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

Gleanin introduces WhatsApp to referral marketing platform

on 19 October 2018 in Member news

Gleanin has announced that visitors registering for events using the Gleanin Connect platform will now be able to use WhatsApp ...

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RAI Amsterdam to extend partnership with Gleanin across entire b2b event portfolio

on 19 October 2018 in Member news

Gleanin and RAI Amsterdam today announced a new partnership which approves the use of Gleanin Connect, across the entire b2 ...

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Easyfairs continues Gleanin rollout

on 19 October 2018 in Member news

Leading event organiser Easyfairs continues to rollout Gleanin's referral marketing platform, Gleanin Connect, across its extensive portfolio of international events.

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Swag: The smart exhibitor’s guide to exhibition freebies: How to pick giveaways that will be retained and used

on 17 October 2018 in Member news

If you find the task of choosing giveaways for events a chore or if you consider the whole thing a ...

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Event services specialist celebrates five years with MIPIM UK

on 11 October 2018 in Member news

Event services specialist Joe Manby Limited is celebrating its reappointment to provide event services for MIPIM UK, the UK’s ...

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London Design Biennale 2018 – Somerset House

on 26 September 2018 in Member news

We were delighted to be contracted by Litestructures, to build and install a number of exhibits at the London Design ...

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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

Simplifying Sustainability

Simplifying Sustainability

on 18 October 2018 in Blog

Have we gone astray on sustainability? On the surface, it doesn't look like it: we have an international standard for ...

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How many steps are required before you make a sale?

How many steps are required before you make a sale?

on 15 October 2018 in Blog

When it comes to making a sale, there are usually multiple steps that need to be taken or gone through ...

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4 things to tell your supplier for temporary structure success.

4 things to tell your supplier for temporary structure success.

on 08 October 2018 in Blog

One constant throughout the event industry is the clock – it’s always ticking down, and the closer it gets to ‘ ...

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Make your marketing a paying proposition

Make your marketing a paying proposition

on 17 September 2018 in Blog

If your marketing spend isn't producing revenue for you then why are you doing it? It should be a paying ...

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Marketing your business: Why it doesn’t pay to join the

Marketing your business: Why it doesn’t pay to join the "Blah, Blah, Blah" brigade

on 13 August 2018 in Blog

Content, there's so much out there and it's filling our screens large and small.  Heck, you can't move for ...

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How we really drive footfall to exhibition stands

How we really drive footfall to exhibition stands

on 18 July 2018 in Blog

As an experiential provider, at exhibitions we are happy to confess we obsess about footfall, and the right footfall, for ...

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Is Fire Safety Law Going to Change Post Grenfell?

Is Fire Safety Law Going to Change Post Grenfell?

on 16 July 2018 in Blog

A government review into fire legislation by Dame Judith Hackitt has called for ‘simplified and unambiguous’ regulations and guidance on ...

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Profit warning: Exhibitors are growing disillusioned with trade shows

Profit warning: Exhibitors are growing disillusioned with trade shows

on 11 July 2018 in Blog

What happens when the target market that you serve decides that they don’t like the product that your business ...

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What price a cup of coffee?

What price a cup of coffee?

on 22 June 2018 in Blog

When you’re next offered a coffee at an exhibition or conference before you dispose of your cup take a ...

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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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