Modular exhibition stands

Total flexibility when you need it

Bespoke to your brand
Won’t break your budget
Reconfigurable to suit any stand size

What is a modular exhibition stand?

Modular exhibition stands are perfect for businesses needing an adaptable, cost-effective exhibition system.

They consist of many pieces that link together to create a seamless display, and provide ultimate exhibiting flexibility without compromising on visual impact. Add, remove, or adapt elements as your space changes – your modular exhibition stand can evolve alongside your business and brand.

The various components can be hired or bought, so your stand will look different at every show (if you want it to). This adds an element of familiarity for your audience but stops that feeling of deja vu for repeat visitors.

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What are the benefits of modular exhibition stands?

The beauty of modular exhibition systems is their flexibility. Whether you exhibit on a shell scheme or invest in a space-only stand, you’ll have something that attracts visitors all day.

They’re also a great option for companies that aren’t quite ready to commit to buying their own stand or don’t have the storage facilities to store one between events.

And because modular exhibition stands can be created using a mixture of bought, hired, recycled and reused elements, they’re a more environmentally friendly choice than some exhibition stands.

If you’re ready to chat about your next exhibition stand, give us a call.

At Motive, we’re not just modular stand builders

Get ready to breeze through your next exhibition with the Motive team at your side.

We’re far more than just a stand builder. Instead, we’re an extension of your marketing and events team.

You’ll be assigned a dedicated project manager to collaborate with from the initial design stage to the final installation. Every member of our team is familiar with our projects, so rest assured you’ll receive consistent and accurate information from everyone you speak to. And we treat all of our clients the same, regardless of their requirements and budget. 

For extra peace of mind, you’ll be invited to our workshop to see your exhibition stand before it’s installed at the venue, leaving you free to focus on those final bits of show prep.

We’re committed to building environmentally friendlier exhibition stands and reducing our overall carbon footprint as a business. We ensure that every aspect of our supply chain is as environmentally friendly as possible and uses sustainable, recyclable materials from verified sources. We also have a ‘zero waste to landfill’ policy, so you’ll never find elements of your stand in a skip at the end of a show.


Why should you choose a modular stand?

  • You want a stand that can be reconfigured to suit any stand space.
  • You want to reduce exhibition stand transportation costs.
  • You’re based in the UK and want to exhibit abroad (or based abroad and want to exhibit in the UK!)
  • You have no space to store an exhibition stand in between events.

  • Your business is constantly evolving and launching new products and services.
  • You don’t plan to exhibit regularly.
  • Your business has several departments with different objectives and target markets.
  • You want a stand which reduces your environmental impact.

Why work with us?

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“Wow, what can I say –  the stand looked incredible!

The team at Motive did a fantastic job as always – they keep raising the bar every time”.

UK Marketing Communications Manager, Danfoss

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What is a modular exhibition stand?

A modular stand is an exhibition system comprising different blocks that can be configured to fit exhibition spaces without compromising the look of the graphics.

How do I know what my modular exhibition stand will look like?

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’ll 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 makes a good modular exhibition stand?

A good exhibition stand reflects your brand’s values and your business objectives, and aligns with your goals for whichever event you’re exhibiting at.

To achieve this, we need to have a solid understanding of what you want us to create – this comes from the exhibition stand brief.

Can I hire a modular exhibition stand?

Of course! If you need flexibility without overheads or storage issues, then hiring a modular exhibition stand is ideal. They are completely customisable, flexible, and adaptable. Hiring is a great option if you need to regularly change your graphics to suit the audience of another division or team within your company.

We can work with you to get a modular exhibition stand that makes an impact without starting a design and building from scratch every time.

What other types of exhibition stands are there?

Custom-built trade show stands
Custom modular exhibition stands are purpose-built displays for your exhibition space and target audience. They’re unique to your brand and the event. Common examples of these are island sites – as the name suggests, they have no sides, and you can usually walk all the way around them.

Shell scheme exhibition booth
A shell scheme refers to the preassigned space the exhibition organisers allocate you. It’s a booth, usually with 2-3 walls, which you can adapt with your own graphics and furniture.

If you need more insights into the different types of exhibition stand to help you decide on your perfect option, we’ve got some great blog articles which might help:

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 it cost to hire a modular exhibition stand?

Stand hire is an economical option if you don’t plan to exhibit regularly, are looking to try a new concept, plan to 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:

  • Size of the space you have booked
  • The destination of your exhibition space
  • What you are looking to achieve from exhibiting
  • The product or service you are showcasing

Our experienced, friendly exhibition team will guide you through the process and all the costs. They’ll give you all the support you need to achieve a booth that looks and feels like your own while attracting your target audience and staying within your budget!

Can we hire furniture from you?

A resounding yes! We want to give you the best value for your money. We don’t believe it makes sense to buy furniture that will only be used for a few days of the year, which is why we offer a hire service.

Motive Exhibitions, 3 Orion Court, Ambuscade Road, Colmworth Business Park, Eaton Socon, St. Neots, PE19 8YX

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