Niche in a niche
Niche-ception, if you will...
We are event recruitment experts. Not just any events, we specialise in three areas - Exhibitions, Conferences, and Event Technology.
We combine knowledge, networks and nuance to secure the right people across functions and geographies for exhibition, conference and event technology companies around the globe.About Us
Our strategic partnerships
The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), is a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.
ESSA drives excellence across the industry and shares best practice with its membership while providing a platform for education and business development.
With our members, who sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas, we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector inside and outside of the business events industry.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) drives standards and empowers recruitment businesses to build better futures for their candidates and themselves. The REC are champions of an industry which is fundamental to the strength of the UK economy.
REC members are recognised for their professionalism and the value they provide to clients and candidates. If a recruitment agency displays the REC logo, it's a sign of quality. It demonstrates that they have passed the REC Compliance Assessment and adhere to the REC Code of Professional Practice.
Hear from our clients and candidates
I worked with Natasha to fill a number of senior roles within my global team. Over the years she provided me with a number of Event Directors, Marketing Directors and Business Development Managers who all ended up having fantastic careers and adding great value to the business. Natasha is able to perfectly understand the culture of a business, the team dynamic, key success factors of the role and the primary skill set required of any candidates. Natasha was a valuable external partner and someone who I would happily work with again.Paul MacDonald
Founder & MD at Unity53
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike on several occasions and found him to be professional and very capable. It is great to find a recruiter who doesn't just see a candidate as a pain, but future client. And where he understands he represents the client when dealing with candidates. Mike takes this to the next level, I would recommend him without hesitation.Chief Executive Officer
Exhibition Venue, Kenya
Mike is highly proactive, detail conscious and very caring. A bit of a strange thing to say about a recruitment specialist I know, but throughout the process of working with him, he was just there with me on the journey and then for some time after would check in, to make sure all was well. If you are looking for your next challenge in the world of exhibitions and events, then I would recommend that you get in touch with Mike, his enthusiasm is infectious and his connections seem limitless. This is, after all, very much a people business and this gentleman is a great person to have in your corner.Business Development Director
Event Logistics Company, UK
When you find yourself on a pathway looking for a new career direction, finding a great headhunter is part of that journey. Mike is a diamond out there! Mike really has your back and finds you opportunities like no one else. But not only that, Mike keeps checking on you over various periods, to ensure that everything is still going well. Mike is not only a top top recruiter, he is an incredible guy to know and work with! I recommend him to all who are looking at advancing their career or looking at recruiting the gems out there.Event Director
Exhibition Organiser, Australia
I've engaged with Mike on several occasions and always been impressed by his focus and his desire to get to the right outcome, for all parties. He interprets the brief quickly and intuitively and has the ability to package it in a way which encapsulates the opportunity and attracts the right candidates. In a hectic world he manages to gain and retain traction, keeping the wheels moving at pace yet without creating stress for those involved. It's a great talent, just one of many he possesses and deploys to good effect for clients on both sides of the process.Director
Event Logistics Company, UK
Strings To Her Bow - Natasha Layal You've Got Talent! - I highly recommend you. Natasha gave me some great consultative advice about how to utilise LinkedIn and she transformed my CV. I am so pleased with her work and anyone that hires her will not be disappointed. Thank you for doing such a good job for me Natasha!Ola Okunola
Event Sales and Rebook Specialist