As one of the UK’s leading exhibition stand suppliers with 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be at the forefront for advice and tips when it comes to designing a stand at venues such as Olympia, ExCel, National Exhibition Centre and others across the Middle East & Europe. We listen to your ideas and help you bring them to life. From beginners to exhibition veterans, we’re able to offer guidance through the process and supply great customer service from start to finish.
Take a look at our exhibition packages and if you’ve got an event you’d like to plan for, give us a call or fill in our form on the website and we’ll get back to you. Bespoke exhibition stand packages can make the daunting task of creating & designing your stand a breeze. We do the hard work, so you don’t have to.
We love exhibitions and helping our clients, that’s why we’ve put together this helpful A-Z guide to exhibiting.
As an exhibitor you need to know everything about the event you’re attending, from what size your stand can be to who else is there. Questions are always helpful in this situation.
Ask away. The relevant people will be able to provide you with lots of information, helpful for this and future events. You can never ask too many questions.
BESPOKE IS BETTER
You don’t want to blend into the crowd, do you?
Bespoke stands are always the ones that stick in the attendees minds, whether it’s the colours, the size or even the additions to the stand.
If you think a bespoke exhibition stand will break the bank – think again! Our bespoke exhibition stands start at just £299 per square meter.
Be sure to make a statement with our bespoke service.
Costs, time and opportunities. All these aspects are crucial when exhibiting. Calculating them helps to ease the whole process and if you keep tabs on how much you’re spending, who’s spending time where and what leads you’re receiving, you can review the exhibition to analyse your results. There’s no point in spending most of your budget on the stand space, only to be left with not enough money to create a great stand.
Think about what budget you have and allocate amounts to the stand space, building the stand and also to other costs such as giveaways and pre and post communications.
Don’t forget travel and hotel costs too.
DIARIES & ORGANISERS
Speaking of leads, having a diary or organiser to hand can result in sales on the day. If you’re able to book someone in right there and then, it’s an immediate result. Diaries can be physical or stored on computers/laptops/tablets.
We also recommend booking appointments in advance. Contact people who you know will be at the event and get them to visit your stand, making the most of your day.
Exhibitors use events to gain exposure and develop relationships. Be engaging with your audience, involve them in the conversation and be sure to give the conversation a purpose.
Even if they don’t book an appointment on the day, if you’re engaging and positive they’ll remember you.
You can access these through the website or sometimes they’re sent out in preparation for the event.
Try to secure a spot that has a good flow of people. Keep in mind where your competitors are as well and note down some businesses you’d like to visit yourself to start a conversation.
Make it eye catching, make it unique and most importantly make sure it fits your business and it’s theme.
Our graphic team are experts in creating fantastic designs that capture the essence of your business and show it off to the world.
Bring your artwork to life with our free design service.
If you require extra equipment make sure it is sorted sooner rather than later. You don’t want to be rushing around last minute trying to hire equipment because more than likely you’ll see the prices sky rocket. We offer an amazing range of additions for your stand including hanging structures, LED screen, lighting arrangements and the very popular interactions & games.
Give us a call and we can go through a package that suits you best. With everything included, there’s no need for you to worry.
Do you know how many people are expected to attend the event?
Do you know when you can set up your stand?
Do you know what time the doors open to attendees?
Gather as much information before the event as possible. You’ll find most of the information on the event website.
Get involved with conversations both in person and online. Using your voice online can give you more exposure. This can result in more visits to your stand at the actual event.
Get active on social media before, during and after the event. Help bring the whole event together and you’ll see a boost in traffic to your stand, your website and your business.
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Ensure that all your team know who they’re targeting.
Yes it’s great to catch up with old friends and businesses but you’re there for leads. Be sure to engage in conversations with your target audience and quickly identify who are the hottest prospects.
This is another opportunity to book in advance. If you know someone who is at the event that would be a key target, invite them for a chat and who knows, you might get an important sale out of it.
LEARN & LEADS
Of course you are there to gain leads and make sales but you’re also there to learn.
What could you have done better?
