Interested in joining us? Take a look through the current vacancies below:

Smarter Shows is a vibrant, dynamic business-to-business exhibition and conference company based in the centre of Brighton.  The company has a wealth of experience in the development and execution of leading events across a wide range of market sectors globally. We pride ourselves on nurturing fresh talent via a highly flexible and open working environment. Our ability to quickly and successfully absorb new ideas and react to changing and increasingly demanding customer needs is making us a small yet powerful force to be reckoned with in an exciting, fast-paced industry.

The company has grown significantly since its creation in 2009 and we are lucky to have a passionate, creative and ambitious team here. We also offer excellent career progression opportunities and international travel. Take a look at our vacancies below or email us directly — your perfect job might be just around the corner!


Exhibition Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Manager

Application Deadline

Reporting directly into the Event Director, the Exhibition Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Manager will be responsible for driving a consistent weekly sales campaign, working towards the annual event sales target. You will be tasked with increasing revenue through the upselling of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to both warm and cold leads.

The role will involve international travel once established and following a probationary period.
Face to face selling experience is desired but not mandatory, as 90% of the position will be telephone sales based.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Building and managing a constantly developing list of relevant leads of potential exhibiting companies
  • Managing and updating company CRM system (Salesforce)
  • Introducing and pitching the exhibition to senior decision makers from SME’s to global corporations through cold calling, as well as to warm existing clients
  • Objection Handling
  • Managing potential advertisers or sponsors through the sales funnel
  • Confirming multiple new advertisers or sponsors each week
  • Working with internal teams including marketing and operations for the collective delivery of a successful event

Key Attributes:

  • The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, driven and extremely persuasive. A people person who is sensitive to cultural differences
  • You must have initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Experience in a telephone based sales role is essential, along with an excellent telephone manner
  • Experience in print or digital advertising sales is preferred but not essential
  • Good email communication skills
  • Self motivated and incredibly well organised
  • Be adaptable and flexible enough to utilise multiple sales approaches to close business
  • Be resilient and comfortable talking with senior decision makers, company CEO’s and Presidents
  • Experience of travel and international employment is preferred
  • Strong MS based IT skills, Excel, Word, Outlook required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM desirable
  • Adept at using Social Media (such as LinkedIn) to connect with relevant prospects


A competitive basic salary is offered alongside an unprecedented uncapped commission and bonus structure.

We work in a relaxed but driven environment in central Brighton. As a rapidly growing company exceptional career progression is on offer.

Junior Web Developer

Application Deadline

We are seeking a Junior Web Developer to join our busy marketing team on a full time, permanent contract. The role primarily consists of supporting the Senior Web Developer and Marketing in the day-to-day running of Smarter Shows’ event websites, developing and improving the CMS and company technology infrastructure. You may also be required to support with our on-site registration, before and during our events, and owning the registration and data capture form schedule, ensuring our websites are optimised to capture leads, enquiries and registration data. Onsite registration support may include international travel up to three times per year

Person specification:

The successful applicant must be flexible, able to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to the continually growing requirements for the company.  A good sense of humour will also go a long way. Applicants should be keen to learn, able to use their initiative, be passionate about the web and associated technologies and keen to keep up to date with current industry trends.

Required skills:

  • HTML5 / CSS
  • JQuery / JavaScript
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of PHP / mySQL
  • Keen interest in the web and familiar with current trends and practices
  • FTP
  • Required to work on a PC – not Mac

Desirable skills:

  • Angular JS
  • Angular 2
  • Experience with the Modx CMS platform (OR similar PHP open source CMS such as Joomla, Mambo,  Wordpress, Drupal etc)
  • Experience of php MyAdmin
  • Bootstrap
  • Version control (GIT)
  • Experience of email marketing
  • Woking knowledge of SEO
  • Any design skills would also be an asset