Careers at Bray Leino Events

About us

We create world-class exhibitions and live events for clients all over the world. We typically deliver 500+ events per year across 6 continents.

Most of our team are based in Bristol and North Devon. We also have offices in London, San Francisco, Singapore, KL and Shanghai.

We work with a range of B2B clients across most industry sectors, from leading brands through to Government departments, and our events include anything and everything, from conferences and exhibitions, through to product launches, brand activations and roadshows.

About you

You are passionate about what you do; full of energy to succeed. A go-getter and a real team player, you take pride in delivering the very best work, often whilst under some rather tight deadlines!

You keep your cool and think about solutions rather than problems. You don’t mind travelling for work, (in and outside of the UK) and are comfortable with the fact that for the most part, no two days will ever be the same!

Overall though, you are dedicated to building a successful career in the world of live events and want to work with like-minded people.

Does the above sound familiar? Then we want to hear from you!

Our latest roles

Check out and apply for our latest vacancies…

Exhibition Designer
Bristol / Devon, UK £ Competitive + benefits More Less detail

The design team deliver creative solutions for an exciting client base and constantly have a pipeline of inspiring new projects to work on! These include international exhibitions, conferences, retail projects and events around the globe to name but a few.

Due to continued growth we’re looking for a Midweight 3D / Exhibition Designer to join us in Bristol. You’ll be working directly for the Head of Design alongside a small but established team of in-house and freelance designers.

What will I be doing? 

With a proven track record within exhibition/experiential design, you’ll enjoy a fast-paced working environment be at ease working on several projects at once. You’ll possess the ability to interpret a brief, generate design ideas, communicate clearly with the project teams, produce construction documents for manufacturing and create stunning presentations for our clients.

You’ll also possess great design and presentation skills and be able to think creatively, but more than anything we would like to be able to see your passion for the design and construction industry.

What will I need?

  • Strong working proficiency of 3D Max and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD and Sketchup to produce CAD construction drawings would also be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to prioritise and organise a busy workload.
  • A full UK passport and driving licence.

This is an exciting and fast paced role that will also involve travel in the UK as well as abroad.

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Business Development Director
Bristol, UK £ Competitive + benefits More Less detail

What will I be doing?

A full-time role in the Live Events Division working alongside the Managing Director, Creative Director and Event Directors to strategically grow new partnerships, relationships and business opportunities.

You will be hands-on, happy to deal with end-to-end business development, while also generating new business leads and evolving existing relationships.

This newly created position would suit someone with experience in sales, marketing and business development within an agency environment.

You will:

  • Develop a clear new business and marketing strategy plan alongside the Managing Director and wider Management Team.
  • Play a key role on every part of the new business cycle – from filling the pipeline to leading full scale pitches.
  • Be aware of trends and opportunities across target sectors and event types.
  • Arrange and attend meetings with prospects, presenting our services and proposition.
  • Attend industry and networking events to cultivate prospective clients.
  • Work with internal teams across the group to market and promote the agency.
  • Manage and develop new business collateral – including credentials, presentations, promotional materials and communications.
  • Contribute to ongoing marketing deliverables e.g. website, social media and awards.

What will I need?  

  • Previous experience in a similar role either as an established Business Development Director or someone who’s a confident Business Development Manager looking to take the step up. Experience in the Events industry would be favourable.
  • Strong commercial instinct, sales and marketing skills and a self-starter approach.
  • Great communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience across all parts of the new business cycle – not just pitching.
  • Proven track record in identifying new business opportunities and developing new clients. An established client network would be favourable.
  • Experience in being responsible for strategic new business planning.
  • Experience working in an agency environment.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build a great agency.

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Bid Writer
Bristol, UK £ Competitive + benefits More Less detail

What will I be doing?

  • End-to-end delivery of complex and high value tenders including PQQ and ITT stages.
  • Researching clients and events, drafting responses, developing best practice.
  • Converting sales leads into sustainable profitable revenue
  • Responsibility for new business wins – a process from lead identification to closure
  • Leading and delivering new business pitches
  • Creating case studies and credentials
  • Building relationships with current and potential clients at all levels
  • Ensuring that pipeline and new business performance is regularly measured and reported
  • Keeping creativity at the heart of everything we do and continually striving to deliver innovative solutions to delight clients
  • Working with Marketing to developing activities that are targeted to deliver the New Business Budget.
  • Responsibility for personally delivering new business revenue against agreed quarterly targets
  • Using social media to market the organisation and maintain a strong online presence, and using online tools to identify new contacts to raise awareness of and sell in our services
  • Attending regular networking events
  • Identifying key trends in the market and align the offering accordingly

What Will I need?

