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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

3 days ago

Reservations Manager

Kent & surrounding areas £35K-£45K Permanent

We are thrilled to be working with this small family-run luxury villa rental company. Excitingly, th...

3 days ago

Travel Designer (Europe)

London (HYBRID) £35K* + Commission *first 3 months Permanent

In line with the market right now, our amazing client has put in an initiative to incentivise candid...

2 weeks ago

Sales Consultant

London (HYBRID) 25K Permanent

Our client? We were chuffed when this family run business decided to join our books not long ag...


“Chris and his team are absolutely amazing! We are a small boutique company that has never recruited outside of our small circle of contacts. Chris 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

“Chris was 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 Chris went above and beyond”

Tristan Symondson

“If you are looking for talent in the luxury travel sector then Lightning is the perfect platform for you. We approached Chris a couple of times while on the lookout for candidates to join our business and he 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. Thanks Chris and Lightning Travel Recruitment team! ⚡️️”

Alejandro Roca Rivera