Careers with Brand Events

We are always looking for enthusiastic, hard working individuals who like what they see here and would like to come and work with us.

Current job vacancies

Office Manager & PA

About the Role

We’re looking for an organized, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable office manager and PA to join the company. You’ll be the friendly face of the company, welcoming visitors, contractors and suppliers, as well as working alongside the CEO to support him with day to day tasks and ad-hoc project management. You’ll also work closely with other teams in the business to keep our company running smoothly.

Keeping everyone happy and productive all day, every day is an important role here. You’ll be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our office space, as well as supporting the fun (and very important) aspects of our company culture. We’re looking for someone that is resourceful, proactive, and up for a challenge. Our office manager is the go-to person for employees and guests alike, so we need someone that is a great communicator and understands the value of customer service.

You’ll manage a busy schedule, maintain great relationships internally and externally, and be an amazing communicator who’s passionate about details. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop into a more senior role over time.

Key functions – Office Manager

  • Office management (assistance to senior management, travel arrangements, expense management)
  • Client relationship management (welcoming clients to the office, managing phones)
  • Assisting with office socials and company wide events
  • Ensuring the office looks its best at all times
  • Supporting with office moves, seating plans and refurbishment projects as and when required
  • Liaising with IT to ensure all systems are running smoothly
  • Acting as Safety Officer for the office
  • Inducting all new starters
  • Assisting with meeting room management
  • Maintaining office furniture, equipment and general cleanliness and order in the office
  • Managing weekly inventory of kitchen/office supplies and place orders as needed
  • Managing reports of staff annual leave and sick days
  • Working with building management to keep our office space in good working order
  • Distributing mail throughout office
  • Assisting interview candidates with scheduling and arrival logistics
  • Organising monthly birthday parties and happy hours for the team

Key functions – PA to the CEO

  • Managing a very busy diary
  • Email inbox management
  • Booking travel/accommodation for both business and personal trips
  • Lunch/coffee runs
  • Arranging internal/external meetings
  • Organising away days and seasonal celebrations
  • Personal vehicle management
  • Dealing with incoming telephone/mail enquiries
  • Liaising with directors and other senior colleagues to arrange meetings and communicate information
  • Occasional project management
  • Producing presentations
  • Preparing board reports

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with multiple calendars
  • Ability to move quickly, make confident decisions and independently manage work
  • Ability to juggle several tasks at one time
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A down to earth, friendly, confident and enthusiastic approach
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Reliable, approachable and adaptable
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Good note-taking and typing skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Polite and professional telephone manner
  • An interest in consumer events
  • A sociable, outgoing and positive outlook

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Cat Stanford on cats@brandevents.co.uk

Group Marketing Manager - Cars Division

The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International

One of our extremely successful shows is The London Classic Car Show which launched in 2015. Its objective was ‘to put London back on the classic car map’ and to become an annual fixture on the international motoring events calendar by bringing together unique features communicating the motor industry’s incredible past and delivering an incredible visitor experience. Coming into its fourth year, it has now grown to take over half of the ExCeL complex and attracts 35,000+ visitors. As of 2017, it also boasts a sister show, Historic
Motorsport International, championing and celebrating historic motorsport.

Grand Auto

Launched to the trade in early May, Grand Auto is a contemporary motoring event due to take place at Olympia London in July 2018. It will feature car manufacturers and their models past, present and future and will attract an audience of passionate car enthusiasts based in
West London and beyond.

The Job Role

As Group Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the marketing strategy to deliver commercial & wider company objectives for both events. You will be required to deliver multi-channel marketing campaigns which will include implementing marketing initiatives (both trade & consumer) to ensure they attract the forecasted visitor numbers but also exhibitors and sponsors to participate in the events. The position would suit an experienced Marketing Manager with a passion for motoring and a strong background in consumer exhibitions and / or events.

Key functions

  • Plan and manage the marketing campaigns including media planning, advertising spend, creative briefing, brand management, media/retail/cross promotions, PR, digital and social media
  • Deliver the marketing campaigns across all channels, with support from a marketing executive
  • Plan, manage and control the marketing budget
  • Project manage digital marketing channels alongside the marketing executive, including:
  • Website – perform regular audits, maximise effectiveness and update appropriately
  • Email campaigns – write, build, launch and ensure best practise of regular emails to database
  • Online content and social media – create and implement social media campaign
  • Copywriting for digital and print campaigns
  • Work closely with the appointed PR agencies in generating pre, at and post show coverage, maximise use of show talent and event promotions
  • Management of all supplier and advertising agency output
  • Liaise with existing media partnerships, and explore new opportunities, to ensure all partnerships are fully executed on time and to a high standard
  • Work closely with the sales team, operations team and Event Director to fulfil commitments to sponsors, media partners and stakeholders
  • Brainstorming, exploring and implementing new routes to market
  • Ensure all materials and marketing agreements adhere to strict brand guidelines
  • Implement strategic pricing using structured ticket models
  • Produce, maintain and analyse ticket reports
  • Manage the approval process of all marketing communications
  • Generate analysis and evaluation reports of all marketing, promotional and press activity to distribute and to inform future plans and activity
  • Establish contacts and network with industry-specific media, personalities and brands
  • Analyse activity throughout the campaign to maximise ticket sales and revenues

