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Specialist recruitment partners powering the events industry

We're a hands-on and experienced team, working with boutique and multinational businesses throughout the UK. Our sector experts find the talent that keeps the events industry moving.

As the UK's largest specialist events recruitment agency, we have the scale, reach and industry understanding to help our clients and candidates meet their goals faster, smarter and more effectively.


Working across all areas of the events industry we are the go-to talent partner for both permanent and freelance roles.


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Here's just some of the feedback we've received from our clients and candidates. But don't just take our word for it. Click the Google link on the bottom right of the page to read up to date reviews!

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    ​Really great Recruiters. Very responsive and managed to place me within a couple of weeks. Vikky in particular was great, and a pleasure to work with.

    Dan, Candidate

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    ​LIVE are a fabulous recruitment partner for us, and Laura Kelly is especially great to work with, she really understands my needs as an agency client and delivers great candidates and great service throughout, I would recommend them to anyone looking to hire within the live events world.

    Client

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    ​I have had a great experience working with Vikky and the team at Live Recruitment. The service provided has been understanding, proactive, supportive and fast moving. Many thanks!

    Andy, Candidate

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    ​We are a small, predominantly family based Exhibition stand design and build company and were looking to hire our first Business Development Manager. We decided to work with Live Recruitment after they introduced themselves to us at a show that we were exhibiting at in an approachable and friendly manner that stuck with us as it did not feel pushy. Mollie was designated to manage the role and has been great to work with, I felt that she had a genuine interest in our business and finding not just the right experience, but also the right fit for our business. Mollie regularly kept me up to do about the role and provided great advice on the market and appropriate candidates. I would definitely use Live Recruitment service again if we ever have future staffing needs.

    Gemma, Client

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    ​Laura was fantastic throughout the whole process from finding the perfect job through to the onboardings process. Definitely the best recruitment agency I've interacted with, massively recommended.

    Sophie, Candidate

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    ​The team at Live Recruitment are outstanding. They possess a wealth of knowledge, contacts and opportunities. I found the whole team to be professional and supportive throughout. Highly recommended!

    Dominic, Candidate

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    ​Laura Sidhu was extremely helpful in sourcing candidates and seeing through to the end of the very challenging recruitment process for our Project Manager vacancy. Laura was very proactive in finding and approaching candidates and never lost patience when faced with our strict selection criteria. We have now appointed an excellent candidate. It was our first experience working with Live Recruitment and I will not hesitate to approach them again in the future

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    ​Megan at Live Recruitment was so helpful and supportive with my job search. She was always on hand to answer any questions and to run through top tips ahead of interviews. Megan took the time to listen and understand what I was after in my next career step and cared about finding the right match.

    Carrie, Candidate

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    ​I found Live Recruitment to be professional and very efficient. The whole experience which only lasted a few days, because they found me a suitable candidate within 48 hours, made recruiting for my team a very pleasant experience.

    Susi , Client

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    ​Laura at Live Recruitment found some excellent candidates for our very demanding role. She found us the perfect person.

    Andy, Client

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    ​I would highly recommend Live Recruitment. Mollie Pickering was absolutely fantastic! She really got the measure of me, who I was about, my experience and skill set and matched me with some superb jobs. Always in communication with me throughout the interview process, a delight to work with and someone that really has your best interests at heart. Well done Mollie and thanks again, looking forward to starting my new job next week!

    Nicola, Candidate

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Roles we recruit for

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LATEST JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fully remote working: A fantastic opportunity to join an award winning and very reputable cleaning company who operate across the UK at largescale festivals!The CompanyFor over 30 years now, quality is embedded throughout all of this company's activities. This organisation strives every day to exceed client expectations because providing the best quality service is one of their main objectives.Due to high demand, they are now looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their team as they gear up for a busy summer season. The successful candidate will play a key role in the preparations and on-site operations at various events throughout the summer.For the rest of the year, they offer a flexible working arrangement, allowing you to work from home.The RoleReporting to the CEO you will work alongside the team on a range of events from the initial proposal stage through to the concept development process, the planning, implementation, live event delivery and post-event analysis.Duties will include:-          End-to-End Event Management-          Leading the planning, logistics, and on-site execution at large and medium-scale events-          Directly manage client relationship-          Booking travel and accommodation-          Overseeing the procurement and contracting of third-party suppliers-          Taking ownership of event budgets-          Diligently tracking expenditures to ensure optimal value for clients-          Maintain project timelines-          Navigating deadlines to meet clients' needs-          Display autonomy and rapid decision-making abilities-          Demonstrate leadership within the operations team-          Communicating event needs-          Providing guidance and supportThe CandidateThe ideal candidate will have experience in executing and managing outdoor events of various scale and scope. You will also have exposure of working with clients and to tight deadlines, as well as liaising with various suppliers. In hand you will get to work at some fantastic outdoor festivals across the summer whilst joining a supportive and forward-thinking organisation!Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.Vacancy Ref: LL11611

