National Trust for Scotland - VisitScotland Expo stand

Brand Satellite delivers an exhibition stand for National Trust for Scotland, without any cracks showing!

Brand Satellite were approached by National Trust for Scotland (NTS), to create their exhibition stand for the VisitScotland Expo at the SEC, Glasgow.

Seems like a pretty straightforward task, right? Wrong!

National Trust for Scotland - Exhibition Stand

NTS were going through a major rebranding and none of the visual assets had be finalised when we were originally briefed. The design went through several iterations as the final branding evolved.

NTS wanted one image to go across the entire main wall. The problem was, the main wall was 6m long! Finding a stock image of one of their properties, that a) was iconic enough, b) looked great as the hero image, and most importantly, c) was high enough resolution to be blown up to 6m, was a long search, which included many image quality tests with the stand printers. Eventually, pretty much at the eleventh hour, we found the image we needed.

National Trust for Scotland - Exhibition StandBecause the main wall was to be a single image, the last thing we wanted was the usually joins you get on most exhibition stands. So, we researched and found a new system that comprised a single printed fabric, stretched over a modular frame. So, the uninterrupted view of the Glenfinnan monument was interrupted by unsightly joins.

The modular nature of the stand hardware also means that many different size configurations, for future exhibitions, will be possible – with only the cost of the printed fabrics being incurred.

National Trust for Scotland - Exhibition Stand“Giles at Brand Satellite had quite a challenge in his hands. Creating the first piece of promotional material with our new branding – with very limited time and resources, and an ever changing brief. He never lost his smile, and delivered both on time and on budget. Our exhibition stand did us proud and was very much admired by the show exhibitors and visitors alike.”

Sandrine Contier-Lawrie, Head of Business Development, Travel Trade & Hospitality at National Trust for Scotland

“The response to the final stand, especially from the client, made all the hard work worth it. Just as we finished the build, the exhibitor opposite approached me and asked for my business card!”

Giles Etherington from Brand Satellite

Castlegate Nursery

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Following a Brand Workshop, Castlegate Nursery & Out of School Club reveals its new branding.

Castlegate Nursery logo

“My company came to use Giles and Brand Satellite via a recommendation, which was really important to us – I needed to know that we were working with someone who was not only really clued up and had a good reputation, but also someone who appreciated and would work with what I saw as our very lowly starting point in marketing and promoting our business by anything other than word of mouth, despite our existence as a business for 25 years. 
Giles facilitated a Brand Workshop with our staff and a couple of our clients at the end of last year and it was a fascinating and quite heartwarming process – it strengthened our understanding of the real essence of our business, and brought us together as a team and with our clients when Giles helped us understand why we do what we do, and that we all do it for the same reason! 
Giles has provided us with a professional, supportive, and motivating service – following the workshop he produced a detailed report, which is a really important reference point for us whenever we’re thinking of new developments like creating our new website which we’re currently working on with Giles.  It’s full of all the ideas that Giles asked us to share/teased out of us at the workshop, collated and defined into distinct areas, and we know that as we work to implement them we’ll continue to grow our brand, and ultimately grow our business. 
Giles also worked with us to create our own logo which we’ve never had before.  We love that we have a now have a strong image based on our strong brand, all of which we have Giles to thank for.”

Christine Hamilton, Owner, Castlegate Nursery and Out of School Club