John Ryan and John Turner start RT, an exhibition graphics company, in London.
RTA was created by the merger of RT with Barrie Hope, who ran design and project management services from Bristol.
Winning a four-year contract to design and install United Technologies Corporation’s international exhibition programme, marked the start of the two companies’ ongoing partnership.See A RECENT UTC project
Our company secretary Judith started, over 20 years on she’s now our Finance and Human Resources Manager.
Rolls-Royce first awarded us the contract to design and manufacture all their global exhibition requirements.
We moved to a 25,000 ft2 premises in Yate, Bristol and RTH Inc was formed in Massachusetts, USA to service an increasing workload in North America.
We embraced new technological advances by installing Filemaker, a company-wide computer system, that lets our clients see their real-time project information anywhere in the world.
We continued our partnership with UTC by successfully launching Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® Engine at the 60th Farnborough Air Show.Find out more
We started setting targets to reduce our environmental impact and gained full ISO 14001 accreditation the following year.READ MORE ON our environmental management system
RTH became a public limited company in order to develop a more formal and professional operating structure for the company under Plc status. Margaret Young is now our external Company Secretary and also acts as our in-house solicitor, when required.
Day in the life
Our Studio Manager, Mark Fletcher, gave an interview to one of the exhibition and events industry’s leading websites and reveals why you can’t stand still in the exhibition industry.Read the full interview here
8,000 sq ft2 of extra space increased our storage capabilities, giving us a greater ability to fully pre-build our clients’ exhibition stands in-house.Read more about our extension
Our growing team
RTH welcomes Mark and Cathy, who have recently joined our design department. Both bring unique skills to the team and both love an ice-cream too!Find out more about our departments
Our 12th Farnborough airshow
RTH has been delivering stands and chalets at Farnborough International Airshow since 1992. This year 10 projects were delivered to a range of industry leading clients.See more of RTH's work at Farnborough airshow
Trekking for charity
In September our warehouse manager drove a team of designers, project managers and engineers around the UK to trek the 27 miles of the 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours to raise over £2,000 for charity.Find out how they did it
A leading British race team trusted RTH to deliver a professional and specialist stand at Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany.Find out more
RTH is excited to have been chosen by Embraer as their long-term global exhibition supplier. Embraer is one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and exhibit at numerous trade shows each year.Read more
Katlin Moik and Cathy Dowse have been nominated for the Exhibition News Awards’ Best Newcomer. Both have exceeded expectations and have quickly become irreplaceable at RTH.