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Ciarán Smyth

Lightning Conductor

+44 7778387637 +44 7778387637

Ciarán is our Head of Talent and first full time employee. He's an avid rugby player and originally hails from Ireland, but can how be found down in Ringwood with his young family. Ciarán has a background running the hosted buyers programmes for ILTM and knows his way around the luxury travel industry. 

My Jobs

5 days ago

Loyalty Specialist

London (HYBRID) Up to £35K + Bonus Permanent

After filling ten (yes... TEN) roles with this business, we are so excited to continue working direc...

3 weeks ago

Guest Experience Manager

EU REMOTE £45K-£55K + Bonus Permanent

Our new client had us squealing with excitement when telling us what they are up to (I wish we were...

4 weeks ago

Buyer Recruitment Executive

London (HYBRID) Up to £30K Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an articulate, creative and enthusiastic team player to work at...


“If you are looking for talent in the luxury travel sector then Lightning is the perfect platform for you. We approached Lightning a couple of times while on the lookout for candidates to join our business and they managed to introduce us to some amazing people who are currently working with us. The team at Lightning makes the recruitment process easy and stress-free and we would definitely use them again in the future⚡️️”

Alejandro Roca Rivera - Connections

“Chris and their team are absolutely amazing! We are a small boutique company that has never recruited outside of our small circle of contacts. Lightning helped us every step of the way with all the patience in the world. The entire process could not have been more enjoyable and successful. Keep on creating the Lightning!! Pura Vida from the Origen team in Costa Rica.”

Ofer Ketter

“Lightning were fantastic throughout the whole process of sourcing a Business Development Manager for us at CV Villas. Great communication, a refreshingly relaxed and open approach with no waffle and a shortlist of great candidates, many of whom we could have hired. Any recruiter should take the hard work out, but Lightning went above and beyond”

Tristan Symondson - MD @ CV Villas