We pride ourselves on our long built relationships and our role in the strategic development and growth of our clients and candidates. We work with Exhibition and Conference organisers as well as Institutes, Associations, and Charities, on positions from Assistant to Managing Director level across multiple disciplines.
We offer full consultation to our clients regarding pre-recruitment strategy and planning. We understand how valuable it is to have the best people working for you, and how costly the wrong people can be. With so much at stake, we always spend time with our clients to plan and structure a recruitment strategy that is efficient and cost-effective. Your time won’t be wasted wading through inappropriate CVs, interviewing too many candidates or having positions vacant for long periods. We also provide advice on salaries & benefit packages, market trends and activity.
The relationships we have built up over the last 15 years are key to getting you your next events role. Our client network is unrivalled, so much so that if we don’t have a role for you, our connections within the market will allow us to seek out and find a client who will be interested in you!
We have an active presence in major industry events, absorbing the market and keeping abreast of current trends. We also participate regularly in industry forums and social groups. The reason for this is simple, to give you the very best, uncompromising service. We specialise in recruitment for conferences, exhibitions, venues, associations and institutes and agencies placing senior management and conference producers to operations, marketing and sales. We understand the market shifts, history and challenges, which means you will benefit from our honest and accurate advice on candidate availability, salary surveys and competitor information. Interested in receiving any of these? Get in touch below.
Formed by Guy Wilkinson, a market leading recruiter in the Events industry with more than 16 years’ experience in conference and exhibition recruitment, our Eligo Events team have a vast understanding of the sector, forging lasting connections with professionals and companies within it. Our team have also previously been involved in many organisations within the sector, with Guy having previously been a Director of the Association of Conferences and Events.
I would like to thank Guy so much for his help with this vacancy – It’s been really fantastic to have such a rapid response with great quality candidates as well.
Guy has probably given me the best candidates of any events recruiter in recent years, which is dead refreshing.
Eligo really took on board the key things I was looking for when no one else did! The recruitment process in itself really shed light on your professionalism and wisdom throughout, especially compared to other recruiters in this sector who were shoehorning me roles.
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Welcome to the Events Industry News Roundup. Where we take a look back at May's industry news, current live jobs, career advice, and much more! Events "no riskier than shopping", initial pilot data reveals Initial findings from the Event Research Programme has suggested events without masks and social distancing can be as safe as going to a restaurant or shopping centre, The Times has reported. Live events were able to resume on 17 May with capacity restrictions and the requirement of face coverings and social distancing, with the Government’s roadmap targeting a full lifting of restrictions on 21 June. Read more here (Conference News) etc.venues reports £1m worth of bookings in three days Venue portfolio etc.venues have reported taking £1m of confirmed bookings in the three days following the prime minister’s announcement that indoor events could return from May 17th. Boris Johnson announced on May 10th that indoor events for up 1,000 people or 50% venue capacity, not including staff, contractors or exhibitors, will reopen in England. Read more here (conference News) Ticket Resale Platforms play a Critical role in the Recovery of Live Events in the UK According to Managing Director of viagogo, Chris Miller, ticket resale platforms will play a vital role in the UK event industry’s pandemic recovery. The flexibility and protection that resale platforms offer fans who want to resell their tickets will be critical as the industry remains volatile. It will also help fill up events more quickly and maximise revenues for struggling venues. Read more here (Event Industry News) We Are The Fair launches We Are OPS, a female-led event ops agency We Are OPS, a female-led, event operations agency, catering for a UK-wide audience, has been launched to address the gender balance within the events industry. The agency is led by Yasmin Galleti, director, and senior female members of staff at We Are The Fair. From licensing and traffic management to liaising with local residents, businesses and local authorities, We Are OPS will provide organisers with the “full package”. Read more here (Standout Magazine) Latest Events Jobs Senior Content Executive £30,000 - £35,000 - London Senior Marketing Executive - B2B Exhibitions £28,000 - £35,000 - London Marketing Manager - B2B Exhibitions £35,000 - £40,000 - London Senior Marketing Manager £45,000 - £50,000 - London Senior Conference Producer £35,000 - £40,000 - London Head of UK Tech Content - Exhibitions £50,000 - £60,000 - London Free Resources Did you know, it only takes hiring managers 6 seconds to review a CV application? If you are looking to update your CV, follow our CV writing tips before you start and free CV template download to make it easy! Form ID:4359
Are you a software engineer, developer, analyst, programmer, tech team leader, CTO or someone with a keen interest in open source software and tech? Are you looking to attend open source events and tech meetup’s this year, but don’t know where to start? Then why not take a look at the list of upcoming open source and technology events we’ve compiled below. With a genuine interest in the open source and technology market, our consultants are passionate about connecting with its various communities by attending, running and speaking at events worldwide. Technology events are great places to network and celebrate all sorts of technologies, skills and languages. If you’ve never been to a tech meetup or are sceptical about what you can get from one, take a look at our 5 reasons to attend a tech meetup. Technology events are also a great opportunity to meet new people who have fantastic knowledge and influence within the tech industry. We are only as strong as our network and our success is down to the strength of the relationships we have secured within the Technology community. We would love to meet you at any of the upcoming events, if you would like to arrange a chat with one of our consultants please contact us at email@example.com. Check the list below for a few upcoming open source and technology events; North West Yorkshire Linux Meetup 22/02/2018 Alwoodley FLOSSUK – Spring Conference 26/04/2018 – 27/04/2018 Edinburgh Open Source Summit Europe 22/10/2018 – 24/10/2018 Edinburgh East Cambridge Ruby User Group 28/02/2018 Cambridge Agile Cambridge 2018 26/09/2018 – 28/09/2018 Cambridge West Azure IT Camp 20/02/2018 – 21/02/2018 Reading Ruby Conference – Bath 22/02/2018 – 23/02/2018 Bath London Applied Data Science in R 21/02/2018 – 28/02/2018 London London Python Meetup 22/02/2018 London Drupal Camp London 02/03/2018 – 04/03/2018 London ReactFest 2018 08/03/2018 – 09/03/2018 London 1st LPM Tech Meetup of 2018 22/03/2018 London South PHP Essex Meetup 21/02/2018 Essex Pixel Pioneers 08/06/2018 Brighton These are just a few of the events coming up this year, so take a look at the full list of Open Source and Technology events on our Technology page here.