  • Hybrid - 3 days London office, 2 from home - Your chance to take on a pivotal role for this collaborative and forward thinking agency!  THE AGENCY This global, independent, creatively driven full-service experience marketing agency are a market leader across B2B event project delivery. Privately owned and partnering with the world top brands across sectors including tech and IT they have an enviable client base and continue to grow through the development of existing accounts and new business. With internal teams including digital, production and creative their collaborative UK based team are consistently pushing boundaries to provide global solutions to their clients across hybrid and virtual projects. A premium player in the events market, this agency have a fantastic reputation for delivering award winning large-scale events for global clients. Events range from large scale expo style events through to promotional road shows, experiential events, conferences, launch events, exhibitions and everything in-between. THE ROLE Due to continued growth there is now an opportunity for an Operations Manager to come on board and take the lead and manage various agency and account operations initiatives. A broad role split between business and client operations responsibilities will include: •          Acting as the interface with internal clients/teams and stakeholders across the agency•          Developing and maintaining a detailed understanding of agency and account operations standards, policies and procedures•          Reporting against client SLA metrics•          Managing all systems and tools within the agency and running reports•          Maintaining and evolving training documentation relating to process and / or systems•          Working closely with the Head of Operations on implementing and improving systems and processes•          Partnering with the operations team to support across client accounts•          Supporting with documentation relating to budgets and reconciliation•          Checking and approving supplier purchase orders and invoices THE CANDIDATE Candidates must come from a corporate or agency setting and have a proven background of managing internal operations. Strong organisational and time management skills are key as is the ability to understand and work with various systems and tools. Candidates must be process oriented and have the ability to train others in this area. An understanding for the importance of working within client timelines and supporting key business reporting deadlines is essential. Line management would be and added benefit but is not essential for the role.  Strong project management skills coupled with the ability to communicate effectively across internal departments is a must! In return you get the opportunity to work for this global and truly collaborative agency working within their passionate and highly committed team!   Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit our website to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting. Vacancy ref: LGK11593

  • Worcestershire with wfh opportunities - A fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic events agency as they continue to grow and diversify within the market.THE AGENCYThis agency is thriving in the events world, delivering a large variety of events including large scale conferences, team building, employee engagement, internal communications and incentives in both the UK and internationally. With their projects recognised for being truly unique they have established a long-standing client base full to the brim of blue-chip brands across finance, fashion and automotive sectors. With a strong reputation in the market, they always deliver the best ensuring communication and messaging is at the heart of their work!They have ambitious plans for the future so this is a fantastic time to join their team as it will be a great opportunity to grow their film team as well as develop within it!THE ROLEThis is a fantastic opportunity for someone to utilise their experience in a fast-paced agency environment, working closely with internal teams to ensure film projects are executed to the highest of standards.You will be responsible for:• Project managing film & animation projects from concept to completion• Steering creative vision of film projects• Ensure correct kit & resource is allocated to each project• Scheduling shoots• Managing freelance resource where needed• Growing freelance talent pool• Overseeing shoots on siteTHE CANDIDATEWe are seeking a candidate with experience in a fast-paced environment, who is used to managing the production of films with short lead times.In return this agency will offer a fantastic benefits package and a flexible working environment in addition to a fantastic and forward-thinking company culture.Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions. If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit our website to view all of the opportunities, we are recruiting.Vacancy ref: VH11508

