The team at Quadrant2Design also expanded in 2013; Emma Battman joined the team of Design Consultants to help deal with the incoming inquiries for stand designs, Sue Williams joined our Accounts Department, Agata Sweitek started in Project Management, and there was a well-deserved promotion for Chloe Anderton from Design Consultant to Design Director.
In June, the last minute decision was made to exhibit at Marketing Week Live at Olympia, London, to help promote our flagship Prestige Stand. With all services in-house and a brilliant Design Team, it didn’t take long to design and produce a fantastic stand design of the famous ‘Left-Brain, Right-Brain’ concept showing off all of the high-end features of the Prestige Modular System, which went down a storm at the show. Since then, many of the people who showed an interest at the show have gone on to order their own Prestige Stands.
In the Autumn of 2013 we had yet another Showroom renovation. As well as moving-in the ‘Left-Brain, Right-Brain’ Stand to a permanent position in the Showroom, the Showroom was also expanded. Three brand new full-sized Prestige Stands were added, including a never-before ‘naked’ stand, showing clients exactly what the Prestige System looks like on the inside using transparent graphic panels, to create the UK’s largest Exhibition Stand Showroom featuring 7 different Prestige Stands.
It’s been both offline and online that we’ve made significant advances; the online presence of Quadrant2Design has grown exponentially since the start of 2013. With Katie Pascall and Jenni Samways joining the Marketing Team in the Summer of 2013, it was possible for us to expand our Social Media and online outreach further than ever before. As a result, Quadrant2Design now have an active presence not only on Twitter and Facebook, but other Social Media platforms such as Google+, Flickr, Pinterest and Linkedin, too. As well as this, we’ve developed our YouTube page to create short 3 to 5 minute videos featuring Chloe Anderton explaining various unique features of Prestige as well as showing Exhibition Pre-Builds. The videos were an instant hit, and with a new ‘film studio’ set up within our premises, we’re now aiming to produce training videos in 2014 for all our clients. These videos will specifically explain how to install various parts of the Prestige System; ideal for when you’re self-building an Exhibition Stand at the show and need a simple ‘how-to’ guide to remind you of all the tips and tricks you learnt at your free stand training session.
And last but not least, we hosted our first ever Christmas Open Day in December, welcoming in local companies to explore our facilities, walk around the Showroom and have mulled wine and mince pies and take part in our free entry charity raffle. The Open day was a great success, and we were pleased to be able to donate £500 to local charity Julia’s House, and will be planning on many more Christmas Open day’s in the future.
Below are just a selection of some of our favourite Exhibition Stands which we produced in 2014.
Savvis at Cloud Expo Europe, January 2013
Evosite at eCommerce Expo October 2013
Perfection Plus at the BDTA Dental Showcase October 2013
Garrett Popcorn at the BBC Good Food Show November 2013
HK Wentworth at Productronica, Munich in November 2013
So all in all, it was a great year for Quadrant2Design. And with the company ever growing, the recession officially over, and plenty of orders for Exhibition Stands in already, we’re expecting 2014 to be better than ever