Who is Expocast?

Mike Frost and Natasha Layal are the people behind Expocast.

We're best friends and co-workers who share the same morals, values and principles. It just works! It was important for us to create a business that was based around integrity, and respect for others; this is at the heart of everything we do and we are breaking all recruitment stereo types. 

Unlike any other recruitment agency, we have become the industry we serve which gives us unique insight into our clients and candidates needs. Expocast works with EVERYONE. We enforce diversity and inclusion, and stand up for what is right. You will see us networking and contributing to our community to help shape the future of our events industry for the better.

Natasha and Mike - Expocast

Natasha and Mike - Expocast

Attending one of our amazing clients show's in 2018!

Exhibition, Expo, Trade Show, Summit, Conference, Confex, Experiential, Seminar, Forum... you name it, we've visited it! 

Our history

Off the back of several years successfully recruiting for the global events industry, we decided to launch Expocast...in March 2020.

Launching at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic meant an immediate shift in focus, from working multiple vacancies across different geographies, to contributing to the strength of our industry’s recovery in any way possible.

Within months, we became established industry names, leading and participating in industry initiatives, speaking on high profile panels and virtual events, and launching small events of our own including: #EventProfs With Talent, Career Roadmap Webinar Series and The Big Fat Recruitment Debate

Fast forward to present day, we now provide a broad range of services disrupting the restrictions of traditional recruitment models, and have established ground-breaking partnerships with The Virtual Events Institute, The Ops Nest, and Benchmark Collective.

Specialised in the events sector

Everything Expocast does is centred around one thing - the events industry. We love this industry and, not ignoring the elephant in the room, even a global pandemic won’t steer us away. We’re here to play our part in helping the industry recover as quickly as possible; to help events businesses find the talent they need as quickly and cost-effectively as possible; and to find the best opportunities for EventProfs around the world.

We're crazy about...

  • Exhibitions
  • Conferences 
  • Experiential Live Events 
  • Virtual Events 

Our values

Integrity

Our whole business is based on this! Honesty, respect and trust are the foundations to a long lasting, solid relationship!

Genuine

People buy real people. At Expocast, we wear our hearts on our sleeve, and we're not afraid to show it. We're human!

Knowledgeable

As our industry evolves, so do we! We share our industry knowledge to support both clients and candidates with important hiring/career decisions.

Open Minded

Expocast are always receptive to new ideas, opinions and beliefs. Never stop learning and keep an open mind!

Flexible

One size never fits all. Expocast has a variety of services to suit everyone. If we don't, then let's create one that does!

People First

Recruitment is about people. Our events industry is all about people. You could say, we like people!

Our Team

Co-Founder and Recruitment Director

Natasha Layal

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Co-Founder and Recruitment Director

Mike Frost

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Hear from our clients and candidates

Success stories

Paul MacDonald 's success story

I worked with Natasha to fill a number of senior roles within my global team. Over the years she provided me with a number of Event Directors, Marketing Directors and Business Development Managers who all ended up having fantastic careers and adding great value to the business. Natasha is able to perfectly understand the culture of a business, the team dynamic, key success factors of the role and the primary skill set required of any candidates. Natasha was a valuable external partner and someone who I would happily work with again.

Paul MacDonald

Founder & MD at Unity53

Chief Executive Officer's success story

I have had the pleasure of working with Mike on several occasions and found him to be professional and very capable. It is great to find a recruiter who doesn't just see a candidate as a pain, but future client. And where he understands he represents the client when dealing with candidates. Mike takes this to the next level, I would recommend him without hesitation.

Chief Executive Officer

Exhibition Venue, Kenya

Business Development Director's success story

Mike is highly proactive, detail conscious and very caring. A bit of a strange thing to say about a recruitment specialist I know, but throughout the process of working with him, he was just there with me on the journey and then for some time after would check in, to make sure all was well. If you are looking for your next challenge in the world of exhibitions and events, then I would recommend that you get in touch with Mike, his enthusiasm is infectious and his connections seem limitless. This is, after all, very much a people business and this gentleman is a great person to have in your corner.

Business Development Director

Event Logistics Company, UK

Event Director's success story

When you find yourself on a pathway looking for a new career direction, finding a great headhunter is part of that journey. Mike is a diamond out there! Mike really has your back and finds you opportunities like no one else. But not only that, Mike keeps checking on you over various periods, to ensure that everything is still going well. Mike is not only a top top recruiter, he is an incredible guy to know and work with! I recommend him to all who are looking at advancing their career or looking at recruiting the gems out there.

Event Director

Exhibition Organiser, Australia

Director's success story

I've engaged with Mike on several occasions and always been impressed by his focus and his desire to get to the right outcome, for all parties. He interprets the brief quickly and intuitively and has the ability to package it in a way which encapsulates the opportunity and attracts the right candidates. In a hectic world he manages to gain and retain traction, keeping the wheels moving at pace yet without creating stress for those involved. It's a great talent, just one of many he possesses and deploys to good effect for clients on both sides of the process.

Director

Event Logistics Company, UK

Ola Okunola's success story

Strings To Her Bow - Natasha Layal You've Got Talent! - I highly recommend you. Natasha gave me some great consultative advice about how to utilise LinkedIn and she transformed my CV. I am so pleased with her work and anyone that hires her will not be disappointed. Thank you for doing such a good job for me Natasha!

Ola Okunola

Event Sales and Rebook Specialist

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