• 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 appoints a new Chair and Vice Chair of the board

ESSA appoints a new Chair and Vice Chair of the board

on 25 January 2023 in ESSA news

Marija Erzen has been elected as Chair and Rob Brackstone as Vice Chair of ESSA – the trade body representing the best contractor and suppliers to the UK events industry.

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Nurturing Talent

Nurturing Talent

on 05 January 2023 in ESSA news

As we move into 2023, Andrew Harrison discusses the need to encourage new talent into the industry and why it needs to remain a top priority.

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Leading not managing – is this the single most cost-effective way to  make positive change within business?

Leading not managing – is this the single most cost-effective way to make positive change within business?

on 16 December 2022 in ESSA news

ESSA's 2022 Annual Conference challenged its members to explore the cost-effective benefits of leading rather than managing.

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LATEST MEMBER NEWS

Growth prompts promotions at Ottimo.

Growth prompts promotions at Ottimo.

on 19 January 2023 in Member news

We’re delighted to announce that our senior project managers, Sian Cameron and Craig Boxley, have both been promoted to the post of project lead. These well-deserved promotions are in acknowledgement of the talent, experience and knowledge they have contributed over their ...

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Icon Exhibitions - The Local Exhibitionist - Winter 2022

Icon Exhibitions - The Local Exhibitionist - Winter 2022

on 03 January 2023 in Member news

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Booth Exhibits™ Expands to UK and USA

Booth Exhibits™ Expands to UK and USA

on 23 December 2022 in Member news

Booth Exhibits expands into the UK and European markets for 2023. South Africa-based Booth Exhibits™ recently announced plans to expand their business to the UK and USA. The company, which specialises in trade show displays and exhibition stands, has seen impressive growth in ...

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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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