Don’t supply DSEI!

May 28, 2015

A lorry delivers to DSEI arms fairThe DSEI arms fair fuels conflict and repression around the world. 1500 arms companies push sales of drones, tanks, missiles and all kinds of killing equipment. But it couldn’t happen without its civilian suppliers. By naming and shaming them, we can begin to make the arms fair unworkable.

We’re documenting the civilian suppliers to the arms fair on Storify here. Below you can take action to challenge the #armstradeenablers

Start by contacting the companies which supplied the arms fair in 2013. Ask them: Do they really want their brand associated with conflict and human rights abuses? Is the arms fair’s business worth losing other customers for?

Addison Lee | Leave a message on their Facebook Page

Bury Van Hire

Exworks Ltd

Heavyteam Transport

John T Evans Haulage Ltd

Jongor Hire | Leave a message on their Facebook Page

Norfolk Line (now owned by DFDS Logistics)

Oakmace Exhibitions | Leave a message on their Facebook Page

Sutton Transport

TSA Transport

Then there’s the companies advertising their services for this year’s arms fair too

Air2Events
info@air2events.com 01902 898525

DSEI Accommodation Team
jenny@hotelmap.com 02078704100

DB Systems
hiredesk@dbsystems.co.uk 08452263038

Aztec
sales@aztecuk.com 02078034000

Leiths
DSEILeiths@compass-group.co.uk 02070694100

Carey Worldwide
events.uk@carey.com 02083267626

ExCeL Cleaning
cleaningservices@excel-london.co.uk 02070694500

A1 Cleaning
cleaners@aleventandexhibitioncleaners.co.uk 02085231516

Face Up TV
Julian.stewart@faceuptv.com 07712871250

Oldacre Florist
info@oldacre.co.uk 02076094235

Expo Floors
sales@expo-floors.com 01922721177

Agility
enquires@dseilogistics.com 08432272032

PMSE Ofcom
pmse@ofcom.org.uk 02079813803

JMT Indisplay
sales@jmtindisplay.co.uk 01923851580

Thorns
contact@thorns.co.uk 02088014444

Freeman
Sarina.Desai@freemanco.com 02476309236

PPL
applications@ppluk.com 02075341070

PRS
music.license@prsformusic.com 08000684828

London Mannequin Hire
+44 (1400) 272219

Freeman
clientservices@freemanuk.com 02477601601

Clarion Operations
operations@dsei.co.uk 01444811411

ExCeL Parking
02070694000

UK Patents Office
enquires@patent.gov.uk 08459500505

Post Photographic Ltd
info@postphotographic.co.uk 01299269737

ExCeL Rigging
services@excel.london 02070694400

G4S
Adriaan.Brynard@uk.g4s.com 02087222737

Shell Scheme
clientservices@freemanuk.com 02477601601

Space+
clientservices@freemanuk.com 01252756185

Event Support Solutions
info@eventssupportsolutions.com 01252756185

Campbell Reith Hill
tonythorpe@campbellreith.com 02073401700

ExCeL IT
itc@excel-london.co.uk 02070694340

Cell Hire
benclayton@cellhire.co.uk 02078411382

Bond Associates
info@bondassociates.co.uk 08451304548

Ciao Bella Events
info@ciaobella-events.com 02072947746

Detailing Specialists
marc.autowash@gmail.com 087000112267/0777963809

DB Systems | Audio-visual and IT equipment hire | Leave a message on their Facebook Page

Leith’s Catering at ExCeL | They advertise their services in the Inside DSEI magazine

ZibrantOfficial accommodation supplier for DSEI | Leave a message on their Facebook Page

Tweet or message us with #armstradeenabler if you come across a company supplying the arms fair. Help make companies realise that their reputation will be damaged if their work helps make the arms trade possible.

We’re not the only people mapping what keeps the wheels of the arms turning. See the UK locations of DSEI exhibitors on Campaign Against Arms Trade’s interactive map and check out the istopthearmstrade.eu project which is mapping arms dealers and their lobbyists too!

4 Comments

  • Margaret King says:

    There are so many of these companies that it feel overwhelming; how can supporters decide which to contact if they haven’t got time to contact all of them? How much impact do these letters, and the campaign in general, have on the companies anyway? I’d be surprised if they even take notice of them; surely they just throw the letters away unread. I’d be interested to see any response, but, frankly, the number of companies, and my doubts about the effectiveness of contacting them, makes me feel discouraged.

  • Julie Lunn says:

    Let’s not give up before we start! Contact a few. Its too important to stay silent.

    I promise to contact a couple of these suppliers every day until the job is done. I hope that enough people feel strongly about it and do the same. We can make a difference but only together.

  • Richard says:

    I think you would have much more success with such campaigns if this was set out in a way similar to the 38Degrees group where the email and the addresses of those whom it should be sent to auto populates and then you can modify/personalise the email and then send. All the best. Richard.

  • Steve Parkin says:

    Yes I agree, most of us just don’t have the time to write individual letters no matte how passionate I feel about it, using a template as suggested above would ensure a far greater response

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