Modern Slavery Statement

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TEMBO

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

About TEMBO

TEMBO is an organisation which provides event organisers across the world with support with their marketing and content production. We have two divisions (PEOPLE and CONTENT) who help clients find freelance marketing and event content professionals. We also have a third division (IMPACT), which supplies clients with support through an in-house marketing agency team, comprising Marketing Managers, Executives and Assistants.

We employ under 50 staff full time, and also have people working for us at IMPACT as freelance support. Through our work we also engage with numerous suppliers of other services to the events industry.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

TEMBO is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. We acknowledge the role that we can play to help to bring this about.

We are an equal opportunities employer, fully committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory, inclusive and respectful working environment for all our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We recognise that, as a purchaser of goods and services, we have the opportunity to influence good practices in the employment of people by other organisations.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Here are the steps TEMBO has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.

Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a relatively low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. Where required we procure goods and services from the UK where possible, although there are a limited number of overseas suppliers we also work with, including freelance marketers and event content professionals.

We require organisations we work with to confirm that they have fulfilled their statutory requirement to have produced a Modern Slavery Statement if they meet the criteria to do so.

Our policies which relate to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff through the ICO intranet:

  • TEMBO Staff Handbook, which includes reference to:
    • Dignity at Work
    • Whistleblowing
    • Disciplinary Procedure

These policies set out the standards required of our staff and include details of the mechanisms in place which can be used report issues or concerns about Modern Slavery linked to our organisation taking place.

Due Diligence

  • Through undertaking due diligence in our activity, we seek to ensure that we do not inadvertently support Modern Slavery. We make our processes know to potential staff and suppliers as a means of encouraging good practice.
  • We ensure that all staff are legally entitled to work in the UK and that the contract is directly with them.
  • We also ensure that any recruitment agency we utilise for the placement of temporary staff follows the same requirements to confirm the identity and right to work of individuals placed with us.
  • When we undertake a procurement process potential suppliers must self-declare that if they meet the relevant criteria in the Modern Slavery Act 2015
    • We also reserve the right to challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.
    • We ensure that services where we have outsourced staffing requirements (cleaning and security) are through companies that also have a modern slavery statement, if that is a statutory requirement, and that all such suppliers provide information about their equality policies and practices.
    • We continually review our Procurement Processes to further embed checks on suppliers to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2025
For more information on the Modern Slavery Statement, click HERE

Clients

Partners

 

Social Media

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Marketing Delivery

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Content Production

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Exhibitor Support

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Strategy

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Testimonials

  • 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
    Marketing Director - Events, Infopro
  • 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
  • TEMBO IMPACT were brought in to assist with our campaign and were professional and easy to work with throughout. The event content was complex, but they adapted quickly and effectively to all challenges that were thrown their way. I look forward to working with the TEMBO team again in the near future.
    Reece Fung
    Marketing Manager, GovNet
  • TEMBO IMPACT were hired because of their expert knowledge of the events industry. They have created and implemented a social media campaign process for six of our events and after a successful run we are now pushing TEMBO across the company as the social media team for FCBI conferences and exhibitions.
    Mike Setters
    Head of Operations (& Energy Division), FCBI/Thomson Reuters
  • TEMBO IMPACT took on H&S North very last minute but managed to deliver an audience equal with the previous year. We were impressed at how quickly they picked it up, their skills and expertise. Therefore, we contracted TEMBO for our flagship H&S event. They're knocking it out of the park, and we're tracking 70% ahead of last year in pre-reg.
    David Bishop
    Event Director, Western Business Exhibitions, part of Nineteen Group
  • We've always enjoyed a strategic relationship with TEMBO IMPACT. They are truly a strategic partner in every sense and fulfil the role perfectly with expert advice coming from deep industry experience and up-to-date market knowledge. Service responsiveness and sincerity have always been top class and more importantly provided us with the most needed push to promote our values more aggressively... We truly cherish the relationship and are very proud in associating with TEMBO.
    Kaushik Sen
    Managing Director, Coconnex
  • As we come to the end of the of the World Indigenous Forum and are taking stock of where we have been, I can not praise TEMBO too highly, they have been outstanding. They have been crucial to the success of the event: anticipating needs, suggesting solutions, and dealing with issues. The dynamic mix of their strategic planning, activations and the good old-fashioned 'roll your sleeves up and get stuck in' attitude has been remarkable. If this seems a little gushy and over the top - believe me when I say it's not enough. Thank you TEMBO.
    Kevin Jackson
    CEO, Blueprints
  • “TEMBO has taken all the stress out of finding excellent freelancers to produce our events. The freelancers they provide are extremely professional and go above and beyond to deliver quality products. Couldn’t recommend them enough".
    Kim Palfrey
    Deputy Head of Production, Arena International
  • Thanks again for your help. It's been SUCH a breeze working with you! Between you and I, I've also been working with our HR team to recruit for other permanent positions and the level of candidates they've rounded up for me just do not compare to the candidates you've put forth so really pleased to be working with you!
    Economist Events
  • Tembo quickly onboarded into our small team to help deliver our ambitious Q1 2021 online events programme. They provided efficient and effective support - in terms of comms planning and implementing key aspects of event campaigns (comms packs, graphics, social posts, in-event support). They're efficient with account management aspects, always keeping us up-to-date on time/costs allocation via weekly meetings and updates, so we could plan ahead and manage costs. Not sure how we used to manage without them!
    Sophie Lock
    Low Carbon Homes