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LVI Associates, the new name in Infrastructure Recruitment

Posted on November 2016

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​Phaidon Launches Group’s Infrastructure Powerhouse

Phaidon International, the global, micro-specialist staffing group, is excited to announce the merge of its two Energy recruitment brands; Laking Group and Viridium Associates, forming a new brand called LVI Associates. LVI Associates will specialise in permanent and contract recruitment services within the Infrastructure market.

Laking Group focused on the traditional Oil & Gas markets, whilst Viridium Associates the Renewables and Sustainable Energy markets. With the changing economic climate around the Oil and Gas market, there was an opportunity to refocus a number of teams and look at the wider infrastructure space. This new focus incorporates ‘Energy’ and has also opened the potential to look at new areas for the business.

“The decision to expand into the encompassing Infrastructure space was based on macro market conditions and an opportunity for the team to refocus. LVI Associates has been built to evolve our structure and offering to move with an ever changing market place. We now have specialist teams which can offer support to clients spanning the full lifecycle of any infrastructure project; from initial designs, through to construction and eventually operations”, commented Benjamin Deschampsneufs, Executive Director at Phaidon International.

Deschampsneufs adds “It also allows us to play a key role in the growth of Phaidon International. It is a great privilege to be leading this change and I am extremely excited for what the future holds with LVI Associates."

Harry Youtan, CEO, stated “This puts us in a unique position to achieve standout growth over the next few years, whilst also providing a market leading service to both the candidates and clients that we work for.”

LVI Associates can deliver expertise across all of the following areas:

  • Building Services

  • Construction

  • Forensics

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water and Environmental


About Us

LVI Associates is the leading specialist recruitment agency for the infrastructure sector. We were born from the fusion of two existing companies—Laking Group and Viridium Associates who recruited for the oil and gas and renewable energy markets. While working for some of the largest energy companies in the world, we realised that we could transform more careers and support greater projects and companies by opening our services to the wider infrastructure market. More than the sum of our parts, today LVI Associates provides permanent, contract and multi-hire recruitment from our global hubs in Boston, London and Singapore. Contact us to find out more.

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