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

Harrogate’s back in fashion with Harrogate Fashion Week

on 19 June 2018 in Member news

Joe Manby Limited is celebrating after adding a stylish new event to its portfolio - the inaugural Harrogate Fashion Week ...

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JET Enter - a real-time attendee data app for organisers

on 18 June 2018 in Member news

Jonas Event Technology now offer a front-of-house scanner app for your events - meaning real-time attendee data.

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Twice the Stand

on 13 June 2018 in Member news

Scan Display is thrilled that our stand, Mauritius, won the award for both best stand feature and best stand design ...

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A Tale of Three Shows

on 13 June 2018 in Member news

Thus far, 2018 has proven to be a most successful year for Scan Display. From winning the contract for one of ...

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From Toronto to Tokyo in a coffeecup.

on 12 June 2018 in Member news

We have expanded our global operations, establishing new presences in Toronto, Canada and Yokohama, Japan, after a successful simultaneous deployment ...

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The connected event: How the IoT and AI will disrupt events

on 11 June 2018 in Member news

The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change event management forever. That’s not hyperbole.

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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

A tennis lesson for those who work in sales

A tennis lesson for those who work in sales

on 11 June 2018 in Blog

I was lucky enough to be at the Surbiton Tennis Championship very recently, on a glorious sunny day.  If ...

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GDPR Considerations in the Context of Health and Safety Management

GDPR Considerations in the Context of Health and Safety Management

on 04 June 2018 in Blog

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25th May. Regulated by the Information Commissioner’s ...

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What does working in the events industry have in common with being a Juror? More than you would think!

What does working in the events industry have in common with being a Juror? More than you would think!

on 14 May 2018 in Blog

What does working in the events industry have in common with being a Juror? More than you would think! For ...

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Marketing: Working with and making the most of what you’ve got

Marketing: Working with and making the most of what you’ve got

on 11 May 2018 in Blog

Marketing: Working with and making the most of what you’ve got   When you want to “up your marketing ...

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Luke Facey : Stop the Drop, campaign update.

Luke Facey : Stop the Drop, campaign update.

on 11 May 2018 in Blog

When the exhibition and event industry fell under the aegis of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Construction (Design & ...

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Stop falling for poor practice

Stop falling for poor practice

on 11 May 2018 in Blog

It's been a while since the Stop the Drop campaign was launched at the ESSA Conference, a joint industry ...

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Traffic marshalling & landmark hearing case

Traffic marshalling & landmark hearing case

on 10 May 2018 in Blog

Traffic Marshalling Offences Lead to Heavy Fines Royal Mail Group has been fined £1.6 million after a worker acting as yard ...

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The Kermerova Shopping Centre Fire

The Kermerova Shopping Centre Fire

on 11 April 2018 in Blog

On 25th March at around 17:00 a fire broke out at the Winter Cherry shopping complex Kermerovo, in Russia killing 64 people 41 ...

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Why they won’t be interested in how clever you are

Why they won’t be interested in how clever you are

on 11 April 2018 in Blog

Recently I was asked by the owner of a new software business who wanted us to handle their content marketing, ...

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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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