• 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.

Member verified

Every new member application is sent for peer review to the whole of ESSA membership.

Fully insured and vetted

Members must provide proof of £5m Public Liability insurance (annually checked) and are subject to the associations credit and accounts checking for financial health, repeated quarterly.

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 and qulaifying members.

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LATEST ESSA NEWS

Empowering event professionals to work abroad with ease

Empowering event professionals to work abroad with ease

on 14 June 2024 in ESSA news

Government support may be lacking, but UK event professionals should feel empowered to work in the EU, says ESSA Director Andrew Harrison.

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Dispelling the Myths 4 – Resources

Dispelling the Myths 4 – Resources

on 23 May 2024 in ESSA news

Throughout our Dispelling the Myths series, we’ve explored preconceptions around time, costs and benefits but many may feel it is a lack of available resources that are preventing them from becoming accredited.

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ESSA launches new Sales Working Group

ESSA launches new Sales Working Group

on 07 May 2024 in ESSA news

ESSA has launched its new Sales Working Group this month, dedicated to elevating the effectiveness and professionalism of sales and commercial teams across the exhibition industry's supply chain.

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LATEST MEMBER NEWS

Exhibition and Event Contractors Vertex Nearly Doubles Operation in Major Expansion

Exhibition and Event Contractors Vertex Nearly Doubles Operation in Major Expansion

on 05 June 2024 in Member news

Vertex has nearly doubled its operation after expanding into a 5,340 sq. ft. unit next door but one to its current HQ in Redditch, Worcestershire.

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Melton Mowbray Town Estate appoints Vividink

Melton Mowbray Town Estate appoints Vividink

on 31 May 2024 in Member news

Melton Mowbray Town Estate, has appointed Vividink, the event PR and communications agency, to deliver its B2C and B2B campaigns

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Seven things to ask yourself, your venue and your childcare provider before running childcare at your event

Seven things to ask yourself, your venue and your childcare provider before running childcare at your event

on 22 May 2024 in Member news

Considering offering childcare at your next event? Here's the what you need to think about!

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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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