• 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 2022 conference programme

ESSA announces 2022 conference programme

on 27 September 2022 in ESSA news

Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced details of its much-anticipated annual conference. Taking place on 8 December 2022 at The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, in conjunction with headline sponsor BeMatrix, the tone of this year's conference is ...

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ESSA launches Sustainability Awareness training course in National Recycle Week

ESSA launches Sustainability Awareness training course in National Recycle Week

on 20 September 2022 in ESSA news

This National Recycle Week, Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has launched the ESSA Sustainability Awareness training course which focuses on all key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice for the supplier and services sector. In its continued provision of market-leading ...

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M&IT Expert asks: Where are we at with industry standards?

M&IT Expert asks: Where are we at with industry standards?

on 20 September 2022 in ESSA news

What does ‘industry standard’ really mean, why do we need standards and how can we uphold them, especially when the going gets tough? questions Andrew Harrison, director of the Events Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA)  Whichever area of the industry you work ...

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LATEST MEMBER NEWS

Going for the double at London Olympia

Going for the double at London Olympia

on 26 September 2022 in Member news

At last week's deployment for our wonderful client Avien at the Big Data Show, we were treating delegates to our Soft Swirl Bar and branded ice cream tubs

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Barmotion offers edible tableware

Barmotion offers edible tableware

on 05 September 2022 in Member news

Barmotion, the branded hospitality specialist, has added a range of edible tableware to its line of cups and crockery.

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Success Comes in Sixes @ WESA 2021

Success Comes in Sixes @ WESA 2021

on 29 June 2022 in Member news

Cook + Associates has scooped six wins at the 2021 World Exhibition Stand Awards.

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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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