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AEO People's Award

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Director, ESSA

Andrew is the current Director of the Event Supplier and Services Association.  He has worked for ESSA since 2011 and been its director since 2014.

Previous roles (usually in a marketing/commercial capacity) outside of this industry include stints with a well known media audit company, internationally renowned scented candle brand, UK’s largest high street and online bookmakers and an accounting software company.

He stands by his statement that his first real job, was the toughest and still one of his greatest lessons that he looks back on fondly.  If you can market and sell anything to an accountant and be profitable, you’ll come out the other side a better person.


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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