Our Story

Great brands have a story. This is ours.

Our Culture & Our People
Our skilled team members represent a range of specialized skillsets to create and produce distinctive and relevant designs for brand events and interior / exhibit spaces. They provide cost-and time-efficient solutions designed specifically to your vision and managed end-to-end by our team.
From the simplest yet effective brand experiences to the more technically complex experiential spaces, we treat every project with the same attention to detail from concept through to installation.
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Our Leadership
CEO and Creative Director
Ken Scallon

Having qualified with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior and Exhibition Design from Dublin Institute of Technology in 1994, Ken has over 20 years’ experience in interiors and exhibitions.

As Creative Director at Over and Above, he brings his unique brand of originality and design knowledge to the team. A force of creativity, his enthusiasm and energy is contagious and encourages everyone to bring their best work to every project.​

With an innate appreciation for detail, Ken also has big picture sensibilities and is always looking ahead to ensure every eventuality is covered; pinpointing physical and safety constraints, lighting opportunities and logistics right at concept phase.​

Ken’s passions for innovative ideas, culture and design trends are largely driven by our diversity of international clients and projects, ranging from LA to the Middle East.

We Create Experiences
COO and Client Director
Emer Sherlock

Emer has an Honours Degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin. With over 18 years’ experience in project management, she has been with Over and Above since 2011. ​

Emer manages the “A to Z” of projects and is the primary contact for clients and staff. With a full appreciation of a brilliantly organised structure and workflow process, she has the ability to digest a design brief and work through its phases with the design team to meet the needs of both users and clients alike. ​

With an eagle eye for the small details, Emer lives and breathes the project manager’s mantra – deliver superb projects on budget and on time.

Our Philosophy
Over & Above delivers captivating and memorable brand experiences. Beyond the impressive designs and high-quality craftsmanship, clients most appreciate the trusted partnerships that are built with Over & Above. A passion for success, collaborative spirit, and honest dedication to client brands, guides the day-to-day challenges and operations of the business.
Our capabilities stem from a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, fabricators, installers and project managers with the knowledge and ability to deliver nearly anything imaginable.
While based in Ireland, Over and Above is acknowledged by clients globally as the go-to supplier for creative, distinctive and relevant designs for interior spaces and exhibition stands. We have built a reputation that extends beyond industry standards and have grown to represent some of the world’s most recognized cross-sector brands.

“I just want to thank you for an outstanding job with the stand. We have received tremendous positive feedback from our customers and colleagues. Please pass on our appreciations to all involved!”

Lagardère Sports

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything! Great stand and great service!
I received lots of congratulations from all my team. You really make a difference for us.
Please give a big thank you to all of your wonderful team.”

Sonar Sierra

“Thanks to you and your amazing team -- you were all wonderful to work with throughout this whole process and the result made my partners happy.”

Ernst & Young

Shaftesbury has been with O&A since the beginning. They pulled out all the stops to sign on and they have made our markets better and better ever since. They understand our business and they understand the market. It’s thoughtful design, careful consideration of your projects, your company brand, but most of all, it’s over and above service that extends far beyond the walls of the Palais. O&A are impressive, smart and you can count on them at every turn.

Shaftesbury

FBD Insurance contracted Over and Above for the National Ploughing Championships and to say we were blown away is an understatement. Their project planning, their attention to detail and the care in everything they did was astounding.

FBD Insurance

“HUGE thanks to you all for your assistance and professionalism once again from inception to completion of our MIPIM stand 2019. Cheshire and Warrington LEP were delighted with the results and overall we have had nothing but positive feedback.”

Cheshire and Warrington

WWE have been collaborating with Over and Above for more than a decade. Ken, Emer and their highly talented team are extremely professional, creative and accommodating to their client’s needs. Over and Above consistently exceed expectations and always strive for excellence. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with for over a decade.

WWE