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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Expansions, training programs introduced, and new funding for events businesses in the event industry for October Event Industry News Roundup. Read all about it below. New training programme places focus on launch and growth in events industry A pair of event professionals have announced a partnership to produce a new training programme to support innovation and creativity in the events and exhibition industry. Matt Hodgins, founder of Ideas Academy and Simon Naudi, CEO of Answers Training, are behind the new programme and have over 60 years of combined experience in the sector. Read more here (Exhibition News) ExCeL London given go-ahead for 25,000sqm expansion ExCeL London has secured Newham Planning Committee approval to expand the venue, which will increase the building’s usable event space by 25,000sqm. Construction works are expected to start in 2022. ExCeL’s CEO Jeremy Rees said the decision is a “key moment” not just for ExCeL but for its customers and the entire UK events industry. Read more here (Exhibition News) CHS Birmingham announces educational programme The education programme for this years’ inaugural CHS Birmingham Show has been announced, featuring brands, event designers, new event models, commentators and the Commonwealth Games. Taking place 26 October at ICC Birmingham, the programme will kick off with a panel discussion on what event models will look like. It will include panellists Toby Lewis, managing director of The Live Group and Tony Banks, fundraising consultant at Think Consulting Solutions. Read more here (Conference News) Asset finance specialist Bluestone launches £10m funding line for events & attractions businesses Asset finance specialist Bluestone has launched a new £10m funding line to help businesses in the events and attractions sector which have bought assets during the pandemic to unlock finance for growth. CAUSe – Coronavirus Asset Unlock Scheme – is currently the only product of its type that enables companies to raise funds retrospectively on assets acquired up to two years ago. Read more here (Event Industry News) UK Music calls for Government action to boost recovery UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, unveiled its This Is Music 2021 annual report. It reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19, which wiped out 69,000 jobs – one in three of the total workforce. Launching the report, UK Music called on the Government to introduce tax incentives and other employment-boosting measures to help the sector rebuild after the pandemic. Read more here (Event Industry News) Your ticket to a standout events CV With restrictions being lifted back in June and many events returning this year, the event industry is bouncing back from its lows when the pandemic first hit. More companies within the industry will be looking for event professionals to fill the gaps post covid, and the competition is high and vast. So, what things should you consider when creating your standout CV to secure your next job in events? Find out here Events Jobs Exhibition Sales Executive/Manager £25,000 - £45,000 + £15 -£20k Bens - London Sales Executive - B2B Memberships £22,000 - £25,000 + £8k Bonus - London Senior Marketing Executive - B2B Exhibitions £28,000 - £35,000 - London Marketing Manager - B2B Exhibitions £35,000 - £40,000 + £5-£8k Bens - London Exhibition Sales Manager - German Speaking £35,000 - £38,000 + £10k Bonus - London Exhibition Show Manager - French Speaking £35,000 - £45,000 + £10k-£15k bonus - London Form ID:4359
In September's Event's news roundup there's talk of a newfound confidence in the events sector from attendees with 59% of Brits willing to pay more for extra health and safety measures at an event, the government is calling on the event industry for views on vaccine passports and more. Research finds 59% of Brits willing to pay more for extra health and safety measures at an event Global staffing partner for brand experiences, Elevate, has conducted consumer research across the UK, USA, France and Germany, revealing consumer levels of post-pandemic confidence when it comes to events and experiences, as well as the services that Brits are willing to pay for to feel safer. Well over half (59%) of Brits are willing to pay extra at a given event to secure additional health and safety measures for their group. Read more here (Event Industry News) Government calls on events industry for views on vaccine passports The Government has called on those working in the events industry to contribute their views on the potential use of ‘vaccine passports’ in England, should Covid-19 cases increase in winter to the point at which the NHS becomes overwhelmed. While nothing has been confirmed, those working in the events industry are encouraged to answer a series of questions and submit them no later than 11 October via email. Read more here (Conference News) VisitBritain awards £200,000 to help kick-start the UK business events industry Applications have now closed for VisitBritain’s Domestic Support Fund, an initiative that was designed to help kick-start the recovery of the UK business events industry. The £200,000 Domestic Support Fund was available for not-for-profit organisations and charities hosting meetings, conferences and events in the UK from June to December 2021. Events from 100 to 500 delegates taking place in the UK were eligible to apply, with the fund opening for bids on 9 June 2021. Read more here (Conference News) Government outlines details of its live events reinsurance scheme The Government has published an outline of the scheme rules for its Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, which was announced on 4 August. The £750m scheme offers cost indemnification if an event has to be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to Covid-19. It will run to 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring next year. All live events including music festivals, conferences and business events are eligible to purchase the cover, which will be available alongside standard commercial events insurance. Read more here (Exhibition News) Ticket Fund to unite event organisers with businesses and generous donors The Ticket Fund will bring businesses large and small together to fundraise for event tickets, which will be donated to hardworking NHS teams nationwide as thanks for their incredible work. The campaign also seeks to direct much-needed cash into the pockets of theatres, nightclubs and event promoters as they struggle to deal with the prolonged effects of COVID. Whilst this campaign is initially aimed exclusively at NHS staff, Tickets for Good are looking to expand the offer of free event tickets to many more frontline and key workers in the future. Read more here (Event Industry News) Your ticket to a standout events CV With restrictions being lifted back in June and many events returning this year, the event industry is bouncing back from its lows when the pandemic first hit. More companies within the industry will be looking for event professionals to fill the gaps post covid, and the competition is high and vast. So, what things should you consider when creating your standout CV to secure your next job in events? Find out here Latest Events Jobs Exhibition Sales Executive £25,000 - £45,000 - London Exhibition Sales Manager £35,000 - £45,000 - London Marketing Manager B2B Exhibitions £35,000 - £40,000 - London Exhibition Sales Manager - German Speaker £35,000 - £38,000 - London Senior Marketing Executive - B2B Exhibitions £28,000 - £35,000 - London Form ID:4359
