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Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Director, Event Supplier and Services Association
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.


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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