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TEMBO People



From an executive to director level, we provide the event marketers you need

Do you need a permanent position to be filled within your team?

Since TEMBO’s inception in 2014, we’ve been providing competent marketing, conference and event management staff to event businesses. In partnership with tfconnect, the specialist recruitment and executive search consultancy for the global events industry, we source talented marketing professionals for permanent roles in the events and publishing industries.​ By combining our expertise and passion for the industry with our extensive networks of professionals, TEMBO PEOPLE is the reliable solution for placing high-quality professionals within the events community.



TEMBO PEOPLE - the process


 For event businesses who need:​

• Event marketers that are carefully recruited to match your exact requirements

• Access to motivated, proactive, solutions-oriented event professionals who are experienced in various industries

 • To hire personnel at any level - Interns, Executives, Managers, Heads of Marketing and Directors​

 • To fill resource gaps​ or to recruit staff during phases of expansion


• A double award-winning agency specialised in sourcing marketing experts within the events industry​

• All our candidates are vetted, experienced and reliable

• We boost your brand as an employer, keep the candidates engaged and increase success rates during your hiring process

• Recruit for flexible roles (remote, hybrid and office based)

• Honest and transparent fees


• We’re a recruitment agency widely recognised in the events industry

• We have a large network of event profs who are open to new opportunities

• We’ve worked with dozens of event businesses and know the exact skills an event marketer needs to have

Quality control – ruthless interviewing process where we thoroughly check the candidates’ knowledge, experience, motivation and soft skills

One-stop solution – from refining your job spec, to scheduling an interview with shortlisted event profs that we think are perfect for your business

Adapting to your needs – always ready to amend the job ad and inform the candidates if your requirements have changed


Executive search process

We establish search priorities and create a search strategy; attract and evaluate candidates, a meaningful choice of candidates and complete the search.

Job spec support

We analyse your job description and feedback based on our expertise in the events industry. Together, we refine it in a way which will attract the perfect event marketers for your team.

Job advertising

We list your job vacancy on relevant platforms including LinkedIn and make sure your vacancy gets enough exposure.

Utilising our network

TEMBO and tfconnect both have a large pool of excellent marketers with event experience – we promote your job via email and social media.

Interview process

After we’ve found suitable candidates, we arrange interviews with them. Our screening process is thorough and we ask the right questions to determine the candidates' experiences and motivations.

Matching you with the best candidates

After we've narrowed down the pool of applicants, we connect you with the most qualified ones based on our analysis and appraisal.
  • I would like to thank you personally because you found me an amazing candidate within a day. He was available to start immediately, and his work is of very high quality. I'm pleased we were able to offer him a permanent role!
    Rosanne Geyman, Head of Marketing, IABM
  • As the industry hits top gear after the dearth of the last two years, we are inundated with roles from throughout the industry and around the globe. As always, we seek to offer our clients the best possible service, priding ourselves on placing the majority of the senior teams within the top organisers. To ensure we find the very best marketing people, we are partnering with TEMBO, experts in event marketing and centre of the event marketing community.
    Trevor Foley, Managing Director, tfconnect
  • We’re honoured to be partnering with tfconnect, the most respected talent partners in the industry. Benefitting from their expertise and client base, we can offer candidates within our current network and beyond, a chance to continue their careers with the most innovative and exciting event businesses of this generation.
    Kate Disley, CEO, TEMBO

About tfconnect

tfconnect is the events and exhibitions industry's recognised global recruiter and senior executive search and selection specialist. They are in a unique position of having candid and close relationships with the best and hardest to find senior talent in the industry.

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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
    Marketing Director - Events, Infopro
  • It has been great working with the TEMBO team. Their flexibility and can do attitude was exactly what we needed to bridge the gap for our marketing needs. I’d thoroughly recommend them, especially to any supplier for the events industry who needs some short to long term marketing support.
    Laura Tythcott
    Whitespace XPO
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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
  • I've been using TEMBO CONTENT for a couple of years. Whenever I've needed short-term conference production support they always responded quickly and provide me with high-calibre freelancers. I'm very happy with the service they provide.
    Hannah Capstick
    Head of Conference Production & Content, Professionals Association Group, Haymarket Media Group
  • Working with TEMBO CONTENT allows us greater flexibility in our conference production team, always with the assurance of professionalism, expertise and speedy delivery!
    Alice MacGregor
    Head of Marketing & Content, Technology Europe, CloserStill Media
  • I was very happy with L's work. She was very organised and a great communicator. She was also very proactive and went beyond my expectations and really made the run up to the event smooth and stress-free.
    Emily Szweda
    Marketing Manager - Electrical Review, Data Centre Review, Image Reports, SJP Business Media
  • We had a great show. The TEMBO IMPACT team have done a terrific job and should be very pleased with themselves! They have really cemented themselves as an extension of my team, and I’m looking forward to working with them on our upcoming events in the series.
    Marketing Director
    Quartz Business Events
  • Tembo have been an integral part of our growth over the last few years. Their marketing expertise and sense of team means we have total trust in their ability to deliver. I’d recommend any growing media company engages with them.
    Marketing Director
    InstallerSHOW, Lyrical Communications, of the Nineteen Group
  • We couldn’t have chosen a better marketing partner to work with, Kate has been great in understanding our needs as a launch show and has been phenomenal in providing us expert advice and suggestions whenever needed. Also, the way TEMBO Impact works was perfect for us as they have experienced professionals for all sections of marketing and therefore served as a one stop shop for us!
    Esha Bark-Jones
    Founding Director, Workspace Design Show
  • TEMBO were pro-active in supporting the events team at Mash Media with marketing support and juggling ever changing client priorities. TEMBO were efficient in managing client expectations and tasks on time with excellent communication skills and time management in order to over deliver on the objectives set. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend TEMBO to support sales and marketing objectives.
    Ed Bates
    Show Manager The Publishing Show, Mash Media
  • TEMBO are really good at getting on with things. They are a strong option for anyone who needs support quickly and wants to work with a team who can understand their needs readily and get going on their behalf with a minimum of fuss.

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