Harris & Porter HAP Recruitment

UK: +44 (0)161 660 9686
IRE: +353 (0)1254 8372


At HAP we take our recruitment process very seriously, recognising how vital experienced and professional staff are to ensuring an events success. It is for this reason why we dedicate so much thought and time into our recruitment process,  allowing us to consistently source the highest quality of individuals suited to your exact needs.

How We Recruit...

 With the popularity of festivals in the UK as big as ever, we receive a phenomenal amount of applications on our website each year. In 2013 alone we had 21,000 applicants register their interest to work with HAP Recruitment and we hope to double this in 2014.

Each year our staffing managers travel the breadth of the country, holding recruitment days in towns and cities across the UK. At these recruitment days each individual has to complete an application form noting their industry experience, watch a DVD about what we expect from staff working on behalf of HAP Recruitment and have a face to face interview with one of our dedicated and experienced managers.

We look for well presented, reliable, dedicated, honest, hardworking, experienced, enthusiastic, friendly, approachable and professional individuals. Whilst this may look a little extensive, we continue to set our standards high to guarantee we only employ the best of the best.

Our Database...

 We have invested heavily in a state of the art database which contains detailed profiles, created by us, for each member of staff. We understand that whilst one individual maybe perfectly suited to one event they may not be to all. This is why we recruit, manage, and train all our own staff, allowing us to profile their industry experience along with our expert opinion on them to ensure we only provide staff who we feel are suited to your exact requirements.

Our database allows us to efficiently search and select individuals in a specific area, of a particular skill set, or with experience in specific fields of the event or promotions industry. If your event or campaign requires a certain type of individual, with specified attributes we can alter our search tools to only show individuals who meet  your needs to the finest detail.

Local Staff...

With our calendar of nationwide events and our recruitment days in various towns and cities we are able to provide you with locally sourced staff to avoid expensive travel and accommodation costs.

 Let HAP staff your event…

 If you would like a free, no obligation quote for any of our staffing services, or would simply like more details click here.

Interested in working for us…

If you would like to join our team and work at a range of events across the UK in 2017, register now.


  • "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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