Exhibiting at GBS 2016

Bigger Printing exhibits over two days at The Gloucestershire Business Show 2016 at Cheltenham Racecourse


For the last two days, The Bigger Printing Company has been busy exhibiting at The Gloucestershire Business Show.

Following the success of the show’s debut last year, Bigger Printing jumped at the opportunity to exhibit in 2016, choosing to take one of the largest stands available.

The show occupied The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse and was comprised of 140 exhibition stands ranging in size and shape, as well as the diverse collection of companies occupying them. In addition to the exhibition stands offering visitors a platform to interact with the Gloucestershire business community, the 2016 Business Hubs offered visitors a chance to explore the areas of Innovation and Technology, Training and Development, and Cyber Security in great depths.

Bigger Printing’s exhibition stand focused on hoarding and display boards, and the stand was designed to look like a section of hoarding panels in front of a construction site. The hoarding panels were created using 10mm HD foamboard, held upright be wedge bases. Like hoarding displays, the design was printed directly to the boards. For safety reasons, actual hoarding panels could not be used as the shell scheme did not allow for panels to be screwed in. A backing image of a construction site was printed onto 2mm foamex, and attached to the shell scheme using Velcro tape, with the hoarding panels placed in front of them to create a 3D effect.

To dress the stand, shape-cut freestanding traffic cones were produced on the composite aluminium that is used by Bigger Printing on hoarding projects. Cardboard struts allowed the cones to be freestanding. Two Exhibition Towers were created using 5mm foamex, and a competition was run on each day to find who could build one tower in the quickest time. The competitor with the quickest time of each day won a pair of tickets to Howlers Comedy Club (of which Bigger Printing is a sponsor), and the competitor with the quickest time over the two days won two tickets to a home Aviva Premiership game at Gloucester Rugby Club (of which Bigger Printing is associated with) during the 2016 / 2017 season.

On Day 1, Mark Metcalf recorded the quickest time, 46.11 seconds, and he took away his two tickets to Howlers Comedy Club. On Day 2, Jon Beake recorded the quickest time we’ve ever recorded on the tower challenge, 40.91 seconds. Jon took away his two tickets to Howlers Comedy Club, and when the new Aviva Premiership commences, Jon will be able to arrange which fixture he would like to attend at Gloucester Rugby.

Commenting following the conclusion of the show, Head of Brand, Marketing and Operations at Bigger Printing, David Bowen said “Through our involvement with the show, we’ve been able to introduce the company, our products and services to a diverse audience, and we’ve been exposed to new businesses too. It’s certainly been an effective catalyst for communication with new businesses, and very worthwhile attending. The design of our stand appeared to be of interest to the attendees of the show; with people gravitating towards our stand’s ‘hoarding’ design. Our Exhibition Tower game seemed to go down very well with the visitors we had to our stand, it seemed to bring out the competitive nature in everyone! It’s been an exhausting two days, but a lot of fun.”

Watch our video below covering the highlights of our two days exhibiting at The Gloucestershire Business Show