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

People power: Who do you need on your exhibition stand, and why?

on 24 April 2018 in Member news

Purpose and design are the start, but what makes or breaks an exhibition stand is people.

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Reed Exhibitions adopts GES technology package at Airport Show 2018

on 19 April 2018 in Member news

Leading exhibition organiser, Reed Exhibitions, have extended their contract with Visit and Poken by GES for the Airport Show portfolio ...

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Security and the counter terrorism impact Sports Ground and Events Group event

on 17 April 2018 in Member news

OverviewIs the events industry brewing for a perfect storm? Perfect storm: ‘a detrimental or calamitous situation or event  ...

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Trade show fitness: Being at your best and ready for the work ahead

on 17 April 2018 in Member news

There are many components to #tradeshow success. Have you thought about fitness?

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Launch of ISO 45001

on 11 April 2018 in Member news

Launch of ISO 45001   ISO 45001, the first international safety and health management system was issued on 12th March and will ...

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VETERINARY MARKETING ASSOCIATION AWARDS

on 11 April 2018 in Member news

Bayer wins Best Exhibition Award for our stand at London Vet Show 2017

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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

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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The Seven Deadly Secrets to get your release spiked

The Seven Deadly Secrets to get your release spiked

on 16 March 2018 in Blog

So you have your shiny press release all written and ready to go! But, unless you want to get lots ...

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How will planned and Predicted Changes to Fire Legislation Affect the Events Industry?

How will planned and Predicted Changes to Fire Legislation Affect the Events Industry?

on 15 March 2018 in Blog

The Grenfell Enquiry will force a fundamental review of the existing fire legislation which has been in place since 2005.  ...

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Relevance: The quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate

Relevance: The quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate

on 15 March 2018 in Blog

It’s been a bad week for some retail businesses. Profits at John Lewis were down 77% compared to last year. ...

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New Year, same good ol’ Europa!

New Year, same good ol’ Europa!

on 14 February 2018 in Blog

Every New Year brings with it a degree of ‘mixed bag-ness’, don’t you agree? A few highs, a few ...

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Could Stress Be the Biggest Contributor to Absenteeism in the Events Business?

Could Stress Be the Biggest Contributor to Absenteeism in the Events Business?

on 14 February 2018 in Blog

Could Stress Be the Biggest Contributor to Absenteeism in the Events Business? A recent HSE paper has highlighted the fact ...

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6 easy marketing wins that will sharpen your sales results

6 easy marketing wins that will sharpen your sales results

on 13 February 2018 in Blog

The owners of small businesses often wonder what they can do quickly to make their sales and marketing more effective. ...

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Why solving client problems is the key to solving your own

Why solving client problems is the key to solving your own

on 18 January 2018 in Blog

It has been said many times that there is a simple method for getting ahead in business. The path to ...

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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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