  • An opportunity to take on a pivotal role at an established design and build agency with an excellent track record highlighted by their returning client base over the past 40 years.THE COMPANY Starting out in technical production some 40 years ago, this agency now have a strong focus on the design and build of a range of exhibition stands from sustainable, modular options to double decker complex and bespoke solutions. With a creative design team in house they are able to offer unique proposals for their diverse client base, winning awards based on innovation and a high quality finish.Alongside returning clients, they have great team retention with a friendly, laid back environment where employees are rewarded.THE ROLESince covid this agency have bounced back stronger than ever and are now looking for an Account/Project Manager to join the exhibitions team. The role will be working alongside an award-winning team manging the end to end delivery of a range of exhibition stands from custom build to modular and sustainable options. You will inherit current clients and be expected to nurture them through the design and delivery process, overseeing builds onsite, managing budgets and ensuring they come back for their next stand. There will also be opportunities to lead and participate in pitching for new business.As Account/Project Manager you will be responsible for; Interpreting client briefs and identifying key deliverablesEnsuring successful project deliveryManaging expectations and schedulesBuilding accurate project plansOnsite managementLiaising with and coordinating third party suppliersLeading client meetings and presentationsBudget management     THE CANDIDATETo be considered for this role, you will have experience in project management and a keen interest in event build and production as well as the ability to prioritise workloads and strong communication skills.Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit www.live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.VACANCY REF: CW11591

  • London - Part-time, 3 days per week. Your chance to join a stunning venue in London, planning and managing beautiful private events and making a real impact in the business! THE COMPANY This prestigious venue situated in London attracts hundreds of visitors to host their milestone celebrations. This multi-purpose venue offers a versatile backdrop for a wide range of private events and performances. THE ROLE With a number of exciting developments currently taking place and an ever-expanding event calendar, there is now the opportunity for a Wedding and Event Coordinator to join them on a part-time, permanent basis and take responsibility for working on their portfolio of events.This is a broad role that includes: Responding to enquiries via phone and emailCreating and sending fully costed proposalsArranging and conducting site visits for clientsProactively building relationships with clientsContributing to the events marketing strategy and planComing up with creative ideas to enhance the eventsLiaising with third party suppliers  THE CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be a tenacious, driven professional who is looking for a chance to work within the events industry and be part of a prestigious venue. This role would be perfect for someone looking for flexibility and sociable hours, who has solid experience within a venue. Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) in events, exhibitions and experiential. If this position isn’t quite what you’re looking for please visit www.live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.Vacancy reference: SH11603

  • A fantastic opportunity to join this boutique event agency within their venue sourcing team, working for a dedicated client!The CompanyThis organisation work with some well-known clients in luxury auto, technology, healthcare and lifestyle sectors and offers both venue sourcing and event management services. They deliver a wide range of events including roadshows, conferences, awards evenings and sales meetings and work predominately within the UK with some projects being international, delivering both small and large scale events reaching numbers of up to 1,000pax.This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of a fantastic events agency with incredible prospects for the future!The RoleAs the team continues to grow, this agency are now looking for an Event Coordinator to support across a broad variety of international venue find projects. Responsibilities include:-          Working with clients to establish requirements-          Sourcing various venue options based on the brief-          Preparing venue proposals outlining specific options-          Liaising with venue suppliers and negotiating rates-          Maintaining ongoing communication with the client throughout-          Finalising venue bookings including contract support-          Managing the venue sourcing process using CRM systems including Cvent-          Attending FAM trips and site visits-          Working across international enquiries-          Working closely with the wider teamThe CandidateWe are looking for candidates who have a passion for the events industry and are keen to develop their experience in this area. Experience working within an events setting is required - this could be from within a venue environment, agency, association or corporate events team. Any specific venue sourcing experience would be an added benefit. Candidates must be highly organised and personable with strong attention to detail.This is an excellent opportunity for a driven events professional to kick start their career in a supportive and well established agency!Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) within the events & experiential, marketing, creative and digital markets.  If this position isn't what you're looking for please go to our website for the latest vacancies and to register, or if you know someone who would be perfect for this position why not take advantage of our £350 referral scheme.Vacancy reference: LL11132

  • Hybrid working - 3 days in office!!!  Join this full service design and communications agency! The CompanyTheir highly experienced team create and deliver a range of services including experiential events, communications strategies and brand marketing campaigns for some of the leading businesses in the finance, retail, healthcare and utilities sectors, amongst others.  The Role Due to really exciting growth plans, there is now a senior opportunity for a Project Director with a background in live events and communications.  Managing large scale projects and campaigns and overseeing the team delivery across smaller projects; responsibilities will include: -          Overseeing projects from initial brief to completion-          Ensuring that all projects come in on time and within budget-          Working on pitches and tenders for major projects-          Resource planning across the project teams-          Project planning and process management-          On-going development and management of a team of Project Managers-          Ad hoc hands on project management-          Large scale budget management and reconciliation  The Candidate Event projects will be the majority of projects delivered however there are also video, digital and design projects that you will need to oversee and an understanding of the broader comms mix is absolutely crucial for this role.  In return will be part of a really exciting agency where you can work with some inspiring people on some great projects.  Get in touch today to chat through this role further - agency experience is a must!Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.Vacancy Ref: SP11552  

