyal networks.


Eliminating bias in business is crucial. We make objective decisions and hire based on merit, not age, race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation—for both clients and ourselves. Our culture fosters support and celebrates success while offering encouragement when needed.


We understand the importance of sincere and constructive feedback to our clients, candidates and team members. We are sensitive to our impact as a business; respecting our environment and actively working to improve our footprint.