With restrictions being lifted back in June and many events returning this year, the event industry is bouncing back from its lows when the pandemic first hit. Live and virtual events are gaining momentum and with the announcement of a live events insurance scheme too, more companies within the industry will be looking for event professionals to fill the gaps post covid, and the competition is high and vast. Studies show that employers will typically spend between 30 seconds and 2 minutes making a judgment of a CV. This means as an event professional, your CV will need to grab the attention of the hiring manager instantly whilst effectively displaying your experience and skills in the market. So, what things should you consider when creating your standout CV to secure a job in the events industry? Style and formatting A standout CV should look crisp and clear not only to be aesthetically pleasing but easy to follow, with a structure that is logical and easy to read. The visual look of the CV is important and that also includes language, tone, and punctuation. Top tip: Ensure you tailor the style to the job and events company you wish to apply for. Structure Your CV needs to have a logical structure, we recommend that you start with your most recent experience and work backward including all or some of the below: Personal Profile / Personal Objective Most Recent position – Job title, Company, Company Description, or their Website & dates of employment Description of the current role including, responsibilities, key facts & achievements Detail all further work history – as above Relevant Qualifications Education Training attended Skills and interests Training Training and qualifications are key in the events industry and can also set you apart from the competition if you have certain training over another applicant. If your training is outdated, think about rectifying that, and letting the hiring manager know during the interview any training you are planning to do or would like to complete to help you further in your career and the role at their company. Quantify achievements You know that working in the events and marketing industry metrics and quantified achievements are important. So, including these quantified metrics that you’ve achieved in your earlier roles, will really go a long way in helping your CV to stand out from all the other applicants. How many events have you organised? What countries, delegate average, how much have you impacted budget forecasting? Have you been involved in event strategy? Review Once you’ve added all the key elements to your Standout events CV – there are 5 key things to remember to do. Proofread and check the spelling and grammar Make it painless and easy to read – use bold for headings and titles, a list with bullet points and keep to the same font Include key achievements Make the CV specific to the role you are applying for – use keywords from the job description Match your CV to your LinkedIn profile. Top Tip: Before you consider sending your CV to anyone, or taking it with you to an interview, make sure that you know your CV inside out including the key facts that you have included. It’s surprising how many people will quote different dates/facts/figures to those detailed on their CV! You can download our free CV template below to get you started. Is your events CV ready to go? Then upload it here and we can help you find your next events Job. You can also browse our latest events jobs on our website here. Form ID:4359
As the Summer months draw to a close let's take a look back at the Event industry news from August. This latest roundup of Event industry news, the Chancellor announces a £750m events industry insurance scheme, a new survey reveals a third of event agencies have already started to recruit again but salaries have gone down and much more. Chancellor confirms £750m events industry insurance scheme The Government has confirmed that a £750m insurance scheme designed specifically for the events industry has been made available. The announcement was made late on the evening on 6 August by chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak (pictured). As the economy reopens with the lifting of Covid restrictions, insurance has proved a sticking point for many event organisers. The Government has partnered with Lloyd’s to deliver what it calls the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme as part of its Plan for Jobs. Read more here (Conference News) Venues of Excellence launches ‘Confidence in Us’ campaign Venues of Excellence has launched its ‘Confidence in Us’ campaign to underpin its venues commitment to deliver safe events as the UK opens up to business as usual for meetings and events. Representing over 40 member venues, the campaign focuses on the following key elements: ‘we are easy to work with’ and we value your business, our venues continue to offer flexibility with their contracts and terms of business, delegate experience and welfare is our priority, our venues work within Covid-19 Government guidelines to deliver safe events and hybrid event options can easily be combined with face-to-face events. Read more here (Conference News) New research reveals strong demand from disabled audiences to return to live events A snapshot online survey, carried out by the charity Attitude is Everything between 19th July and 1st August this year, has revealed the diverse positions Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people now find themselves in since the lifting of COVID-safety regulations one month ago on 19th July. The poll of 289 individuals with a history of attending live events found that respondents went to a staggering 5000+ indoor and 1200+ outdoor live events in 2019, from gigs and festivals to football matches and book launches. Read more here (Event Industry News) New Survey reveals a third of event agencies have already started to recruit again but salaries have gone down The Hub, a recruitment platform dedicated to the MICE, events and experiential sectors, has revealed the results of its ‘What Happens Now?’ research which reveals recruitment plans and employment insights from over a thousand agency owners, corporate stakeholders, industry influencers, commentators and senior event professionals. When asked when they will start recruiting again, almost a third (32%) of respondents said that they already have started, with 40% planning to start in September, 16% planning to recruit later in 2021 and 12% waiting until 2022. Read more here (Conference News) Restrictions ease in Northern Ireland, welcoming back events It was announced that, effective 16 August, individuals in Northern Ireland who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to quarantine for 10 days if someone they have been in contact with tests positive for Covid-19. Instead of quarantining, they must take a PCR test on days two and eight of what would have been their 10-day quarantine period. Other relaxations include the removal of social distancing on public transport alongside any limit to the number of individuals on a table. Read more here (Exhibition News) Latest Event Jobs Business Development Manager (B2B Exhibitions) £40,000 - £45,000 - London Exhibition Sales Manager £35,000 - £45,000 - London Head of Membership £30,000 - £35,000 - London Head of UK Tech Content £50,000 - £60,000 - London Senior Marketing Executive (B2B Exhibitions £28,000 - £35,000 - London Form ID:4359
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