About Us

Where to start? Well First Exhibition Services was created by Richard Turnbull nearly 20 years ago. Originally conceived as a management company; First Exhibition Services had the aim of providing clients who wished to exhibit around the world their own exhibition department on call. In the minefield of costs, orders, shipping, design, construction and unions First Exhibition Services has continually proved its worth, saving exhibiting firms money, time, effort, and a large amount of stress.

Over the subsequent years First Exhibition Services has evolved. Based in Waterlooville, Hampshire with a 15000 sq ft storage facility and workshop.

First Exhibition Services is still a management company at heart, but with our manufacturing in house the stand we can create is only limited by your imagination, and the quality is as always guaranteed. First Exhibition Services have developed our products and services over the years and can now offer a comprehensive range to suit your unique requirements.

From initial contact with First Exhibition Services you can be sure of refreshingly honest and comprehensive advice. We will ensure every pound you spend with us will work as hard as possible for you on your stand. First Exhibition Services delivers exhibitions around the globe for clients as equally diverse. Whoever you are and whatever your requirements, from pop up to double deck we are able to deliver.


Richard Managing Director. Richard has been in the industry for over a quarter of a century. Starting out in charge of worldwide exhibitions for broadcasting company Snell and Wilcox, Richard formed FES in 2001 and has developed into what it is today.

Matthew Project Director. Matt has a varied background but lives to work and his children are but future cheap labour.



Roy Carpenter. Originally a shipwright, Roy is rumoured to have invented the industry. His outlook is quite literally ‘the bigger the better.’

Elaine Office Manager. It is always nice to put a face to voice or name, and if you are in contact with us chances are that it is Elaine that you will be speaking to.

Nik As Operations Manager Nik oversees virtually all of the complicated stuff, Nik’s suffering is greatly appreciated by all.

Tony Project Manager. Multi-award winning designer and frontier-logician Tony makes everyone's dreams come true*

Sean Carpenter/Joiner. CNC wizard Sean will build absolutely anything in exchange for a correctly made cup of tea.

Darren Carpenter/Joiner. Darren’s 20+ years experience in carpentry always come in handy, he dreams of lamination and edge banding.

Max With a background in shopfitting, Max has been working with us for over a year, learning something every day.