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

Europa International Expands With Appointment Of New Accounts Handler

on 08 August 2019 in Member news

Growing Customer Demand Prompts Hire Of Experienced Events Industry Specialist Leading event furniture hire business Europa International has announced the ...

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Event Services expert scores hole in one with Golf Greenkeepers Association

on 06 August 2019 in Member news

Event service specialist Joe Manby Limited is celebrating a 30-year relationship with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).

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Symbiosis & Standbuilder UK Appointed Official ISS 2019 Stand Contractors

on 05 August 2019 in Member news

A partnership between two of the UK’s most experienced professional design and build companies aims to ensure the ...

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Trust Gaming at Insomnia64

on 24 July 2019 in Member news

Creator International Ltd was delighted to work with the leading value-for-money PC and console accessories brand Trust Gaming on the ...

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Brighton and Harrogate business wins for Joe Manby Limited

on 16 July 2019 in Member news

Event services specialist Joe Manby Limited has been appointed by the UKSG, the international association for the information community, to ...

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The lead capture tool that starts with a coffee...

on 10 July 2019 in Member news

Have you heard about our SmartServe? It’s the lead capture app and survey tool that rewards your visitors with ...

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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

Keep desks and envelopes out of your marketing

Keep desks and envelopes out of your marketing

on 13 August 2019 in Blog

Dear reader, I have never felt the urge to do business with a desk, and yet these days, I'm often ...

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Why copywriting should matter to your business

Why copywriting should matter to your business

on 10 July 2019 in Blog

Copywriting is one of those underestimated elements of marketing. Underestimated because it can do so much to affect the sales ...

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3 Questions Frequently Asked By Event Businesses

3 Questions Frequently Asked By Event Businesses

on 12 June 2019 in Blog

Here are three marketing questions I'm often asked about by event businesses. How should we go about growing our prospect ...

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Logistical Thought Process

Logistical Thought Process

on 14 May 2019 in Blog

My hope with this blog is to convince you of one thing: to include your chosen event logistics company in ...

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How exhibitors can boost their sales

How exhibitors can boost their sales

on 10 May 2019 in Blog

Using trade shows to grow sales is the biggest reason for exhibitor participation. That's stating the obvious right? And ...

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How important is time management

How important is time management

on 02 May 2019 in Blog

Project Coordinator Jess Mockler discusses recent learnings since joining 4D, focusing on the importance of time management. As a ...

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A cure for uncertainty

A cure for uncertainty

on 10 April 2019 in Blog

When results are not going to plan, uncertainty about your marketing will usually affect your business but not in a ...

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Why major events must have the best connectivity

Why major events must have the best connectivity

on 18 March 2019 in Blog

Connectivity is king. For the experience of those attending, to those delivering the event and those watching from afar.

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Don't scupper your happy landing

Don't scupper your happy landing

on 12 March 2019 in Blog

Watching Elon Musk's Space X happy landing; I was reminded of my own quest for happy landings in the ...

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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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