Skills and attributes

As Marketing Manager for these two events, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate in-depth experience in consumer event marketing as well as the following attributes:

  • Proactive and able to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Strong copywriting and creative skills
  • Good understanding and experience of brand management
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines a must
  • Strong Management skills and ability to develop junior team members
  • Ability to work with all team members (from the most junior to the most senior)
  • Interpersonal skills, excellent communicator
  • Advanced Word, Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • A true passion for and knowledge of the automotive industry and motoring in general

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Cat Stanford on cats@brandevents.co.uk

Marketing Assistant - Cars Division

About the Cars Division

The Brand Events Cars Division includes:

  • The CarFest Festivals, which have so far raised £7.4million for BBC Children in Need
  • The London Classic Car Show, launched in 2015 to critical acclaim and now attracting over 35,000 visitors
  • Historic Motorsport International, launched alongside The London Classic Car Show in 2017
  • IGNITION Festival of Motoring, launched in Glasgow in 2016 with F1 legends David Coulthard and Mark Webber in attendance
  • Our latest launch Grand Auto – The Olympia Motor Show coming to London July 2018
  • And our sister company is currently launching Fast & Furious Live in collaboration with Universal

About the Role

Brand Events is seeking a highly motivated Marketing Assistant to work alongside our Marketing Managers to deliver marketing activity to create awareness, excitement and buzz with the ultimate objective of selling tickets. With the support of the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of the campaign for each event – specifically working on The London Classic Car Show, Historic Motorsport International and Grand Auto, whilst providing relevant support for IGNITION.

Key functions

  • Day-to-day liaison with external agencies including media planning, printers, promotional partners and PR ensuring all campaign elements are delivered on schedule
  • Writing design briefs and ensuring materials are created to the correct spec and delivered on time
  • Set up and dispatch of e-newsletter campaign including monitoring effectiveness and implementing learnings to improve performance
  • Day-to-day website updates
  • Social media management – writing and scheduling content as well as monitoring and responding to queries
  • Stay across new innovations in digital marketing including social media, online marketing & websites
  • Raising purchase orders and working with the Marketing Manager to ensure marketing collateral is on budget
  • Efficiently dealing with customer queries and liaising with the event box office where necessary
  • Handling requests for and distributing complimentary tickets
  • Collating the content for and overseeing the production and appropriate approvals of the event show guide
  • Assisting the Marketing Manager with any other tasks as and when they arise
  • Researching and negotiating third party promotions and ticket offers
  • Ensuring all sponsor commitments are being honoured and fulfilled

Skills & Attributes

  • A flair for copy writing & creative, an eye for brand & creative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability and enthusiasm to stay across innovations in online
  • Good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Good with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Proactive and able to work independently and demonstrate good time management
  • Some experience in a marketing role preferable
  • Team player
  • An interest and knowledge of cars &/or motorsport essential
  • An events background is preferable

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Cat Stanford on cats@brandevents.co.uk

Social Media and Digital Marketing Executive - Cars Division

About the Cars Division
The Brand Events Cars Division includes:

  • The CarFest Festivals, which have so far raised £7.4million for BBC Children in Need
  • The London Classic Car Show, launched in 2015 to critical acclaim and now attracting over 35,000 visitors
  • Historic Motorsport International, launched alongside The London Classic Car Show in 2017
  • IGNITION Festival of Motoring, launched in Glasgow in 2016 with F1 legends David Coulthard and Mark Webber in attendance
  • Our latest launch Grand Auto – The Olympia Motor Show coming to London July 2018
  • And our sister company is currently launching Fast & Furious Live in collaboration with Universal

The Job Role

As social media executive, you will be responsible for managing all our car event social media channels and campaigns to increase our reach, engage with fans and ultimately boost ticket sales. You will be required to research and analyse social media trends, including social media ad revenue and web visitor data, to improve social media presence and campaign efficacy. You will need to work with various departments to make sure messaging on brand, on message and accurate.

