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What is an exhibition stand contractor and what do we do?

RDW Exhibitions are a centrally-based exhibition stand contractor with over 35 years’ experience in the industry – but what does that actually mean?

Firstly, we are a team of highly skilled (but more importantly) lovely people, here to help and advise all our clients through the potentially daunting prospect of exhibiting and creating a workable exhibition stand. We guide our clients through the whole process of exhibition stand design, from conception to birth and beyond.

To fully understand what we do at RDW Exhibitions – day in, day out – we’ve simplified the process below. Happy reading and please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Exhibition stand design

We’ve been in the industry for many years – more years than we care to remember. But, with age, comes a lot of wisdom.

We can take any exhibition stand space and produce a design to suit your business, marketing aims, style and budget. We’ve seen and designed a lot of stands in our time and one thing is clear – always make sure you spend the time to plan your space wisely from the outset.

Our exhibition stand designers can offer all sorts of advice from how to create a high impact, wow factor, exhibition stand or display to the simpler, and more technical details, such as where to position electricity points and what size they need to be. The last thing you want to do is blow the electrics at the NEC (we know it won’t happen – but you get our point!)

A well-designed stand not only looks good but works well for you on show days too. Do you want a meeting room on the stand, an area away from customers’ prying eyes to allow staff a break, or big, stunning, high impact graphics as far as the eye can see? Discuss all your exhibition stand requirements with your stand contractor and anyone worth their salt will offer helpful advice and guidance when needed.

Exhibition stand manufacture

You have a beautiful stand visual (supplied by your stand contractor) and have given the green light for manufacture – exciting times! Whether that’s a modular or custom modular exhibition stand or a full ‘bells and whistles’ custom-built stand, it now needs to be prepared for reality and show time.

At RDW Exhibitions, we have a team of highly skilled carpenters and technicians who can turn those designs into reality. Your exhibition stand is lovingly made, using a keen eye for detail and a quality many would be envious of. 

Once the manufacture is complete, we can also offer a full trial build for most stands if you’d like to see it ready to go. This also provides an opportunity for any last minute ‘tweaks’ such as adding a counter here or literature display there. Many of our clients find this invaluable and it’s not a service offered by every exhibition stand contractor. 

Exhibition stand build/set-up

You’ve gone through the stand design, the manufacture and the day is finally here – it’s show time.

We love early mornings (good job!) and, having carefully packed and stored your exhibition stand ready for transit during the days previous, we are off to your venue. We have set up at exhibition venues across the UK and Europe so there’s never a dull moment for the RDW site teams.

Our technicians quickly get to work, liaising with venue staff and show electricians and suppliers, to lay your chosen flooring in your booked space and erect the exhibition stand or display. The stand will be fully built, powered, furnished and cleaned as required ready for your arrival and stand handover before the show opens.

The rest, as they say, is up to you – enjoy the show and make it a prosperous one.

Life after the exhibition

It’s been a long day of hard work for you – we know – you’ll be exhausted. So our site teams are back promptly for the close of the show on the last day, to dismantle and remove your stand or display and take it back to our HQ. We can even bring back any of your equipment or leftover literature for you to collect from us at a later date – just let us know beforehand.

If you’ve purchased (rather than hired) your exhibition stand from us, we can clean, package and store your stand safely at our dedicated second site, or deliver back to you to keep on your premises until it’s needed again. The choice is yours.

There we have it – the lowdown on an exhibition stand contractor by RDW Exhibitions.

If you’d like to speak to us about a new exhibition stand or display, then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Call us Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, on 01939 260350.

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