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The eGuide is a landmark online resource providing invaluable guidance for anyone working in venues in the UK.

The eGuide small logo is a landmark online resource providing invaluable guidance for anyone working in venues in the UK.

It is an event industry-specific guide and an essential resource for UK venue, organiser, exhibitor and supplier companies.



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The eGuide was developed by authorised professionals from UK event venues and its status is similar to that of an approved code of practice.

The objective of the eGuide is to provide clear and straightforward guidance for achieving common standards of health, safety, operational planning, management and on-site conduct across UK event venues, whilst ensuring compliance with building regulations and health and safety legislation.

eGuide adoptee

The eGuide small logo is currently adopted by 16 venues, who meet twice a year to keep the guidance up-to-date.

If you are an AEV member interested in adopting the eGuide small logo, we ask you to read through the entire document to familiarise yourself with the content and contact us on 01442 285811 or

Once approved, you will receive a copy of the eGuide small logo Adoptee logo for your use in marketing collateral, website and email signatures.

For 2023's release, 24 sections have been reviewed. These include:

  • Accessibility
  • Security
  • Sustainability
  • Vehicles 

PDF also includes bookmarks to help with navigating the document. 

The eGuide working group


Comprises senior representatives from:

  • ACC Liverpool
  • Alexandra Palace
  • Business Design Centre
  • Coventry Building Society Arena
  • ExCeL London
  • Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Harrogate Convention Centre
  • Manchester Central
  • NEC
  • Olympia London
  • QEII Centre
  • RCP
  • SEC
  • Silverstone
  • Telford International Centre
  • The Brighton Centre
  • The O2
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Yorkshire Event Centre


The working group meets twice a year to address any complex or contentious topics.

A sub-committee also works year round to maintain the document detail, ensure consistency and simplify rules and regulations.

Feedback is welcome from all eGuide users and any queries raised will be discussed at the following working group meeting.

Please contact Alden Arnold with any questions or comments.

Standardised forms

The following forms have been reviewed and agreed by the eGuide sub-committee. 

Whilst these are current versions, the forms will change over time as practices evolve. We will of course make that known.


You can add your venue logo to brand the forms. 


Member Venues