Bauma 2019

We are currently working with our clients to prepare for bauma, which is the world’s leading trade fair.  bauma is the driving force behind innovation and success in the global industry for construction machinery. The event attracts visitors from more than 200 countries to Munich every three years.

Key facts about bauma

  • 605,000 m² of exhibition space
  • 3,425 exhibitors from 58 countries
  • 583,736 visitors from 219 countries
  • 138,929 visitors from the mining sector
  • 1,423 journalists and media representatives from 47 countries

We are working with the following clients supplying trailers and structures;

  • Miller Formless
  • ITC SA
  • Thwaites
  • EPS Ltd
  • Socage

Full details on the show

Showplace Ltd Received Nomination for ‘Operations Team of the Year’

We are delighted to confirm Showplace Ltd has been nominated for ‘Operations Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Exhibition News Awards.

The Operations Team at Showplace is led by Steve Ashdown-Phillips,  who manages the delivery the of the structures, trailer and exhibition stand projects, ensuring a successful event for each and every client.

Over the past twelve months Showplace have managed event projects all over Europe and attended some of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions and events. Steve and the team very much work in partnership with their clients to ensure their objectives are met and the event runs without a hitch!

2018 has been a fantastic year for Showplace and its great to see the recognition with the nomination.

We look forward to the Exhibition News Award Evening on 22nd March 2019, at Battersea London and wish all our fellow nominees a huge congratulations!

Ticket Office Structures

Ticketing Office Solution

Ticket Office StructuresDid you know that Showplace can offer a ticketing solution for your next event?

We can provide the ultimate solution for your next event or festival with a structure and ticketing window installed.

The structures are secure, with lighting and heating and offer unrivalled space with kitchen area or seating options to suite your exact requirements.

The structures can be branded offering advertising options and presenting a professional image.

This ticketing office solution can be hired for a short or long term basis- Please get in touch for more information.

Sales Team 01789 262 701


Ayla Stuart

Insights from our Project Manager for a Successful Indoor Exhibition Stand

Ayla StuartMeet our Project Manager Ayla Stuart:

Ayla is an event industry professional, and a leading Project Manager for Showplace Ltd. She has many years’ experience in managing a whole array of events in a variety of industries. We managed to wrestle Ayla from her desk for a coffee and an insight in managing events to share her thoughts with you.

What are the key elements to consider when organising an exhibition stand?

Firstly understanding the opportunity

My first question is always – Is the show the right one for you, will your key demographic be in attendance?

Also understanding what are you wanting to achieve at the show – ROI (return on investment) and ROT (return on time).

ROT is  usually under considered and so important- Peoples’ time is limited, you really need to make sure that you are focusing on areas that will leverage your human capital effectively.

Exhibition Stand Initial Planning

What you want to put on the stand – how much space do you need?

Do you need to display product, or if it is a service, consider how you can showcase what you do/ are selling.

How much money you have to spend – look at costs of stand build before committing – the square footage may be cheap, but the other costs can soon mount up!

How to ensure you are making the most of your budget? How to get bang for your bucks!

Consider what you are selling – Do you really need that touch screen wall or that water feature? Make your stand visually appealing, but ensure that it relates to your product, after all that’s why you’re there!

How to make visitors feel comfortable visiting the stand?

Your staff are the best people to talk about your product, having promotional staff that don’t understand what you do and aren’t passionate about it, aren’t the best way to be remembered. As my lecturer used to say ‘sex sells , but what are you selling?’.

Tell us about some recent exhibition stands you have worked on

We work with KTR on their indoor stands and their graphics always look great, they incorporate light walls which make their walls ‘pop’, I am also lucky that they are happy to trial new products or work on new designs.

Also building stands outside of the UK is always a challenge owing to differing legislation and stand requirements so working with Kelly Bro’s in Amsterdam was a fun project to be a part of.

Any ideas on the future for indoor exhibitions?

I think digital is going to be more prevalent going forward, and I think that driving interaction with your brand via games, social media, or AR/ VR will be key.

If you would like to contact Ayla to discuss your next project – Email: or call 01789 262 701.

Showplace Ltd working with Juddmonte Farms

It’s a busy week at Showplace Ltd leading into December 2018, as we will be creating the hospitality area for our clients Juddmonte Farms at Tattersalls.

This is a regular client we have worked with since 2009, and this year’s event structure was just stunning. Utilising our bespoke structure we created zones, including lounge and dining areas to maximise the area, and ensure the space worked perfectly to fit our client’s brief.

