2016 Exhibitors & Brands
Collins Mad Stuff Two Little Boys Pensan Lime Stationery & Art Kendon Flexocare EastWest Krisha International Peter Pauper Press Turnaround Busy B Reliable Source Pentel (Stationery) Zebra Pen (UK) Image GBA Pen Craft & Stationery UK Tallon International uni-ball Padblocks PostSafe Bruce Douglas Portico Designs Semikolon The Colman Group Il Papiro Enveco Funky Brilliant Gadgets E4MA Design Go Stationery MUM’s Office Quarto Publishing Lamy Castelli Hainenko Shachihata Europe Thames & Hudson Cathian Leather Goods C Josef Lamy Van Moose Amodex Shiny Stamps/Stamps Direct West Design Stabilo International GmbH Ultratape Magic Whiteboard Bong UK Ty UK A T Cross Mustard PCC/M&G Stationery Lovi Paper Art Viet DKL Marketing Brand Agility NPW Flame Tree Publishing Hillcrest Marketing Blake Envelopes Ribbon Writer Monsieur Notebooks Abrams & Chronicle Books Piano Pen Sadipal Arconvert Sinclairs LEUCHTTURM1917 Butterick Notable Designs JPT Europe Montegrappa Trinity Xtras Esposti LSM Jakar International Jet Tec Staedtler (UK) Intelligent Retail The Pilot Pen Company Edding Kore Robert Frederick Waldmann KG Genie Stone Marketing Strawberry Design & Marketing Trodat (UK) Dodo Pad ExaClair Tiger Stationery Image Kaweco Toad Diaries Crownn Ecozz Cathedral Products Nunuco Design Pyramid International Nuco International GMC Distribution PLUS Europe Shark Stationery The Hira Company Luxor UK Tesa UK Big Events Daler Rowney Maped Helix Museums & Galleries Pomegranate Europe Luckies of London Ballograf Newell Rubbermaid Manuscript Pen Sambro International Root & Seed Brian Clegg

Why visit

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

The London Stationery Show offers buyers the biggest selection of writing and paper products from around the world 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 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 London Stationery Show is the UK’s most important event for writing and paper products, and a unique platform for meeting the leading stationery buyers in every retail sector fact-to-face.  It’s the stationery event of the year, and 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, NPW/MoleskineSTShow15_369


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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Record rebookings for 2017 Stationery Show

Posted on 11th July 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam

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Overview of the 2016 London Stationery Show

Record stand rebookings have been announced by the organisers of the 2017 London Stationery Show.

“Stationery is on a high, as are stand bookings for next year’s show after just two months, following this year’s successful event” says organiser Chris Leonard-Morgan.

“One of the big attractions of the Stationery Show for exhibitors and buyers is its focus on writing and paper products, which includes all aspects of stationery – from social stationery and wrap to stationery gifts, home office products and notebooks, and from crafting materials and scrapbooks to the finest pens, pencils, desktop accessories and storage.

“The London Stationery Show offers a product mix with a focus and depth unmatched by any other UK exhibition. Over two thirds of this year’s visitors didn’t visit Top Drawer or Spring Fair,” says Chris.

The 2017 London Stationery Show will take place at the Business Design Centre on 25 – 26 April.  Stationery suppliers interested in finding out more about exhibiting should contact Pam or Hazel on 020 8462 0721, or email hazel@firstevents.com.


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