The Spendlove Group has launched THE Production TEAM – a new company that combines the group’s skills and expertise to deliver a global event recruitment business.
Having already placed several candidates at Expo 2020 across various disciplines, THE Production TEAM is currently recruiting for numerous positions within show production, operations, logistics, project management, technical production and creative.
“This business is almost two years in the making – COVID-19 pushed back our original plans for the launch,” commented, Spendlove Group Founder and CEO, Ian Spendlove. “We’ve subsequently had more time to build the foundations and, as it turns out, there’s now more demand than we were originally anticipating. We’re operating in a world where a senior production manager can be working from home and located anywhere in the world during the pitching and costing phase of a project. We’re able to recruit people from any country, we’ll ensure compliance and even pay them in their respective currency.”
Launched as the event industry makes a welcome return, THE Production TEAM offers myriad recruitment services from permanent placements to contract and offshore recruitment solutions, to event management companies, venues and production houses operating within film and TV, events, and theatre. Offering complete transparency for both clients and freelancers with competitive rates of pay, all candidates will be vetted, pre-qualified and selected to fill job vacancies globally.
For UK clients interested in its contract recruitment services, THE Production TEAM will renumerate employees, including sickness and holiday payments. This will also be the case in the Middle East, but the company will also facilitate visas for people out of country, whilst providing medical cover and insurance removing all the hassle from the employer. As a global operation, THE Production TEAM will also be able to navigate the bureaucracy now attached to working in Europe following Brexit.
“With so many talented event professionals now desperate to get back to work after more than a year without work, we genuinely believe that the company fills a gap in the market as there will be more reliance on contractors as the industry emerges from the shadows of the pandemic,” Spendlove added. “There’s also a lot of uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the implementation of IR35 in the UK. We believe that established event companies will be grateful that a business like THE Production TEAM exists to take away the headache when they’re already dealing with so many other challenges. Put simply, THE Production TEAM can source the skill sets that you need, onboard your contractors and facilitate all the paperwork and red tape that surrounds their appointment, leaving our clients to get on with running their businesses.”