Introduction

As 2022 is swiftly coming to a close, we wanted to share our favourite highlights, pivotal points and memories created throughout the year.

As we all know, many businesses were deeply affected by the global pandemic, COVID-19. The years 2020 and 2021 were clouded by the ongoing situation at the time; businesses within all industries were fighting for survival rather than striving towards their original goals.

In 2022, this has all taken a significant shift. As normality slowly crept its way back into society, companies and their targets have aligned once more. We are proud to be in a state of financial security, even throughout the middle of the pandemic.

Quadrant2Design team discussing exhibition stand hire

January

2 STANDS INSTEAD OF 60 – OMNICROM POSTPONED ALL SHOWS

With around 60 stands set to be built in January alone, things quickly took another turn in the COVID-19 saga. The second variant, Omicron, quickly started to spread, leaving event organisers with no choice but to postpone many exhibitions once again.

February

This same pattern continued into the month of February as events repeatedly announced their postponement until later in the year or even into 2023. However, there was light at the end of the tunnel. As February came to a halt, the variant slowly started to ease, resulting in the reopening of events.

3x3m exhibition stand for a food brand selling doughnuts, stand provided on hire from Quadrant2design.

March

QUADRANT2DESIGN APPOINTED AS THE APPROVED EXHIBITION STAND CONTRACTOR AT NACFB

Receiving the news that exhibitions will be returning in the month of March was music to our ears, we could finally get back to doing what we do best. To make the news even sweeter, Quadrant2Design was appointed as the approved stand contractor at the NACFB Finance Expo which took place in June.

We were honoured to receive this recommendation, as we have attended this event countless times over the years with many modular stands. It is a fantastic show each year, cementing its place as the U.Ks biggest finance-related exhibition, so of course, we were ecstatic with the achievement.

April

THE VAPER EXPO UK 2022

As events were back in full swing, so was our stand building. Over the years, the Vaper Expo has been one of our favourites to attend. Not only because it is one of the largest and most significant vaping events of the year, but the level of creativity is through the roof for each stand design.

We take a lot of pride in our stand designs at this particular show, we were delighted to once again have several customer attending. Just look at some of these stand designs for our customers in the past:

May

PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2022

Packaging Innovations is among our most popular attending events in recent years, we have consistent, happy returning customers who enjoy using our Prestige Event System. Our team of professional installers built and dismantled six stands, all of which looked incredible!

Medium sized corner exhibition stand for MacPac, includes 4m high-level branding Small corner exhibition stand for Falconer, features 4m high-level branding. Produced b Quadrant2Design.

June

QUADRANT2DESIGN SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL 11 STANDS AT NACFB COMMERCIAL FINANCE EXPO

Within the middle of a busy June, we designed and built 11 stands for NACFB, a show for which we were appointed as the approved stand contractor. With each company, we worked on creating the most unique, eye-catching stands in the NEC for that show with our fantastic custom-modular system.

5m x 3m exhibition stand for Kuflink, features large archway. Provided by Quadrant2Design

In the two days allocated for set-up, our team of installers were incredibly busy; however, everything went seamlessly, with all our customers extremely happy with their stands for the opening day.

Open peninsula exhibition stand for Roma, includes a bespoke cut doorway

WE UPGRADED OUR CUTTING MACHINE

An internal achievement and progression for our quality of services was an upgrade to our cutting machine. We invest large amounts of money each year to continue to produce the highest quality stands for our customers, and with an upgraded top-spec cutting machine, our graphic panels will continue to be of the highest quality.

By upgrading, we now have more options on the size and shape of the graphic panels we produce, giving customers a range of opportunities to be even more creative with the designs.

July

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

July was the first quiet month of the exhibition calendar year, as school broke up for the summer holidays. However, within the month was one of the most exciting exhibitions of the year!

We attended with customers, Aviation & Defence Spares Ltd and TFC Europe Ltd, building their custom-modular stands at the spectacular modern venue in Farnborough.

August

PURCHASING THREE NEW PRINTERS

Still, amid the traditional ‘quieter period’ of the exhibition season, we wanted to once again raise the quality and standards of the graphics on our stands. We purchased three new advanced, Epson SureColour SC-S80600 with the intent to increase the colours and clarity of the graphic images. Not only did our stand graphics improve, but so did our environmental impact from now on.

September

THE RETURN OF THE EXHIBITION SEASON

As expected, September came back with a bang. During the hectic month, our team visited over 38 exhibitions all around the UK and Europe. As July and August tend to be the quiet months throughout the exhibition season, we use that time to ensure our client’s upcoming stands are perfect as part of our pre-build promise.

We had a very successful month, as over 60 customers received their premium stands. We are excited to see what next September brings for us.

October

30 STANDS IN 5 DAYS

Our team of installers built 30 portable stands all over the country between the 10th and 14th of October, whilst attending 13 exhibitions. The installation and breakdown processes went smoothly without a hitch. We are fortunate to have the best installation team in the country, delivering both flawless stands and the highest level of customer service.

In the 23 years of business, we have never seen a week quite like it. Our strategy and systemised processes to carry out these are what separate our services from competitors. We love the test, but our fine-tuning of logistics always comes out on top.

November

A DOUBLE-AWARD WINNING STAND FOR SLS AT LAB INNOVATIONS 2022

Coming into the closing months of the year, we thought the year couldn’t get any better but we were wrong. Our customer, Scientific Laboratory Supplies attended the Lab Innovations Show 2022 and came away with two awards for their reusable, modular stand.

We were delighted that a Quadrant2Design stand was recognised for: ‘Best Stand’ and ‘Best Sustainable Stand’. A total of 182 exhibitors attended the NEC in Birmingham, so the competition was high which made it a very memorable achievement. The stand was a deserved winner, full of features and modularity, allowing SLS to use their award-winning stand over and over.

December

PLANT-BASED WORLD EXPO 2022

The Plant-based world expo ended on the 1st of December, and we were thrilled to have two clients showcasing their sustainable stands to the biggest plant-based show in Europe.

Sustainability is really important to us as a company, so it was a perfect event to showcase our fully reusable stands. We were incredibly proud of the final designs and cannot wait to attend the next year.

Here are our customers, Semix and Century Pacific Foods:

Conclusion

It has been another fantastic year all around for us at Quarant2Design, we are very excited and focused for the New Year, where we will continue to thrive in designing and building the best exhibition stands in the UK.

Thank you to all of our amazing existing and new customers this year.

If you are in the market for a modular exhibition stand for 2023 or want to find out more information about our solution, please email us at design@quadrant2design.com or call 01202 723 500.