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Stuart Clarke

Managing Director

Xpect Furniture launched in 2020, and I joined the team as Operations Director. Within two years I worked my way up to Duty Managing Director before I received a promotion to Managing Director in February 2023.

In my role as Managing Director, I am committed to achieving company and client growth. I work with the team to maintain and expand Xpect Furniture's presence in the events and exhibition industry. Xpect Furniture has experienced significant client growth in various sectors and secured numerous high-profile events and exhibitions as a preferred supplier.

Collaborating with the team, I support them to utilise their expertise and skills to deliver the high-quality products and services we are known for. Xpect Furniture's business model is fluid, allowing us to transform events and venues quickly and efficiently while exceeding client expectations. Additionally, I work closely with organisations to organise and deliver large-scale international events, from furniture and flooring delivery to budget, logistics and health and safety.

I have 28-years’ experience in the events and exhibition industry, eleven of those spent as Director of Operations for various event companies. With an in-depth understanding of the industry, I have the expertise and a wealth of transferable skills to manage and grow Xpect Furniture. I am qualified as a yellow and green belt practitioner of Lean Six Sigma and aim to complete further qualifications to advance to the black belt.

Although Xpect Furniture has only been running for a few years, we are already one of the major players in the rental furniture sector. We continue to win large projects and receive great recognition from clients. I am proud to be a part of a team that goes above and beyond for all clients and we never let any challenge discourage us from giving clients exceptional service.

Family and friends are important to me, and I love to spend quality time with them. As a sports enthusiast, I have a season ticket for my local football team, Charlton Athletic, and since 2004, I have travelled across the UK to watch the England Cricket team. Although I am terrible at it, I thoroughly enjoy playing a round or two of golf.

Meet The Team
Lauren Foster

As Marketing Executive at Xpect, Lauren is passionate about product. Having a keen interest in events and exhibitions, Lauren is well placed to provide insight on our furniture, approach to sustainability and internal processes that set us apart from other providers.