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

Credit Control Assistant - Head Office

Brand Events has been responsible for the creation of many of Britain’s most innovative live events. The Group is made up of two distinct business divisions: Brand Events Cars – a specialist in innovative motoring events and Brand Events TM - which produces world class consumer lifestyle events in regional locations across the UK.

We are now looking for a Credit control assistant to join our Finance Team.

Responsibilities

To ensure customer accounts are opened and existing Accounts are updated as per the executed Sales contract
Ensuring debtors pay on time by professional and persistent chasing by phone
Dealing with internal and external queries regarding Customer invoices and payments; follow up and resolve any queries
Organizing to ensure monthly statements are sent on time and reconciled
Other adhoc tasks
Reporting to the senior credit controller

Requirements

Effective written and verbal communication
Professional and commercial phone manner and face to face
Ability to use Microsoft Excel, including a good understanding of spreadsheets and formulas
• Previous experience in Credit Control would be
beneficial
Time management skills
• Sage 50 Accounts experience would be
beneficial

Salary: £18,000 per annum

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment at recruitment@brandevents.co.uk

Marketing Executive - Cars Division

Cars Division - The London Classic Car Show, Historic Motorsport International, Grand Auto

Brand Events is a London based events company who are passionate about delivering great days out to the public in a variety of personal interest sectors including cars, outdoor pursuits and crafts. We’re completely committed to achieving excellence but having fun at the same time, have won a number of awards, and are proud to have been called ambitious, empathetic, visionary, mould-breaking and modest.

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. Now in 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 the capital *and beyond. The core team you will work with on a daily basis comprises: - Group Marketing Manager (line manager) - Show & Sales Manager - Senior Sales Executive - Sales Executive

Responsibilities

As Marketing Executive on this event, you will be responsible for working alongside the Group Marketing Manager to deliver multichannel marketing campaigns to achieve target visitor numbers and ticket revenue, as well as implementing marketing initiatives to help attract exhibitors to participate in the event. You will learn about car and relevant lifestyle markets, and work independently and pro-actively to help achieve targets. The position is ideal for a marketer in their first or second Marketing Executive role looking for a new challenge, or an experienced and ambitious Marketing Assistant ready to take the next step in their career.

Key functions

• Project manage digital marketing channels, including: o Website – perform regular audits and update appropriately.
• Email campaigns – write, build and launch regular emails to database.
• Online content and social media – create and implement social media campaign.
• Copywriting for email and print campaigns.
• Liaising with exhibitors to maximise their marketing channels.
• Liaising with suppliers to ensure all deadlines are met and projects are delivered on budget.
• Liaising with existing media partnerships to ensure all partnerships are fully executed on time and to a high standard.
• Brainstorming, exploring and implementing new routes to market.
• Create and implement an exhibitor marketing campaign to help maximise those routes to market.
• Respond to visitor enquiries received by phone, email and social media.
• Assisting the Group Marketing Manager on other aspects of the marketing campaign as required to achieve event targets.

Skills and attributes

As Marketing Executive for the portfolio, the successful candidate should possess the following attributes:
• Practical marketing experience (experience within the events industry or automotive markets is highly desirable.)
• Proactive and able to work independently.
• Good with numbers and spreadsheets.
• Strong copywriting and creative skills.
• Time management skills.
• Team player.
• Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communicator.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and confident marketer keen to develop their skills and work as part of a successful, fun team.

International Campaigns Manager Fast & Furious Live - Global Arena Tour

Contract to Permanent Role
Job Title: International Campaigns Manager
Reports To: International Marketing Manager
Project: Fast & Furious, one of the worlds’ most popular and enduring film saga’s hits the road for a global arena tour in January 2018. This ground breaking new show is set to be the most spectacular live automotive production in history.

THE ROLE

Fast & Furious Live is seeking an International Campaigns Manager to work with the central marketing team to manage International marketing campaigns for the global tour.

