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TEMBO: more than a regular recruitment agency

TEMBO began in January 2016. It has grown quickly to meet demand for its unique and innovative service.

What makes TEMBO more than a regular temp agency is that it offers real problem-solving services.

With TEMBO, the team service clients’ needs but they also know exactly how to solve problems and reduce the stress of marketing managers or senior management.  They are there to achieve a temporary mission but also to make the client feel supported.

About Kate

Kate Disley, Managing Director, is the lead brand marketing strategist for TEMBO and one of the most influential marketing people in the exhibition industry.

For 15 years she has worked on, and delivered, marketing campaigns for over 100 events, managing budgets from £10,000 to over £1M.

Kate therefore knows all aspects of the industry and has recruited and trained many team members.

Why is our emblem an elephant?

The name TEMBO simply means 'elephant' in Swahili.

What better thing is there to aspire to than an animal with such wisdom, strength and extraordinary skills in:

  • problem-solving
  • social intelligence 
  • openness
  • decisiveness
  • patience
  • confidence
  • compassion


We could all do with a bit more of these qualities in the work place. This is TEMBO's ethos.

Plus, we just think ele's are great!


AEO service supplier of the year 2017

AEO Award



In 2017 we were incredibly proud to win AEO Service Supplier of the Year.  As new kids on the block competing against industry giants, we were thrilled to be acknowledged for our achievements to date.  Go team TEMBO!




Social Media

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Marketing Delivery

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Content Production

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Exhibitor Support

Exhibitor Support

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  • TEMBO has supplied some great people for us over the last year. The people they provide not only integrate themselves as a key part of the team to deliver a campaign, they also provide valuable creative and strategic thinking. TEMBO is always my first phone call if I'm in need of cover.
    Phil Boas
    Brand Director, Ascential
  • TEMBO has been the perfect solution for us. We needed maternity leave cover and Kate and her team have worked within our financial constraints to provide a layered approach to the project meaning we have the right skill and expertise at the right time. It's flexible, innovative and responsive to our business needs.
    Ben Cordle
    Marketing Director, New Scientist
  • TEMBO are always my first port of call as they offer a unique service for the events industry. Having someone to call on that can provide clued-up marketers who can hit the ground running is an innovative and valuable resource. Add in Kate's strategic expertise, training and support in the background and it's easy to see why TEMBO has provided the majority of my freelance and temporary marketing resource requirements this year.
    Duncan Reid
    Event Director, Clarion
  • We had a short-term gap in our team and asked Tembo to step in. I was impressed with their knowledge, structured approach and the speed of response. Tembo will be first on my list the next time I am in need of a marketing agency.
    Tracy Bebbington
    Event Director, Clarion
  • Can’t recommend Tembo highly enough. They’re professional, collaborative, incredibly cost effective and really pleasant and helpful to work with. We love them being an extension of our team
    Madeleine Cole
    Venture Business LTD
  • Tembo takes all of the stress out of running your event’s social media marketing. From strategy to execution, they have been great, I am looking forward to working on more campaigns with the team.
    Ali Reynolds
    Global Marketing Manager, Acuris

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