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$1 Billion milestone for exhibition stand and display industry leader

July 13, 2006 |

When did the exhibition stand and display solution idea begin?

The story of Nimlok, now a worldwide leader in the manufacture of exhibition and display stand products, begins in 1970 when the late Neil Nimmo, an artist and photographer, invented a clip, panel and tube system. Neil, an RAF bomber pilot in World War II, was shot down over France and hidden by the French Resistance until liberated by advancing American armies. After the war he went on to become a successful commercial photographer with a number of major multi-national corporations as clients including Ford General Motor Group and General Foods. Finding that he needed a portable back drop display stand which he could take round and nothing being available, he set out to invent one.

With limited commercial experience, Neil turned to two good friends, Gerald Perutz and Gordon Wixley for help in developing his new exhibition display stand idea. Both Gerald and Gordon became founding shareholders and non executive directors of Nimlok Ltd in London in 1970. The first year started off slowly with sales in 1970 of L40,000. However, over the next few years Nimlok began to grow and prosper. The business plan called for the company to grow to the then exciting figure of L1,000,000 in annual turnover. By the late 1970’s, Nimlok had achieved this goal.

Every hour, of every day a Nimlok exhibition display stand in built somewhere in the world!

So here we are in 2006, 36 years later, after many highs and a few lows in the exhibition industry, exciting new stand and display products have been inspired during this time. In addition to this major expansion with the UK and the US exhibition stand markets have all contributed to Nimlok celebrating a $1 billion turnover since inception. With over 200 exhibition display distributors working in 53 countries, you are never far away from a Nimlok exhibition stand or display solution, anywhere in the world!

You have 3 seconds to engage your customer with your exhibition display stand

Nimlok’s extensive portfolio of products and services provides exhibition and display stand solutions from lightweight portable displays, pop-up and banner products to custom modular stands and promotional displays. We also offer clients a stand and graphic design service using the latest digital technologies. Our experienced in-house exhibition design team at Nimlok produce unique, creative and practical designs to meet all your display stand requirements.

Nimlok doesn’t just stop with exhibition display’s. Our exhibition training programme can take your staff through a comprehensive training workshop, focused on enhancing your stand staff’s skills and improving your return on investment (ROI). This will ensure that your staff are prepared and ready for a successful show and guarantee that you get the most from your exhibition display stand. Nimlok trained staff and our dedicated exhibition services team can install and dismantle your exhibition stand to allow you to concentrate on your other exhibition needs and building up a rapport with your clients.

For all your display stand requirements contact Nimlok now. No one understands your exhibition needs, creates the optimum exhibition display solution for you and will deliver it for you the way that Nimlok do.

Nimlok Ltd
Booth Drive
Park Farm

Telephone 0800 077 88 64

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