Harnham, the world’s biggest Data and Analytics recruitment business has launched its new Wimbledon headquarters. David Farmer, senior partner of Harnham was joined by Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo to officially open the sales floor and bring in an exciting new chapter to Harnham’s story.
“This is a very important day for Harnham,” said Ann. “I’ve seen this organisation flourish over recent years and to see David and the team move into this fantastic space is befitting of their skill and dedication to both the recruitment and data industries.”
With capacity to grow headcount in the new Wimbledon office from 65 to 100, Harnham have set the foundations for significant growth across their UK and European markets. Outside of Europe Harnham have two established offices in San Francisco and New York. David comments that the Wimbledon office will act as the blueprint for future international expansion. “Harnham has seen positive year on year growth which has triggered our UK expansion and we expect to be at 130 staff globally by the end of the year, but this is just the start. We have just begun our growth strategy in our New York and San Francisco offices which will triple headcount in the US over the next two years”.
The fully renovated space was designed and built by local office build company ODB Group. The office combines cutting edge open plan design with integrated technology all set against an innovative and exciting brand that has been core to Harnham’s success. Learning & Development will remain key to Harnham’s growth strategy so two purpose-built training rooms have been constructed. The result is an environment that promotes Harnham’s culture of collaboration and support whilst using technology to aid productivity.
Keeping their head office in Wimbledon will also help ensure Harnham retains its unique culture in a period of growth. Since the company opened in 2006, Harnham’s headquarters have been based in several offices all within a few hundred yards of Wimbledon Station. This has allowed the business to weave itself into the fabric of the town supporting local businesses and charities such as the Wimbledon Foodbank where every employee spent a day working over the festive period. October 2017 was a particular highlight as Harnham was awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Best Enterprising Business’ at the Merton Business Awards.
Simon Clarke, managing partner of Harnham commented, “The Data and Analytics industry is growing at break neck speed and our ambitions grow alongside it. Keeping up with global demand, emerging technologies and a changing workforce are all part of being a successful organisation. Harnham’s new Wimbledon office and the other offices that will follow is our commitment to our staff and customers around the globe that we will continue to support them with the highest level of service.”