John Robson, MD of Aztec Event Services, Alexandra Bailey MD of Creative8 and Mark Clayton, MD of InEvexco discuss tops tips for tackling health and safety issues in this month's issue of Hospitality & Events North magazine. 

The ESSA Annual Awards are back this November and promise to be bigger and better than ever before as they set the stage to celebrate even more of the sector’s finest talent.  

The importance of health and safety in the world of events can’t be overstated. Everyone involved in delivering an event, from organisers and venues to suppliers and contractors, has a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for those working on site and attending the event.

Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) celebrated success at this year’s AGM reporting substantial growth in membership numbers which have significantly surpassed the previous pre-pandemic benchmark level.

This month, our #BoardTalk plays host to event industry insurance specialist Mark Clayton. 

Having worked in large and small firms, and as a director/owner of a business, Mark brings a unique and broad perspective to the board and Working Groups. 

Andrew Harrison, talks to Hospitality and Events North about why offering formal training and development should not be overlooked and could be key to retaining talent in our sector.

Do you want to help drive positive change in our industry? ESSA's Project Manager, Nicola Crawford, discusses everything you need to know about ESSA's Working Groups and encourages members to join a group today. TO JOIN, REGISTER BY 30 JUNE. 

Welcome to the second edition of #BoardTalk. We caught up with ESSA board member and Director of OpsShaper Ltd, Lou Kiwanuka, to pick her brains about life in the events industry, her ambitions for ESSA and any words of wisdom.

ESSA's Sales & Business Development Manager, Helen Lowe, discusses ESSA's rapidly growing membership, the many opportunities this brings and how we can all play our part and reap rewards by using the 'Refer a Member' scheme. 

To coincide with Learning at Work Week (15-21 May), Andrew Harrison talks to M&IT about why formalising training and development in the workplace could be key to plugging the ongoing skills gap and retaining talent in our sector.

To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work this week (28 April), Andrew Harrison says that being able to prove competency around health and safety is essential and urges the wider industry to support ESSA’s calls for standards and regulation in this area.

In the May issue of Hospitality & Events North, Andrew Harrison discusses why sustainability in the events industry urgently needs to adopt an industry-wide standard to become truly sustainable



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