ABOUT US

We're designers, manufacturers and put-on-our-wellies-and-get-stuck-inners

WE’RE DESIGNERS, MANUFACTURERS AND
PUT-ON-OUR-WELLIES-AND-GET-STUCK-INNERS.

knowledge counts icon

Funny things, events and exhibitions. You spend 6 months planning for something that lasts two days. You spend weeks refining a design that people see for seconds. There’s so little time to make an impression. Getting things right first time is the only option.


That’s why we’re the production partners of so many great brands. We’ve been in the thick of event and exhibition branding since 1991. And if you add up those 25 years of knowledge, that’s a lot of marginal gains.

TEAM HF

IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE IS
HARDWIRED IN TO OUR COMPANY.

We’re a team of designers, makers and problem solvers. We’re good at spotting pitfalls, rolling our sleeves up and thinking on our feet. If you’re tackling event design, brand overlay, sport sponsorship activation, roadshows or interactive exhibition stands, you couldn’t have a better team at your side.

Team HF Icon
Tim Henson

TIM HENSON

Managing Director

As founder of the company, Tim Henson is always pushing new ideas and motivating the team to achieve even more. His vast experience means he’s great at taking a step back and seeing a whole project in one view. He loves seeing a job done well, helping inter-departmental teams gel and pulling on his wetsuit at weekends.

Jonny Croston

JONNY CROSTON

Sales & Marketing Manager

Jonny Croston really enjoys the challenges that his job throws his way. A stickler for detail and clarity he leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of delivering for the client on every occasion. A big technology fan, he also loves heading out for the day in his Land Rover with his dog.

Danny Wade

DANNY WADE

Operations Manager

Danny Wade has learned an awful lot in his 16 years at the company. He uses this wide breadth of knowledge to help operations liaise with account handling and admits to having a soft spot for cat shows.

James Matthews

JAMES MATTHEWS

Account Director

“The devil’s in the detail”, is James Matthews ’ advice on delivering a great job, “Remembering the small things makes a massive difference to our clients.” When he’s not keeping an eye on detail he loves watching rugby, whether it’s the world cup or his son playing for his local team.

Holly Hopkins

HOLLY HOPKINS

Senior Account Manager

Holly Hopkins loves horses and her specialist equestrian knowledge is encyclopaedic. Riding and trail hunting at weekends, she’s an expert in her field and brings massive energy and enthusiasm to every project.

Kevin Moore

KEVIN MOORE

Design Manager

Kevin Moore loves motor sport, the variety of his work and the fact he can see ideas through from brief to delivery. He’s great at creating concept visuals that help clients see how ideas will look and is really proud of the 2-seater, V8 sports car that he built at home from scratch.

Harry Walker

HARRY WALKER

Senior Creative 2D

With 25 years creative experience behind him, Harry Walker is an expert at working through a design brief to bring it to the table with a refreshing angle whether that be for an exhibition stand or an entire event. “I really enjoy thinking around a design and bringing it to life, then seeing it manufactured and delivered” he says. When the demands of being a Dad allow, he also loves to climb and abseil.

Sam Kitchin

SAM KITCHIN

3D Designer

There’s nothing Sam Kitchin loves more than thinking creatively about a fresh design job. But horse riding, long country walks and real ale pubs come close. Organised and always up for a challenge, Sam loves the satisfaction of a job well done.

Gary Marshall

GARY MARSHALL

Production Manager

Gary Marshall is the ultimate multi-tasker. Organised and flexible, he can stay on top of a hundred jobs at once and gets enormous satisfaction from seeing jobs being completed just right. He’s also a keen traveller, fisherman and golfer.

OUR SERVICES

WHY CHOOSE US

WE’VE BEEN TRAINING
FOR YOUR EVENT SINCE 1991.

We’ve been living and breathing event and exhibition production for 25 years, so our massive experience in design, manufacturing and build make us inventive problem solvers. We’re good at rolling our sleeves up, thinking creatively and making things happen. Which is why we’re trusted by so many agencies and brands worldwide.

whatever it takes icon
Passion https://hensonfranklyn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/icon-why-01.png

PASSION

Your event or exhibition branding is more than a job to us. Our passion for sport, cars and design is more than a 9 to 5 thing, and our energy and enthusiasm drive us to get every job just right.

Partnership Image https://hensonfranklyn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/icon-why-02.png

PARTNERSHIP

Sir Edmund Hillary took all of the plaudits, but Sherpa Tenzing got him there. The Lone Ranger got a TV series, but he’d be nowhere without Tonto. We model ourselves on such trusty sidekicks, working in partnership to share our wisdom, watch your back and help you take the glory.

Knowledge Image https://hensonfranklyn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/icon-why-03.png

KNOWLEDGE

We spend a lot of time around sports people. And they really understand the power of marginal gains. We’ve been refining our craft since 1991, so we also know a thing or two about gaining an advantage. In fact, we believe 25 years of tweaking and honing are why our work stands out from the crowd.

