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.

We occupy a unique position amongst key industry stake holders 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. On a day to day basis, we support our members with the provision of business essentials such as access to unlimited legal and HR advice, H&S support, insurance advice and a number of money saving group discounts.

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.

ESSA - Britain for Events

How ESSA members play their part in this Prime Minister endorsed Campaign.

"Britain for Events is an annual campaign, endorsed by the Prime Minister, to promote Britain as a world class destination for events of all types.  It is also a campaign that encourages and celebrates the world class knowledge and skill of those that host, produce and manage events. ESSA is an important supporter of the campaign and is recognised as one of the leading representative bodies of event industry supply chain businesses. 

As a campaign we support any initiative that advances skills and best practice in the industry, something both ESSA's "Quality Service Charter" and "Code of Conduct" set out to achieve through a blend of advisory services, working groups, training, tools and templates.  Through these tools ESSA is once again looking to develop its members into the world class suppliers that the UK event industry is so proud to promote"

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair Business Visits & Events Partnership

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Tel: 01442 285812