How to Choose an Exhibition Stand Builder


Your choice of exhibition stand builder is crucial for ensuring that it is of the highest quality, but also that it suits your business’s needs and budget. There are a few important things to consider.

When you attend a business exhibition or any other type of event, an exhibition stand is essential for engaging customers and achieving your goals. For some, their primary objective is to sell products, whereas others want to attract as much attention as possible and increase brand awareness. No matter what you are trying to achieve, choosing the right exhibition stand builder is a critical step towards event success.

Below are a few questions to ask yourself when the time comes to choose an exhibition stand company for your next project.

1. Do You Like the Exhibition Stand Designer’s Work?

Probably the most crucial factor. Do you like the designs they have provided you with? Does their previous work make you excited about working with them? If an exhibition stand builder is reluctant or unable to show you more than two or three of their previous projects, this may well mean that they either were unsuccessful or they lack experience. If their website doesn’t have many examples of prior work, you should definitely request some as these will give you a good idea of the quality of their work. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the projects!

2. Are You Planning to Use the Exhibition Stand More than Once?

Is the show a one-off or are you going to reuse the stand? How much will it cost you to reuse the stand for next year’s show? Reusable exhibition stands offer an ideal solution for exhibitors seeking a cost-effective and hassle-free experience. The exhibition stand builder must have experience in designing and manufacturing reusable stands and understanding the varying needs of their clients.

3. Are They Experienced Exhibition Stand Builders?

Reputation and experience are crucial in any line of work. Before you invest your hard-earned money into something that has the potential to be a massive asset to your company, you need to have the confidence and peace of mind knowing that the people creating your bespoke exhibition stand are a worthy choice. Fortunately, the internet is the perfect place to do your research and shop around for the perfect exhibition stand company.

If you have your eye on a particular company, do they have customer reviews and testimonials? How long have they been in business? How much experience does their team have in the exhibitions industry? These are all things you should consider, so don’t be afraid to ask!

4. Will They Outsource to an Exhibition Stand Contractor?

If your chosen exhibition stand company decides to outsource to an independent exhibition stand contractor, there is always going to be a concern about the impact on quality and reliability. You chose a specific company because of the work THEY do, not a third party. So it’s crucial to find out exactly who will be designing and manufacturing your exhibition stand, and establish whether or not you are equally as confident in the quality of their work. If not, you need to either express this concern to the company you initially dealt with or shop around for a company that handles projects in-house.

5. Who Will Manage Your Project?

Any exhibition stand builder worth their salt will allocate you a project manager — find out if this project manager (PM) is a good fit for your requirements. Read through the previous client reviews and see if their name is mentioned. If not, take the time to find out more about them. If you feel that they may not be the best fit, you can always request a new PM.

6. Long-Term Relationship or One-Off Project?

Are you planning on doing multiple exhibitions every year and looking to find a new long-term supplier? Or are you looking to do a one-off show and can’t decide whether you want to ramp up your face-to-face marketing in the coming years? If you are looking for a long term partnership — then you need to get to know the company inside and out, ensure that the person you deal with understands what you want and what you hope to achieve. However, if you are attending one event for a specific reason, you need to have the confidence that the company you choose can deliver a stand that will help you achieve that goal.

Are you looking for a skilled, creative and experienced exhibition stand company? Look no further! Get in touch today to discuss your design needs and exhibition goals with our team of specialists.


Plus Group

Tom Bristow is the Managing Director of The Plus Group and has worked in the exhibition industry for over a decade. He is passionate about the service his company provides and he eats, breathes and sleeps everything exhibitions.

FREE Friendly Expert Advice
FREE 3D Visual of Your Stand
FREE Personalised Quote

Recent Exhibition Stand Projects

Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

Our Exhibition Stand Services

Our exhibition stand design company specialises in one-off bespoke stands that can be reused time and again. We supply your custom stands with full design and build services, including a free consultation and 3D render that shows what your stand will look like. You can rest assured that it will meet all your requirements.

Invest in a self build solution and plan for cost savings. Commissioning a bespoke, self build exhibition stand will maximise your opportunities to increase sales, while minimising the cost of attending shows. Our stands are designed to be super durable, easy to set up and will pack down as small as possible, for convenient transportation and storage. We include training in setting up your stand if required.

You can benefit from our free hire plan. It is the most cost-effective exhibition stand rental scheme on the market. You only pay for your graphics and the installation and dismantle service, as we loan you the stand hardware completely free of charge. However big or small your stand is, hardware hire from us is still free. There are no strings attached or ongoing commitments, and our rental plan can save you up to 75% on the cost of exhibiting at further shows. As the installation and dismantle is done for you, all you need to do is show up and exhibit.

Quinn-bespoke exhibition-stand

Pricing Guide

We can provide you with a rough price over the phone when you fill in our simple quotation form, or you can take advantage of our free 10-minute consultative phone call. We can then provide a free 3D render of your proposed stand and supply an in-depth no obligation quotation video. The exact cost of your stand will depend on the setup, and whether you choose to hire a stand on an ongoing basis or commission a self-build stand for reuse and storage.

Standard Packages

Our standard packages include every element you need to for a complete display, from professional installation and breakdown to the hardware, custom graphics, lighting and flooring. You won’t have to worry about a thing; one of our experienced project managers will be on hand to take care of everything, including the necessary health and safety documentation and admin.

What Our Happy Clients Say

We’ve worked with a range of brands to create unique designs that do all the heavy lifting at your exhibition, so all that’s left for you to do is provide a welcoming smile to the visitors inevitably flocking to your stand. Our clients include small start ups as well as multinationals such as Sainsbury’s, Google, Specsavers and Apple.

Here’s what our clients say about us:

I wanted to email you because I have to say I am very impressed with your company…


Our whole team is very happy with the stand. Thumbs up to the guy who built our stand and you of course…

Auto Guru

I just wanted to say a massive thank-you for your help with the creation of our stand! We were very pleased with the way it turned out and the professionalism and support we got from you all when we were working on the design of it.

Quinn Building Products