How do I plug in my catering stall at a festival?

Often at Essential Supplies we get asked – how do I plug in my catering stand at a festival? Essential Supplies can supply temporary power solutions for festivals of any size.  We supply power distribution boards, cabling and adaptors perfect for stall holders, bars, catering companies, stages and for generator hire companies. Please contact us […]

Love Island Lighting – Get the Look!

As well as world cup fever here at Essential Supplies, some (most) of us are avid viewers of Love Island. Glued to the sofa every evening (with my iconic must have Love Island water bottle) you’d be hard pressed to wander into our office in the morning without overhearing discussions about, Meg, Wes, Georgia or […]


Essential Supplies offers a large range of Aluminium Truss Systems from a variety of manufacturers. Truss is used widely for stages, exhibitions and show rooms, for shop fitters, marquees, production companies and night clubs. We can offer trussing from many manufacturers including Trilite by Optikinetics, Duratruss and Metalworx. Opti Trilite is perfect for all types […]


Essential Supplies offer FREE wireless uplighters for the world cup! I don’t know about you but we are all really feeling the World Cup excitement here at Essential Supplies led by James who champions the World Cup Fever.  James has organised a sweepstake (no mean feat when everyone has their own idea of how it […]

Power Distribution Unit Safety Hardware Explained – RCDs, MCBs and RCBOs

Our Power Distribution Units are a fantastic piece of equipment that can be an efficient and convenient method of distributing an electrical circuit from a single input source to multiple output devices in the branch circuit. That being said, their features can vary – including the safety hardware. Maybe you’re thinking about purchasing one of […]