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

Mash Media Launch Highly Successful, Suppliers only Awards "Exhibition News Elite Awards"

on 08 January 2018 in Member news

"It's all very well supporting the ENAs and AEOs but when is our day out? Why don't we get ...

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Share your trade show knowledge and build market profile

on 05 January 2018 in Member news

Every Friday, Exhibitors Only publishes Knowledge Transfer, a fast update on trade show marketing skills from around the web. Today's ...

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beMatrix’s growth validated by its inclusion in the European Business Awards organisation’s ‘Ones to watch’ list

on 02 January 2018 in Member news

beMatrix’s growth validated by its inclusion in the European Business Awards organisation’s ‘Ones to watch& ...

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The Power of Directors & Officers Insurance

on 20 December 2017 in Member news

A director in the UK takes on a great deal of responsibility and personal liability. This puts a target on ...

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Paul Wicks, chairman of Showlite, passes away

on 18 December 2017 in Member news

Paul Wicks, chairman of Showlite, tragically passed away on Tuesday 12th December. Wicks was immensely popular and well-loved throughout the ...

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beMatrix and Sento Magnum offer a total solution for double-deck constructions

on 14 December 2017 in Member news

Two leading companies in the events sector, beMatrix (Belgium) and Messekompaniet (Norway), have started a joint venture to offer a ...

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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

Why solving client problems is the key to solving your own

Why solving client problems is the key to solving your own

on 18 January 2018 in Blog

It has been said many times that there is a simple method for getting ahead in business. The path to ...

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Clients or customers: Which would you rather have for your business?

Clients or customers: Which would you rather have for your business?

on 15 December 2017 in Blog

If you think about it for a moment, there is a big difference between the two descriptions and the distinction ...

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ISO 45001

ISO 45001

on 15 December 2017 in Blog

ISO 45001 is replacing the British standard for health and safety management 18001 joining a suit of standards for management systems including ...

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Legionella hot tub leads to £1 million fine

Legionella hot tub leads to £1 million fine

on 15 December 2017 in Blog

A discount retailer JTF wholesale has been fined £1 million after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease led to the deaths of ...

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Are employers always vicariously liable of the acts of employees?

Are employers always vicariously liable of the acts of employees?

on 15 December 2017 in Blog

The default is that employers are always liable in common law for the actions of their employees at work so ...

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The importance of marketing based on your USP

The importance of marketing based on your USP

on 14 November 2017 in Blog

Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is that distinct, appealing idea that sets your business apart from every other “me too” ...

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Vehicle Safety at Events

Vehicle Safety at Events

on 14 November 2017 in Blog

Moving vehicles and plant, particularly lift trucks and pallet trucks, have been the cause of numerous serious and life changing ...

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Crisis Handling – are you prepared?

Crisis Handling – are you prepared?

on 26 October 2017 in Blog

The current security threat has caused a lot of companies to look anew at their crisis handling arrangements. Many recognise ...

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Content marketing: What is it and why your business should be doing it

Content marketing: What is it and why your business should be doing it

on 26 October 2017 in Blog

Have you noticed the big shift and discussion about the effectiveness of content marketing as a sales tool? If you ...

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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

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