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!

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Bray Leino Events Bristol team

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Event Manager
Bristol DOE + Benefits More Less detail

Event Manager

We are looking for an Event Manager to join our events team and play an integral part in all aspects of event delivery – both physical and virtual. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your events career within an award-winning agency.

The role:

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of a range of physical, virtual and hybrid events, in the public and private sector. As part of a friendly and hard-working team, you will embrace original thinking and thrive in an exciting environment, where no two days are the same.

Key responsibilities:

Working closely with an events team on pre, live and post event management, you will:

  • Support the Event Director in management of a project team on the planning and delivery of events and projects – from ideation and conception through to delivery and completion.
  • Be responsible for effective delivery of events, managing more than one event at any one time
  • Demonstrate flexibility and problem solving skills to develop the right solution for the client
  • Have a good understanding of the client’s business
  • Take an active interest in industry trends and current affairs affecting client business
  • Work with the wider team, to support responses to ITTs where required. Contribute to New Business ideas and identify opportunities where possible.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking as a Subject Matter Expert in responding to event briefs
  • Create and manage budgets, typically £10k-£150k providing regular updates, ensuring accuracy, sign off and timely reconciliation
  • Set a great example to other members of the team and demonstrate best practice and continuous improvement as well as provide support for colleagues across the business.
  • Client relationships – build, maintain and manage strong relationships with core client contacts, ensuring expectations are managed at all times. Take ownership of additional client requirements.
  • Stakeholder and 3rd party relationships – build relationships with stakeholders (e.g. sponsors) and other 3rd party organisations
  • Contract negotiation for elements relating to your event(s)
  • Conduct risk assessment and analysis of events
  • Mitigate any identified risks, including workload pressure points, and plan resource accordingly, working with the Event Director.
  • Oversee management of 3rd parties and marketing campaigns
  • Work closely with the in-house creative team on development of assets
  • Develop project timeline with Event Director and maintain this on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct site visits or platform demos and confidently make recommendations
  • Create management plans and technical run sheets for use on live days, including resource planning
  • Working effectively with production companies in understanding requirements
  • Meetings – lead internal and external meetings
  • Be available as first point of contact for clients and project related queries
  • On-site event delivery – UK and overseas. Live delivery for virtual events. Sometimes working unusual hours, weekends and evening as required.
  • Post event evaluation – analysing data and collating reports in a timely manner
  • Be aware of the KPIs in place with clients, and work to ensure all thresholds are met.
  • Make an active positive contribution to the Bray Leino Events team.

The person:

If you are someone who:

  • Is passionate about what you do; full of energy to succeed.
  • Takes pride in delivering the very best work
  • Remains calm under pressure, can manage a number of tasks simultaneously and maintains excellent attention to detail while working to tight deadlines
  • Is a strong communicator with good interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with a range of people, including clients, suppliers and colleagues
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Has great writing and administrative skills, with competency in using Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Is flexible and wants to travel within the UK and abroad for a few days at a time
  • Will lead discussions and conference calls
  • Has worked on a range of events of all sizes and has a good track record of doing so
  • Can create and manage budgets for events
  • Can confidently respond to an event brief
  • Has experience of working with a range of clients
  • Has good venue and technical knowledge
  • Is passionate about the events industry and is always up to date with the latest progressions
  • Has at least 3 years’ events experience
  • Uses their initiative and can think on their feet to provide effective solutions

Then we’d love to hear from you!

The rewards:

  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts with various shopping outlets
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Regular staff social events
  • Early Friday finishes in the summer
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Corporate gym membership discounts

To Apply:

Please email your CV and Cover Letter/Email describing why you’d be a great fit, to recruitment@brayleinoevents.com

Event Director
Bristol DOE + benefits More Less detail

Event Director, Bristol

 A little 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 and Singapore.

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.

We are looking for an Event Director to join our events team and play an integral part in all aspects of event delivery – both physical and virtual. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your events career within an award-winning agency.

 The role?

Reporting to the Operations Director of Bray Leino Events, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of a range of complex and high-profile events across the globe and online.  You will be working with senior level stakeholders in shaping the event content, as well as working with specialist teams internally to provide the very best solution for the client.

