Modular Exhibition Stands Ltd is an experienced UK based exhibition stand contractor with 30 yrs worldwide experience

We know it can be quite daunting to decide which exhibition stand option works best for your needs and which exhibition stand contractor to make contact with.

We offer some helpful information to help with your decision process... is it banner stands, popup stands, self install display stands, modular exhibition stands, custom build stands ?
We design, produce and install them all !

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Portable Display Stands

budget solutions, variety of options, easy self install,

for budgets £85 to £4,000

Linx Modular

reconfigurable, cost effective, hire or buy,

for budgets over £4,000

Aluvision Stands

custom build look, benefits of modular, hire or buy,

for budgets over £8,000

Custom Build Stands

bespoke design & structures, for larger budgets,

for budgets over £25,000

what's the difference between portable displays, modular exhibition stands, semi-custom and custom build exhibition stands ?

Portable Display Stands
Portable Displays are temporary display stands, set up primarily to draw attention to the products or services you offer and get as many buyers as possible to your location. The display stand is usually very quick to setup and usually allows you to transport and build your own stand yourself. These type of display systems are at the lower end of the budget range and allow for those with multiple events to self manage their event presence. Budgets range from a few hundred pounds for multiple pull up banner stand type units to several thousands of pounds for a portable display kit to build within an exhibition venue shell scheme booth.

Modular Exhibition Stands
Modular Stands are display stands that offer a more professional look and feel than portable displays. Their main benefit is that they have pre-designed elements or features that offer an easy and relatively cheap means of changing elements of your layout at different events. Modular stands usually lock together and form far more stable structures than portable displays, but can be broken-down and reconfigured to form a differently shaped or sized stand. Modular systems offer superb value for money, give company's a consistent exhibition image wherever they might be used across different continents. Modular exhibition stands flat-pack down to much smaller storage / shipping volumes so can be freighted across the world and installed by competent and experienced exhibition contractors who specialise in these systems.

Stand designs can be very appealing and are seen as the link between higher custom build budgets and high end portable display stand solutions. They are ideal for those company's looking to build a relationship with a reliable exhibition stand contractor to help manage a string of specific key events, where stand visitors need to be engaged and visually attracted to your brand, services or product range.

Budgets can start from £2 or £3k upwards, but are typically several thousands of pounds for larger pre-designed kits. These kit can build multiple layouts and offer many years of exhibiting, spread this cost over multiple shows or multiple financial years and modular exhibition stand become very cost effective. We offer hire services where you use our stock of modular stand systems which greatly reduce your investment.

Semi-Custom Stands
Semi Custom take elements of modular exhibition stands and bolt them onto traditional custom build elements to give you a hybrid exhibition stand known as a semi custom build exhibition stand. Typically more complex elements which allow for taller structures of much bigger budgets. Storage and transportation of elements can become and issue as can large installation crews and costs.

Custom Build Stands
Custom Build exhibition stand create a totally bespoke experience for your exhibition stand visitors. Not only do they catch the attention but they also engage delegates with your brand, services and products on a deeper level. By incorporating interactive elements, multimedia displays, and other innovative features, you can create a memorable experience that sets you apart from your competition. Custom build stands are all about the design, the high end materials, audio visual elements and the impressions these create. We have an amazing range of highly trusted third party custom build exhibition contractors all more than capable of delivering your project. Tap into our 30 years industry experience and brief us on your next event. With resources in the UK, Europe, Dubai and the wider Middle East, why not deal with a UK exhibition contractor for your next event?

our install experience includes a wide mix of industries ...

what trades shows do you install at?

These are just some of the trade show exhibitions we've installed at over the last few years

event listings

trade show exhibitions

event name
ADIPEC - Abu Dhabi
BBC Good Food Show
Commercial Vehicle Show
Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo
Digital Healthcare Show
EHA - 
European Hematology Association
Emergency Services Show

IBMS Congress
Offshore Europe
Patient Safety Congress
Southampton Int. Boat Show
Spring Fair
MEDICA Dusseldorf
Retail Technology Show
The Care Show
The London Boat Show
Toy Fair

what do Modular Exhibition Stands Ltd offer exhibitors ?

FREE exhibition stand design service - use our briefing form link at the top of this page to receive a FREE exhibition stand design and quotation. We'll do our very best to return back to you with any ​initial questions and our concept proposal within the shortest time possible.

Designs with hire and purchase cost options - all of our modular exhibition stand proposals can be costed as either an outright purchase, where you will own the hardware OR you can opt to hire our extensive stocks of Aluvision or Linx Modular hardware if budget is your main deciding factor - use the briefing form to let us know which option you prefer.

Project management from concept to handover - we'll be with you from concept to handover just before your event opens. If you're a new customer, the Project Manager you have dealt with from the start will be at the handover wherever that is in the world, to ensure what's been approved in principle between you, is what you arrive to onsite.

A desire to build long term, trusted relationships - we don't try to tie customers into lengthy 'multi-event contracts', we prefer to offer the best solutions based on each brief, it helps us stay focused and offer our best proposals, we don't even mark up freighting services, for overseas projects, we'd rather have the opportunity to work with you moving forward than be greedy an any opportunity.

Onsite project management - our onsite installation teams are highly experienced and have worked all over the world, the team will assist you wherever possible to ensure your stand is everything you hoped for and more.

Full support services - we can support you with ​ancillary services such as hostess services, audio visual equipment, branded giveaways, leaflets, brochures, business cards and even event specific temporary websites.

Health & safety documentation - with access to the event Exhibitor Manual or Online Portal, we will manage all of the stand regulations, approvals and health and ​safety form submissions on your behalf unless you wish to manage this yourself, in which case we'll supply everything to you to handle.

