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Custom built exhibition trailers

Friday, June 21st, 2024

At TCM, we not only rent event trailers, but we also manufacture them. All the trailers in our rental fleet are now constructed by us, ensuring durability. We tailor-make trailers to your specific needs, with sizes ranging from 3m to 7m in length, all towable behind a 4×4 or van for convenience.

We provide a comprehensive service from design to construction to post-sales maintenance and refurbishment. Whether you require a trailer for commercial purposes, leisure activities, or anything in between, our team of specialists is dedicated to meeting your exact requirements. Our unmatched commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that we deliver products that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Alongside our bespoke manufacturing services, we offer various customization options to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your trailer. From specialized storage solutions to branding, we have everything you need to personalize your trailer.

We believe that a trailer is an essential tool for supporting your business. Therefore, we strive to ensure that every trailer we produce is sturdy, dependable, and prepared for any task.

Why invest in an exhibition trailer?

Whether you’re starting a new business venture, planning a marketing strategy, or aiming to showcase your products on the go, trust TCM to partner with you on the journey. Contact us today on 01543 546474 to discuss your needs and explore how we can turn your trailer aspirations into reality.

Case Study: Albert Jagger

We custom built this exhibition trailer for Albert Jagger to show case their new Safe-Assist ramp and range of products, highlighting them with backlit display boards. The trailer features custom built internal cabinets and countertop, a fitted TV and was finished with an eye catching vinyl wrap to promote the brand whilst on the road.

Recently at TCM

Friday, June 14th, 2024

During our busiest season with various trade shows and events underway, we have successfully provided numerous impressive stands, event trailer hire, merchandising units, brand activations, and promotions throughout the UK using a range of furniture, branding, flooring and trailers.

Here are some of the recent highlights:
Cater London utilized our smallest Airstream Dolly for an Adidas F50 brand activation.
Red Bull Hardline event in Snowdonia selling merchandise.
Staffordshire County Show featuring Greenhous VW and Veolia.
Tesla Owners Club event featuring a 7m hospitality unit.
Arla Great North Swim merchandising trailer.
Airstream at Millbrook Proving Ground with Loop Agency for the SMMT Testing event.
Cereals show with Fendt for Jimmy Birchmore events, Minshall Construction, Brian Nixon, and Ilex Enviroscience.
Road Transport Expo with Enterprise, Blakedale, ND Brown and Transairvac.
Buckinghamshire Council Fostering Roadshow.
Seawork Commercial Boatshow with Incat Crowther and Bibby.

Upcoming events include:
Rail Live
Royal Highland Show
The British Grand Prix with Castore
The Royal Cornwall Show
BASF Roadshow
Royal Welsh Show
Great Yorkshire Show

The benefits of Merchandising trailers at sporting events

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Merchandising trailers at sporting events can offer a multitude of benefits for both the event organizers and vendors. Our trailers provide a convenient way for fans to purchase memorabilia, apparel, and other merchandise related to the event or teams. By having merchandising trailers on-site as a pop-up shop, fans are more likely to make impulse purchases, boosting sales for our clients. Additionally, having a variety of merchandise available can enhance the overall fan experience and create a sense of excitement and engagement.

For event organizers, merchandising trailers can be a lucrative revenue stream through vendor fees or commission on sales, and with hire options this can be achieved with no capital outlay. It also adds to the atmosphere of the event, creating a buzz and showcasing the spirit of the teams or athletes involved. Furthermore, merchandising trailers can serve as a marketing tool, as they can attract attention from fans and provide an opportunity for clients to promote their brand and products. Overall, incorporating merchandising trailers at sporting events can enhance the overall experience for fans while also being a profitable venture for organizers and vendors alike.