  • Hybrid working 3 days in the office -  Are you experienced managing events and hold strong client skills? This established events agency are looking for confident individuals to join their team and grow with them!   The Company  With an established industry reputation, this thriving events agency is going from strength to strength and offer a full service for live events, experiential projects and internal communications across industry sectors including retail, automotive, technology, fashion and financial. Delivering a range of projects including events, exhibitions, conferences, experiential, internal communications, marketing, film, creative, content, exhibition and digital, this agency are used to making big impacts - shaping the events industry with their thoughtful and engaging campaigns, anyone joining this superb organisation will be expected to make a big splash. Voted as one of the top UK companies to work for and with a constant desire to nurture and retain their team, they have an energising approach to rewarding hard work and offer a whole host of exciting and unusual benefits.  The Role  Due to their on-going success and growth there is now an opportunity for an experienced Senior Account Manager to join their team, where you will be responsible for managing one of the company's largest account and driving exciting projects You will be responsible for; Liaising directly with clients and building strong relationshipsWorking on projects and activation'sTaking client briefsProducing proposals and pitch documentsManaging event delivery from brief through to on-site delivery, including full event logisticsBriefing and managing internal teams (creative, production, video etc.)Managing external suppliersMentoring Project Managers and Project ExecutivesManaging and reporting on budgetsOverseeing event delivery on-site   The Candidate  To be considered for this Senior Account Manager role you must come with experience working closely with clients, making key decisions to benefit the business and ideally some line management capabilities. Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.

  • This is a unique opportunity to take on a senior role in this thriving agency and help drive the business forward!  THE COMPANY  Working with a broad base of established clients this fantastic agency prides itself on exceptional delivery and repeat business. Providing full event management and production, they work across a  range of industry sectors, including automotive, delivering events including conferences, press launches, awards ceremonies,  ride and drives and incentive programmes both in the UK and internationally.   This is an incredible opportunity to take your career to the next level, working with some of the best in the business, developing relationships at a senior level with premium clients. With wonderful offices and a supportive team environment this is an opportunity not to be missed!   THE ROLE With new clients coming on board and existing clients ramping up work there is now the opportunity for an experienced Account Director to take responsibility for the strategic direction of a number of key accounts. This is a broad role that includes:  •                        Account management including building and developing relationships•                        Strategic account growth•                        Maximising opportunities and profitability across existing accounts•                        Identifying opportunities and developing revenue across a range of projects•                        Consulting with clients and generating solutions for their objectives  •                        Proposal creation and pitch•                        Leading the planning and development of relationships with key stakeholders•                        Working closely with internal teams•                        Onsite management when required THE CANDIDATE The ideal candidate must have a proven background of managing and developing accounts and relationships, gained from working within an event, marketing or creative agency. Experience working in the automotive sector is highly desirable and a strong operational background would be beneficial but is not essential for the role.  Candidates must be open to travel when required.  In return they offer the chance to join a thriving agency in a senior level position where you can really utilise your experience and make a difference. Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) in events, exhibitions and experiential. If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting. Alternatively – forward this role onto someone in your network and take advantage of our £350 reward scheme for anyone recommended who we place! Vacancy Ref: LG11512

