• THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    We are the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

  • THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

  • THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF EVENT SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

WHO WE ARE

We are the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

With a focus on health and safety, ESSA drives excellence across the industry and shares best practice with its membership while providing a platform for education and business development.

With our members, who sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas, we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector inside and outside of the business events industry.

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8 REASONS TO JOIN ESSA

Trust and confidence

Working with an ESSA member comes with a quality assurance that your customers will receive the best possible service.

ESSA Accredited

Stand out from the crowd with ESSA Accredited Status, an annual company-level qualification designed to demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of health & safety benchmarks.

Training and development

ESSA is committed to providing market-leading training and development opportunities to members. 

Join a collaborative community

ESSA’s supportive and inspirational community helps our members develop and benefit from shared best practice, seek new opportunities, overcome challenges and address industry issues.

Make the right connections

Exhibitors, organisers and venues can access a supplier directory containing a full list of ESSA members. Available on the ESSA, AEO and AEV websites.

Technical help and operational support

Access a wealth of support including the most up-to-date rules and regulations via a dedicated helpline, online resources and email communications.

Personal account management

Tailor your ESSA membership to your needs by providing us with your top three objectives and we will create your personalised account management plan.

Exclusive member discounts

Access a range of products and services at preferential member rates designed to help save money and time and put money back into your business. 

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WHY USE AN ESSA MEMBER

THE QUALITY SERVICE CHARTER

Every member is required to sign our Quality Service Charter and Code of Conduct, a commitment and promise to adhere to codes of best practice and provide the highest level of professional service.

Verified references

Every new member is asked to provide a verified reference from an ESSA, AEO or AEV member and a recent client.

Fully insured and vetted

Members must provide proof of full insurance along with the previous 12 months of accounts for vetting.

ESSA Bond*

In the event of a member defaulting under contract, the ESSA Bond is an insurance policy that will seek to recompense any loss incurred by the client (exhibitor, organiser or fellow member). *Subject to terms and conditions.

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LATEST ESSA NEWS

Aiming higher

Aiming higher

on 23 February 2024 in ESSA news

Andrew Harrison spoke to Hospitality & Events North magazine about the need to work more closely together to help create real change in our industry.

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ESSA Sustainability Working Group Announces New Chair and Vice Chair

ESSA Sustainability Working Group Announces New Chair and Vice Chair

on 14 February 2024 in ESSA news

Lisa Tyson, Deputy Managing Director of Aztec Services has been appointed as the new Chair and Andy Hickinbotham, Sales Director of Human Built, will be taking on the role of Vice Chair of ESSA's Sustainability Working Group.

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Aiming for change

Aiming for change

on 06 February 2024 in ESSA news

For any substantial change to happen in the exhibition industry, there needs to be set goals that we are all collectively working towards says Andrew Harrison.

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LATEST MEMBER NEWS

RefTech and FFAIR Announce Strategic Partnership

RefTech and FFAIR Announce Strategic Partnership

on 26 February 2024 in Member news

RefTech’s award-winning event registration services partners with FFAIR’s exhibition management platform.

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Power Towers Takes Heights in Event Industry

Power Towers Takes Heights in Event Industry

on 23 February 2024 in Member news

Power Towers, a leading manufacturer of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, has taken a bold leap into the dynamic world of events by becoming a member of the Events Supplier and Services Association

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Attend2IT marks milestone birthday!

Attend2IT marks milestone birthday!

on 23 February 2024 in Member news

Today marks a huge milestone for our company as we celebrate 15 incredible years.

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ABOUT ESSA

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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Contact Us

ESSA
119 High Street
Berkhamsted
Herts HP4 2DJ

Tel: 01442 285812

info@essa.uk.com

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