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Get your brand noticed with a custom-built stand
We don’t believe in one-style-fits-all identikit stands where your brand blends into the crowd, and the service you receive is mediocre.
Whether it’s a large island exhibition stand or a small shell scheme, we create something that is interesting, unique and true to your brand.
We start by finding out how often you’ll exhibit, how much you want to spend and what you want to achieve from your show/exhibition calendar. We’ll then create a design that fits your brief and build a stand that ticks all the boxes – and trust us, there’s a stand design for every budget!
Our team often combines modular and custom-made elements to create unique stands which can be reconfigured and reused for multiple exhibitions, making your stand work harder for your investment.
If you’re tight on time, busy running your business or new to exhibiting and feel out of your depth, we’ll give you the guidance and support you need to ensure you feel at ease and that everything is in hand.
- Enquiry to quote within 48hrs.
- See your stand pre-built before the installation.
- We cover all major exhibitions locations.
- Excellent customer reviews.
- Exhibition stand design, build & installation.
- Experienced expert team.
- Looking to move from a shell scheme to a custom exhibition design stand? We can support you through the whole process!
Why choose a custom exhibition stand?
- Personalise your space with a stand unique to your brand.
- Freedom and flexibility with design and build.
- Reconfigure your stand for different events.
- Create zoned areas for meetings and products.
Prepare for a stress-free exhibition stand design experience
Do you need an exhibition company with an excellent creative team? A team you can trust to keep you regularly updated on your project? We can help!
At Motive Exhibitions, we know exactly what we’re doing so we don’t need to bamboozle you with jargon to prove how good we are. Our designs and builds speak for themselves!
If you exhibit regularly and need flexibility in your stand, we work from the outset to create a stand designed for more than one purpose.
Straightforward expert advice from start to finish
Whether this is your first exhibition or you are a seasoned show-goer, we want your experience to be as stress-free as possible.
During your time with us, you’ll have a dedicated project manager to support you through the entire process from design to installation. We’ll also invite you to see your exhibition stand constructed in our workshop before its final installation, leaving you to focus on preparing your team and getting ready to meet your stand visitors.
With us you won’t get lost in the system; overlooked and passed between sales, account managers and onsite teams all telling you different things. Every member of our team becomes familiar with our stands – regardless of the size and spend of our client – meaning you’ll get the same information from everyone you speak to!
Buy or hire your exhibition stand
Owning a custom stand or modular system will give you maximum flexibility and a totally bespoke approach. However, if you don’t exhibit regularly, are new to exhibiting, or lack storage space, then hiring an exhibition stand can be a great alternative.
Our flexible approach enables you to buy or hire a stand (or do a bit of both!) without compromising on quality.
We have different options on offer, often combining custom and modular elements to create the perfect hybrid stand.
Our hire service also includes furniture and audiovisual equipment to reduce costs.
Whichever option you choose, you can guarantee that we’ll work with you to produce a fantastic exhibition stand that connects you to your customers.
Motive were amazing from start to finish. We had so many positive comments about the stand.
The customer service was second-to-none. After a few bad experiences with other companies, this was a welcome relief.
Genuinely lovely people who put everything into it and were just easy to work with.”
Exhibit in the UK and Europe
Taking a bespoke exhibition stand from one country to another can add a layer of stress to the exhibiting process.
We are experienced in the customs processes and procedures required to take your stand in and out of the UK.
Regardless of the location of your exhibition, you will always have a dedicated project manager working with you onsite during installation.
our approach is simple
Creative ideas that suit your brand
- No lingo, no jargon – just straightforward advice that you can understand and trust.
- Liaise with our team who’ll create, manage and deliver your perfect stand.
- No grey areas – we’ll never assume you know this stuff already. And, there are no silly questions!
- An end result that gives you the confidence to do future events and makes you the office star.
- Regular project updates you can pass to your team (without the need for a technical encyclopaedia to decipher)
- good management and clear details keep projects on track.
Custom exhibition stands
we can help you:
- Obtain a quick quote for a modular exhibition stand.
- Weigh up whether to hire or buy your next stand.
- If you unexpectedly need to find a new exhibition stand designer.
- If you are looking for a creative and inspiring design unique to your brand.
- If you want a reliable exhibition builder trusted and loved by their clients.
Rest assured we’ve got your events covered
We take care of everything for you. One of the major benefits our clients enjoy is knowing we have their stand under control for every exhibition in their sales and marketing calendar.
