2015 Exhibitors & Brands
Original Crown Mill Diplomat Nobrow Crownn Hide Stationery Cathedral Products Shopworx Copic Olfa Tools Midori Sinclairs Durable (UK) Snopake Brands Visconti SLG Busy B The Colman Group Jet Tec Organise-Us Hartley & Marks Spring Innovative Workshop Brother UK Inkviva Castelli Rossler Paper Aceland Mustard Adel Lego Strawberry Design & Marketing Shiny Stamps/Stamps Direct Wild & Wolf Dieter Gerth GmbH Semikolon Paperblanks Letts Filofax SiO2 The Hira Company Happily Ever Paper Galison Sony Luxor UK Dymo uni-ball Trodat (UK) Xstamper Daycraft Karl Meisenbach Graffiti Busters Clipper Retail Charles Letts Mnemosyne Royal Sovereign Manuscript Pen Lime Internet Moleskine Thames & Hudson Mighty Bright Faber-Castell Whitefurze Ciak Sharpie Clairefontaine Newell Rubbermaid Penfold Card & Gift Troika Punch Studio CARL Collins Legami Woodware Craft Collection BDS Office Sekura Inoxcrom Reliable Source E=IMC Craft & Stationery UK Stabilo International GmbH Magic Whiteboard Texet Atelier De La Forêt Bookjigs DKL Martketing Platignum Paper Mate Acrilex Berol Mad Stuff Herbin Totto Write Size Purple Gossip Montegrappa Monolith PaperPro Sheaffer Avery UK Enveco Herlitz Lynx Online Carole Group Tallon International Caran D’Ache Go Stationery Premier Grip Flame Tree Publishing Nuco International T-Tag Pukka Pads Modrec International Artline LSM Xerox Blake Envelopes Nightingale International Nuuna Wallies Cordello Home Amodex GBA Pen Fisher Space Pen NPW Peter Pauper Press Ningbo Linkart Paper ExaClair Thien Long PCC/M&G Stationery Butterick Le Pigeon Voyageur Luckies of London Schneider Studio Pens Monsieur Notebooks Pyramid International Otter House Maped Helix Dodo Pad MT Campo Marzio GF Smith Archie Grand Sambro International Antalis Skoolstools Filertek Rhodia Cable Label Co Edding Silvine Monteverde Arwey Parker Axel Weinbrecht Sadipal Arconvert Kaweco Centropen Paperlinx Retail Schmidt West Design Funky Brilliant Gadgets Potter Style Robert Frederick Genie Portico Designs Lamy Yorkshire Evelopes Marvel NoteShel Premier-Grip Trinity Xtras Ultratape Jakar International Abrams & Chronicle Books Parax Paper Museums & Galleries Iconic Two Little Boys Easy Read Lalo Image A T Cross Pentel (Stationery) Root & Seed Stone Marketing Hainenko Carla Craft The Art File RFL Plastics Owl Brand Penagain Presco Group AS Stationery Market The Paper Stone Staedtler (UK) Notes & Dabbles Blackwing Napkin 4.Ever Pencils Quiver Pen Holders Franklin Mill Zebra Pen (UK) Hillcrest Marketing Campac Twinkl LEUCHTTURM1917 FLB Group Bong UK Metaphys Flexoffice Centrum Europa Shachihata Europe Tesa UK Fabriano Image Stephens Omy Swordfish Crafted Lines Purple Cows William Mitchell Carioca Esquoia Publishers Group UK Tru Virtu Princeton Architectural Pelikan Bruce Douglas FranklinCovey PostSafe Notable Designs Bulldog Piano Pen Root & Seed Quadrille Knock Knock Browntrout Publishers Bombata Blick Hillcrest Marketing Lexon UK Santoro Papelote

Why visit

You always find something new at the stationery event of the year.  If you buy or sell stationery or writing products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you.

The London Stationery Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for stationery and writing products, and is part of National Stationery Week.Semikolon 66

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

It’s where fashion meets function.

Products include: Adhesives, tapes | Art & Craft | Calendars | Children’s stationery | Desktop | Diaries | Envelopes | Filing and storage | Gift wrap, bags and boxes | 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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Why exhibit

The London Stationery Show is a unique platform for putting your products in front of the UK’s leading buyers from every retail sector when they are at their most receptive and totally focused on stationery and writing products.  There’s nothing else like it, and it’s very cost effective.

