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Joanne Bass, founder and director of XL Displays said “When I started XL Displays back in 2010 never did I imagine that the company would grow into the business it is today, the journey has been phenomenal. Incredible support from my husband and co-director Matthew Bass, along with my amazing team has enabled XL Displays to flourish and expand year on year. I want to share our incredible journey with you and personally thank every one of our loyal and valuable customers.

2018
TRUSTPILOT

In June 2018 we hit over 9,200 reviews on Trustpilot, making us the most reviewed and trusted exhibition stand company in the UK

2018
EXPANSION

With 45 staff members and continued growth, we have doubled our office space again and expanded into new realms of manufacturing

2017
SIGNUS

In 2017, our industry expertise once again landed us an exclusive contract and we became the official UK distributor of Signus Inflatables

2017
ADDER

We were privileged to become the official UK distributors of Adder Retail Displays in 2017, making us official suppliers of two international brands

2017
20,000 POP UPS SOLD

We reached a huge milestone in 2017 by becoming the UK’s number one supplier for pop up exhibition stands, one of our original core products

2016
X-GLOO

We started to become recognised worldwide, and our industry success led us to become an exclusive distributor for X-GLOO Inflatable Event Tents

2015
OUR NEW HOME

With 18 employees and continuous growth, we moved into a bigger 6,000 sq ft office space that allowed us to carry on growing and flourishing

2014
MANUFACTURING

Considerable sustained growth allowed us to start manufacturing our core products – linked pop ups and roller banners – in-house

2013
EMPLOYEE NO.1

With demand outgrowing capacity, it was time to hire our first ever employee, Sales Executive and now Sales Manager, Lisa Rogers

2012
ELF

In October our Director, Jo, launched her second business, Early Learning Furniture, specialising in classroom and early years supplies

2012
OUR NEW HOME

XL Displays continued to grow rapidly and it was time to move into our first ever business site – a single office room for Jo to work from

2011
WEBSITE

Demand outweighed the capacity of Jo’s kitchen table, so the XL Displays e-commerce website was launched and the business gained notoriety

2010
WE WERE BORN

Joanne Bass, founder and Director, set up the company at her kitchen table whilst on maternity leave and started selling exhibition/display solutions


Here at XL Displays, we pride ourselves on the journey we have taken over the last eight years.  We are a family- run business that was founded back in 2010 by our Director, Joanne Bass, and operate in the heart of Peterborough.

Joanne started XL Displays when her first son was only six months old. She has since had three more children and had continued to grow and build the business in extraordinary ways alongside her husband Matthew.

We are now a multi-award business supplying exhibition and marketing solutions for the world’s biggest brands including the likes of Rolls Royce, BBC, Virgin Atlantic, ITV, Twitter, Amazon and Sky.

Our dedication to ensuring excellence in customer service is ingrained throughout the business and emanates through our highly trained staff. We utilise the independent review site Trustpilot to monitor our customer satisfaction levels and we are proud to say that we currently have a rating of 9,8 out of 10 with over 9000 genuine customer reviews.

We design and produce all our core portable exhibition stands at our 28.000sqft head offices in Peterborough. This allows us to have full control over the manufacturing process, implement strict quality controls and test-build products to ensure our customers receive the very best.

The hard work and sheer tenacity of our director, Joanne Bass, has been recognised nationally through having received multiple awards including The Peterborough Women Leader Female Entrepreneur Award and The Natwest Every Women Athena Award – the UK’s most prestigious award for female enterprise.

Joanne inspires all staff members here at XL Displays, and with her mentoring along with her high level of staff training and expert managerial guidance – we have been able to excel as a business. Our efforts have been recognised nationally and as a result, we have attained a variety of prestigious awards that we are extremely proud of.

Through teamwork and commitment, we are honoured to have received The Peterborough Business of the Year Award 2014 and 2015 and Customer Service of the Year Award 2015.