• THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    We are the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

  • THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

  • THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

WHO WE ARE

We are the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

With a focus on health and safety, ESSA drives excellence across the industry and shares best practice with its membership while providing a platform for education and business development.

With our members, who sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas, we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector inside and outside of the business events industry.

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8 REASONS TO JOIN ESSA

Trust and confidence

Working with an ESSA member comes with a quality assurance that your customers will receive the best possible service.

ESSA Accredited

Stand out from the crowd with ESSA Accredited Status, an annual company-level qualification designed to demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of health & safety benchmarks.

Training and development

ESSA is committed to providing market-leading training and development opportunities to members. 

Join a collaborative community

ESSA’s supportive and inspirational community helps our members develop and benefit from shared best practice, seek new opportunities, overcome challenges and address industry issues.

Make the right connections

Exhibitors, organisers and venues can access a supplier directory containing a full list of ESSA members. Available on the ESSA, AEO and AEV websites.

Technical help and operational support

Access a wealth of support including the most up-to-date rules and regulations via a dedicated helpline, online resources and email communications.

Personal account management

Tailor your ESSA membership to your needs by providing us with your top three objectives and we will create your personalised account management plan.

Exclusive member discounts

Access a range of products and services at preferential member rates designed to help save money and time and put money back into your business. 

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WHY USE AN ESSA MEMBER

THE QUALITY SERVICE CHARTER

Every member is required to sign our Quality Service Charter and Code of Conduct, a commitment and promise to adhere to codes of best practice and provide the highest level of professional service.

Verified references

Every new member is asked to provide a verified reference from an ESSA, AEO or AEV member and a recent client.

Fully insured and vetted

Members must provide proof of full insurance along with the previous 12 months of accounts for vetting.

ESSA Bond*

In the event of a member defaulting under contract, the ESSA Bond is an insurance policy that will seek to recompense any loss incurred by the client (exhibitor, organiser or fellow member). *Subject to terms and conditions.

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LATEST ESSA NEWS

ESSA Announces Shortlist for 2022 Annual Awards

ESSA Announces Shortlist for 2022 Annual Awards

on 16 November 2022 in ESSA news

Recognising innovation and excellence within the event sector supply chain, ESSA has announced the shortlist for its prestigious 2022 annual awards. 

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Events Industry Alliance launches manifesto at parliamentary reception.

Events Industry Alliance launches manifesto at parliamentary reception.

on 09 November 2022 in ESSA news

The Events Industry Alliance launched its manifesto at a parliamentary reception on Wednesday 19th The Events Industry Alliance launched its manifesto at a parliamentary reception on Wednesday 19th October, including guests from a cross party group of MPs in addition to Government ...

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Transport Concerns

Transport Concerns

on 19 October 2022 in ESSA news

The global supply chain crisis has significantly impacted many industries. Garcia Newell, ESSA board member and Director, Business Development, Europe at transport and logistics company DSV Solutions, discusses why it is causing multiple challenges for the events sector…

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LATEST MEMBER NEWS

Era Portugal

Era Portugal

on 21 November 2022 in Member news

October found us in the Algarve region of Portugal at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura hotel for European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and its annual General Assembly, October 11–13, 2022.

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Is design law fit for purpose? ACID offers potential solutions.

Is design law fit for purpose? ACID offers potential solutions.

on 17 November 2022 in Member news

As one of the UK’s leading campaigning organisations for Designs and IP, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has presented Government with potential solutions to address what the majority think are an outdated set of laws that are not fit for purpose. ...

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Eurobus 2022 at NEC

Eurobus 2022 at NEC

on 04 November 2022 in Member news

We were at the NEC a few days ago building some bright, informative stands for our clients Mellor and Kiel at Eurobus 2022, 1-3 November, NEC

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ABOUT ESSA

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

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ESSA
119 High Street
Berkhamsted
Herts HP4 2DJ

Tel: 01442 285812

info@essa.uk.com

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