We’ll give you a nudge when we need to discuss your next exhibition; we’ll manage the confusing paperwork (who wants to know about ‘RAMs’ anyway?); organise the correct power for the tech you want on your stand, and install and dismantle everything.
We want you to enjoy the exhibiting process, and our mission is to make it as easy and seamless as possible.
Get in touch
Please get in touch to discuss how we can make your exhibition stand pop while attracting visitors and showcasing your brand.
we help you every step of the way
Whatever stage you’re at – researching, planning or looking for inspiring ideas – our blog is where we share tips, tricks and advice.
Do you need advice on the different types of stands available or how to make the most of a small exhibition stand? We recommend you start with this blog post.
Frequently Asked Questions
What different types of exhibition stands are there?
what different types of exhibition stands are there?
Modular exhibition stands
A modular stand is an exhibition system comprising different blocks that can be reconfigured to fit different exhibition spaces without compromising on the graphics.
Custom-built trade show stands
A purpose-built exhibition booth customised to your exhibition space and target audience and totally unique to your brand.
Looking for an exhibition space without sides? You need an island site – as the name suggests, it has no sides and usually, you can walk around every side.
Shell scheme exhibition booth
A shell scheme refers to the preassigned space that the exhibition organisers allocate you. This blank canvas is ready for you to plan and create your exhibition space.
Give me more detail!
Guide to different types of exhibition stand
Shell scheme or space only – what’s the difference?
The secret to a successful custom exhibition stand
Insider’s guide to modular stand hire
How much does a custom stand cost?
This completely depends on the space you hire and the type of stand you want. We may be able to design one stand which can be reconfigured across every exhibition you plan to attend. This would reduce the overall annual cost of exhibition stand builds. With the savings you may decide to include video walls, games or interactive screens to ensure visitors see you earlier and stay longer.
Do you store exhibition stands?
Storage and logistics
Yes, of course! The vast majority of stands we build now take up very little storage space, which saves you money and reduces the risk of your stand getting damaged when you’re not using it.
Can we hire furniture from you?
Stand furniture hire
Another resounding yes. We want to give you the best value for money. We don’t believe it makes sense to buy furniture for it only to be used for a few days of the year, which is why we offer a hire service.
How do I know what my stand will look like?
Pre-building stands for viewing
Are you worried about whether your stand will look different from the visual you approved on paper? You don’t need to be, as we build it in our workshop prior to the exhibition so you can see the stand exactly as it will look on the big day. We want you to turn up at your exhibition stand at the venue knowing what to expect, having seen it in the flesh a few weeks prior.
What’s the difference between a bespoke exhibition stand and a custom stand?
Nothing – just terminology. The main thing to note is both are designed completely with your brief in mind and your bespoke stand will be customised to the stand size, visitor experience you want to create and the exhibition and space itself.
Exhibition stand hire prices
Stand hire is an economical option if you don’t plan to exhibit regularly, are looking to try a new concept due to a rebrand, or are new to exhibiting and want to see how well it works for you before committing to your own stand.
Several factors will influence the price to hire, including the size of the space you have booked; the destination of your exhibition space; what you are looking to achieve from exhibiting; and the products or services you are showcasing.
Our friendly exhibition team is experienced at walking you through the process. They will give you all the support you need to achieve a booth that looks and feels like yours, whilst attracting your target audience.
Is hiring my stand a cheap option?
This completely depends on what you are looking to achieve. Common reasons people hire their booth include:
- They do not have anywhere to store a booth
- They are looking at experimenting with new ideas and concepts
They have never exhibited and keen to try it out
- They do not exhibit regularly enough to warrant the outlay of owning their own booth
- Different teams within a company regularly exhibit and you need to change the graphics frequently
If you regularly exhibit or plan to do so, and have a very clear idea of what you are looking to achieve, then owning your own trade booth is certainly worth considering.
Can I hire a modular exhibition stand?
If you are looking for flexibility without overheads or storage issues, then hiring a completely customisable, flexible and adaptable modular exhibition stand is ideal.
If different divisions or teams within your business are sharing the stand, and you need to change the graphics to suit different audiences – no problem!
We can work with you to create a modular exhibition stand that makes an impact without starting the design and build from scratch every time.
We also give you the opportunity to see the stand fully set up before the big day, to make sure you are 100% happy.