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

Fashionistas gather for expanding Harrogate Fashion Week

on 23 January 2020 in Member news

Leading fashion brands and independent retailers from across the UK will gather for Harrogate Fashion Week later this week.

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AEV signs 3-year pr deal with Vividink.

on 14 January 2020 in Member news

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has agreed a three-year agreement for pr services with event industry pr and social ...

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Flying start to year for Harrogate event services company

on 14 January 2020 in Member news

Harrogate-based event services company Joe Manby Limited is off to a flying start in 2020 partnering three trade shows being staged ...

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Vividink recruits 5th apprentice after internal promotion.

on 09 January 2020 in Member news

Event industry pr and social media agency Vividink has appointed Scarlet Bamforth-West to the position of digital marketing apprentice.

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Back to school for Joe Manby Limited

on 12 November 2019 in Member news

Event services company Joe Manby Limited has won a four-year contract to deliver event services to the Independent Schools’ ...

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Joe Manby Limited celebrates 40 years of housing

on 22 October 2019 in Member news

Event services company Joe Manby Limited is celebrating a 40-year relationship with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) after agreeing ...

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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

Do you still love to hear the till ring?

Do you still love to hear the till ring?

on 10 January 2020 in Blog

In these PC days, it’s almost gauche to admit that you like making sales, let alone that you work ...

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Data dagnabbit!

Data dagnabbit!

on 11 December 2019 in Blog

Most people’s eyes glaze over when you start talking about data. Especially on a night out with your friends ( ...

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How to stay safe and protected when hiring exhibition staff in the United Kingdom.

How to stay safe and protected when hiring exhibition staff in the United Kingdom.

on 18 November 2019 in Blog

Exhibitions are booming and with more international exhibitors travelling worldwide – the demand for temporary exhibition staff to look after hospitality, ...

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Why your client’s exhibition stand is a lot like a website

Why your client’s exhibition stand is a lot like a website

on 12 November 2019 in Blog

Recently I wrote an article for Exhibitors Only that compared stands within exhibitions to websites. The target audience for this ...

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Teamwork makes the event dream work

Teamwork makes the event dream work

on 15 October 2019 in Blog

There is a rather popular saying that is doing the rounds at the moment, which goes along the lines of ‘ ...

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Tools of direct marketing: Part 2

Tools of direct marketing: Part 2

on 11 October 2019 in Blog

In my last post, I outlined what direct marketing or direct response advertising is about. Primarily, it is concerned with ...

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More united, less divided.

More united, less divided.

on 08 October 2019 in Blog

Last minute changes, time pressures, and access problems are not problems that we only face at home, we experience the ...

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Tools of direct marketing: Part 1

Tools of direct marketing: Part 1

on 13 September 2019 in Blog

If you work in marketing, you will be familiar with a variety of different tools of the trade. From email ...

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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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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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