As part of a friendly and hard-working team, you will embrace original thinking and thrive in an exciting environment, where no two days are the same.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with clients at a strategic level to develop event formats, campaign messages, content and programming, KPIs and objectives.
  • Leading and managing project teams on the planning and delivery of events and projects, both physical and virtual – from ideation and conception to delivery and completion.
  • Effectively managing client expectations and internal resources
  • Creating and managing budgets (£500k+), providing updates to the client and reporting to the leadership team for P&L, forecasting etc.
  • Contracting negotiation with 3rd parties – including virtual event platform providers
  • Briefing and working with Creative, Production and Technical teams in project execution, understanding the requirements and ensuring solutions are fit for purpose.
  • Understanding virtual event platforms, the planning and delivery for virtual events
  • Line management responsibility for Senior Event Manager(s), Event Manager(s), Event Executive(s) and wider team – including holiday sign off, mentoring, coaching, monthly catch ups, reviews and escalations. Identifying areas for improving efficiency.
  • Client relationships – building, maintaining and developing strong relationships and managing expectations with core client contacts and the wider client stakeholders.
  • Overseeing project timelines ensure milestones are met by the team.
  • Creating management plans and technical run sheets for use on-site, including resource planning.
  • Risk and security management
  • VIP & VVIP management including Royalty, Ministers, C-suite delegates and celebrities.
  • On-site and virtual event delivery – UK and overseas. Sometimes working weekends and evening as required.
  • Post event evaluation – provide guidance to ensure the team are analysing data and collating reports.
  • Leading new business opportunities, proposals, pitching and tender submissions.

The person?

The events world is unique. If you are someone who:

  • Is passionate about what you do and takes pride in delivering the very best work
  • Has experience of delivering high profile events on the world stage (100 – 1,000+ delegates)
  • Has been responsible for numerous events for a range of clients
  • Thrives on a challenge
  • Has a great track record and strong contacts within the industry
  • Remains calm under pressure, can manage a number of tasks simultaneously and maintain excellent attention to detail while working to strict deadlines
  • Is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with a range of people, including clients, suppliers and colleagues
  • Can work with clients to interrogate their briefs and get under the sin
  • Has great writing and administrative skills, with competency in using Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Is flexible and wants to travel within the UK and abroad for a few days at a time
  • Has great leadership skills, and has previous experience of managing a team
  • Will lead discussions and conference calls
  • Is passionate about events
  • Has Event Director experience (private and/or public sector)
  • Uses their initiative and can think on their feet
  • Can manage complex budgets (£1m+)
  • Can provide timely management account reporting
  • Has at least 5-8+ years’ events experience

Then we’d love to hear from you!

The rewards:

  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts with various shopping outlets
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Regular staff social events
  • Early Friday finishes in the summer
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Corporate gym membership discounts

To Apply:

Please email your CV and Cover Letter/Email describing why you’d be a great fit, to recruitment@brayleinoevents.com

Sales and Marketing Director
Bristol, North Devon, Stratford Upon Avon or London DOE + benefits More Less detail

Sales and Marketing Director

Role can be based in any of our regional offices in Bristol, Filleigh, Stratford upon Avon or London

A little 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, Singapore and San Francisco.

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.

The role:

A strategic role working alongside the Senior Leadership Team to grow the business across Live Events, Exhibitions and Virtual. Reporting to the Managing Director the Sales and Marketing Director will be directly responsible for growth (UK and global), new partnerships, relationships and business acquisition.

You will be hands-on, happy to deal with end-to-end business development, while also generating new business leads and evolving existing relationships. The roles will include line management of Business Development Managers, Sales Administrators and Marketing and Content Executives.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a clear new business and marketing strategy plan alongside the Managing Director and wider Senior Leadership 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.
  • Content strategy for key communication channels working with the Marketing and Content Executive

The successful candidate will have

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role either as an established Sales and Marketing Director of a confident Business Development Director looking to take the step up.
  • Experience in the Events industry is required.
  • Experience in strategic new business planning.
  • 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 working in an agency environment.
  • Line management experience.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build a great agency.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts with various shopping outlets
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Weekly fruit delivery
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Regular staff social events
  • Fridays bar stocked with free beer and cider
  • Early Friday finishes in the summer
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Corporate gym membership discounts

To Apply:

Please email your CV and Cover Letter/Email describing why you’d be a great fit, to recruitment@brayleinoevents.com

 

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.

If none of the positions are quite right for you but you’re utterly brilliant, we’d like to hear from you all the same.
Please email your CV to recruitment@brayleinoevents.com

Please note, your data will be processed in accordance with our Fair Processing Notice held here.

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
  • Salary sacrifice scheme to purchase a new Electric Car

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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