About Us at Quadrant2Design

If you’re thinking of partnering with us, you need to know more about us. Ask us any question you like, we have a great story to tell and we love talking!

In a Nutshell…

We’re specialist suppliers of creative exhibition stands, designed in an exclusive solution – the Prestige Events System.

We’ve been around for over 20-years, we’re extremely proficient at what we do, and we have a real passion for design and building business-enhancing exhibition stands for our clients.

We work from our owned buildings, and we have all key services and functions under one-roof in Poole, Dorset.

We build our client’s exhibition stands throughout the United Kingdom and Europe at every show and venue you can imagine!

We’re a friendly and approachable group of people, with a strong commitment to giving you the best exhibiting experience you will ever have.


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.

All founders remain working with the company, but we also have a strong and passionate management team that includes: Jess Edwards (Finance), Harry Clegg (Operations), Wiebke Carvell (Customer Care) and Ross Pike (Marketing and Product Development).

The company remains a proudly independent, 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.

The company is registered in England and Wales: 3993526

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, Unit H3 The Fulcrum, Vantage Way, Poole, BH12 4NU.

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 our unique 100% pre-build promise which identifies any potential quality issues weeks before the ‘real’ build on-site at your exhibition or event.


‘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.

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