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New decade, New Levy


It’s 2021, and there’s a lot happening in the world. It leads to change and change means we have to evolve. After 20 years in business it was time to push the envelope and create a company that maintains sustainable growth whilst still delivering quality to our clients and professionals.

The entire Levy team contributed to this rebranding journey. We feel very proud to work with people that are so dedicated and enthusiastic about their job and to witness everybody jump at the opportunity to participate and co-invent the directions Levy takes for the coming decade.

As a start, we were encouraged to think big and envisage if anything would be possible, what our Levy dream looked like. Our mission from the start has always been to co-create a company that listens, understands and delivers. But is that what we always did and told the outside world? What does and should our DNA look like? What is it that we are known for, what do we lack, what do we want to be more of and where do we want to go?

Levy is all about people: Committed to People, Connected to People, Community for People and we believe in Entrepreneurship, Authenticity, Accountability and being Pro-active.

Over the years we often got confused with being a traditional IT recruitment company when in actual fact we are an employer. We learned what changes to make in order to be recognized as an IT/Fintech/Fin Specialist: we will focus on gaining retention via participation in strategic and high level projects or secondment and extend the employee lifecycle of the professionals with Levy. As an enabler, we have invested in People & Performance Management to create strong relations by hostmanship and performance of our people in projects or assignments.

In order to remain flexible, maintain sustainable growth and work efficiently we upgraded our technology infrastructure / software to become more data driven and used online marketing together with skilled people for a more blended approach for our solutions.

We also learned that by implementing the same methodologies our clients use, Levy becomes more compatible and enables efficient client partnerships. Therefore as of 2021, Levy is 100% Agile structured, growing our performance every day to better delivery to our clients and professionals. We designed work flows that all evolve around our greatest asset ‘people’ and our relationship with them. We are well known for our strong client relationships but we would like to offer more.

As part of the Agile approach we implemented a more modern organizational structure called the “T-shaped Delivery model” that moves away from being a generalist in IT towards being a specialist in IT/Fintech/Fin and ultimately be ahead of the market and its development.

We reinvented our services and will focus on new ones to gain a better balance in the Staffing/Consultancy/Projects mix and added Delivery as a Service to our solutions portfolio. We expanded and professionalized the Levy Academy by adding new learning modules and we made sure all resources are allocated to jobs that fit their talent, ambition and drive.

With a new direction came the desire for new branding. We redesigned the entire Levy brand and created a new logo, style and website. We made interior changes to the office. Nothing has remained untouched.

Heading into a new decade, 2021 shows a more mature Levy that is ready and proud to step outside. That achieves sustainable growth by listening, understanding and delivering to our clients whilst remaining dedicated to professionals all around the world.

All our partners including yourself will benefit from our Agile approach, monitoring our adaptability and the continuous improvement of the way we do our work. You will experience an increased level of satisfaction and growth of the professional knowledge levels within Levy together with a better understanding of the landscape of IT/Fintech/Fin and it’s developments. You will experience a more seasoned company that has grown and continues to grow into an increasingly reliable partner for professional solutions. A company that will continue its journey of development to optimize the delivery of our solutions.

And we are only just beginning. An awesome roadmap is burning in our minds and hearts. We can’t wait to show you what’s next! But first: today, we proudly present the launch of our new brand starting with a new logo and website!

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Our history


In the year 2000, Levy was set up with the intention to listen to, understand and deliver professionals to clients across the Netherlands and the UK, ranging from Dutch investment banks to global energy providers. Navigating our way through the dotcom crash, we managed to establish ourselves as a reliable partner for sourcing expertise across all areas of IT landscapes.

2003 Saw the arrival of our Dutch branch in Amsterdam to build upon our successful beginnings and to further develop our presence within the Dutch marketplace.  Our UK business diversified into new industries such as Travel and Aviation and our internal teams began to grow.  The global financial crisis that followed several years later and its economic impact was an extremely challenging period in our history but we relied on strong relationships with clients and our professionals to weather the storm and we even helped some clients with restructuring and cost reductions.

In 2014, there was a change of CEO and Matt Murphy took over the reigns from the founder, Lawrence Levy. There followed a subsequent period of growth, further team building and with the help of James Duke, Levy entered into new markets and industries whilst further expanding our teams in the Netherlands and the UK offices.

The arrival of Covid last year has been without doubt challenging for everyone and we have adapted by providing as much flexibility as possible for our internal employees, professionals and clients. We have weathered crisis’ in the past but this time we recognize that diversity and sustainability of our services must be achieved to continue adding value to our clients and professionals alike.

2020 Also marked the arrival of Frank Grootenboer as a Director to lead our Dutch operations and together with the management team, we have embarked upon a strategy of rebranding and further professionalization of our services and internal organization.

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