Raised Sub-floor services - we have stock of ​exhibition sub-flooring so can add this and floor coverings to your floorspace at cost effective rates, we offer a wide range of carpets, floor vinyls and laminates as well as LED floor edge lighting kits for that extra impact - why engage another contractor when you already have one to can supply these services.

Overseas stand freighting - freighting exhibition stands worldwide has become more expensive over the last few years, we ensure this isn't an obstacle by acting only as an agent to supply you with a quotation from our very experienced and highly trusted shipping company, the contract will be between exhibitor and shipping agent and we apply no markup whatsoever to freighting charges.

Stand storage - to ensure kits and graphics stay together we offer stand storage based on volume. Charged monthly and with one months in advance.

Graphic design and artwork - we're ​ideally placed to design and artwork your stand graphics, our rates start from £30 per hour for artwork and can be quoted as an optional extra at any time.

Modular Exhibition Stands Ltd has over 37 years experience, covering exhibition stands, design for print, large format graphic printing and graphic installs ...

30 years industry experience - we have over 30 years exhibition experience covering portable ​display solutions, custom build and modular exhibition system manufacturers as well as large format graphic printing.

37 years graphic design experience - with ad agency backgrounds, we're perfectly placed to help you to design, artwork and print your product catalogues, corporate brochures, exhibition leaflets, branded giveaways, corporate stationery and new QR code bio summary / contact details for you team's mobile phones... no more business cards, get your stand visitors to scan the QR code on your phone's lock screen to open a simple biography, image portfolio and all of your contacts and socials which can be saved to your customer's phone with the tap of one button once they scan your QR code.

Event specific websites - we also have the ability to create 'short term,' 'event specific' websites tailored to your needs including hosting or downloaded files for your devices should no wifi charges be desired.

Specialist modular system knowledge - we used to work for one of the UK's leading modular exhibition stand manufacturers which means we have some of the best Linx Modular system ​knowledge outside of this 'trade-only' exhibition supplier - benefit from our experience and stocks of hire hardware.

Worldwide venue experience - ​we've worked in over 147 venues and over 82 ​cities worldwide and in 25 countries.

Worldwide stand freighting - ​we've shipped exhibitin stand all over the world.

Friendly and helpful service - we're not here to make your life any more difficult, we're here to offer our extensive experience of navigating the worldwide exhibition industry, with technical advise, regulation knowledge and ​country specific working practises.

We're here to help, if you have a specific question drop us a line, we're more than happy to help wherever we can ...

so you've got some questions about your next exhibition stand ?

what makes Modular Exhibition Stands Ltd different to other exhibition stand contractors ?

Modular Exhibition Stands Limited has been born out of wealth of previous experience and wide range of skills, honed from working within advertising agencies, leading UK modular exhibition stand manufacturers and custom build exhibition stand companies. We've also had 25 years working within the large format graphic printing industry as well, which helps add extra impact to our client's visual messaging opportunities.

Our exhibition experience stretches back over 30 years and we've installed exhibitions across the UK, the majority of Europe plus in Turkey, India and China.

We've been a trusted exhibition resource to many national and international brands, who trust us with their events program and attendances at many leading pharmaceutical, laboratory equipment, financial and retail industry trade shows around the world.

what can we expect if we brief our exhibition stand project to you ?

Once you've completed our exhibition stand briefing form at the top of this page, we'll come back to you swiftly with any additional questions we may have.

We always try and present back our FREE stand design and quotation within 5-7 working days from receipt, but if workloads are challenging, we'll always give you an update.

Our briefing form will ask you to make a choice between our Aluvision and Linx Modular systems or Custom Build if that's your preference. We'll need an idea of budget so the form gives you the opportunity to set a working budget via bands of spend.

You'll also have the opportunity to upload and documents that you think will help, like previous stand images, floorpans, your own brief documents or product imagery.

One we have these we're off an running... we'll work up of design and produce some rendered views of your stand using either website content as imagery or failing this some generic branding and imagery just for the presentation stage.

We'll also try and produce an animated walkthrough of the space so you can get to grips with how the layout might work for you... this is always a firm favourite with our customers.

We'll include our quotation which might either be on a hire or purchase basis based on the information you have presented us with.

Our quotes are accurate and have the appropriate key project deadlines and details about your projects specific pre-payment terms and deadlines in place, so we'll have a framework to work towards.

You're free to come back to us with any amendments you'd like to investigate and we'll revise the renders, animation and quotes accordingly.

can you help us with any other requirements associated with our trade show stand ?

Yes indeed, not only will be handle the physical exhibition stand installation, we'll be able to produce and help you order your own stand sockets to save you money, or we can place the order for you, charging an additional 15% of each invoices nett total as our flat fee.

If we're not already supply a sub-floor or floor covering as part of our services, we can handle this ourselves making for a more cost effective solution.

Should you need hostess services, we've sourced and supplied both male and females hostesses for our client's stand I the past, they usually attend a pre event meeting with you so you can tailor their tasks as you wish, whether this be hospitality or indeed sales messaging or literature handouts.

We can also source and action hospitality services should you be looking for barista style refreshments or something a little different for your stand visitors.

We're used to integrating AV solutions into our modular and custom stand solutions so can supply TV screens, AV walls or sound systems if required as well.

some of our lovely exhibition, graphic and print clients ...

British Telecom Group
The Binding Site
NHS England
The Musicians' Union
FlamePro & ProGarm
Rugby Football Union
Nova Biomedical
IMMJ Systems
Relias Learning

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