The North East Skills event held at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle is an annual event aimed to inspire the region’s youth about their future careers and opportunities. The event attracts young people from schools, colleges and community groups encouraged to participate in a range of activities that will give them a taste of the skills and challenges that young people will meet in a range of careers.

The Challenge

Newcastle College is one of the top performing colleges in the UK, serving over 15,000 learners and working alongside hundreds of regional businesses, contributing almost £244m to the regional economy. The NE skills event was the perfect opportunity for Newcastle College to meet with perspective students and regional employers.

Their vision was for us to build and design an exhibition stand that re-purposed the award winning stand we built for them at the 2016 event whilst showcasing their abilities and demonstrating their capabilities of being a hip and trendy place to study.


The Solution

By utilising our design and production skills we designed and built a stunning exhibition stand that showcased their branding, displayed their striking graphics and communicated their message of ‘BE YOUR BEST’.

Our team created a space that was both inviting to the public but also in keeping with their brand guidelines.

We re-designed their 2016 stand removing the royal blue branding to incorporate a cleaner finish of a background. This enabled the opportunity to include more colour and new graphics to produce another striking stand at a fraction of the cost of a complete rebuild.


Bespoke design


Build & installation

“We were pleased with how the stand turned out and we were awarded Stand of the Show. Our experience with Harrisons was great; we would definitely recommend them to others.”

Jade – Marketing & Events Officer