How can you improve your stand for next time?
Leads are one of the most important factors of exhibitions. Go there with the number of leads you’d like in your mind. Be prepared and ensure that all leads are well documented and followed up.
If you’re planning an event but feel your ideas are unrealistic then you may need help.
We’re committed to ensuring your dream event is brought to life.
We can help you make the experience a success, but most importantly manageable.
Take notes, always. Names, numbers, details, sales & opportunities are so important when it comes to exhibiting and if you get back to the office after and can’t remember a name it’s great to have those notes written down.
If not, you could miss out on a potential sale!
Don’t forget to note down any ideas for next time.
The last thing you want to do is turn up to the event and have no idea what you’re doing or what you’re going to say to people.
Organise yourself and all your staff before and during the event. Check in with them regularly to make sure you’re all on the same page.
Packages can save you time, money and stress.
Our bespoke exhibition stand packages offer a simple process to what could normally be very stressful.
We include furniture, flooring and additional elements but that’s not all! We’ll have everything ready for you at the show, ready and waiting.
QUIZZES & INTERACTIONS
When it comes to stands, people are always offered pens and various other bits of stationary. Think of engaging ways to keep your audience interested. Write up a quiz, conduct a survey or get some games involved. Whatever it is make sure it’s relevant to your business and the event.
Social media is an important tool for exhibitions. You and your target audience can keep up to date with the event through relevant hashtags, competitions and event updates. You can even run a twitter poll before the event to gauge interest and opinions on a relevant topic.
Be sure to research the previous events that have taken place and who went, who exhibited and what the feedback was.
Research can help you go into the event with more confidence and can provide clarity when it comes to planning for the future.
Stand design is one of the most important aspects of an exhibition.
Be clear on your objectives and aims before getting your stand designed. Then maximise the use of your stand space with a well designed & professional stand. Our expert designers will offer you help and guidance when it comes to the design ensuring the design isn’t just creative, it’s functional and most importantly meets your objectives.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Don’t rush when preparing for the event, be sure to leave plenty of time for securing your stand space, a great design and marketing materials.
If you take your time you’re less likely to make mistakes. If you’re rushing around there’s a very good chance you’ll forget things and they’ll end up costing you a lot more than you thought.
Be sure to get most things done in advance.
UTILISE YOUR SPACE
If you’ve booked your stand and how know how much space you’ve got at your disposal, get some ideas for using all that space. It doesn’t have to be over the top, don’t go filling every gap but make sure the layout is professional and clean.
Our great range of stand additions help boost your performance at any event. Don’t just think about the floor space. Our hanging structures prove to be very popular at events and certainly catch the eye. We’ve got lighting arrangements and even LED screens that will boost your exhibition stand.
When planning an event be sure to look at the value. How much could you potentially gain?
This is a good thought to have in order to ensure the event is a success. If you place a value on the event it means you can use this in future when looking at the project as a whole.
Take into account the stand space, the design costs and any other expenditure including hotel, travel etc.
WOW YOUR AUDIENCE
By creating a design that stands out from the rest you can increase your number of visitors. This increases the potential amount of leads you can expect to see from the exhibition.
Our design team can create eye catching graphics that will create, impact and attract visitors, starting those much needed conversations.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Yes we know it doesn’t begin with an X, you try thinking of one!
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
If you keep in mind all the things that could go wrong at an event and plan accordingly, you’ll find yourself in a much better place than those who don’t prepare at all. If or when disaster strikes, you’ll be able to bounce back to life.
With 25 years of experience we’ve seen lots of stands so we can help you prepare.
YOUR BUSINESS IMAGE
Keeping a consistent theme around your business can be hard work, that’s where we come in.
Simply tell us about your business and we’ll keep your values, message and most importantly theme consistent in all that we prepare.
Sleep is your friend.
We know how stressful it can be to put together an exhibition stand and organise an event, but we’ll help you along the way so you can sleep easy.
No more restless nights leading up to the event with your very own project manager. From design to installation, all you have to do is turn up and we’ll hand the completed stand over to you.