The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has appointed a project manager, which it said will drive its working groups, member projects and services, while raising health and safety standards across the sector.
In the new role, Nicola Crawford (pictured) will manage the delivery of ESSA’s portfolio of projects and working groups. She will also continue to offer support and guidance to members and raise health and safety standards and benchmarks across the industry.
Crawford joined ESSA in 2017 as administrative executive and took the lead on member services.
During the pandemic, ESSA said she played a crucial role in offering support to members, working with the ESSA team behind-the-scenes to provide an “invaluable lifeline”, which many members have come to rely upon during the pandemic.
ESSA said it is in the process of recruiting for Crawford’s replacement, in response to member requirements and its growing membership base.
ESSA director Andrew Harrison said: “[Crawford’s] proven track-record and knowledge of the sector alongside her practical experience across all our member services are exceptional and during this past two years in particular, [she] has played a vital part in supporting the sector.”
Crawford said: “It is a privilege to assist the association into its next stage of growth to further facilitate members which, during these turbulent and uncertain times, is more important than ever.”