A shell scheme stand is one that the Organiser’s contractor, Showlite, will build on your behalf. Shell Scheme stands will be ready for interior decoration and deliver of products at 12.00pm on Friday 4 February. They include:

  • Walls – number will depend on whether the stand is one, two or three sides open. This information can be found on your contract. If you would like to double check this please contact Bethany Duffield.
  • Grey Carpet – if you would like to change the colour of your carpet there will be an additional cost for this. If you would like to provide your own floorcovering, please contact Bethany Duffield. No refund will be given if you decide to supply your own floorcovering.
  • Ceiling beams that lighting can be attached to.
  • Fascia and company nameboard. Your company name will be displayed as that detailed on your contract.

Additional items such as electrics, furniture, shelves, storage areas or worktops can be ordered from our official suppliers.

Shell Scheme Extras/ FloorcoveringElectricsFurniture

Showlite Ltd 

Robyn Richards 
T: +44 (0)1264 365 550
E: rrichards@showlite.co.uk
Click here for the Extras Order Form
Click here for the Floorcovering Order Form

Showlite Ltd

Ross Isoda 
T: +44 (0)1264 365 550
E: risolda@showlite.co.uk
Click here for the Electrical Order Form

Creative Hire

Emily Pepper
T: +44 (0)1676 545 416
E: emily@creativehire.co.uk
Click here to browse and order online


Below you will find below the full specifications (including a visual) to the shell scheme at W Show & Elements 2022.


The shell scheme white wall structure comprises of 2.5m high extruded aluminum posts and beams which enclose 3mm thick white Foamex panels. Each post has an octagonal cross section and measures 40mm in diameter, whilst connecting beams feature a rectangular cross section of 14mm width and 70mm height.

It is essential that these dimensions are taken into consideration if building an interior to the shell scheme or ordering internal graphics. Please contact Showlite for any exact dimensions or calculations required for a specific stand.

  • The visible graphics panel area is 950x2340mm (Width x Height)
  • The true panel size is 970x2352mm (Width x Height)

For any questions regarding graphics please contact Showlite.

The panels are non-loadbearing but lightweight display material may be attached to them. The preferred method of fixing is Velcro or sticky tabs, or by other means that do not damage the panels in any way. In the event that damage occurs, Showlite may charge the stand holder for the full panel price.

  • Grey cord carpet is supplied with each shell scheme stand.
  • No platforms are provided with shell scheme stands. However, if you are ordering services such as water & waste, mains gas or heavy duty electrics, the Organisers thoroughly recommend laying a platform direct to the hall floor

NB: No refund will be given to any exhibitor who decides to provide their own floor covering to shell scheme stands.


All Octanorm system shell schemes feature a ceiling grid where lighting may be placed.

The distance from the floor the ceiling grid is 2430mm.


The Shell Scheme has cladded fascia and poles. The colour of the cladded fascia will reflect whether the stand is in the W Show or Elements. W Exhibition is TEAL. Elements is PURPLE. A white Nameboard with black lettering will be fitted to each open side and carry the stand number and exhibiting company name as indicated on the visuals.

The name entered on the contract will be used. Should you wish to change it, please contact us before Friday 7 January. Any changes made after the deadline or onsite will incur a charge of £30.00 + VAT from Showlite.

NB: It is helpful for visitors if the company name on the stand is the same as the website entry.



The electrical contractor is Showlite who is responsible for and will carry out all electrical work on stands within the exhibition halls.

Ross Isoda 
Showlite Ltd 
T: +44 (0)1264 365 550
E: risolda@showlite.co.uk 

Click here for the Stand Electrics Order Form
Click here for the Machinery Electrical Mains Only Order Form

If you require any lights or sockets, please place your orders by Wednesday 5 January. Other prices can be provided if required. The price for fittings listed on the form covers the hire, power requirements, maintenance during the open period and removal at the close of the exhibition.

Basic guidelines For Socket Sizes and Usage

Listed below are examples of “typical” loadings for items plugged in to socket outlets:

500 watt sockets:        computers, TV’s, video’s, spotlights to 500W, refrigerators
1000 watt sockets:      domestic filter coffee machines, lighting up to 1000W
2000 watt sockets:      kettles**, machinery up to 2000W
3000 watt sockets:      hired coffee machines, machinery 2000W to 3000W

Note ** kettles and refrigeration / freezer requirements vary between 200 and 2000 watts. Please check with the supplier or check the reference tag or plate on the machine.

If you have any questions about the exact electrical requirements for your stand please contact the electrical contractor using the details above who will be happy to advise you.

Deadline date

Orders for extra items must be received by Wednesday 5 January. Orders received after the deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

Exhibitors who contract into the show after Wednesday 5 January will be exempt from the surcharge if orders are made prior to arriving onsite.

Enquiry desk
During the build-up period, an enquiry desk will be located outside the Organisers to assist exhibitors with any electrical queries or problems. The desk will be manned from 0800-1800 hours daily.
Supply Timetable

Electricity will be energised to stands as quickly as possible during the build-up period, subject to satisfactory inspection and testing of installations. If a temporary power supply is required during the build-up period, this can be ordered direct from Showlite.

Please remember to order and specify 24-hour electricity supply if this is required.

Any exhibitor needing electricity for the running down of machinery or working equipment etc, after the exhibition closes on the final day are required to inform the Organisers Office of their requirements no later than 17.00 hrs the day before for this (Tuesday 8 February) to be organised in time.