We are 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 leadership and representation, health & safety, education and training, business development and driving excellence and shared best practice, ESSA and our members sit at the centre of the business events community both in the UK and overseas. On a day to day basis, we support our members with the provision of business essentials such as access to unlimited legal, Tax, VAT and HR advice, H&S support, insurance advice and a number of money saving group discounts to name but a few. Having established since the merger of BECA & AEC in 2007, with our members we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector.

ESSA is also a constituent part of the Events Industry Alliance (ESSA, AEO, AEV) www.eventsindustryalliance.com

Unique Position

We occupy a unique position amongst key industry stakeholders by being part of the Events Industry Alliance. This alliance with the Association of Event Organisers and the Association of Event Venues gives ESSA and our members the opportunity to influence key initiatives and changes that can have a direct impact upon the whole sector. It also enables members access to several cross association working groups, networking events, conferences and forums, industry research and also benefiting from the impact of the ‘Use an ESSA Member’ campaign that targets organisers, venues and end users of the benefit of working with an ESSA member.

Our Purpose

To represent the event supplier and services community by delivering value to our members in order to support their continuous improvement and success. Create a sector that gains its strength from unity.

  • We represent
  • We lead
  • We are stronger together
  • We bring value
  • We enable members to do it better

Our Values

  • Honest
  • Collaborative
  • Open & Inclusive
  • Proactive  

















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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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119 High Street
Herts HP4 2DJ

Tel: 01442 285812


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