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 they see more stationery products and brands from around the world than at any other UK exhibition, all in one place.  Over two thirds of exhibitors don’t exhibit at any other UK show.


“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, NPW/Moleskine


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, Websters, WHSmith, Wilkinson….any 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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Express yourself: why children will always love stationery

Posted on 25th September 2015 by Alex Miles


Four years ago I visited a remote part of Vietnam. At the time I was working for Paperchase and I took a selection of colourful pens and pencils with me to give to the village children. Within seconds I was surrounded by children of all ages all wanting their very own pen or pencil. It was only after the boys started to play fight with the pencils, that I realised that they had absolutely no idea what they were. You see we live in a country where we can buy 20 pens for £1 and every year over the Back to School promotional period retailers bombard us with marketing messages and promotions to try to make us buy more stationery. We completely take it for granted that we can write or that our children are being taught to write and use pens and pencils.

Our whole democracy is based on freedoms that date back to the Magna Carta and those freedoms are built on the rights of the individual. Drawing, colouring and writing are important ways that children express their individuality. Have you ever thought about the fact that your signature, your handwriting is unique to you?


I have just finished writing a report about the 2015 Back to School market in the UK. I researched 30 different retailers while writing this report; they all sell stationery.  As consumers we have more choice than ever before as to where to shop and what to buy. Back to School trends this year included neon/ brightly coloured stationery ranges, novelty erasers and bumper packs of colouring pens. A key point I have made in the report is that in the future we will all be omnichannel. As a stationery industry we need to engage with Generation I (post millennial) through different mediums whether that be e-commerce, m-commerce or social commerce. Children may be spending more time in front of phones, tablets and computers, however, let’s not forget that they are still children; still individuals, who want to express themselves with brightly coloured stationery, colouring pens and writing instruments.

What better way is there to show your individuality than by putting pen to paper?

Alexandra Miles is a former Gifts and Stationery buyer with 15 years’ experience working for major retailers. Contact alexmiles@brightdisposition.com

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First sponsors announced for 2016 National Stationery Week

Posted on 2nd October 2015 by Hazel Fieldwick

NSW 2013 with date and website and partners (no website)National Stationery Week is pleased to announce four leading brands as the first sponsors for 2016.

Sheaffer, Maped Helix, Nu Notebooks and, for the first time, Staedtler  are today revealed as sponsors of next year’s National Stationery Week which runs from Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May.

Sheaffer logo    Helix logo Guide      Nu Notebooks logoHIRES     Staedtler logo

Now in its fifth year, National Stationery Week is a celebration of the written word and all things stationery, and is organised by the London Stationery Show. This year’s event generated millions of pounds worth of media coverage and retail sales, and reached over 20 million consumers with the message that writing by hand is important and has a vital part to play in personal communications in an increasingly digital world.

The theme for 2016 will be “Writing matters”.

Chris Leonard- Morgan, founder of NSW said he was delighted to see sponsors committing early to the 2016 campaign. “To have buy in already from three previous sponsors from the 2015 campaign as well as a new one is hugely encouraging and gets the campaign off to a great start. Each year we embark on a new journey with National Stationery Week and for 2016 we will be focusing on why writing matters”Taxi

Companies interested in becoming a sponsor of National Stationery Week should contact Chris on clm@firstevents.com

This year’s campaign saw a record number of high street and online retailers seize the opportunity to increase footfall and sales with special promotions and activity.

For more information about how to get involved and become a participating retailer, contact rachel@smallmanmedia.com

National Stationery Week goes global

National Stationery Week has captured the imagination of stationery users and lovers not just in the UK, but the world over with many saying they wished they had such an event in their own country.

As a result, Wednesday 29 April 2015 – the second day of the London Stationery Show and Day 3  of National Stationery Week – was this year designated World Stationery Day for the first time. Next year it will be on Wednesday 27 April.

The message is the same, wherever you are in the world – writing matters.

For more information about National Stationery Week and World Stationery Day, go to www.nationalstationeryweek.com and www.worldstationeryday.com

Press contact Rachel at Rachel@smallmanmedia.com or katharine@smallmanmedia.com 01902 587001

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