ABOUT ESSA

We’re the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best suppliers of goods and services to the events industry. With a focus on Health & Safety, education, business development and driving excellence and shared best practice, ESSA and our members sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas.

Having established ourselves over the last 10 years (merger of BECA & AEC 2007), with our members we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector.

Industry Collaboration

EIA

A central information source, development of closer relationships and understanding between organisers, suppliers and venues - benefiting the industry as a whole.

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FaceTime

An initiative to provide expertise and guidance for marketers and businesses, explaining why and how face-to-face marketing works and how to get the very best out of it.

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Cross-Association Working Groups

The AEO, AEV and ESSA run working groups which every member has access to, discussing important industry issues such as HR, H&S, Sustainability and Technology.

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WHY USE AN ESSA MEMBER

OPERATE AND COMPLY WITH THE QUALITY SERVICE CHARTER

Upon joining, every member must sign our Quality Service Charter and Code of Conduct which dictates the level of professional service and codes of best practices which must be adhered to.

Verified references from fellow members and customers

Each new member must have a reference from an ESSA/AEO or AEV member as well as a recent client. Each new application is then vetted by the membership before acceptance.

Fully insured and vetted.

Before joining, members must provide their full insurances and the last 12 months accounts for vetting.

ESSA Bond*

The ESSA Bond is our insurance policy that in the event of one of our members defaulting under contract, will seek to recompence the loss incurred by the client (exhibitor, organiser or fellow member).  *ESSA Bond is subject terms and conditions.

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NEWS FROM our MEMBERS

52eight3 gains ESSA membership

on 21 October 2020 in Member news

52eight3 is delighted to announce its membership of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has been confirmed.

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Ungerboeck Announces Tech Solutions to Support the Reopening of the Events Industry

on 07 September 2020 in Member news

Ungerboeck, the world’s event software, is further expanding their support to the industry by releasing a series of Reopening ...

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The non-expert guide to list building

on 03 September 2020 in Member news

I don’t claim to be an “expert” on list building but I do get asked about ...

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Just published: A Dozen Trade Show Stories About Building Sales

on 25 August 2020 in Member news

Just in case you need reminding about how great events can be for business, we’ve just published "A Dozen ...

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Scan Display built the largest COVID-19 hospital in Africa

on 19 August 2020 in Member news

Scan Display built the largest COVID-19 hospital in Africa

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A how-to guide to exhibit design in the post-Covid era

on 11 August 2020 in Member news

Exhibitions have always relied on the power of face-to-face meetings to generate new discoveries and relationships.

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8 REASONS TO JOIN ESSA

Appealing to your buyers

There are many reasons why event industry suppliers become part of the ESSA Community. High on the list is the confidence that buyers have in working with ESSA members.

Making the right connections

ESSA members have approved supplier listing on the ESSA, AEO and AEV websites which means buyers looking to find suppliers will do so.

Commitment to a stronger events industry

Membership is based on the practical provision of support, resources and benefits and at all times a standards led, professional approach is the underlying ethos behind what we do and how our members operate.

Technical help and operational support

ESSA provides members with a broad range of technical support, up to date rules and information via a dedicated helpline, web resource and email communications.

National support and Government recognition

ESSA is an official partner of the Britain for Events campaign, endorsed by the UK Government, its purpose is to promote Britain as a world class destination for events of all types.

Your individual goals via 1-2-1 account management

ESSA membership works specifically for you - give us three objectives for your first year which we will then use to tailor an individual account management plan.

Driven by standards and accountability

In a mixed marketplace, ESSA members are regarded as conscientious, professional and are kept up to date with the rules and regulations through the associations various working groups.

Money Back

In addition to the huge profile, networking and support benefits of ESSA membership there is all an impressive range of products and services aim to put money back into your business.

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ESSA BLOG

Now is the time for the “erosion process”

Now is the time for the “erosion process”

on 13 October 2020 in Blog

Get your MP to take action - you can’t fail to have seen some or all of the posts ...

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Better together - How being part of an association in times of crisis pays dividends

Better together - How being part of an association in times of crisis pays dividends

on 24 September 2020 in Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the events industry across the world. As a supplier of event ...

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Work on the things you can; don’t worry about those you can’t

Work on the things you can; don’t worry about those you can’t

on 16 September 2020 in Blog

In a time like this, it’s easy to keep thinking about what’s not working.  There’s plenty ...

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Will you be 'match fit' this Autumn?

Will you be 'match fit' this Autumn?

on 08 September 2020 in Blog

Will your team, your contractors and your venue be ‘match fit’ when events begin to open in the Autumn? At ...

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This is a better way to market your business

This is a better way to market your business

on 11 August 2020 in Blog

A friend who works in the events industry told me about a survey run by a supplier on LinkedIn. The ...

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Addressing the question of confidence

Addressing the question of confidence

on 14 July 2020 in Blog

When exhibitions are given final confirmation of the go-ahead to restart, the biggest problem organisers will face will be one ...

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Do you remember when it was a terrible time to work in events?

Do you remember when it was a terrible time to work in events?

on 11 June 2020 in Blog

One day, over a drink in a pub that’s open for business, with no restrictions on where you sit, ...

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Project Confidence – preparing for the ‘new norm’ in events

Project Confidence – preparing for the ‘new norm’ in events

on 04 June 2020 in Blog

If you’re in the business of event marketing, chances are, you’ve found yourself asking what on earth a ...

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History is different when you’re living through it

History is different when you’re living through it

on 04 June 2020 in Blog

Reading about history and terrible events that happened beyond your lifetime is not painful, because it didn’t happen to ...

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From our member's BLOGS

News from our partners

Key things to consider when looking to plant hire?

Key things to consider when looking to plant hire?

on 15 May 2017 in Partner News

Event organising can be extremely stressful and when it comes to plant hire there are several things that should be ...

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LEDskin® awarded with Red Dot Award

LEDskin® awarded with Red Dot Award

on 12 April 2017 in Partner News

It's with enormous pride that we can officially announce that our revolutionary LEDskin® was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award: ...

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New hydrostatic drive gas / diesel counterbalance

New hydrostatic drive gas / diesel counterbalance

on 11 April 2017 in Partner News

The new and improved IC engine hydrostatic drive counterbalance forklift range. Jungheinrich LPG and diesel forklift trucks with hydrostatic drive ...

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Contact Us
ESSA
119 High Street
Berkhamsted
Herts HP4 2DJ

Tel: 01442 285812
info@essa.uk.com

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