As digital marketing executive, you will be responsible for ensuring our event websites are optimised to deliver strong brand personality, communicate key information to customers including ticket purchasers, exhibitors/sponsors and press and you will keep across website trends acting on them where possible. In addition you will be responsible for developing strong and innovative digital marketing strategies, using SEO, PPC, and other techniques to drive traffic to company pages and generate interest in company products and services. You will be required to create engaging written, graphic, and video content while staying up-to-date on the latest marketing technologies and social media.

Key functions

  • Oversee all Brand Events Cars social media accounts assisting Marketing Managers to create social media strategies for each event
  • Analyse social media campaigns using structured analysis to determine efficacy and areas for social media campaign improvement – implementing such improvements throughout the campaigns
  • Work with the wider event teams to develop social media timelines coinciding with news, ad campaigns, or other brand messages
  • Develop engaging, creative, innovative content for regularly scheduled posts, which enlighten audiences and promote brand-focused messages
  • Monitor potential brand influencers to optimise engagement with them
  • Monitor and report on competitor activity within social media spaces
  • Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns
  • Write and optimise content for the website and social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Ensure best practise across all event websites
  • Manage and maintain the organisation’s website(s)
  • Track and analyse website traffic flow and provide regular internal reports
  • Attain key performance indicators such as reducing the website bounce rate, increasing dwell time or improving conversion
  • Continually work on the Search Engine Optimization of the website(s)
  • Fix any errors or bugs in online content
  • Edit and post videos to online sites
  • Create online banner adverts and oversee pay per click (PPC) ad management
  • Identify new trends in digital marketing, evaluate new technologies and ensure the brand is at the forefront of industry developments, particularly developments in mobile marketing

Skills and attributes

  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Experience working with web and email editing software
  • Strong knowledge of Final Cut Pro or similar programme
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop or similar programme
  • Strong knowledge of search engine optimization
  • Advanced Word, Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communicator
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines a must
  • A true passion for and knowledge of the automotive industry and motoring in general

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Cat Stanford on cats@brandevents.co.uk

Sales Manager - Cars Division

The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International

One of our extremely successful shows is The London Classic Car Show which launched in 2015. Its objective was ‘to put London back on the classic car map’ and to become an annual fixture on the international motoring events calendar by bringing together unique features communicating the motor industry’s incredible past and delivering an incredible visitor experience. Coming into its fourth year, it has now grown to take over half of the ExCeL complex and attracts 35,000+ visitors. As of 2017, it also boasts a sister show, Historic
Motorsport International, championing and celebrating historic motorsport.

Grand Auto

Launched to the trade in early May, Grand Auto is a contemporary motoring event due to take place at Olympia London in July 2018. It will feature car manufacturers and their models past, present and future and will attract an audience of passionate car enthusiasts based in
West London and beyond.

The Job Role

Reporting to the Show Directors, you will be responsible for selling stands and sponsorship for the two events to both previous and new business. In addition you will create bespoke opportunities for brands to invest. You will also come up with new revenue generating ideas and opportunities that will grow both the sales revenue and in conjunction with the marketing team, ticket revenue.

Key functions

  • To identify and close new business opportunities
  • To source new leads for the event to create, build and maintain sales database
  • To achieve (and where possible exceed) 100% of team revenue targets
  • To achieve (and where possible exceed) 100% of personal revenue targets
  • To successfully manage the development of your sales team members
  • Use initiative to help develop revenue potential
  • To fully understand and absorb the features and benefits of all the company’s products and services and be able to present them
  • To provide assistance in developing sales and sponsorship packages
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports on progress
  • To spend effective time on the phone, generating new business prospects by cold calling and developing relationships with existing accounts
  • To successfully organise and attend all relevant industry show opportunities both in the UK and abroad
  • To maximise all potential revenue growth by delivering revenue via non stand related sales (sponsorship)
  • To assist with tasks such as managing the floor plan, contracts, the database, sales mailings, sales letters, bespoke proposals, sales reports, activity reports, features, and input into the strategy and content of the show

Skills and attributes

As Sales Manager for Brand Events, the successful candidate must possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A minimum 3 years’ experience of exhibition and events sales
  • A strong background of sales team management
  • Confident on the phone
  • Experience in face to face meetings and presentations at management/board level
  • Initiative - proactive and able to work independently
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated, resilient, determined, assertive, good objection handler, capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Assertive team player capable of dealing and working with strong personalities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communicator, authoritative and credible diplomat/ambassador
  • Resilient and determined; problem solver and decision-maker
  • New business generation, accounts sales and account management experience
  • Salesforce proficiency desirable
  • An all-rounder, able to transfer seamlessly from major account handling one minute to cold calling smaller clients the next