Stress Relief Image https://hensonfranklyn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/icon-why-04.png

STRESS RELIEF

You can never completely relax when your reputation is on the line. But working with us will significantly reduce your blood pressure. We stay in control of the whole process from design to application and we draw on 25 years’ experience to make sure every job is built on hard-won insights.

Expertise Image https://hensonfranklyn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/icon-why-05.png

EXPERTISE

When it comes to getting your branding noticed, we have the specialist skills you need. We employ over 40 experts in design, manufacturing and event application. We have in-depth knowledge in areas such as equestrian, rugby, golf and the motor trade. We also have enormous professional experience in everything from event design to sport sponsorship activation.

CASE STUDIES

WHAT WE DO

Temporary Outdoor Event Bar for Guinness
Temporary Store Shopping Centre Design and Build for Warner Brothers
Burt's Bees
Event Exhibition Stand for Mitsubishi
RBS Rugby World Cup
Exhibition Stand Design and Build for Musto

SOLVING PROBLEMS
BEFORE THEY HAPPEN.

Our team of 40 get stuck in to all sorts of sponsorship, branding and activation briefs, with specialist skills that cover manufacturing, build, installation and on-site management, we consistently deliver across a myriad of sporting and exhibition venues. We stay in control by handling the whole process in our own 30,000 sq ft facility and we love making things happen for agencies, governing bodies, sponsors and direct clients.

Henson Franklyn Team 1
Henson Franklyn Crufts
Building external event space outside
Henson Franklyn Team 2
Henson Franklyn Team

LATEST NEWS

Facebook Icon
Linkedin Icon

Four tips to create a sustainable event in 2020

In the past, marketing events have been a tad wasteful. One-off, spectacular displays of marketing prowess, admired for a short while, only to be torn …

It’s all about Ruby

We’ve always believed that office dogs are a great addition to any team and office environment. Whenever we visit our clients, for example, we love …

Prudential

Make a big impact with effective large-format printing

Large wall to wall seamless graphics can really help your exhibition stand out at a show. Big items really do make a big impact, but …

Land Rover Burghley

Making the most of your wayfinding

Wayfinding is one of the most useful and important unsung heroes of any event. Without clear, accurate and easy-to-use wayfinding signs, we’d quite literally be …

Crufts - Nestle Purina Petcare

Helping you find your perfect exhibition stand solution

There has never been so much choice available when it comes to deciding on your next exhibition stand solution. But don’t worry, we’re here to …

Fan Zone - Emirates

Making live experiences memorable

The great thing about live experiences is that they make physical connections which are automatically more memorable than other types of connection. When a consumer …

Customer Case Study: Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston® is a world leading brand in high quality potato products and is sold in over 100 countries around the world. Lamb Weston / …

Customer Case Study: Badminton Horse Trials

The Badminton Horse Trials is one of the most well-known, five star equine events in the country. It is a five-day event that is one …

The best games to make an impression at your exhibition stand

Interactive games are a great way to not only attract more customers, but to keep them there and create a buzz around your activity too. …

Top tips for designing a pop up shop

We’re in an age that has aptly been dubbed “the experience age”, an age where consumers would seemingly prefer to spend their money seeking out …

Drone

How Technology is Transforming the Exhibitor Experience

Although many areas are still in their early stages of development, huge steps forward in immersive technologies such as VR, AR, AI and robotics are …

Land Rover Burghley

5 ways to create innovative event way-finding

Way-finding signs are an essential part of all events. People need to know how to find major areas of your event, what’s on and what …

HF Field

Reducing environmental impact. An insight into the sustainability work undertaken here at Henson Franklyn

Over the last thirty years, Henson Franklyn have gradually planted up the areas around their premises with thousands of hedges and trees. We take our …

Musto Event Conference

Are you Roadshow ready?

The busiest few months of roadshows are almost upon us, are you fully prepared for what they will bring? Planning for any event is difficult …

World Cup Exhibition Stands

The dos and don’ts of events

Getting ready for an event takes more time and preparation than many companies realise. Making a strong and high-quality impact is the difference between simply …

Natwest

Bringing the inside to your outside exhibition space

When it comes to outdoor events, the competition can be very tough. Outdoor exhibitions are often much bigger with many more areas for guests to …

Exhibition Stand Design & Build for Exzolt

How to write an effective exhibition stand brief 

Something that really helps exhibition stand designers and builders bring a stand to life is having a great brief to work from. This thorough brief …

VACANCIES

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR FITTERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM AT HENSON FRANKLYN. WORKING ACROSS MULTIPLE EVENTS IN THE UK & EUROPE  – GET IN TOUCH!

If you want further information please email jennie@hensonfranklyn.co.uk

CONTACT US

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

Give us a call

Head Office: 01427 718178
London Office: 020 3490 0484


Drop us a line

enquiries@hensonfranklyn.co.uk


Head Office: Henson Franklyn, The Firs Stables, Torksey, Lincoln. LN1 2ED. [Map]

London Office: Henson Franklyn, Percy Street, London, W1T. [Map]