Coventry, UK, 3 December 2019 - ESSA, the Event Supplier and Services Association, presented global, full service provider for live events, GES, The ESSA Member Company of the Year award at its annual ceremony, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, at Arena MK, Milton Keynes.


The awards form part of the association’s annual Chairman’s Dinner held after the ESSA Conference, which sees over 200 attendees from the world of event suppliers and service providers, come together to effect change for the good of the industry. The ESSA Member Company Award honours a member which has clearly demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ESSA, its members and the industry as a whole.

The GES submission focused on a number of recent triumphs for the company including the launch of its innovative new stand build solution, Show Ready, and its proactive steps to bring in ‘new blood’ by sponsoring the New Designers competition and awarding a talented design graduate a full-time job at GES.

The entry also shared details of its achievement in securing the new international ISO 45001 accreditation for health and safety, a certification GES achieved 18 months ahead of the deadline of March 2021 - making it one of the first in the events industry to do so.

Andrew Harrison, Director at ESSA said: “Our awards are designed to recognise innovation and achievements within the events sector. It’s always a task for the judges but this year was particularly tough given the amount of outstanding entries and brilliant innovation that has come out of our industry in the last 12 months.”

Jason Stead, Managing Director, GES commented: “Many of our core business values – honesty, passion, curiosity, service and team spirit – align perfectly with ESSA and its ongoing service to the exhibition and events industry. Thank you to the judges for selecting GES as Member Company of the Year – we are extremely proud to have won this award. What an amazing close to a fantastic year for our business.”

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