About Us | What makes us tick?


The business was formed by Alan and Elizabeth Jenkins in November 1999.

Alan’s background is in the photographic and exhibition industries, while Liz worked in photography and later in banking.

They were joined in 2003 by Andrew Carney. Andrew previously worked in freight management, and before that, in the music industry.

The company remains a proudly independant, family and staff orientated organisation.

Company History

The business was formed in 1999 and incorporated in 2000 under the name Exhibit-UK.Net Limited. In 2011 the company adopted the trading name of Quadrant2Design.

In the early days the business operated from a small industrial unit in Wareham, Dorset.

As the business grew and developed, the company rented a number of ever-larger industrial units in Poole, Dorset, before purchasing the present property, H3 The Fulcrum.

The Prestige Events System

Before starting the company, Alan had previously worked with this Swiss-designed, modular exhibition stand system and had been hugely impressed by the multitude of benefits it offered to the modern exhibitor.

So when, in 2003, the chance arose to work with the solution, Alan realised what a fantastic opportunity this was and grabbed it with both hands!

As the months progressed, the company left behind the generic solutions they were offering, in favour of the Prestige Events System.

Nowadays, Prestige is exclusive to Quadrant2Design and is the only solution the company works with.


Our Philosophy

Quadrant2Design is essentially a design-led company, but with a strong quality and project management based ethic.

Very early on, the founders realised that the success of exhibition stand projects, could be easily upset by external factors, that were beyond the companys or clients control.

This lead to the company developing production and quality control systems that are simply not found anywhere else in the exhibition industry.

The culmination of these measures is the unique 100% pre-build promise


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‘Awkward Questions’ to ask when talking to exhibition contractors

Buying or hiring an exhibition stand can be a fraught business!

How can you be expected to know all the pit-falls, problems and issues, when you’re not an industry insider?

Alan Jenkins draws on his 40-years experience to arm you with penetrating questions, that will protect your interests and help you make the right decisions.

10 Tough Questions for exhibition contractors | Learn More