With a provable track record from a sales environment you will be results orientated and be able to work on your own initiative, be driven and outgoing and work as part of a successful, fun team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious eager sales person where in return for your hard work and success, you will be joining a growing business with a UK wide presence, who offers good financial packages and benefits.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Alexia Antikides on alexiaa@brandevents.co.uk

Sales Executive

The Role

Brand Events are always looking for young and enthusiastic sales people to join our collection of shows, where you will work hard and equally play hard at our dynamic company.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, you would be responsible for selling our shows to both previous and new business. You will sell a variety of products for companies to commit to including stands, catering outlets and sponsorship plus working to create bespoke opportunities for brands to invest in.

Key functions

  • To identify and close new business opportunities.
  • To source new leads for the event to create, build and maintain sales database.
  • Use initiative to help develop revenue potential.
  • To fully understand and absorb the features and benefits of all the companies products and services and be able to present them.
  • To provide assistance in developing sales and sponsorship packages.
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports on progress.
  • To achieve (and where possible exceed) 100% of personal revenue targets and work with the team to ensure contribution of hitting team revenue targets
  • To spend effective time on the phone, generating new business prospects by cold calling and developing relationships with existing accounts
  • To successfully organise and attend all relevant industry show opportunities
  • To maximise all potential revenue growth by delivering revenue via non stand related sales (sponsorship)
  • To assist the Sales Manager with tasks such as managing the floor plan, contracts, the database, sales mailings, sales letters, bespoke proposals, sales reports, activity reports, features, and input into the strategy and content of the show

As Sales Executive for Brand Events, the successful candidate must possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Have a previous background within exhibition and events sales
  • Confident on the phone and in person
  • Initiative - proactive and able to work independently
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated, resilient, determined, assertive, good objection handler, capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Team player, capable of dealing with strong personalities and being assertive
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communicator, authoritative and credible diplomat/ambassador
  • Resilient and determined; problem solver and decision-maker
  • New business generation, accounts sales and account management experience
  • Good telephone and face to face/presentations experience
  • An all-rounder, able to transfer seamlessly from major account handling one minute to cold calling smaller clients the next

With a provable track record from a sales environment you will be results orientated and be able to work on your own initiative, be driven and outgoing and work as part of a successful, fun team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious eager sales person where in return for your hard work and success, you will be joining a growing business with a UK wide presence, who offers good financial packages and benefits.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to the following people:

markr@brandevents.co.uk for CarFest, IGNITION Festival of Motoring, The London Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International.

stevel@brandevents.co.uk for Keswick Mountain Festival, Snowdonia Outdoor Festival, Pub in the Park and The Handmade Fair.

If we have specific vacancies we will advertise them here, but don’t be limited to this. If you are ambitious, funny, clever, self motivated, hard working, impulsive and a touch envious of those working on the events you see here, get in touch now!

What might a career at Brand Events mean?

Quite simply the opportunity to work on some of the best events in the world! You will be pushed hard and expected to grasp responsibility as soon as it comes your way and you will learn faster than you ever thought possible. You will work with some fabulous people, including your colleagues and a good smattering of celebrities. And if you are up for it there is a good chance that you will have the chance to work overseas either for brief or extended periods. And if you have a great event idea you might have the opportunity to develop and launch it with us. Essentially there are no barriers. If you’re good and you want it you can have it; sales executive to event director in 3 to 4 years isn’t unheard of.

So who do we want?

We value sales people who are motivated by money and targets and simply love the rush of good selling. Marketeers are critical to our business; people who really understand their visitor, won’t leave any avenue unexplored and won’t stop selling tickets until the doors close. And we need Operations people who thrive in the creative process of turning a floor plan into reality and can drive a hard bargain when it comes to buying everything we need for an event.

VALUES

1. Up for each other

We support our colleagues in our teams and in the company, helping them to be the best they can be. This is done through hands on help, practical support and understanding.

2. Honesty

We bring our real selves to work, acknowledging our skills and weaknesses and all that goes to making us real people, because that way we can put true passion into what we do. And in our dealings with others we are honest and respectful, treating them as we would want to be treated ourselves.

3. Funny

We do things which are funny, just because they’re funny! Everyone has a better time; we do, our clients and suppliers do, and our visitors do.

4. JFDI

It’s more important to get forgiveness than permission! Acting quickly is often the difference between success and failure; therefore we must ‘just flipping do it’.

5. Winning

We work with passion and with a relentlessness which is admired, because we want to get better and we want to win.