A long time ago (well, the 1980's in Bristol), we started building exhibitions stands for clients in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond.
The stands we built back then were much different. Graphics were limited to individual panels, floor coverings were restricted to a few shades of carpet and AV... well, not only just for the elite but also expensive, with many people not having the content (was content a thing back then?) to put on it.
But still we delivered quality. We delivered stands that helped our customers sell, promote & grow and we did this by putting the client at the centre of everything we did.
Fast forward to now, so what's changed?
Some things have evolved, rather than change. In the 80's we had a modular panel system - great for re-use and helping with budgets. Sustainability wasn't a term back then, but it was ahead of it's time for this too - we just didn't know it.
Our panels had some restrictions, so we have invested in a new system that continues our commitment to having a sustainable, reusable and cost effective solution - beMatrix. This sits along side our full bespoke manufacture, which allows us to build without limits, while still maintaining our environmental goals.
Design has changed massively. Back then each stand was hand drawn - a real art form in it's own right. Now, we have full 3D CAD to draw upon - making it possible to provide concept 'sketches', photorealistic renders and full working drawings. Our designs give you the chance for you to see your stand, fully branded, before sign off.
Stand regulation has significantly shifted, in line with new Health and Safety guidelines. But these days we have dedicated project managers to handle all plan submission & service orders. Our project managers also run the project with the client, ensuring all finishes, branding & fine detail are taken care of. They're on hand all the way through, to make the process easy, enjoyable & stress free.
And the build? In some ways this has changed the most. Individual graphics have been replaced by large format prints, allowing us to install seamless images across whole walls. Technology keeps evolving and we evolve with it, working with specialist partner AV companies to deliver state of the art solutions and as for the floor covering, carpets, vinyls, laminates and fully printed bespoke flooring are now the norm.
But there is a constant from the 80's, the client is still at the centre of everything we do, helping them sell, promote & grow their business.
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"We have been working with ADB for several years and they have always delivered an exceptional service. Last year was a very challenging for us, we acquired a company and needed to show our new branding on a very large scale. ADB put together a fantastic stand design and guided us through the whole process. They were always available to help with any questions and willing to make adjustments as needed. All of our team commented on how impressed they were with ADB and the complete service that we received. I would highly recommend them to any business seeking a high quality exhibit company they can trust. "- Nathalie Stacey - Marketing Manager, Milkrite
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your team for our FAB MWC stand. The event has gone really well and all made so much easier by yourselves. We have had other companies approach and compliment us on the stand design and quality. Once again thank you to you and your amazing team."- Carol Turner, Cirrus Logic
"Not only did our recent stand at Data Centre World 2017 look fantastic, but the ADB build crew couldn’t do enough to help us on site. Great work, great service. Thanks again and see you next year! "- Kevin Chapman - Sales Director Piller UK
"ADB demonstrated great capabilities and experience in every step of our exhibition participation, from booth design up to build-up. Their team is very experienced, proactive and customer oriented. Because of that, ADB became a valuable business partner for our company."- Felipe F. Subtil, Marketing Manager, Nitro Química
"We had a few meetings with stand companies but ADB stuck out like a sore thumb with their attentiveness and customer service. They made the whole process easy for us and listened carefully to our ideas and what we wanted to get from the show, and instead of just asking what we wanted and doing it, he brainstormed with us and made a real effort to ensure we were fully prepared in every way. We all went to the show optimistic but I was worried that all the hard work would go to waste, how wrong I was! We came back with hundreds of leads and a lot of interest in our Low Energy Pump demo. The clean, modern look of our stand, along with our working pump demo and the excellent exhibition training from ADB all contributed towards a great outcome."- Nicole Herring - Marketing Manager, Tapflo
"The MSP team who attended were really impressed with how the stand looked and also how accommodating the staff from ADB were. They represented ADB exceedingly well and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy before signing off on the stand. Thank you also for your excellent organisation and assisting us throughout the design and build process."- Lindsey Edwards - Marketing, MSP
""We’ve exhibited at Medica for many years now and for the 2018 show we put our new larger stand up for tender and awarded the build to ADB. They were outstanding in their delivery of our initial design concept with quality stand illustrations and ideas for lighting and layout. ADB was one of many companies we sent our design brief to, and they were the only ones to read it appropriately and deliver as per our expectations and within budget. They also helped us with our logistics and were very easy and accommodating to work with. The stand looked fantastic, exactly as we had hoped and planned for and the handover in Dusseldorf was smooth. It was reassuring to have this peace of mind. We’ll definitely be using ADB for our next shows and highly recommend anyone in search of a quality vendor to reach out to them!”"- Annie Lewis, Sales & Marketing Manager, EMS Physio