Specialist events talent recruitment companies, tfconnect and ESP Recruitment, are to expand their strategic partnership in recruitment of senior talent for clients.
The early success of the joint venture (announced in October) has now led to an expansion of the alliance into the Middle East.
The step is the result of an increasing list of tfconnect clients and candidates in the region, coupled with the fact that ESP Recruitment has had an office in Dubai for the last 12 years.
Commenting on the expansion, Trevor Foley, tfconnect’s MD, said: “A rapid increase in demand from our clients for additional recruitment support in the Middle East can be met with the combination of ESP’s presence in the region and the extensive experience that both Liz Sinclair and Rebecca Wilson bring in working on senior level industry roles.”
Wilson, MD of ESP International in Dubai, said: “ESP has been recruiting for this sector for 20 years in February. Trevor’s many years as Chief Executive of the AEO [in the UK] and his strong relationship with all the senior stakeholders in this industry, combined with my tenure as President of the Middle East Chapter of global events industry trade association ILEA (2014-2016), has led this partnership to be a formidable consultancy of knowledge, hands-on experience and global networks, built up over more than two decades.”
The two companies will focus initially on helping to place senior-level exhibition professionals in the Middle East and will launch a joint business mission in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and Saudi Arabia, in mid-January 2020.