Exhibition Stand Hire

Exhibition stand hire: professional solutions, maximum flexibility

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Why should you hire your next exhibition stand?

Hiring an exhibition stand is an excellent option if you don’t exhibit regularly, are new to exhibiting, or lack storage space.

Hiring is often better for the environment, too. There’s a long-held belief in the exhibitions industry that sustainable stands are expensive. But that needn’t be the case: by renting, recycling and repurposing, your exhibition presence becomes much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

While hiring your stand is a cost-effective and sustainable way to exhibit, owning a custom-built stand gives you maximum design flexibility. So why not combine the two and bring together hired and customised elements to create a bespoke exhibition display?

Our flexible approach enables you to buy or hire a stand (or do a bit of both!) without compromising on quality. 

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  • Hire everything from the stand to the TV!
  • Enquiry to quote within 48hrs.
  • Exhibition stand design, build and installation.
  • See your stand pre-built at our workshop before the installation.
  • We cover all major exhibition locations
  • Excellent customer reviews.
  • Experienced team.

Cost-effective exhibiting

Our cost-effective hire service offers several benefits, including:

  • Freedom and flexibility with design and build.
  • Combining custom and modular elements to create the perfect hybrid stand.
  • Adaptability to different stand sizes
  • Quick turnaround time.
  • Reduced cost (compared to owning a stand).
  • No storage requirements.
  • Personalised stand spaces unique to your brand.
  • Freedom and flexibility with design and build.
  • Reconfiguration for different events.
  • Creating zoned areas for meetings and products.

We understand that our customers are busy running their businesses; some are also new to exhibiting and find the process overwhelming. That’s why if you choose to hire a stand from us, we’ll give you all the guidance and support you need to feel reassured throughout the process. 

What can I hire from you?

Whether you want to hire a whole stand or just a few elements, we can help you design and build the perfect exhibition experience for your visitors.

There is a range of products you can hire from us to enhance the look and feel of your stand, including:

  • Flexible modular exhibition stand. framework.
  • Furniture.
  • Video walls.
  • Light walls.
  • TVs, iPads, interactive screens and even 4G WiFi dongles.
  • Lighting.
  • Flooring.
  • Fridges.
  • Games to create interactive stands.
  • Shelving and even kitchen cabinets.
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When to choose a stand hire option

Exhibiting at a one-off event?

We have a range of equipment to hire. You can create a cost-efficient, bespoke exhibition display for that all-important event without the costs and storage logistics associated with a custom-built stand.

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Are you exhibiting in more than one location at the same time?

If you have two exhibitions running close together or simultaneously, consider hiring a stand for one or both events.

Hiring a stand will save you time, money – and stress! – when you’re attending two events in a short space of time. There’ll be no rush to repair or redesign the stand in between shows.

do you need to transport your stand from one country to another?

Are you exhibiting in the UK but not based here? If so, hiring your stand from us removes stress from the exhibiting process and eliminates the need to transport your exhibition stand between countries.

Regardless of where you are based, you will still have a dedicated manager working with you from start to finish.

We’ll help with managing your electrics, flooring and furniture so that your exhibition stand is ready to go when you arrive.

You’re welcome to see your stand constructed in our workshop, either in-person or virtually, beforehand.

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do you want to road-test a new exhibition idea before committing?

Are you new to exhibiting and want to ensure your stand meets your needs before committing to buying it?

Are you looking to freshen up your stand and how you use it? 

Or, are you considering meeting rooms or virtual reality technology? 

If you hire an exhibition stand, you can effectively ‘road-test’ your ideas to see how our flexible modular system will work for you and your brand before committing to buying your own stand.

Whether you hire or buy, you’ll benefit from our outstanding customer service from start to finish, and we’ll work with you to find practical solutions to connect your brand with your customers.

do you want to collaborate and share the cost?

If you’re collaborating with internal brands or external brand partnerships, renting your exhibition stand and sharing the cost may be wise.

Hiring a stand means you can create specific graphics for a one-off initiative or marketing campaign without ownership, simplifying the process and allowing you to focus on what you want to achieve at the exhibition. 

do you only want an exhibition stand for a short period of time?

Perhaps you’re using an exhibition stand for a roadshow or doing a series of exhibitions but won’t use the stand afterwards.

In this situation, hiring a stand is ideal and will ensure you don’t invest in something that won’t see much use past a certain point.

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the same service and expertise without the overhead

There’s no compromise on quality if you hire a stand.

We’ll work with you to produce a stand with fantastic graphics and bespoke elements, connecting your brand and target audience.

You’ll be able to discuss your brief in detail with our design team to ensure your stand meets your marketing objectives. You’ll also have the chance to see your stand fully built before its installation to ensure you are happy with every detail before the exhibition itself. 


Speech Mark | LuxFilms Case Study | Motive Exhibition

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.”

Hire our stand elements, or provide your own

stand only

Choose our stand-only rental option and use your own audiovisual, lighting and furniture. Our mix-and-match rental option gives you total flexibility to use our products or your own.


Do you want a comfortable space to meet your customers but can’t justify buying furniture? Then you can hire a wide range of furniture from us.


From simple overhead lighting to backlit walls, the perfect finishing touches can be hired from us to really make your stand ‘pop’!


Video screens of any size can be hired for your stand as individual items or as part of our full stand rental service.

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Buy or hire your exhibition stand

Whichever option you choose, you can guarantee that we’ll work with you to produce a fantastic exhibition display that connects you to your current and potential customers!

Speech Mark | LuxFilms Case Study | Motive Exhibition

“The stand looked incredible!

“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

Prepare for a stress-free exhibition stand design experience

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. When you have a question, you’ll never be overlooked or passed between sales, account managers and onsite installers.

Instead, every member of our team becomes familiar with each of our projects – regardless of the stand size or client spend – meaning you’ll get the same information from everyone you speak to! 

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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)

We can help if you:

  • Need to obtain a quick quote for an exhibition stand. 
  • Unexpectedly need to find a new exhibition stand designer.
  • Are looking for a creative and inspired. design which is unique to your brand.
  • Want a reliable exhibition builder, trusted and loved by their clients.
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Stand hire inspiration

Creative stand designs to inspire you.

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Rest assured, we’ve got your events covered throughout the year

One of the significant 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. 

01480 597444

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 our blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or hire an exhibition stand

The main advantage of hiring a stand is that it can be easily reconfigured and customised to fit different spaces and configurations. This makes it a versatile, lightweight, easy to transport and cost-effective solution for exhibitors rather than undertaking a   custom build, which is a unique and personalised display stand that is specifically designed and built to meet the specific requirements of an individual exhibitor.

Find out more about whether exhibition hire is for you.

Read more about the benefits of a custom exhibition stands. 

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

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.

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.

    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 your own, 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.

    If you are unsure whether to hire or buy, and need extra advice then please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

    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.

    motive exhibitions, 1 orion court, eaton socon, st neots PE19 8YX

    01480 597 444  |  hello@motiveexhibitions.co.uk

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