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Take your business to the next level

TEMBO REFRESH is our consultancy service, connecting you with the leading event professionals with the most knowledge and skill in marketing, communications, content and business management.

Our collective experience can help you transform your business and achieve its goals at the product, portfolio or company level. Whether you need to fix it, refine it or accelerate it.

Specifically, for you as conference and exhibition organisers and industry-supporting businesses, our services are bespoke and tailored to your requirements, calling on the appropriate experts at each stage.



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Broadly our services fall into the following areas:


A well-honed strategy is your road map to success. Our advisors have tried and tested planning tools and can help navigate specific challenges and opportunities. Just a few of the areas we can assist you include:

• Business, event, launch & product extension strategies
• Budget review, building and scenario modelling
• Commercial & pricing strategies
• Communication strategies
• Strategic marketing plans



If your goal is to take the product or business to the next level, improve revenues, increase market share or build to sell, we can help in a variety of ways, including:

• 1–3-year business plans
• Product development plans
• Business, product, and marketing planning
• Audience build and engagement strategies



Your team is the engine of the business—if this needs fine-tuning or you have resource gaps, we can help build your team to keep driving your business forward. Examples of ways we can assist are:

• Organisation structure, defining roles & responsibilities
• Performance management and culture, including skills gap analyses
• Recruitment, JDs and interviewing
• Best practice implementation
• Training and mentoring



Effective and efficient processes can streamline your business and maximise your profits. Our team can help identify issues and help fix them, from data management to setting up a campaign; here are some ways we can support you:

• Technology & systems reviews
• Best practice implementation
• Process and quality audits
• Data analysis & insights
• Effective data management 


Market insight

How well do you know your customers? And what are your competitors doing differently? Through desk and qualitative research, we can help you build a comprehensive view of the market you are operating in. Examples of how we can help are:

• Competitive landscaping
• Ecosystem mapping
• Data universe sizing
• Key stakeholder consultations and customer insight
• Market ecosystem mapping and partnership opportunity identification
• Influencer identification and nurture programmes


Meet our consultants


Peter Bancroft

Peter Bancroft

Peter is a successful communications and PR consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the events business. Working independently and as part of an inhouse team, he has advised business leadership and marketing teams on internal and external communications capabilities and strategies.  He has also developed – and led implementation of - PR and communications strategies and campaigns for individual events – most recently Informa’s CPHI Frankfurt – as well as across entire event portfolios.

Peter also has deep experience of working alongside business founders, C-suite executives and PLC Boards to help them explain their business strategies to the people who matter - employees, customers, partners and investors. As Director of Communications for UBM plc for over a decade, Peter led internal and external change management communications for business strategy pivots, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, executive team changes as well as crisis communications.

Strategic planning | PR and communications strategies | Change management communications | Internal communications | Team leadership


Ian Bamford

Ian Bamford

Ian has spent over 25 years within marketing and communications, working both client and agency side, including several years as Head of Brand Communications for Ascential (now Hyve) where he was responsible for all communications across retail, education, technology, environment, fashion and engineering events including Spring Fair, Bett & Pure.

Having worked with many other event owners, GES and leading consumer brands including Audi, KFC, VW, Johnnie Walker, AEG and Zanussi, he gets to the heart of what makes a brand, translating that into a competitive advantage by creating strong brands that build trust, and delivering meaningful marketing campaigns with powerful messages that effectively engage target audiences.

Brand creation, brand identity and brand development (vision, mission, values, value proposition, positioning, look & feel, tone of voice) | Brand strategy and planning | Message development | Creative campaign development


Kate Disley

Kate Disley

Kate has been working in exhibitions and conferences for over 20 years.  She has been responsible for the successful delivery of brand strategies and campaigns for hundreds of events, including the largest B2B event in the UK, Spring Fair, and the multi-award-winning New Scientist Live.

She now runs her own successful and award-winning event support agency servicing hundreds of event organisers, from Emerald, Informa, Clarion and Reed to corporates, start-ups and launches. Her team are also building a portfolio of media brands of their own.

Kate continues to advise clients on market position, brand strategy and tactical delivery. She also provides best practice training, templates, and guidance for inhouse teams.

