Elm - Working together for a greener planet

About usWho are Elm?

Two brothers running the same business?
What could possibly go wrong?

Well so far not much (unless you count the regular Friday evening whose-round-is-it-debate).

Hi, My name’s Jonathan,

I eat, sleep and breathe all things display and exhibition (sad I know), I love the industry and I’m passionate about great design.

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Hi, I’m Mathew.

I don’t wear a cape with underpants over my trousers, but I’m an operational super-hero who pulls everything together…

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He eats, sleeps and breaths all things display and exhibition, loves the industry and is passionate about great design.

At the same time he wants to share his extensive exhibition and display experience with clients, helping them to realise the vision they have for their business or brand. Completely engaged with a wide range of industry subjects he loves talking and writing about display and exhibition (check out his blog posts).

When he’s not working Jonathan enjoys spending time with his young family, travelling, cycling and the occasional pint of Guinness.

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You won’t see him in a cape with underpants over his trousers, but Mathew is the operational super-hero who pulls everything together.

Eating tight deadlines for breakfast, his hands-on approach and drive are what make sure we deliver for our clients on time, every time. Possessing an eye for detail and a thorough knowledge of materials and manufacturing he’s able to bring to life whatever you can imagine. And underneath all that there’s a quiet determination that everything leaving Elm is the best it can possibly be – “good enough” and “okay” aren’t words you want to use around Mathew.

When he’s not working Mathew enjoys spending time with his family, pushing himself at the gym, cycling and red wine.


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If you’d like to join a forward-looking company offering great working conditions please send your CV to careers@elmuk.com and tell us what you think you can bring to Elm.

Help and advice on sustainability

When we started on our sustainable journey none of our competitors were considering the importance of the environment. Since then we’ve exhaustively researched and sourced alternative materials that are greener and perform as well if not better than the usual suspects while remaining cost-effective.

We’ve also built up an in-depth knowledge of environmentally-friendly processes and techniques that are particularly relevant to the display industry. We can share this expertise by:

  • Advising on the environmental impact of the materials you or your contractors are using.

  • Recommending sustainable materials and processes.

  • Showing you why a sustainable approach to displays and print doesn’t mean increasing your costs.

For free advice on putting sustainability at the heart of your business. Get in touch

In the meantime make sure you read our blog to learn more about the latest green developments in the exhibition and display industry.

SEE OUR WORK, take a look at our case studies and see what we’ve already created for our clients

Tesco Pet Aisle

Partnering creative agency Melli, Elm developed and produced this striking POS package for pet food and accessories. As well as creating hanging signs, shelf strips and bus-stops, Elm designed an innovative high-level solution for concealing stored stock behind graphic fronted, hinged panels.

Technical design, Prototyping, Manufacture, Artwork, Printing, Project management, Logistics, Installation

Asda – Butcher’s Selection

When Asda wanted to promote their Butcher’s Selection brand across 60 key stores, they turned to Elm for the complete package from concept to completion. Involving print and bespoke manufacturing, the scheme was rolled out across 60 stores requiring individual surveys due to the varying service-counter sizes and formats. The installation was undertaken with a night-time fitting programme to reduce store disruption.

Creative design, Technical design, Prototyping, Manufacture, Artwork, Printing, Project management, Logistics, Installation

Soapbox – Isotera Exhibition Stand

Making its appearance at the 2014 Eco Build Show at Earls Court, Isotera’s stand gave them a high-impact showcase for their unique contactless power LED system. Elm developed the concept by Soapbox Creative Marketing, using a standard shell scheme, supplemented with cladding, display areas and ceiling. The final result gave Isotera a cost-effective, yet cohesive environment in which to engage visitors and develop new business. What’s more all the add-on elements were designed for easy de-installation and are now stored for future use on other shell schemes.

Technical design, Manufacture, Artwork, Printing, Project management, Logistics, Installation

Melli – Ella’s Kitchen

Elm supported creative agency Melli, to deliver a new POP campaign for organic baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen. From Melli’s concepts, Elm developed a cost-effective, easy assembled flat-pack solution as well as printing, finishing manufacturing and arranging logistics across 300 stores.

Technical design, Prototyping, Manufacture, Artwork, Printing, Project management

See more of our work

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