modular exhibition stands

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What is a modular stand?

A modular stand is built from interchangeable sections and a bespoke aluminium frame, onto which printed graphics can be attached. These stands are perfect for space-only exhibits (where you’re allocated a piece of floor in an exhibition venue) as their frame allows for a more individual design.

Cost-effective modular exhbition systems

We design and build flexible modular exhibition stands for businesses big and small, helping them promote their brands at exhibitions across the UK and Europe. 

With a reputation for delivering stands that inspire and engage visitors, our talented team has an eye for detail and creativity. They design and create modular stands that can be used time and time again to promote your brand to the people who matter.

So, whether you need us to install a large-scale stand or want a flexible solution you can build yourself, we can help – regardless of your budget.

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  • Exhibition stand design, build and installation.
  • Enquiry to quote within 48hrs.
  • See your stand pre-built before the installation.
  • We cover all major exhibition locations.
  • Excellent customer reviews.
  • Experienced team.
  • Guidance on how to maximise your stand for multiple exhibitions.

Is a modular exhibition stand right for me?

Modular exhibition stands are perfect for businesses needing an easy-to-adapt, cost-effective exhibition solution that can be reused and reconfigured to suit any exhibition space, saving time and money and reducing your environmental impact.  

With an interchangeable modular system, you benefit from ultimate flexibility without compromising the visual impact of your stand. Modular stands are the perfect solution for you if:

  • You don’t plan to exhibit regularly.
  • Your business has several departments with different marketing objectives and target markets.
  • You’re new to exhibiting – or you’ve exhibited before but want to try out some new ideas – and want to test the waters before committing to purchasing a stand.
  • You plan to exhibit in more than one location at a time.
  • You have successive events in a short space of time and want to eliminate the mad rush in between!
  • You’re based in the UK and planning to exhibit abroad – modular stands are easy to transport.
  • You plan to exhibit in the UK but are based abroad and wish to minimise transportation costs.
  • You want to collaborate with internal brands or external brand partnerships and split the cost.
  • You have no space to store an exhibition stand in between events.
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Perfect if you’re a growing brand or new to exhibiting

The beauty of interchangeable modular systems is how easily adaptable they are. You can amend them as your business grows or if you decide to promote your brand to new target audiences.

Unlike a custom build, a modular setup will give you one system that you can easily expand, personalise and reconfigure.

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Showcasing multiple divisions at different trade shows

A series of modular systems is a cost-effective way of promoting your brand across different exhibitions.

Find out how we helped IPL maintain their brand consistency across multiple events and spaces while providing them with adaptable modular systems – all built with the same framework and repurposed with new graphics.

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Exhibit in the UK and Europe

Taking a modular 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.

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“Motive deliver every time”

Danfoss is an internationally recognised leader of energy-efficient technologies.

They needed a stand for the ‘Data Centre World’ show to showcase their technology and expertise, and ignite conversation on how data centres can achieve net zero emissions.

With a diverse portfolio of solutions from energy reuse to fire safety all under Danfoss’s recognisable brand, the biggest challenge was to ensure the stand represented each division effectively.

“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

Get ready to breeze through the exhibition stand design process

We’re confident in our ability, so we won’t overwhelm you with industry jargon just to prove our expertise. Instead, we let our work speak for itself. 

When you work with us, you’ll be assigned a dedicated project manager who will support you throughout the entire process, from the initial design stage to the final installation.

We even invite you to our workshop to see your exhibition stand taking shape before it’s installed at the venue, leaving you free to focus on preparing your team and getting ready to meet your visitors.

We’re committed to providing seamless experiences for our clients, regardless of their requirements and budget. Every member of our team is well-versed in our customers’ projects, so rest assured you’ll receive consistent and accurate information from everyone you speak to.

No more getting lost in the system or feeling like you’re being passed between different departments!

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What’s the first step?

Give us a call! We’ll start by finding out how often you’re exhibiting, 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!

If you’re tight on time, busy running your business or moving from a shell scheme stand (a small pod/exhibition space with blank walls) to space-only for the first time, we’ll guide and support you need to ensure you feel at ease throughout.

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.
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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)
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Rest assured we’ve got your events covered

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. 

Modular exhibition stands with sustainability in mind

We’re dispelling the myth that sustainable stands are more expensive to create.

We create modular stands which are reconfigurable for future use. Recycling and repurposing makes your exhibition presence more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

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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.”

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Are you unsure which type of exhibition stand is best for you?

If you’re unsure which space and stand is right for you, contact us, and we’ll gladly talk you through your options. We’ll give you honest, unbiased advice on the pros and cons of each choice so you’re confident with your final decision. And whatever option you choose, we’ll create the perfect exhibition stand solution.

Use our blog for helpful hints and expert advice

Do you need advice on the different types of stands available or how to make the most of a small exhibition stand? 

Whatever stage you’re at – researching, planning or looking for inspiring ideas – our blog is where we share tips, tricks and advice.

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Creative stand designs to inspire you 

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
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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. 

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 do not plan to exhibit regularly, looking to try a new concept, due 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 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.

Can I hire a modular exhibition stand?

If you are looking for flexibility without overheads or storage issues, then hiring a modular exhibition stand is ideal. They are completely customisable, flexible and adaptable. If you need to change some of your graphics up to suit the audience of another division or team within your company who wish to use your stand – no problem!

We can work with you to get a modular exhibition stand that makes an impact without starting a 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.


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