Harris & Porter HAP Recruitment

UK: +44 (0)161 660 9686

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 In 2013 Barcode Recruitment were the exclusive bar staff providers to V Festival Stafford and V Festival Chelmsford, T in the Park, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight Festival and many more huge events. With such high profile events on our calendar we have been able to build an impressive database of over 4000 interviewed and experienced bar staff from across the UK and we hope to double this in 2014. With our largest events stretching the UK we have the ability to provide staff to even the remotest of areas.

Quantity and Quality...

 It has been within the bar staff branch of the company where we have had to deliver the highest numbers of staff. We have the resources to supply over 1000 of our own staff members to multiple events at one time, without any sub-contracting; giving you the reassurance that all staff we supply have also been recruited, briefed and prepared by us. From providing bespoke events with 2 bar staff to festivals with over 500, we have maintained an outstanding track record of delivering the specified numbers without sacrificing quality.

Trained Staff...

 The majority of our bar managers and operations managers are English Personal Licence holders and/or Scottish Personal Licence holders, along with some of our general bar staff.

 All staff who have worked on behalf of Barcode Recruitment have undergone on-site training with ABV, training specialists in the licencing trade.

In relation to this and to abide by Scottish laws and regulations, staff who work at the scottish events on our calendar have all undertaken 2 hours’ worth of mandatory ‘drinkwise’ training with ABV prior to even serving one drink. We have approximately 800 people across Scotland who have received this training and are ready to start work at any point. Proof of this training can be provided if required.

Work for us...

If you would like the opportunity to work on a busy bar at some of the UK's major festivals, sporting events and music gigs, register now.

We can provide.

  • General bar staff
  • Bar managers and supervisors
  • Stock staff and stock manager
  • VIP bar staff who have that extra flair making them stand out from the crowd
  • Hawkers
  • Operation Managers who can deal with the overall management of all staff on site and assist in maximising the output potential of the bars


  • "Your team were second to none when I did my “mystery shopping” . . . . . . youthful, charming, positive, smiling, competent and smart . . . . . one of the best if not THE best I have witnessed and experienced in recent memory, and certainly the best for Bose to date. So I just wanted to pass this along and say thank you for a great job in giving us some fantastic staff to work with. It enhances our brand, and makes customers more loyal and stronger advocates for Bose"

    Marc Jourlait – Vice President Europe BOSE

  • "Harris & Porter have provided our bar staff for the last two years at our large Christmas Party venues, the staff are bright, efficient and friendly to customers. They handle every situation with the up most professionalism and run our bars like clockwork. I would not hesitate to recommend them, and will certainly be working with them for all our upcoming events."

    Holly Silk - Head of Conference and Events @ Blue Monday

  • "We employed Harris & Porter Recruitment at short notice for a local festival and were extremely impressed with the highly efficient and professional service received. Offering highly motivated, experienced and sociable staff. Harris & Porter Recruitment were a pleasure to work with and we would undoubtedly work with them with future events in 2014."

    Andy Chapman – Bar Operator @ Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival

  • "The quality of Harris & Porter’s interviewing teams as well as their experience in the research industry has been invaluable to Acumen Fieldwork. Ben and his team consistently provide us with excellent market research interviewers and make our job as fieldworkers a lot easier. "

    Amy Middleton - Communications Director @ Acumen Fieldwork

  • "Harris & Porter always provide us with polite, flexible people that can adapt and fit in with our regular team even though our working conditions are often not conventional catering environments. Scotland to Isle of Wight, Harris & Porter consistently supply us with great people and we will definitely be relying on them again for this year’s events."

    Debbie Stokes – Staffing Manager @ Express Cafes Ltd

  • "We work with Harris & Porter at a range of different events. From festivals all over the country, to small intimate gigs in cities. They are always thorough and flexible with their planning and staff provided are always fantastic and of a very high standard."

    Simon Oates - Director @ Mobile Disko

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