  • Previous experience of working as a Bid Writer in an Events environment
  • Excellent writing skills and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to adapt communication style to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to win and close new business
  • Ability to build robust client relationships
  • A relevant degree, or equivalent qualification, in Business Administration, Events or Marketing would be desirable
  • Willing to travel when required

Please note that for the right candidate, we’re open to considering part time hours.

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Business Development Executive
Bristol, UK Up to £25,000 + benefits More Less detail

What will I be doing?

If you like being measured on the number of calls you make or minutes you’re on the phone – then this role is definitely not for you! That’s not what matters to us here at Bray Leino Events, it’s all about having the best approach in creating new business connections that will generate new and develop existing work in our sectors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing and researching data for relevant target audiences
  • Generating B2B leads through various channels: phone, LinkedIn, email campaigns and visiting shows and developing those leads into a pitch situation
  • Refining strategies for generating leads
  • Finding innovative approaches to sales and marketing
  • Work with marketing to generate new business opportunities through researching, identifying, qualifying and communicating with those targeted companies.
  • Engage and interact with decision makers at all levels up to senior level to identify new and emerging business opportunities.
  • Build effective relationships with potential clients and existing clients by use of appropriate questioning, clarification and language.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating records in our CRM system accurately and in accordance with data protection requirements.
  • Carry out data cleansing to provide accurate information and support for marketing campaigns and to increase new business opportunities.

What will I need?

You will need to be as passionate about sales as a major career. This role is about qualifying opportunities for the Account Team by helping to achieve company sales targets, improve profitability and work with Bray Leino Events clients and prospects to achieve success at their face to face marketing activities through a creative approach to their events. We are looking for a candidate that can work closely with our sales and marketing team, so you will need to be results oriented, accountable and able to travel, potentially globally.

  • Previous experience in a B2B telemarketing/lead generation environment.
  • Confidence talking to both existing clients and cold calling competition.
  • The drive and tenacity to succeed and be motived and determined to deliver
  • Confidence and professionalism in being able to convey and discuss our offering.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to ‘solution sell’.
  • A hunger for product and commercial knowledge.
  • Excellent communication/conversational and listening skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative and in support of the direct sales function
  • Adept at telephone negotiation and a first-class telephone manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident, resilient and persistent.
  • Professional and resourceful.
  • A full clean driving licence

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Creative Services Manager
Bristol, UK £ Competitive + benefits More Less detail

Due to continued growth, the Creative Team are looking for an organised and professional Creative Services Manager to ensure design and project delivery. This is a brand new and exciting opportunity to join a team with a large international and successful exhibition and live events business.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Head of Creative, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day studio operations and the traffic of work flow. Working closely with both 2D and 3D Designers, you will organise, manage and coordinate resources and the distribution of work to meet business needs. Stakeholder management and negotiation is key as you’ll liaise with Live Event Managers and Project Managers as well as different business areas including overseas offices, to oversee the whole creative process and ensure workflow is as efficient as possible.

You will:

  • Manage the design studio’s day-to-day operations and ensure that work is allocated, timeframes are met and designs are completed as per project brief.
  • Traffic and manage the flow of work through the correct design process as set by the Creative Leads and ensure that projects are signed off through the correct channels prior to leaving the design studio
  • Work to cost and time, estimating the time required to complete the work and developing designs that suit the client’s purpose within the cost
  • Measure key KPI’s, such as studio time, time sheets, project budgets.
  • Assist the Creative Leads reporting key updates, initiatives and factors for continuous improvement within the Creative Department.
  • Work closely with Project Management and live events teams to manage their expectations of the creative resource.
  • Work with international colleagues in overseas offices to maximise all opportunities and the efficiency of the creative resource.

What will I need?

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with planning design projects, ensuring they stay on track and follow the creative process whilst meeting consistently high standards. You must also be confident and a good negotiator and with demonstrable experience of stakeholder management, preferably across multiple departments and business areas.

Candidates with any prior experience as a design co-ordinator/manager, project coordinator/manager, studio traffic coordinator/manager, or with previous experience in creative services are encouraged to apply!

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Bray Leino Events team perks

The basics

  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme

Rewarding loyalty

  • Enhanced employer pension contribution after one year’s service
  • Outstanding training and progression

The extras

  • Health plan
  • Employee discount platform
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Corporate gym membership discounts
  • Bar-Leino open on Fridays stocked with free beer and cider

25 days holiday
rising after 2 years to
29 days
(plus bank holidays)

Health Cash Plan
Claim back the costs of
dental, optical, physio
treatments and more

Christmas break
Office closed between
Christmas and New Year

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