How Bell Stone Supported the Bloodhound Supersonic Car World Debut

The completed Bloodhound Supersonic car was shown to media and the public for the first time on 24th of September at East Winter Garden, Canary Wharf, London.

The media preview included multiple live broadcasts across Sky and the entire BBC network, as well as reports on CNN, Fox, Al Jazeera, Discovery Channel and other international outlets.

The story was picked up in over 100 countries including USA, Russia, Indonesia, India, Germany, Malaysia, Chile, Serbia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Australia and South Africa.

10,000 visitors attended the two public viewing days, the maximum number permitted by the venue and Bell Stone were there to help show the Bloodhound Supersonic car in style, with interactive educational stands, incredibly large wall banners, reception counters, carpeting and the central display.

The reception was extremely positive and the event was a huge success. To find out more, visit

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Toy Fair Exhibition Sells Out Increased Floor Plan for 2013

The Toy Fair Exhibition claims it has sold out its expanded Olympia show footprint two months before its 60th annual event.

The trade show returns to Olympia on 22-24 January 2013 and will extend out from the venue’s Grand Hall to also include the recently-refurbished West Hall. Event director Simon Pilling said more than 230 companies will be featured in comparison to 218 this year, including 53 first-time exhibitors.

A further 21 companies are returning with bigger stands, while 41 exhibitors will be featured in The Greenhouse, a zones focused on emerging brands that celebrates its 10th anniversary next year. Manufacturers that have confirmed attendance include Bandai, Character Options, Lego, Spin Master, Drumond Park and Golden Bear.

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Exhibitions Keep Centaur Revenues Up Year on Year

Strong growth in exhibitions over the last four months has helped Centaur report a 14 per cent rise in revenues.

According to an interim management statement covering 1 July to 31 October 2012, group revenues showed double-digit growth year-on-year, while pre-tax earning margins benefitted by recent restructuring initiatives.

Key contributors were exhibition business and shows such as Employee Benefits Live, Aidex and the National Home Improvement Show, which all performed ahead of expectations. As previously reported in EN, the National Home Improvement Show claimed record numbers for visitor and exhibition attendance this year.

Centaur said exhibitions now accounted for 30 per cent of total revenues, up from 22 per cent on the same period last year. It also claimed to be generating good momentum by building a strong pipeline of event launches.

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How Bell Stone Helped the Bloodhound Rocket Firing Success

On the 3rd October 2012, BloodHound launched the biggest rocket fired in the UK for over 20 years at the Newquay Cornwall Airport. This was a key development in the making of their record breaking attempt of a 1000mph car. For this project we were asked to design the interior of three aircraft hangars and cater for the needs of over 450 guests. With only 16 days from planning to completion, find out how Bell Stone helped make this event a success.

The Initial Stages

Our first step was to visit the site to take measurements and photographs. The three aircraft hangars measured 1000 sqm each (10700 square ft). Being there really gave us a feel for the space we had and the potential for what we could do with it.

On our return to the office we began work on detailed 3D models for each of the hangars. This included the design of all the displays, exhibits, seating layouts, and arrangement of over 100 media personnel and equipment.

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BLOODHOUND Successfully Tests Europe’s Largest Hybrid Rocket

At the Aerohub, Newquay Cornwall Airport, the BLOODHOUND Project successfully tested its unique hybrid rocket system, for first time.

Bell Stone Associates Ltd have had the exciting opportunity of being involved as a sponsor of the Bloodhound project. One we have very much enjoyed this summer. Supporting this project has required a lot of work indeed. We have though been happy to provide all the advertisement for this project; which included producing and installing advertising banners, staging areas, display screens, and most importantly the gantry that housed the rocket itself! At 4 meters (12 feet) long, 45.7 cm (18 inches) in diameter and 450kg in weight, BLOODHOUND’s rocket is the largest of its kind ever designed in Europe and the biggest to be fired in the UK for 20 years.

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