About Us



Pimento People acts as a dating agency for freelancers looking for work and agencies looking for temporary staff. Simply register your details with us and we’ll track down a position in one of our member agencies. We are part of Pimento – the UK’s largest virtual agency network with more than 170 members.


The service has been inspired by the phenomenon of The Gig Economy which has witnessed the exponential growth of the freelance workforce creating a new labour market which offers greater flexibility to both individuals and the businesses that employ them. The media and marketing industries are major consumers of freelance talent which makes up to 40% of the total workforce.

Our team

Nick Band

Nick Band

Co-founder

Nick is the former CEO of the PR agency Band & Brown which shot to fame in the 1990s and 2000s. He has since been freelancing.

Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight

Co-founder

Stephen founded the virtual agency Pimento after a successful career as a CMO in various global brands including Disney.

Jeremy Hemmings

Jeremy Hemmings

Senior Consultant

Jeremy has spent more than 25 years in the advertising industry most recently at M&C Saatchi where he was Chief Client Officer

Mandy Vinnicombe

Mandy Vinnicombe

Head of Talent

Mandy has over 30 years of experience in HR, most recently as Talent and Leadership Director with InterContinental Hotels.