2017 Exhibitors & Brands
Abrams & Chronicle Books Adco Products Amodex Antalis AT Cross Bestar Blake Bong UK Bostik Boxhouse Publishing Bruce Douglas Marketing Buntbox Busy B Butterick Co Ltd Wallies & Wallcandy C Josef Lamy Castelli Cathedral Products (UK) Cathian Leather Goods CEM Kirtasiye Buro Malz Charfleet Book Bindery Chase and Wonder Chee Wah Corporation Berhad Collins Debden Colman Group DKL Marketing E4MA Design Eaglemoss EastWest (Europe) eco-eco Stationery Edding Elmo Paperstories Enveco Envelopes Ltd Esposti ExaClair Factis SA Flame Tree Publishing Forever Collectibles GBA Pen Genie GmbH GMC Distribution GO Stationery Hainenko Hamilton Writing Instruments Hardie Grant Gifts Hindustan Pencils Pvt Historystore Limited HK Trading Imspired Intelligent Retail International Arrivals Jakar International Jet Tec JPT Europe Kaweco Kemerbergaz Ofis Ve Okul Gerecleri San Tic AS Kevron Plastics Khien's Studio Kuretake KW Trade Sp z o o Laura Stoddart Leuchtturm1917 Levent Ofset/LeColor Lime Stationery & Art Lime Stationery & Art Lovi LSM Luckies of London Luxor UK M&G (UK) Manuscript Pen Maped Helix Matador Pens MJB Design MUM's Office Museums & Galleries Mustard Newell Rubbermaid Newell Rubbermaid Notable Designs NPW Nuco International Padblocks Pentel (Stationery) Pierre Cardin Polar Pen Pomegranate Europe Portico Designs PostSafe Premier Stationery Pukka Pads Pyramid International Quarto Publishing Group UK Rapesco Reliable Source Root & Seed Royal Talens Sadipal Arconvert Sambro International


Why visit

The London Stationery Show is a 2 day stationery extravaganza at the stylish Business Design Centre where you always find something new. If you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. There is nothing else like it.  It’s where fashion meets function, and takes place during National Stationery Week.

The London Stationery Show offers buyers the biggest selection of writing and paper products from lss_16_d2178around the world all in one place, with everything from the everyday to high end. It’s easy to see what’s new and who’s new, and make the best possible use of your time.  There are a lot of exhibitors and brands at the Stationery Show that you won’t see at other UK events – over two thirds are exclusive to the London Stationery Show.

Products include: Adhesives, tapes | Art & Craft | Calendars | Children’s stationery | Desktop | Diaries | Envelopes | Filing and storage | Gift packaging/wrap  | Gift stationery| Highlighters, markers | Home Office | Invitations | Journals | Leather goods | Licensed stationery | Notebooks, pads | Notecards, postcards | Organisers | Paper | Pencils | Pens | Social stationery | Staplers, punches | Writing products

“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place”  Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct.
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While you are in London, take the opportunity to also visit some of the capital’s world class stationery retailers who are only a short distance from the Business Design Centre. Click here for details of the London Stationery Trail.

Click here to register to visit.

 

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Why exhibit

The stationery event of the year is a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector.  It’s where fashion meets function.

Whether you are a dedicated stationery company or have a limited stationery offer which you want to grow by meeting different buyers to the ones you normally deal with, this is the exhibition for you.  You’ll be in great company.

Buyers like the Stationery Show because it is so focused and they can see more writing and paper products and brands from around the world than at any other UK exhibition, all in one place.  Two thirds of exhibitors don’t exhibit at any other UK event.

“The Stationery show is a focused, intimate show that attracts great brands and great buyers. The central location and organisation of the two days make it a smooth, enjoyable date in the annual trade show calendar” Catherine Snell, UK senior account manager, lss_16_d274NPW/Moleskine

WHO VISITS?