  • THE COMPANYWe are proud to once again be working with a renowned creative agency, recognised for their exceptional work in the live events, experiential, and brand theatre space. This family run agency works with a diverse and exciting client base comprising world-famous brands, enabling them to create vibrant and fulfilling campaigns for their clients.THE ROLEAs an Account Manager, you will play a crucial role in managing projects and ensuring their successful execution. Working on a prestigious (world recognised brands) account, you will work closely with the Account Director to bring together unique projects and deliver awe-inspiring conferences corporate meetings and experiential events. Your responsibilities will include project management, event coordination, and maintaining strong client relationships.If you are a resilient and resourceful Account Manager looking to take on more responsibility or a Senior Account Executive eager to level-up your career, we want to hear from you.THE CANDIDATEWe are seeking a capable, enthusiastic, and ambitious individual with a background in creative, experiential, or events agencies. You should possess solid project management credentials, with a focus on live tours, sampling campaigns, or brand theatre. Experience in managing B2B events and conferences will be a highly desirable asset, particularly in areas such as venue searching, supplier management, and guest liaison.To thrive in this role, you must have excellent communication skills, confidence in presenting and managing clients, and the ability to lead a team. Experience in briefing creative departments, developing staffing manuals, and handling budgets will be essential. If you have previous experience managing a direct report, it will be a significant advantage.The ideal candidate will have: Strong client and account management skillsDemonstrated experience in a creative, experiential, or events agency backgroundStrong project management skills with an emphasis on live tours, sampling campaigns, or brand theatreDesirable experience in B2B event and conference managementExcellent communication and presentation skillsProven ability to manage budgets and balance resourcesExperience in briefing creative departments and writing staffing manualsMotivated to deliver award-winning work in the live events spaceEnthusiasm for creating unforgettable experiences and events This agency offers an industry-competitive salary and benefits package, reflecting your expertise and dedication. They foster a fun and inclusive work culture where creativity thrives. They also offer a hybrid working environment, allowing a mix of office and home working to ensure a healthy work-life balance.Join this fantastic team and be part of our passionate team, crafting extraordinary experiences for some of the most iconic brands in the world.Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential, and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit www.live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting

  • Hybrid working - Do you have a passion for creative event experiences? Join this exciting agency and get involved in some of the best experiential projects being delivered across the entertainment and gaming sectors! The Company This well established agency are a leading event marketing agency that connects a diverse portfolio of brands with consumers through engaging event experiences. Whether they are delivering a client's presence at an exhibition, creating a fully immersive experiential activation, managing the execution of a roadshow or mastering the creation and implementation of a product launch; their dedicated and experienced team will provide unique solutions from concept creation through to onsite build. Providing a supportive, collaborative and truly creative environment for their team, this is a fantastic agency to be part of! The Role As Account Director, you will be responsible for establishing new business opportunities, managing key client accounts and overseeing the seamless delivery of events across the team. Responsibilities will include: -          Seeking new business opportunities with brand new clients-          Unearthing opportunities within existing accounts to encourage growth and retention-          Building and retaining relationships with key clients-          Encouraging a solutions based response to client briefs-          Leading creative ideation processes-          Managing the pitching process to establish confirmed projects-          Overseeing full project delivery process-          Working with the broader team to implement delivery including onsite management-          Holding financial accountability for accounts and individual projects-          Managing and developing a small team The Candidate Candidates must have experience working at a senior level within an event, marketing, experiential or event production agency environment. We are looking for the ability to proactively develop business and grow client accounts as well as a proven understanding of the event production and planning process. An understanding of experiential, influencer marketing or B2C events is essential. Any experience working with clients within the entertainment or gaming sectors would be beneficial. Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting. Vacancy Ref: LKS11564

  • County Durham - Hybrid, 18 month fixed term contract. An exciting new opportunity to join a dynamic and growing membership organisation that is responsible for promoting positive change in their field!THE COMPANYWith an extensive membership network across the UK, this organisation promotes and supports their network of academics and professionals, to further the interests of the sector, providing a range of both virtual and live events aimed at shaping research and policy occurring throughout the year.With an emphasis on support and development, this is an excellent time to join this well-known and successful organisation and progress your career!THE ROLEThey are now looking for an Event Officer on an 18-month maternity contract to join their highly social and supportive team to deliver a broad portfolio of events, with end-to-end involvement.The responsibilities of this role will include: Managing virtual and live events from concept to deliveryActing as key contact for internal partners and external stakeholdersSourcing speakers and managing logistical needsOrganising event requirements including catering, AV, technology platforms, etc.Researching and booking suitable venuesManaging online software for delegate registrations  Organising support staff and volunteers, including scheduling and briefingDelivering events onsiteManaging event budgets THE CANDIDATEThe ideal candidate will have experience in managing both live and virtual events end-to-end, ideally within conferences. Any experience working within an academic or membership association would be beneficial but isn’t a pre-requisite. The candidate will also have a high level of organisation skills and the ability to prioritise their own time effectively.In return for your commitment, you will have the opportunity to join a highly supportive and social organisation that places an emphasis on development, with fantastic benefits (including 29 days holiday + bank holidays + gifted Christmas closure) and excellent progression. Additionally, this role will be hybrid with only 2 days in the office a week required.Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across marketing, creative and events. If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit www.live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.Vacancy Reference: SH11571