We have had the opportunity to supply merchandising trailers for a variety of sports events, ranging from Rugby and football fixtures at major stadiums to sponsoring roadshows and ticket offices in high-traffic areas, including but not limited to:

Dacia Magic Weekend

England Cricket Test Match

Henley Royal Regatta

Britbet betting office for Horse racing

Castore at Silverstone

Carling pre-Euros roadshow

Rugby League Leeds Rhinos

Southampton FC at Wembley

Gumball 3000 Rally

The Open

Saracens at Twickenham

For more details on how you can enhance your sales at sports events, please contact us on 01543 546474, email us at, or visit our website at

Box Trailer Hire

Friday, March 8th, 2024

Hiring a box trailer for your event can offer numerous benefits that can make your planning and execution smoother. Box trailers provide a convenient and secure way to transport equipment, supplies, and decorations to and from your event location. They offer ample storage space to accommodate large and bulky items that may not fit in a standard vehicle. This can help you save time and hassle by making just one trip instead of multiple journeys.

Additionally, box trailers can help keep your belongings protected from the elements during transportation. They are enclosed, which means your items are shielded from rain, wind, dust, and other environmental factors that could potentially damage them. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your equipment and supplies will arrive at the event in good condition.

Furthermore, hiring a box trailer can be cost-effective compared to purchasing one, especially if you only need it for a short period of time. It eliminates the need for long-term storage and maintenance costs associated with owning a trailer. By renting a box trailer, you can access the space and convenience you need for your event without the commitment of ownership.

Are you exhibiting at Staffordshire County Show?

Friday, February 9th, 2024

Staffordshire County Show is a two-day agricultural show on the 31st of May and 1st June, based at the Staffordshire County Showground. The event hosts competitions for livestock & horses, over 400 trade stands, country pursuits area, Food Hall, local produce, crafts, activities, displays and performances.

If you are exhibiting at this show, why not enhance your trade stand with our range of indoor and outdoor event equipment?

We can offer weather protection with our exhibition trailers, but if a trailer isn’t for you, we hire out a range of equipment from 3mX3m mini marquees, parasols, picket fencing, to indoor and outdoor furniture and grey rola-trac flooring. We also hire out box trailers for storage and transporting goods to the show and a refrigeration trailer.

With the show being local to us, we can offer a self-drive hire rate on our trailer hire to keep costs down, meaning you can collect and return the trailer to our hire centre in Lichfield.

2-day event self-drive hire cost:

4m event trailer – £840 plus VAT

5m event trailer – £880 plus VAT

2-day event hire cost with delivery and collection:

4m event trailer – £1,540 plus VAT

5m event trailer – £1,690 plus VAT

All of our trailers can be connected to a 16amp electrical supply onsite, or we can provide silent generator hire.

If you would like us to send you any information or costs please give us a call on 01543 546474 or email

Scotplant 2024

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Scotland’s largest construction equipment exhibition based at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2024. This is one of the first outdoor trade shows of the year for the construction industry, attended by thousands of construction trade professionals and over 200 exhibitors – from major global brands to local businesses.  It’s a great show for raising your profile on a national or regional level, to make an impression and be at the forefront of this industry.

If you’ve made the decision to exhibit at Scotplant, do you need an event trailer, hospitality unit hire or ideas for your exhibition stand?

TCM Trailers can help you maximise your return from this show with a wide range of exhibition trailers and hospitality trailers for hire, plus furniture, flooring and much more – whether your stand is indoors or outdoors.

Exhibition trailers are a great alternative to a marquee, as we know we can never rely on the weather. They provide a warm, secure base to promote your brand, draw visitors in and engage them with your products and services. Your exhibit is your visual identity at a trade show, so make sure it communicates your brand, your message, and your value proposition. We can supply you with trailer graphics, flags, café barriers, technology for presentations, plus a range of furniture, flooring and hospitality packages to suit your budget. 

Give us a call or email on 01543 546474 or info@tcmtrailers to discuss your stand at Scotplant!

Book now for 2024!

Friday, September 8th, 2023

We have limited availability for summer 2024 already, with repeat bookings flying in from regular clients, so if you need an exhibition trailer or hospitality unit for Cereals, Hillhead, Rail Live, Royal Highland Show, Road Transport Expo and more, get your act together NOW and give our friendly office team a call on 01543 546474!

Reviewing 2022 & looking forward to the year ahead

Monday, February 13th, 2023

With this time of year being relatively quiet for TCM, it gives us time to reflect on the previous year and look at the plans for the year ahead – which are looking very exciting.

