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

Press Red Rentals gains ESSA Accredited status

on 25 February 2021 in Member news

Telford based AV specialist Press Red Rentals has achieved ESSA Accredited status, becoming only the second exhibition AV supplier in ...

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Ungerboeck’s Learning Center Celebrates 1-year Anniversary - Renewed Optimism in the Events Industry

on 22 February 2021 in Member news

As the Ungerboeck Learning Center celebrates its 1-year Anniversary, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what we ...

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Event and exhibition leader Electra appoints Benoit Honnart as Chief Executive Officer to drive GCC growth

on 08 February 2021 in Member news

With over 15 years of global experience, Benoit Honnart will lead Electra’s regional expansion and strengthen Electra’s ...

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Ottimo Digital chooses Vividink for PR & social media

on 05 February 2021 in Member news

The Vividink team is thrilled to have been chosen by Ottimo Digital, the large format exhibition print specialist based in ...

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Vividink launches Points Based Pricing

on 04 February 2021 in Member news

Vividink has launched a new way of servicing its clients, no longer based upon billable hours but based upon customer ...

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Smooth.live , Shinesmith & Shinesmith Academy come together to form Rego

on 21 January 2021 in Member news

Smooth.live & Shinesmith are well known industry suppliers who have always put the ‘people into the process’. Renowned for ...

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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

Passionate about diversity

Passionate about diversity

on 18 February 2021 in Blog

Hannah Jardine, (Group Business Manager, Ignition and ESSA Board Member) is chairing the new ESSA Diversity and Inclusivity Working Group, ...

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Reasons to be cheerful..1, 2, 3!

Reasons to be cheerful..1, 2, 3!

on 18 February 2021 in Blog

Given the year the vast majority of the Event Industry have endured, maybe 2020 should be referred to as ‘annus horribilis’ ...

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"This is what we will do for you"

on 10 December 2020 in Blog

“What have the Romans ever done for us” is one of the most memorable scenes from the Monty Python movie “ ...

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At last; hope dawns on the events horizon

At last; hope dawns on the events horizon

on 20 November 2020 in Blog

The breaking news about a vaccine that can prevent more than 90%* of people from getting Covid-19 is welcome for everyone ...

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Now is the time for the “erosion process”

Now is the time for the “erosion process”

on 13 October 2020 in Blog

Get your MP to take action - you can’t fail to have seen some or all of the posts ...

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Better together - How being part of an association in times of crisis pays dividends

Better together - How being part of an association in times of crisis pays dividends

on 24 September 2020 in Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the events industry across the world. As a supplier of event ...

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Work on the things you can; don’t worry about those you can’t

Work on the things you can; don’t worry about those you can’t

on 16 September 2020 in Blog

In a time like this, it’s easy to keep thinking about what’s not working.  There’s plenty ...

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Will you be 'match fit' this Autumn?

Will you be 'match fit' this Autumn?

on 08 September 2020 in Blog

Will your team, your contractors and your venue be ‘match fit’ when events begin to open in the Autumn? At ...

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This is a better way to market your business

This is a better way to market your business

on 11 August 2020 in Blog

A friend who works in the events industry told me about a survey run by a supplier on LinkedIn. 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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