Custom exhibition stands

Creating extraordinary exhibition stands and displays since 1976


What is a custom exhibition stand?

A custom exhibition stand is designed and built for your business. Each stand component is crafted for your brand and is designed and manufactured to your unique requirements. If done successfully it should convey your company ethos, speak your brand language and showcase your unique offering in an innovative and eye catching way. The custom exhibition stand will be built to the exact size and layout requirements of your stand space. It should also factor in as many elements from your brief as possible. Common requests are a stand that is designed to be reusable, extendable and reconfigurable. Lightboxes are an effective way to illuminate your custom exhibition stand and custom made shapes and displays provide a high quality and bespoke feel to your display.

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A UK exhibition stand builder with a global reach

As a leading exhibition stand contractor we design and build high-quality and innovative exhibition stands. We understand that creating a beautiful display stand for your brand is not enough on its own, which is why we pride ourselves on providing a first-class customer experience. Our team will guide you through the design process, advise on material options and importantly, create a stand that is as engaging as it is environmentally sustainable. Browse our portfolio of custom built exhibition stands for some inspiration.

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Design with a consultative approach.

We start by talking you through our design brief form to find out what it is you want to achieve from your exhibition experience, both in terms of the finished look of your stand and in terms of budget.

We understand that in order for you to maximise the return on investment, the design of your exhibition stand must be versatile and easy to reconfigure for different shows.

Our team manage all of the paperwork submissions to ensure your stand design complies with the venue and organisers requirements.

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Our installation team travel throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.

We have a fleet of vehicles and our team will transport your bespoke exhibition stand to and from the event, ensuring we control all elements of build-up and the breakdown. We have our own stand designers and stand builders in-house, ensuring that we can control all aspects of design, build quality and finish. Our own in-house graphics printing team and state of the art printers ensure the highest possible quality of exhibition graphics. Whatever your aspirations, event location and budget we will strive to exceed your expectations.

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How is a custom exhibition stand made?

We design and create custom exhibition stands from wood (usually ply, softwoods, hardwoods, mdf and chipboard), metal (usually aluminum and steel), acrylic, glass and inflatable plastics. Using our skilled team of carpenters and our CNC machinery we can create totally unique shapes from timber and acrylic. We can build a custom exhibition stand to be modular by creating it from aluminium extrusions, allowing for the custom display stand to be easily reconfigured, extended or reduced in size without fundamentally redesigning the entire stand. We can create a wide variety of finishes for your stand from simple painting, spray paint finish, powder coating, vinyl and laminated finish. Essentially you tell us what your ambitions, budget and longer term exhibition requirements are and we can provide a range of cost and design options for you to consider

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How much does a custom exhibition stand cost?

As for creative design and stand build complexity, the sky is the limit. Costs can vary from as little as £5000 for a simple 3m x 3m fully hired stand and be as high as £200,000 for a huge two storey fully custom exhibition stand. The cost will also depend on factors such as stand materials, finishes, complexity of build (such as overall stand height and whether lifting equipment will be required for the install and breakdown) and whether your exhibition stand is made completely custom so that every element of the display is manufactured for you and you alone. An alternative and often a good cost saving option is to use our existing hire stock for less bespoke and more generic elements of your custom stand, such as the wall panels. You can then use your budget for creating one off custom and more complex elements that will give your bespoke display stand the wow factor. Read more about our hybrid stand service here.

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Who will install my custom exhibition stand?

Our team will transport, install and breakdown custom exhibition stands for our customers. We plan all aspects of the exhibition installation and breakdown for you, working closely with your team, the event organisers and onsite contractors, taking away the stress, logistical planning and hassle factor. GH Display transport, install and de-rig custom exhibition stands all across the UK, Europe, USA and worldwide. That said, if you would prefer we designed and created a custom exhibition stand for your team to transport and install, that is also something that we often do. In this scenario we would take into account the skill set of your team and transportation available to you when designing how the stand will be manufactured and installed.

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Exhibition storage and event logistics

We have a large 2 acre site with a vast amount secure storage space at our workshops in Cambridgeshire. our facility provides secure and insured, professionally managed storage solutions – making the exhibition experience truly hassle free. By choosing our exhibition equipment storage option we will pre-build your stand before each show incorporating any redesigns or graphic changes. We will also give you an opportunity to view your exhibition display stand prior to the event. In addition to storing and managing your exhibition stand and display equipment, we can also store any company merchandise and literature, sending them requested stock out to events as and when required.

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We have over 45 years of experience designing and building exhibition stands from timber, aluminium, acrylic and composite materials.

Our in-house team of skilled carpenters and fabricators can create a custom exhibition stand that will guarantee to get your brand noticed and our in-house print team can supply your bespoke exhibition stand with high quality vinyl or fabric graphics.


You can browse our portfolio of exhibition stands and custom display projects or call us on 01733 570222 to discuss your next event.

Design Brief Form

Our creative team of designers, exhibition stand builders and graphic printers would enjoy nothing more than to create an outstanding custom exhibition stand for your business. Anything is possible and we strive to deliver great design, quality build and an extremely high level of customer service. Complete our design brief form below to begin your exhibition stand journey with GH Display.

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What our customers say

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Scott Thomas, Managing Director, Ivyline Ltd

What a great show. Without a doubt one of the best shows that Ivyline have exhibited at. Our trend setting ranges and inspirational displays were loved by the retailers, bloggers & leading magazines. Thank you GH Display, you were great to work with and we had one of our most successful shows on record.

Ramsy Labassi, Group Marketing Coordinator, Rapidrop Global Ltd

I would like to thank you and the team at GH Display for the amazing stand you designed and provided us. We had an excellent show and the response has been amazing. Thank you for the time you spent with us on the design and being patient with us with the changes we kept making, even at the last minute.

Jo Morris, Marketing Manager, Eurocell Plc

During the build of the stand we were regularly kept up to date with progress and any information or actions we were required to complete were communicated in a timely manner. We were invited to view the stand during the build so we could see exactly how the stand would look ahead of the show and make minor alterations if required.

Adam Bromilow, Marketing Manager, Kirkby Tyres Ltd

The service from GH Display was simple, quick and professional. The production staff were highly experienced, exceptionally creative and super friendly. As a result, our exhibition stand at LAMMA 2016 was perfect for our needs and cast a shadow over that of our competitors. Kirkby Tyres Ltd highly recommend GH display and will certainly be working with them for years to come

Fiona Stephen, Lecturer, Grays School of Art Aberdeen

We recently placed an order with GH Display for an external exhibition system as part of the Develop North festival of photography in Aberdeen. We were delighted with the quality of product and service we received from John, Nick and the rest of the team. The units were made to a very high specification and were very simple to construct on site.

Iain Cavell, Managing Director, Measurement Solutions

Great experience with John and his staff. Always offer advice and suggestions, and the end result is always better than we expected. Highly recommended.