2022 proved to be a great year following two turbulent years of event cancellations.  The industry didn’t know what to expect with changing habits, lack of confidence about whether shows would go ahead and escalating resource prices.  What followed amazed us with an extended show season and appetite for business growth in all sectors.

In February we completed a new custom-built trailer for Mowerland and delivered a health consultation unit for long term hire to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust for a staff wellbeing unit.

Two of our major clients Eukanuba and Cornish Mutual confirmed regular roadshows throughout 2022 and we embarked on a pilot high street field marketing campaign for a Vegan brand Grubby and another in the South West for Truespeed Broadband.

Our fleet of Airstreams were deployed to the Eden Project in March to create a glamping village which has been renewed for another year.

The weather started to improve in April in time for the Tesla Owners Group in Farnborough and Blackpool Coach Rally.  May marks the start of the show season and with units at Pig and Poultry Stoneleigh, and Scotgrass in Dumfries, including the show organisers’ office.

June opened with a convoy of merchandising trailers delivered to Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee and our drivers got to see some wonderful sights, including Changing of the Guard.

One of the biggest challenges in our calendar is Hillhead Quarry near Buxton which is a heavy plant show taking place every other year and this year it clashed with several other major shows including Cereals and Royal Cornwall which meant that our entire fleet was deployed across the UK.  These shows are then immediately followed by Rail Live and the Royal Highland Show – although this presents a logistical strain on us a business, it’s a challenge we rise to.

With the team continuing to work long days and nights, we launched a major roadshow for new client BASF Pharmaceuticals at farms across the Great Britain at the same time as serving clients at the Royal Norfolk and Devon County Shows and Red Bull at the Alexandra Palace in London.

July marked the return to our high street campaigns with Virgin Media and another wave of shows including the Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire Shows.  The relatively dry summer continued into August and we headed north to The Black Isle Show, Truckfest Edinburgh at the same time as Honiton in Devon, Zimfest Hertfordshire and then a cluster of our regular events in Shaftsbury, Chagford, Royal Welsh, Holsworthy and Malpash. We were also delighted to work with Castore including pop-up shops selling merchandise at Silverstone, and rounded August off at the cricket test venues of Southampton Ageas Bowl and Lords.

This would, in a normal year, signal the winding down of shows but 2022 was always going to buck this trend with pent up business demand resulting in a merchandising trailer for Redbull at the Hardline Snowdonia downhill mountain biking event, plus exhibition trailers at a variety of other major events including Carfest, Duxford Airshow, The Glamping Show Stoneleigh, No Dig Live Peterborough, Widdecombe Fair and the RWM at The NEC.

In September, Ragley Hall hosted one of our favourites – The APF Show, with a large number of event trailers hired by clients from the forestry sector closely followed by Tillage Live in Dunbar and the Northumbrian Water Kielder marathon.

The season ended in October at Brailsford Ploughing Match and our industry showcase event The Showman’s Show at Newbury.  We then set out for the Eden Project to return our Airstream fleet for winterisation and repairs.

Over the winter we focussed our attention of refurbishing our event trailer hire fleet, on design and build projects for a variety of clients and the restoration of another vintage Airstream Hattie which is set to join the fleet for the 2023 summer glamping season.   

In summary, 2022 exceeded our expectations as business returned with a bang and the event sector’s confidence continued to grow – and we are thrilled with the number of new and existing clients already in the diary for 2023, with most of June already fully booked!  We will keep you up to date so you can follow our journey throughout the year ahead (including some exciting news about trailers for the King’s Coronation events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle).

Late availability for YAMS and the Doe Show

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

We still have availability for YAMS and the Doe Show! From exhibition trailers to cost effective indoor stand furniture packages. We can provide a full event trailer hire service with delivery, collection and set up or you can hire on a self-drive basis if you have access to a towing vehicle. Give us a call on 01543 546474 to find out more and discuss the available options.

Secondhand trailer for sale

Friday, November 11th, 2022

We have a 4.3m ex-hire trailer for sale – great condition, useful storage and seating areas internally – all for £9,200 plus VAT ono. Call us on 01543 546474 for further details or to arrange a viewing.