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

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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