• Responsible for marketing campaigns for the FFL tour globally
• Responsible for managing FFL’s relationship with local promoters
• Responsible for directing marketing campaigns & budgets to deliver ticket targets for individual territories
• Works alongside the International Marketing Manager to develop ticket pricing and ticket models in Country
• Directs the efforts of specific local teams, working with them at both strategic and tactical levels
• Promotes marketing best practice across all campaigns
• Manages & promotes brand adherence across all campaigns

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS

• Within the organisation, the position has primary working relationships with the Global Marketing Director, Intl Mrkg Manager, Intl Marcomms Manager & other staff of the marketing/communication /PR function and wider FFL crew.
• The role does not have any direct reports at present but is required to work directly with the wider FFL team as appropriate
• Outside the organization, the position coordinates with multiple key stakeholders including local promoters and freelancers /support staff, external PR, social and marketing agencies, media owners and promotional partners

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Marketing and Communications:
• Direct, advise and measure each Marketing Campaign per territory for the Tour
• Each plan must be multi-channel and localised to optimise performance
• Each plan must show clear measurement and employ innovative marketing techniques as appropriate

Brand Management:
• Manage the approval process of all campaign activity
• Ensure all campaigns adhere to FFL brand
• Manage/negotiate relationships with promoters & media/promotional partners
• Work with external agencies to deliver strategic campaigns globally & locally

Ticketing:
• Work alongside Global Marketing Director & Intl Marketing Manager to develop a mrkg strategy to deliver ticket targets globally
• Work alongside Global Mrkg Director & Intl Marketing Manager to develop pricing strategy and ticket models for each territory
• Analyse activity on relevant campaigns to maximise ticket sales and revenues

Planning and Budgeting:
• Develop short and long-term plans and look to be strategic around each local campaign as part of the bigger picture
• Monitor progress, ensure adherence and evaluate performance

Staff Management:
• Manage local promoters’ marketing teams

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• At least 8 years’ experience in a fast-paced marketing, agency, events and promotions role or similar environment
• Proven track record of delivering ticket sales to live shows/events as well as reporting & devising suitable ticket models
• Proven track record of strategic planning of high profile campaigns
• Proven ability to manage global mrkg campaigns (untilising global & local initiatives) and analysing success
• Proven track record of managing mrkg teams in the UK and other territories
• Proven track record of working with and/or managing high profile brands

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Fast & Furious Live is a brand-new concept that will have an extremely high profile. There will be pressure to ensure mrkg objectives and ticket targets are achieved, campaigns are on brand and press communications are managed carefully
• The role will require;
• managing multiple campaigns & individuals across different territories simultaneously
• managing complex individuals sometimes with different agendas
• co-ordinating, organising and implementing extensive mrkg & PR initiatives across different mrkg channels with different stakeholders
• out of town, overnight and International travel

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should send the following:
• Covering letter highlighting how your experience specifically meets the required criteria along with a current CV
• Specific details of current remuneration and salary expectations

Applications should be sent to:
gemmah@fastliveproductions.com stating – International Campaigns Manager in the email subject field
• Applications will only be accepted up until 1st December
• Start Date: as soon as possible on receipt of acceptable reference checks

What might a career at Brand Events and Fast Live Productions 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.

Festival Sales Executive

CarFest North and South

The CarFest North & CarFest South Festivals are the brainchild of Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans. They present a fabulous mix of music, cars, food and family fun creating a magical weekend of entertainment for over 100,000 visitors across the summer.

CarFest North: Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire 27th-29th July 2018

CarFest South: Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, 24th-26th August 2018.

This is your chance to work on two sell-out festivals where you will sell stands to a variety of motoring, food and lifestyle brands and help build a dynamic commercial environment for our exhibitors and visitors.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • To identify and close new business opportunities.
  • To source new leads for the event to create, build and maintain sales database.
  • To spend effective time on the phone, generating new business prospects by cold calling and developing relationships with existing accounts
  • Use initiative to help develop revenue potential.
  • To fully understand and absorb the features and benefits of all the companies events and services and be able to present them.
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports on progress for the Sales Manager
  • 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 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

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • 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
  • Resilient and determined; problem solver and decision-maker
  • 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

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 Mark Ring, markr@brandevents.co.uk

Marketing & Account Manager, CarFest

CarFest North and South

Reports To: Show Manager, CarFest

The Company: Brand Events is a London based events company who are passionate about delivering great days out to the public in a variety of personal interest sectors including music, motoring, food, outdoor pursuits and crafts. We’re completely committed to achieving excellence but having fun at the same time, have won a number awards, and are proud to have been called ambitious, empathetic, visionary, and mould-breaking.

Your Project:CarFest North & CarFest South Festivals are the brainchild of Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans. They present a fabulous mix of music, cars, food and family fun creating a magical weekend of entertainment for over 100,000 visitors across each weekend.