Accessorize, Advantia, Aldi Stores, Amazon, Antalis, Anthropolgie, Argos, Asda, B&M Retails, Bluefish, Booker Group, British Library, British Museum, Bureau Direct, Colemans, Commerial, Costco, Cowling & Wilcox, Cult Pens, Egan Reid, English Heritage, Exertis Gem, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Foyles, Freud Museum, Funky Pigeon, Harrods, Imperial College, Jarrold, JH Lorimer, John Lewis, John Smith & Son, Laura Ashley, London Graphic Centre, Makro, Moonpig, National Theatre, National History Museum, Nemo, Office Club, Office Friendly, OfficeTeam, Osbornes, OU Student Union, Paperchase, Pilotfish, Post Office, Queen Mary Student Union, Red Box, Royal Academy of Arts, Ryman, Sainsbury’s Scribbler, Selfridges, Spicers, Student Union, Superstat, Tesco, The Conran Shop, The National Trust, The Pen Shop, TK Maxx, Total Office, UCL, Urban Outfitters, VOW, Waterstones, WHSmith, Wilko….and many others.

“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place”  Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct.
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Writing by hand DOES matter

Posted on 25th May 2016 by Chris Leonard-Morgan

There is a lot of discussion in the media about whether writing by hand is any longer relevant or has a place in a digital age.  It is a subject which concerns, or should concern everyone in the stationery market although to part quote Mark Twain, reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.

Generally speaking, writing by hand matters much less today in an office environment where technology has become such an integral part of day to day operations.  There are however many situations where writing by hand and note taking in particular come into their own – you only have to visit an exhibition to see notebooks and order forms (and pens) in action on the front line alongside mobiles and tablets.A-Z why writing matters

The truth is, we need and are better off with both.  The mistake many people make is believing it has to be one or the other, so it was reassuring to learn from YouGov research carried out recently on behalf of National Stationery Week that 86% of business managers expect applicants for jobs in their organisations to be able to write by hand, as well as have keyboard skills.

It’s a different story away from the office where although technology is also widely employed, personal (and handwritten) communication is increasingly the order of the day, and not just text and email.

A handwritten envelope will always be opened before a typed one but it goes deeper than that, and is part of a bigger picture which for most people starts in childhood.

People love stationery.  If I could only have a pound, euro or dollar for every time someone tells me this!  Today’s stationery market is driven by colour, design and fashion.  The products are viewed as a treat and often as a bit of affordable luxury – it makes you and the recipient  feel good, if given as a gift and there is no sense of guilt because the products are useful and fulfil a need.  It’s where fashion meets function. … I often think that design-led stationery and pens now actually encourage people to write, and keep writing.  There is a shift away from need to want, and that includes wanting to communicate and be communicated with in a personal, thoughtful way.

There are a number of other factors which are underpinning the resurgence of consumer interest in writing and stationery.  Who would have believed that adult colouring books would be one of last year’s hottest tickets and come to be seen as the perfect antidote to a hard day at the office and other stresses?  And that this year’s National Stationery Week would trend on Twitter on three consecutive days and feature so prominently on BBC Radio2.

There is growing evidence that just as writing and drawing helps stimulate creativity in children, so it also stimulates the growing army of older people’s brains and everyone’s memory.  When you stop to think about it, the only surprise is that anyone should be surprised by this.

The future of handwriting and the stationery market rests with today’s younger generation, and the future is bright if other findings from the YouGov research are any kind of guide.  97% of adults think it is important that children continue to be taught to write by hand at school, while 91% of children aged between 8 and 15 think it is important to be able to write by hand. How encouraging is that?

The message is clear – keep writing, and spread the word.  Because if writing matters, stationery matters!

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London Stationery Show – Craft Business Awards nomination

Posted on 2nd December 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam

craftbusinessawardssponsored17-high-resWe are delighted to announce the London Stationery Show has been shortlisted for the Craft Business Awards 2017! We have been nominated for the awards’ new ‘Best Show’ category, which covers both trade and consumer events. The Craft Business Awards are in their 11th year, and aim to support and reward innovation in the craft industry. Looking at the five other nominees, we feel honoured to stand alongside such strong competition in this dynamic sector.

If you love the London Stationery Show and want to show your support, please vote for us on the Craft Business website by clicking here.

Voting closes on 6th January 2017.

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