About

Our Business

Outstanding events depend on outstanding people. With a team of over 600 experienced event staff and technical crew available at a moment’s notice, Pitman’s People offers a bespoke service to ensure any event astounds and amazes, every time.

Oliver Pitman, Managing Director, established Pitman’s People in 2001, when he saw a need for professional, skilled, personable event infrastructure and front of house staff across the board in London and nationally. Since then the company has grown its client base from a handful of small organisations to working on virtually every major music and sporting experience in the UK and Europe. Pitman’s People is now considered a leader in Event HROL – Human Resources, Operations and Logistics. We are proud to have worked alongside the top 5 Marquee and Temporary Structure companies globally amongst other, as well as support landmark events such as the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Our Philosophy: Honesty & Reliability =
A Good Working Relationship

As a result of this principle we develop strong and lasting relationships with our clients. Pitman’s People is seen as a solid, trustworthy yet vibrant event staffing organisation, reacting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Working round the clock we ensure clients get exactly what they need in a practical and cost efficient manner. We love to impress, not just perform.

Our Culture

People, people, people. It’s in our name. And it’s what we’re all about. Our rich culture comes not only from the team who run things behind the scenes but more importantly the hundreds of amazing event staff from all different walks of life. Energised, talented and hard-working, Pitman’s would be nothing without these incredible people. We are a friendly organisation that truly listens – we value everyone’s opinions and love sharing ideas to improve the way we do things.

We offer the highest customer service to our clients, providing dedicated support where nothing is ever too much for us. And the same goes for our staff – we take pride in our relationship with both site and office workforce, promoting growth, development and teamwork. We take time to understand, care for, and support, our recruits, inspiring them to further themselves in terms of their wants and expectations. That is why Pitman’s People offers unique opportunities for its staff to progress within the company, whether it be an Event Labourer progressing to Foreman level and carving out a career as a Marquee Expert, or an Event staff member starting as a steward and training to become a qualified SIA security supervisor. Through internal and external training and development programmes, the right motivation and a supportive, fun working environment Pitman’s is committed to being involved in employee training, work experience and qualifications. With a hard work ethic comes plentiful rewards!

Why choose Pitman’s People?

  • We take care of all employment responsibilities and commitments for clients, including holiday, sick leave, PAYE and NI administration
  • We make sure all legal requirements are met: passports, visas and working histories are all kept in-house; we have a solid interview and vetting process; we hold regular in-house training sessions
  • On request we provide multi-lingual staff in each of our teams
  • We have a vast pool of staff to choose from as we are centrally based in London and have an extensive database. We also have a wealth of experience from abroad, with staff from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Eastern Europe
  • 24 hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – we work like this to ensure we never let you down
  • We offer flexibility on staff numbers and contract durations, allowing you to staff your events as and when needed
  • We offer emergency staffing solutions (available within 2 hours of order) as well as long-term contracts
  • Instant replacements when necessary
  • We offer competitive rates and discounts on large or frequent volume orders
  • We provide ‘Event Staff 360 Degree Solution’ and ‘Complete Pro Crew’ packages so you can choose to have a fully equipped and managed event team if required with no need for support or supervision from you
  • All staff come with the correct safety equipment, company uniform, training etc.
  • All of the above frees you up to do what you do best – run successful events

Clients

  • London Boat Show
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • V Festival
  • Reading Festival
  • Ascot
  • Cheltenham Races
  • Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
  • Stella Artois Tennis Tournament
  • Party in the Park
  • Global Gathering
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Southampton Boat Show
  • Glastonbury
  • Henley Regatta
  • Newbury Races
  • Wentworth Golf Tournament
  • Ross-on-Wye Country Show
  • Decorex
  • T in the Park
  • Proms in the Park
  • Festival of Wales
  • Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight
  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • Cowes Yacht Haven
  • Beaulieu Car Show
  • SED
  • Metropolitan Regatta
  • London Marathon
  • Showman’s Show
  • Warwickshire Royal Show
  • Harry Potter
  • Cartier Polo Tournament
  • Harrogate Toy Fair
  • Homelands
  • Farnborough Air Show
  • Air Tattoo
  • International Judo Tournament
  • London Fashion Week
  • Lord Mayor’s Show
  • Tesco
  • Virgin
  • Vodafone
  • Mean Fiddler
  • WH Smith
  • J Sainsbury’s
  • University College Oxford
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Computer Associates

Venues

  • Royal Chelsea Hospital
  • Wentworth Golf Club
  • Millbrook Test Track
  • Excel Centre
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Gray’s Inn
  • Natural History Museum
  • Butlins
  • QE11 Centre
  • London Business School
  • NEC
  • Brighton Race Course
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Royal Holloway College
  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Crystal Palace Fottball Club
  • Billingsgate Fish Market
  • Barclay’s Tower
  • Legoland
  • Knellar Hall
  • Tower of London
  • Sunnigdale Golf Club
  • Thorpe Park
  • Dorney Court
  • RAF Fairford
  • Leavesden Film Studios
  • Kew Gardens
  • Oval Cricket Ground
  • Windsor Race Course
  • Royal Artillery Company
  • HAC
  • Wembley Arena
  • London Zoo
  • Olympia
  • Silverstone
  • Goodwood
  • Branshatch
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Twickenham Rugby Club
  • Knebworth
  • Doncaster Race Course
  • Kingsway Christian Centre
  • Hampton Court

Locations

  • Brighton
  • Covent Garden
  • Liverpool
  • Cambridge
  • Bristol
  • Newport
  • Birmingham
  • Buxton
  • Regent’s Park
  • London Bridge
  • Cardiff
  • Battersea Park
  • Guernsey
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Scotland
  • Isle of White
  • Bangor
  • Gunnersbury
  • Reading
  • Hyde Park
  • Southampton
  • Grosvenor Square
  • Windsor
  • Hanover Square
  • Earls Court
  • Leicester Square
  • Bournemouth
  • Minehead
  • Henley
  • Egham
  • Eastbourne
  • Macclesfield
  • Milton Keynes
  • Eton
  • Harrogate
  • Oxford
  • Ashdown
  • Tring
  • Banbury
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Ireland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Durham