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.

Protected by the ESSA Bond*

Members are covered by the ESSA Bond which offers you the confidence to know that the suppliers you are using are insured, should the worst happen. *ESSA Bond is subject to suitability

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NEWS FROM our MEMBERS

Quattro Display donate exhibition stand carpet to homeless charity

on 14 November 2017 in Member news

Custom build exhibition stand company reduces waste and helps a charity who work with the homeless.

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We have just welcomed some new furniture!

on 02 November 2017 in Member news

With a mixture of industrial and Scandinavian inspired design they are harmoniously combined in light natural wood, grey tones and ...

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Electra Events & Exhibitions turned 25!

on 02 November 2017 in Member news

25 years of concepts imagined, projects delivered and incredible growth, all led by our talented team of experts serving our clients ...

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Gitex Technology Week Dubai

on 02 November 2017 in Member news

Our team at Electra Events & Exhibitions built over 4000sqm of stands and pavilions, including stands for Prisme International, a ...

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How to triple the effectiveness of your trade show marketing programme

on 18 October 2017 in Member news

Looking for ways to improve trade show results? This recent article from Exhibitors Only, by Ruth Stevens can help. For ...

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BRAY LEINO EVENTS BECOMES THE OFFICIAL EVENTS SUPPLIER TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT)

on 12 October 2017 in Member news

Bray Leino Events have won a three-year contract to be the official events agency to the Department for International Trade ( ...

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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 importance of marketing based on your USP

The importance of marketing based on your USP

on 14 November 2017 in Blog

The importance of marketing based on your USP Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is that distinct, appealing idea that sets ...

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Vehicle Safety at Events

Vehicle Safety at Events

on 14 November 2017 in Blog

Vehicle Safety at Events Moving vehicles and plant, particularly lift trucks and pallet trucks, have been the cause of numerous ...

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Crisis Handling – are you prepared?

Crisis Handling – are you prepared?

on 26 October 2017 in Blog

The current security threat has caused a lot of companies to look anew at their crisis handling arrangements. Many recognise ...

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Content marketing: What is it and why your business should be doing it

Content marketing: What is it and why your business should be doing it

on 26 October 2017 in Blog

Have you noticed the big shift and discussion about the effectiveness of content marketing as a sales tool? If you ...

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Exhibition logistics – moving towards a safer industry for all.

Exhibition logistics – moving towards a safer industry for all.

on 26 October 2017 in Blog

Pick a show at random and you will see, in the days preceding it, hundreds of companies preparing for their ...

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Simon Baxter: Trading on the positives.

Simon Baxter: Trading on the positives.

on 09 October 2017 in Blog

Hardly a day goes by without a heated discussion on the news regarding Brexit and our future trading with the ...

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Breathe life into your events with expert knowledge

Breathe life into your events with expert knowledge

on 24 August 2017 in Blog

Live events fulfil many functions, from bringing together large groups of people for learning and information sharing purposes, to raising ...

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Don't bury your head in the sand - GDPR

Don't bury your head in the sand - GDPR

on 29 June 2017 in Blog

This time next year the world of consumer data will look very different as the full effects of new General ...

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An industry fit for the 21st century

An industry fit for the 21st century

on 22 April 2017 in Blog

Consider the exhibition industry – it’s a busy, creative and vibrant industry whose raison d’etre is ...

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From our member's BLOGS

  • A Day In The Life Of... A Ferry Routes Manager

    Articles Nov 21, 2017 | 09:11 am

    With our close links to some of the key figures who work (and have worked) within the ferry industry, we recently interviewed retired Ferry Routes Manager for Stena Line, Steve Doherty.Hi Steve, How did you get into working in the[…]

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  • Could PR be the answer to GDPR?

    Blog Nov 15, 2017 | 17:56 pm

    Everyone in the events industry who we met last week, at Event Tech Live in The Old Truman Brewery, stopped to speak to us about GDPR. Not just because it was written in massive type on the back of the[…]

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  • GDPR Who can help with what?

    Vividfish Blog Nov 15, 2017 | 11:10 am

    Event, exhibitions and conferences are data driven and GDPR is next years Millennium Bug money-spinner. The snake oil salespeople are out in force sharing their tales of doom and gloom. All knowing consultants and experts miraculously are able to present[…]

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  • WE ARE NOW AN ESSA MEMBER COMPANY!

    xpoteam Nov 2, 2017 | 11:20 am

    Xpo Team are proud to announce we have joined ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association).The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade body representing the very best suppliers of goods and services to the events industry. With a focus on[…]

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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

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