Well, where to start.
2017 has certainly been a year to remember for all here at Display Wizard.
We’ve enjoyed our most successful financial year to date, expanded both our premises and our team in the process, adding fresh talent to all departments within the business.
With that said, we wanted to take a look back at the key events that occurred within our business this year, as well as provide a taster of what's to come in 2018.
Stand Design Divination
Our Exhibition Stand Design Service entered its second year, and with it, we became the official stand supplier for TrustPilot at a number of high profile events.
Back in February, we exhibited at Prolific North Live for the first time, and after a hugely successful event, it’s fair to say it certainly won’t be the last!
It was here where we conducted most of our primary research for our Trade Show Trends Report, which has later gone on to gain widespread recognition in the industry.
We hope this research provides supporting evidence for event organisers, and guidance for exhibitors going forward.
Spellbinding Shell Schemes
2017 also saw us launch our Shell Scheme Hire Service as we looked to expand into new markets within the exhibition industry.
Our first project involved us collaborating with Wandsworth Borough Council for the Employ Wandsworth job fair, which was a huge success according to a spokesman for the council.
We were humbled to be selected after a long procurement process and delighted to be able to help with such a worthwhile cause.
Read all about that story in this case study.
Our student graphic design competition returned for the second year, and once again, the winner was from Blackburn College - demonstrating the prestigiousness of this design school.
This task involved designing a 3x3 pop up stand and a roller banner, as well as supplying a brief explaining the inspiration behind the designs.
What's more, the winner also got the chance to come and be a wizard during a week-long internship!
You can view the other entries from our student design competition here.
Aside from numerous charitable donations, we were also busy agreeing on a number of collaborative partnerships, most notably with our friends over at St John’s Hospice.
In 2018 we want to help promote the charity in the Garstang area as well as assisting with a number of fundraising events.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these in 2018!
Last of all, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, customers, suppliers, as well as anyone else we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with in 2017, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!