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Startup Hero Competition

Do you run a kick-ass start up business and looking to exhibit in 2017? If so, we want to hear from YOU!

We are on a mission to help one lucky UK start up to make hero-status with their exhibiting programme.

#StartUpHero competition - Express Exhibition Displays


Our prize bundle includes up to £500 worth of displays including anything from pop up stands, banner stands and printed literature as well as a free consultancy service to be redeemed by the end of the 2017.

As our #StartUpHero, you’ll be the prime example of what getting it right looks like. We’ll be your chief consultants on exhibiting and your #1 fans. Working together, we’ll closely follow your progress throughout the year to help show other businesses just how much of a start-up exhibiting hero you really are.

Here’s our amazing prize bundle:

The prize bundle

  1. Win up to £500 worth of display products which could include:
  • Any printed display as featured on Express Exhibition Displays
  • Printed literature
  • Artworking to design your perfect displays
  • All with free delivery
  1. FREE consultancy service to help boost your exhibiting strategy.

As experts in exhibitions, we’ll help guide your exhibition programme with our free tailor-made consultancy programme. Available via 1:1 Skype calls, or meetings depending on location as well as email support. Our in-house expertise can cover:

  • Exhibiting tips (what to wear, what to take, how to act etc)
  • Design
  • Measuring ROI
  • Social media at events
  • Email marketing
  • Copywriting

We’ll work with you to make sure that you’re ready to take on the world for your event and that you’ll make a huge impact.

  1. Featured articles on

As our #StartUpHero, we’ll regularly feature you and your business on our website as an ongoing case-study to let others follow your progress and see how you’re turning into a master exhibitor.

Enter now

If you want to be our hero for 2017, here is what you have to do:

  1. Write an article on your website telling us why you should be our #StartUpHero adding a link to to tell people about the competition.

What makes your business great? Do you have an awesome backstory? What’s your superpower? Make sure you tell us why you think exhibiting will be a key part of your marketing mix.

We’re looking for a business that stands out from the rest. Feel free to use videos, images and any form of creative juice that flows through your veins to show us what you’re made of.

Make sure you add a link back to the Express Exhibition Displays website to show people where they can find out more about the competition.

  1. If promoting on social media, please use the hashtag #StartUpHero and mention us @EEDisplays on Twitter.
  1. Email us

Send us a link to your live competition entry to

Enter by: 16 June 2017

Competition terms and conditions:

  1. Competition closes at midnight on Friday 16th June 2017 (GMT).
  2. ‘Exhibiting’ to your business could mean anywhere that you’ll be showcasing your brand at an event with the aim to drive sales and awareness – other than a shop. This could include exhibitions, conferences, outdoor events and fetes.
  3. Valid for UK based businesses who are new, or recently new to exhibiting and who are planning to exhibit in 2017.
  4. To be eligible for entry in to the draw, you must publish an article on the startup business website telling us why you should be our #StartUpHero.
  5. Competition entries can include but not limited to: videos, images and written text.
  6. Any images, sound clips or other forms of media that are used to support an entry must be royalty-free, or you own the permissions.
  7. By entering Express Exhibition Displays’ #StartUpHero competition, you are accepting that the winner will have their name, website and business name used as an ongoing case study for marketing and publicity purposes.
  8. Prize fund must be used in 2017 and redeemed in one transaction. No change will be given and the prize cannot be transferred.
  9. One prize is available and includes up to £500 worth of products or services from Express Exhibition Displays, including artworking.
  10. Free delivery on any products will be provided as part of the prize.
  11. Prize also includes a free consultancy service and email support to be redeemed by the end of 2017 including ‘how to be an exhibiting superhero’. Exact programme to be determined in collaboration with the winner, depending on their needs. A restriction on total hours of support will be given and will be confirmed with the winner.
  12. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, within 10 days they will forfeit the right to their prize and another winner will be drawn.
  13. The winner will be announced on Monday 26th June 2017 subject to confirmation.

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