CarFest North: Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire 27th-29th July 2018

CarFest South: Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, 24th-26th August 2018

This is your chance to work on two sell-out festivals where you will sell stands to a variety of motoring, food and lifestyle brands and help build a dynamic commercial environment for our exhibitors and visitors.

TIMESCALE & DELIVERY DATES

  • Role starting 1st March through to mid September 2018
  • Show dates (when the candidate will be expected on-site for the duration of build and event delivery)
  • CarFest North 27th-29th July 2018
  • CarFest South 24th-26th August 2018

JOB PURPOSE

  • Manage and deliver the CarFest marketing, digital and social media campaigns to set timelines and budget
  • Maintain and develop the CarFest brand and possible extensions
  • Maintain, nurture and develop CarFest’s loyal fans and neighbours
  • Manage key sponsorship accounts ensuring all commercial rights of the sponsors contracts are delivered to timelines and budget
  • Develop clear brand guidelines and tone of voice ensuring this is maintained across all channels

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

MARKETING DELIVERABLES AS FOLLOWS:

  • Alongside show manager, develop ticket model and deliver two ticket sale launches to meet revenue targets
  • Produce, maintain and analyse ticket reports
  • Plan, manage and report on Marketing Budget
  • Develop, plan and manage the marketing campaign including comms plan, PR, digital and social media media planning, advertising spend, creative briefing, media/retail/cross promotions
  • Create and implement an exhibitor marketing campaign to help maximise those routes to market
  • Project manage digital marketing channels, 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
  • Delivery marketing, digital and social media deliverables across show Sponsors, Supporters and Stakeholders to the highest possible standard
  • Produce and post engaging content to social media channels
  • Work with the Show Management team to write copy to help communicate updates to the user base
  • Manage and respond to visitor and local resident communications and feedback across emails, phone and social media
  • Project management and delivery of event show guide and various visitor collateral
  • Manage suppliers including PR agency, web agency and other contractors
  • Manage the approval process of all marketing communications
  • Possible line management of intern(s)

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT DELIVERABLES AS FOLLOWS:

  • Work closely with the core CarFest team to ensure delivery of event partners/sponsors rights packages both in advance and onsite
  • Act as main point of contact for clients. Building and maintaining relationships with the objective of retaining their support for future events across the BE portfolio
  • Attend regular status meetings with individual clients to communicate event status and ensure delivery plans are being adhered to
  • Liaise regularly with CarFests core Sales and Operations team to ensure deadlines are being met to timeline and budget
  • Ensure sponsors adhere to CarFest brand guidelines
  • Generate analysis and evaluation reports of each client’s experience across CarFest to inform future plans and activity
  • Work with the Sales Manager to create an initial proposal / opportunities for 2018

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Have experience in the outdoor events and (ideally) automotive industries
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of marketing events and successful delivery on projects
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong team player
  • Experience of client facing project management
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Confident and creative copywriting with proven success across website and email gaining considerable traction
  • Good with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Experience creating content for social media channels, scheduling posts and creating content calendars
  • Ideally, knowledge and experience in CMS, EMS, ExCel, Photoshop, Powerpoint

DIMENSIONS

  • Working with core CarFest team plus extended freelance and project management team
  • Position includes external meetings, site visits & working on site at all events
  • Potential to continue role across other events in the Brand Events portfolio in the future

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

Family
Sometimes dysfunctional, sometimes a bit rowdy, always in it together. We win as a team, we look after each other, if we fail; we do as a team too. We want you to be you – hopes and ambitions, flaws and imperfections, ideas and challenges. We’d like to be part of your story not your CV.

Getting better
What we do is difficult and involves making mistakes. We want to learn how to run better shows, and have happier customers. We want you to learn how to be better at what you do. We want you to be the best. Love mistakes but don’t repeat them.

Pioneers
To infinity and beyond- we have a great tradition of creating new events. We like doing things for the first time. We like it when we are copied or when people wish they’d thought of something first. Trying new things is risky- we like taking risks. Ask ballsy questions and try something new every day.

Plain speaking
We dislike business speak. Tell it like you’d tell your mum or your mates in the pub. Plain speaking increases understanding and honesty. Good questions make us better. Kind but direct isn’t rude it’s helpful. Never speak like you are on the apprentice or trying to sound important.