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

Vividfish launches CRM offer

on 27 April 2020 in Member news

Vividfish, the event industry data-driven marketing specialist, has just announced that it is now offering from up to 50% discount on ...

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Vividink offers 10 ‘Save Your Business Kits’

on 27 April 2020 in Member news

Vividink is offering its ‘Save Your Business Kit’ to up to 10 event industry businesses. The kit is designed to help ...

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How to rank trade shows by performance

on 22 April 2020 in Member news

Reporting and tracking are your routes to trade show sales superstardom. This post highlights key parts of the tracking process.

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Vividink PR wins 3-year contract with East of England Arena & Events Centre

on 09 March 2020 in Member news

Vividink PR & Social Media has announced that it has agreed a three-year deal with East of England Arena & ...

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MEMS awarded ESSA Accredited status

on 06 March 2020 in Member news

MEMS, the international exhibition contractor, has been awarded ESSA Accredited status as one of the first member companies to achieve ...

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Vividink named as official for PR & social media by Just Dogs Live

on 28 February 2020 in Member news

Vividink jhas been named as the official media agency for Just Dogs Live at East of England Arena and Events ...

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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

Navigating the 7C’s of a Crisis

Navigating the 7C’s of a Crisis

on 29 April 2020 in Blog

I don’t think I’m generalising, what we are going through at the moment will be causing stress to ...

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ESM LTD: UK Coronavirus and my reflections on the current crisis from an events contracting perspective

ESM LTD: UK Coronavirus and my reflections on the current crisis from an events contracting perspective

on 08 April 2020 in Blog

Just over a week ago our company closed its factory doors for the first time outside of a xmas period ...

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Event Marketing: what can you say?

Event Marketing: what can you say?

on 03 April 2020 in Blog

Coronavirus is playing havoc with millions of people’s lives across the world, and I don’t need to tell ...

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How well do you know your clients?

How well do you know your clients?

on 18 February 2020 in Blog

And how well do they know you? The more we understand about our clients, the better able we are ...

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Do you still love to hear the till ring?

Do you still love to hear the till ring?

on 10 January 2020 in Blog

In these PC days, it’s almost gauche to admit that you like making sales, let alone that you work ...

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Data dagnabbit!

Data dagnabbit!

on 11 December 2019 in Blog

Most people’s eyes glaze over when you start talking about data.  Especially on a night out with your ...

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How to stay safe and protected when hiring exhibition staff in the UK

How to stay safe and protected when hiring exhibition staff in the UK

on 18 November 2019 in Blog

Exhibitions are booming and with more international exhibitors travelling worldwide. ~The demand for temporary exhibition staff to look after hospitality, ...

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Why your client’s exhibition stand is a lot like a website

Why your client’s exhibition stand is a lot like a website

on 12 November 2019 in Blog

Recently I wrote an article for Exhibitors Only that compared stands within exhibitions to websites. The target audience for this ...

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Teamwork makes the event dream work

Teamwork makes the event dream work

on 15 October 2019 in Blog

There is a rather popular saying that is doing the rounds at the moment, which goes along the lines of ‘ ...

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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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