Last week the Eligo Medical team attended the Best Practice Show at the NEC in Birmingham, an event Keynote speaker Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, labelled “the most important primary care conference in the year”. Amongst the other messages in his address, Hunt called Primary Care the “most exciting place to be in the NHS, both today and over the coming years”. After 2 days spent meeting hundreds of GPs, Nurses, and Practice Managers from all over the country, we can most definitely say that both of these statements ring true. As specialists in Primary Care Recruitment and Locum Jobs we loved the opportunity to engage with the medical professionals we work with daily on a personal level and further understand their problems, needs, and what we can do to help. For us, the event started the night before the conference with the set-up of our stand, which, being only 4 foot 9, was eventful to say the least! Luckily I had the rest of the lovely Eligo Medical team there to help and we successfully prepared for the conference ahead. Located on stand K80, close to GP Theatre A and Theatre 1, it was great to be able to chat with the growing crowds of GPs gathering for the mass of excellent lectures, seminars, and talks that had been arranged. We were also excited about some new additions to our stand including sweet dispensers, and a raffle we were running to win Apple Watches, Phone Chargers, Hand Sanitiser and more. Throughout the 2 days which Best Practice ran, the importance of the Primary Care workforce was continually emphasised along with how GPs can be central to the transformation of our healthcare system. This was particularly relevant as the conference fell on the same date as Fab Change Day, a day for collective action by NHS staff to demonstrate the difference they can make. Meeting so many passionate GPs and Nurses, we’d definitely agree with this sentiment. We spoke to so many new and existing clients and candidates that Christina actually had almost lost her voice by the end of the show. With all the talks taking place, our Eligo sweets including classic retro love hearts were proving especially popular, with the Eligo goodie bags we had made up also a hit as they included something everyone within the Medical industry could do with! Whilst we gave away many prizes during our raffle we came back with one more Apple Watch that we didn’t manage to give away. As such we’ve decided that if you register with us as a Locum GP or get in touch with your session requirements for Locums before the end of November you’ll be put in the final draw for the Apple Watch. We’ll also give you an extra £100 on your first timesheet or a free hour off your booking for Locums. Simply get in touch quoting Best Practice Offer or click here to request an application pack now. Overall, our time at Best Practice show was an amazing experience, so much so that we have already booked a spot at next year’s show where we hope to meet all those that we met this year and hopefully some new faces too. Jeremy Hunt said in his keynote speech that we all need to “bang the drum for primary care” and that is something we will keep on doing for a long time.
Last week we attended the biggest Perl conference in Europe, YAPC::EU, where Perl developers from around the world descended on Cluj-Napoca, Romania for an exciting programme of talks, presentations, events, and drinks! Held by the Perl Counts of Transylvania, the lovely Cluj Perl Mongers, the 3-day event featured a line-up of speakers including the father of Perl, Larry Wall, as a keynote speaker alongside Curtis Poe (Ovid) and SawyerX. YAPC’s Perl Counts of Transylvania The city of Cluj is both a beautiful and perfect setting for such an event with its historic buildings, the excellent University where the conference was hosted, and a wide array of bars and restaurants for catching up after a long day of talks. Kicking off with a bang after the rooftop party hosted by Evozon the night before, the first day of YAPC::EU brought the news that next year’s Perl conference would be held in Amsterdam! The day continued as it started with a wide array of talks covering everything from Real-world parsing with Perl 6 to the always fun Lightning Talks hosted by rGeoffrey. The fun had only just begun, however, with 2 more days to go and an amazing conference party hosted at the picturesque Banffy Palace in the evening. The Perl Community Day two begun with Sawyer X’s keynote “The State of the Velociraptor”, which highlighted just how close-knit and international the Perl community really is (a point that was evident throughout our 3 days there) with Perl developers from around the world speaking about the community. The international feel continued with talks by Perl mongers who had travelled from locations as distant as Houston, USA. How’s the Perl jobs market? The final day included my own talk on the Perl jobs market. I’d originally intended to present a talk titled “It’s all in the questions you ask”, however, as some of you may know, I recently got engaged, meaning a different type of question left me with little time, so I decided to talk about what I know: Perl jobs. It was great to see so many Perl developers in the room for the talk and to share my knowledge with so many new and familiar faces. I have uploaded the slides of the talk here and hope a video will be available shortly! If you have any more questions after attending, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Now back in the office, it’s been a pleasure to reflect on such a great couple of days with the Perl community in Cluj. We were proud to have been part of such an awesome event as main sponsors as well as sponsoring the food, and we plan to continue supporting the wonderful community for a long time. As I stated in my talk, and as the conference has highlighted, there is a positive, feel-good mood in the Perl market. We’re constantly taking on new Perl job roles with both new and existing Perl clients across the world, with many opportunities out there for Perl developers looking for a change. If we didn’t get a chance to catch up at YAPC::EU or you’d like to discuss your Perl career or hiring requirements a bit further, please do let me know and I’d be more than happy to have a chat. firstname.lastname@example.org | @perlrick | @eligchlo | www.eligo.co.uk/technology | 0208 944 4180
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