Brand and event marketing strategy | Marketing audits | Recruitment issues | Team structure and remuneration | Contingency planning | Process structure | Targets and goal setting | Mentoring | Best practice training | Budgeting & financial planning


Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Mark has had a successful 30 year career as a change consultant assisting companies to accelerate growth by helping individuals and organisations to clear away the clutter that undermines effective communication and management. Every leader needs space and time to talk things through. Using a mix of intuition, leadership experience, business psychology and emotional intelligence, Mark acts as an independent sounding board and adviser who inspires insight around personal management, team dynamics and organisation culture.

Mark is a catalyst for positive change and facilitates greater clarity, confidence and focus that leads to better results.

Owner and Leadership Team coaching and development | Business – strategy, vision, purpose, values | Organisation – structure, management, accountability, communication, roles & responsibilities | Go-to-Market and Growth strategy and planning | Culture management


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Rachel Middlewick

Rachel’s experience is a mix of running media brands; working as a Strategy Director within content agencies plus a stint as Chief Commercial Officer for PA Media. She’s now chosen life as a consultant, using her breadth of experience to support businesses who find themselves at a crossroads.

Her speciality is creating joined up commercial strategy linking data, marketing, content and sales. She can help you understand your existing and target customer base; create effective go to market messaging; work with you to hone your product to suit market need; and use her organisational design skills to set your business up for success.

Commercial strategy | Connecting marketing, content & sales | Go to market messaging | Organisational design | Audience build & engagement


Humaira Pilkinton

Humaira Pilkinton

Humaira is an experienced leader with a demonstrated 25-year history of facilitating business growth for a number of market-leading media and b2b businesses. Skilled in Brand Development, Digital Strategy, Audience Acquisition, Market Research, P&L and People Management. Humaira is a trusted, strategic thinker who has a history of executing successful strategies for revenue generation, customer growth, product repositioning and change management.

3-year business plan/marketing strategy & tactical plan development | Revenue/audience growth forecasting | Market mapping/data universe sizing | Lead/customer generation strategy | Marketing team structure & development | Campaign planning & execution | Brand value, mission, tone of voice, messaging house & persona development | Budget setting & management | Marketing multi-channel optimisation and ROI analysis | Product repositioning


Dan Scrimgeour

Dan Scrimgeour

Dan is a strategic communications professional with a strong data analysis focus and broad experience covering the events industry around the world. For the last 8 years, he’s led on international communications for B2B exhibitions and conferences in China, with his background prior to this in organisational development and consultancy support services.

Capable of adapting his dedicated and pragmatic approach to meet your needs, Dan has experience in market research, data analysis, content creation, business development, project management, evaluation and report writing across many different industries.

Market Research and Business Intelligence | Communications Strategy Development | Data Governance Strategy Development | 
Data Science | Event Communications Review and Database Audit | Show and Business Development in China and Southeast Asia | Cross-cultural Business Facilitation


Claire Tulloch

Claire Tulloch

Experienced conference director with 20 years' experience working in the events industry. Strong professional skills in event management, conference production, seminar content delivery at exhibitions and managing high-performing conference production teams.

Conference production & seminar content development | Recruiting and developing conference production teams | Identifying effective mechanisms for conference production teams to collaborate with sales and marketing | Putting KPIs in place


Christina Wood

Christina Wood

Christina provides unparalleled senior-level event and media industry experience and specialises in the development of strategies to maximise profits, stay competitive and drive sustainable growth.

For clients, she has launched and developed numerous high-profile international B2B events in the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia, and led large teams in multiple disciplines such as journalism, marketing, sales and finance. Through her flexible approach and tailored support style, she helps clients drive performance and achieve optimal results in record time.

Christina’s experience includes all event formats from exhibitions and trade shows to conferences, summits and awards - in-person, virtual, and hybrid – across markets including AI and robotics, energy and sustainability, communications and IT, real estate and luxury travel.

Event development and launch | Mergers and acquisitions support | Portfolio and event audit | NED Positions




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Marketing Delivery

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Content Production

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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
    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
  • 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
  • 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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