The UK Careers Fair is Back!

The UK Careers Fair is Back!

It’s official, events can start back up from the beginning of October and this means the UK Careers Fair is back for 2020! 

Whilst there will be a few restrictions and rules, it’s a huge step forward for the industry.   

If you’re wondering what the event is and how you can prepare and get involved, we’re here to give you a helping hand. 

What is the Careers Fair? 

The UK’s largest recruitment fair is the ideal event for you if you’re an employer or job seeker.   

The event is spread across 50 different locations in the UK and is held over a 50-day period.  

A huge 7.3 million people attend every year, offering great scope if you’re business is looking for new employees, as well as being a great networking experience. 

The jobs fair encourages an increase in employment across the country by providing a face to face and more relaxed start to the employment route.  

Companies from all industries attend each year, both big and small. 

What will be Different to Last Year’s Event? 

There are a few changes and measures to consider when attending this year’s jobs fair.  

To reflect the current government rules and regulations that are in place, all attendees and exhibitors are expected to social distance. This includes keeping the recommended 1-2 metre distance between other visitors, and also between exhibition booths.  

The layout of the venue will be somewhat different from previous years, including a one-way system, in order to enforce these guidelines and make it as safe as possible. 

Prebooking tickets will be mandatory, so the event organisers know how many people to expect, in order to prepare in the safest way possible.  

Paper handouts won’t be available this year, and entrances to the venue will be staggered to reduce the large number of people in one place.  

How Can You Prepare  


How will job seekers be encouraged to your stand? Big, bright banners are how! Having all the right marketing materials will draw attention to yourself and help your company stand out.  

Prepare a full list of vacancies, prior to the event. This will attract a wide range of people all looking to fulfil all your different positions.  

If you’re looking for creative banners or even an ambitious exhibition team to man your stand, we offer a free design service and an event staffing service to help you on the day.  


As paper handouts aren’t possible this year, make sure you get employers’ contact details so you can send them a virtual copy after the event.  

Research the exhibitors before the big day to give you some background of who’s going to be there and what you’re potentially interested in. 

This is your opportunity to speak to your possible future employer face to face, so think of questions you could ask to really gage your interest. 


If you’re already attending this event, or are yet to book your placement, the team at 200m2 have a full range of stands and other event services to help you every step of the way. Contact us here. 

How Will the Events Industry Change Post-Lockdown?

How Will the Events Industry Change Post-Lockdown?

To say the events industry has changed is a fair comment, but how will this impact events moving forward?

Ever since lockdown, events and exhibitions across the world have been taking place from the comfort of our homes with virtual events available to try and provide the best experience they possibly can for their visitors.

Features Virtual Events Are Lacking

For many businesses, online events have been a lifeline and provided people in lockdown with a virtual networking experience, but it’s safe to say it doesn’t come close to the physical benefits that the standard exhibition offers.

Exchanging business cards, choosing which stand to visit next and even having one-to-one conversations are difficult when it comes to these online events and many people are hungry for exhibitions to return to the way they were.

While doing business from the comfort of your own sofa can be relaxing, it doesn’t beat getting out and about and making the most out of your admission ticket.

Postponed Events

Many businesses have made the decision to cancel events altogether because of the uncertainty of how long lockdown will continue.

Others have made the hopeful decision to postpone events for later on in the year, to prevent people from missing out.

But one important question is, even when lockdown ends, will people feel comfortable attending a real-life event?

Not only will it take a long time for people to gain the confidence to return to normal, but a percentage of people are actually enjoying webinars and would happy for these to continue.

This is where businesses have to make the decision of going back to the old way or pursuing digital events.

New Conditions and Measures for Events

Especially in the early days of normality, almost every event will require fairly strict measures to make the environment as safe as possible for visitors and exhibitors.

In order to get the events industry back up and running, it will require patience and the correct safety measures to be considered.

Time will tell about how events will return to life, and this also depends on the type of testing available to the public at the time to help control safety measures easily.


We are extremely hopeful that exhibitions will be back up and running, hopefully, sooner rather than later and we’re still operating as normal to help evolve your exhibition stand for when this time comes.

If you’re looking for fresh new graphics or interested in the stands we offer to prepare for future events, contact our team here.

Welcome To Our New Website

As you may be able to tell, we have just launched our newly designed and updated website. The new colour scheme and layout makes the site easier to navigate and text easier to read, so that hopefully you can find what you’re looking for fast. More examples of what our stands look like from previous clients and videos on how to assemble them are simple to find so you can see a realistic version of our products.  

Contacting us is now easier than ever before – we have added our official Google Map to our contact page and made our Social Media links more prominent so you can stay connected to the latest updates from 200m2.

We wanted to make things as easy for our customers as possible so we have simplified down to two main menu categories for our products: ‘Stands’ and ‘Services’. Now hopefully it will be clear where to click when you’re trying to figure out what you’re interested in.  We’ve also included some scrolling testimonials from past customers at the bottom of our pages, so you get an idea of how people have found our stands and services.

We’d love to hear what you think of our new site – if you have any suggestions or find something you either really like or think could be improved. You can comment here on the blog, contact us using the contact page or talk to us on one of our Social Media channels. We look forward to hearing from you!

Merry Christmas from 200m2 Exhibitions!


From the entire team here at 200m2 Exhibitions, thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you in 2016.

As one of the UK’s leading exhibition stand companies, we look forward to working on your exhibitions programme in 2017.

For some inspiration in the meantime, why not take a look at our latest exhibition stand photos!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017!