If you have any requirements for a structure please do get in touch we would love to help. Our unique designs allows the structures to be linked together to provide virtually any combination of shapes and sizes to accommodate all your event needs. With glazed walling and solid walling options, as well as the complete flexibility to install internal walling, your event structure really is a blank canvas offering a bespoke outdoor event solution.

From product launches, to event hospitality areas, we offer an unrivalled service in high end quality outdoor event structure design.

View the great images below to see more of the Juddmonte Farms structure that we created for Tattersalls.

If you would like an event structure like Juddmonte Farms, please contact our sales office- 01789 262 701.



Derby Ice Rink and Gloucester Ice Rink

Welcome in December with festive Ice Skating!

It doesn’t get more festive than outdoor ice skating, pop down to the beautiful rinks at Derby and Gloucester.

Showplace Ltd are delighted to be supplying the outdoor structures at @DerbyIceRink & @GloucesterIce.

They really are worth a visit to bring in the festive period, whilst also being perfect fun for all the family with food and drink available on site.

For full details;

Exhibition Stand Special Offer!

We are offering an exclusive stand hire for all new bookings, to include:

  • Exhibition Stand Hire
  • 3 Meter graphic wall
  • 1 metre branded counter
  • Delivery included to NEC/ Ricoh Arena

The price is now just £1,250.00 (discounted from £1,950.00).

This is perfect for a shelf scheme upgrade or for your exhibition stand requirements.

To take advantage of this offer, please book and confirm your stand by 20th December 2018.

(Terms and conditions apply)

Facebook Competition

Showplace Facebook Competition

Facebook CompetitionAre you following Showplace Ltd on Facebook? Don’t forget follow our page to enter our Facebook Competition. (

‘Win your exhibition stand for 2019!!’

We are giving away a complete exhibition stand from our ECHO package range valued at £2,500!

This is an amazing opportunity to win an indoor exhibition stand package. You will be working in collaboration with one of our experienced Project Managers to create a stunning exhibition stand to represent your company brand and meet your show objectives.

To enter the competition please like and share our post on Facebook and comment your company name and the exhibitions you are attending in 2019.

Competition closes on 31st January 2019.

(Terms and conditions apply)

Insights from our Project Manager for a Successful Indoor Exhibition Stand

Meet our Project Manager Rachel Carn!

Rachel is an event industry professional, and a leading Project Manager for Showplace Ltd. She has many years’ experience in managing a whole array of events in a variety of industries.

We manged to wrestle Rachel from her desk for a coffee and an insight in managing events to share her thoughts with you.

Hi Rachel, what do you think are the key elements our clients are to consider when organising an exhibition stand?
‘Size, space awareness, creativity and the clients view. LAYOUTS and PLANS are really important. And many behind the scenes, specific details we have to consider and be aware of (but that’s the boring part)’.

How to ensure you are making the most of your clients budget? How to get bang for your bucks!
‘Prioritise what’s important to the client. E.g. branding or products and use these as a basis. Custom design work to promote products on or, use walls to show off large pieces of branding. Be imaginative with the design but focus your budget on what best shows off what you want to promote/sell’.

What would you recommend to make visitors feel comfortable visiting the stand?
‘Try not to over crowd your space, keep areas of space for people to walk through/around’.

Rachel, talk us through the stands you are currently working on, with an insight into the process:
‘I am currently doing a stand for a client for the event Lamma 2019, it is still in the initial stages of development, but we are using our new system to build it so we are currently having to do a lot of work to make everything fit perfectly. The stand has many different elements, and there are areas that we are designing bespoke for the stand but I think it will be a really great stand when finished. Although a challenging stand, the end product makes it all worth it’.

Any ideas on the future for indoor exhibitions? 
‘We like to be creative! If clients have an idea then were all ears to see if we can make it happen. Our mission statement after all is ‘The vision to bring ideas to life’.

And last but not least Rachel, any top tips/ experiences you would like to share?
‘Give yourself time. We can always work fast at Showplace if needed but the more time a client gives us before the show the more time we have to talk over ideas of the stand and what the client wants’.

If you would like to contact Rachel to discuss your next project-
Email or call 01789 262 701

Showplace- Here to Support Exhibitors for LAMMA 2019

As you maybe aware, in 2019 LAMMA will be moving from an outdoor event to indoors at the NEC, creating the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event.

At Showplace we are here to help and guide exhibitors to their new home. You will have a dedicated project manager and delivery and build all in house and under one roof. We can provide Indoor Stand Echo packages and Shell Upgrades.

Take a look at some of our indoor exhibition stands.

We are already working with many clients exhibiting at LAMMA, and very much operating in partnership to create their ideas and turning their visions into a reality.

if you are exhibiting, please contact us and we would love to discuss your requirements for LAMMA 2019.