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

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.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’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.

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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, 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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Write Size making all the right headlines

Posted on 22nd August 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam

Since its appearance on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den recently, Write Size has been inundated by retailers and press to learn more about their unique stationery concept.

Broadcast to 3.4m people, the Midlands based innovators went head-to-head with the notorious entrepreneurs on the BBC Two programme, when they pitched their revolutionary product which aims to make writing easier for children to learn.

Write Size has developed a range of pencils to scale for children aged two years to 10+ in an attempt to make handwriting less daunting, easier to learn and more enjoyable amongst children as a result.

The concept was originally brought to life in 2012 by Ross Williams, after watching his young children struggling to learn to write with a tool which was not in proportion to their hands.  Since the programme aired the team have seen the demand for their product range grow and increased interest from leading and independent stationers in the UK.

Moreover, the concept has attracted industry accolades; a Small Business Sunday Award, a nomination in the Express and Star Business Innovation awards and operations manager Surlender Pendress has been recognised with a ‘Woman in Business’ prize by leading business woman and retail expert Jacqueline Gold.

The successes keep mounting up despite the dismissive comments of Peter Jones and Deborah Meadon, with Write Size products now being launched in a number of retailers across the UK including Webbs Garden Centres, LPC Stationers, Ruddocks of Lincoln and national retailer Rymans. Products are already available in New Zealand and the Middle East.

The company is steadily building a reputation for its products that inspire young and old alike to take a fresh look at what writing instruments should be used to teach a fundamental skill. With the Back to School campaign well under way, Write Size are now focused on the run up to Christmas 2016.

Surlender is ambitious for the company and sees an opportunity for Write Size to be the face of a writing revolution worldwide, saying, “Consider this, would you give a five-year-old an adult cricket bat, a full size trumpet or an adult sized meal? The list goes on and on with comparisons being made across all sections of daily life.

“Around 14 billion pencils are sold yearly, yet they only come in one size – the right size for adults’ hands. And yet a five year old’s hands are 50 per-cent smaller than an adult’s. Clearly this makes a pencil feel twice as long as it does to us, creating discomfort.

“It became apparent to me that the only product not manufactured to meet the specific needs of a child is a pencil. This is a key tool they use at an important time in their lives. Children are even taught on seats and desks that are in proportion to their arms and legs. It just doesn’t make any sense.”

The Write Size team believe that the recent plaudits and accolades add weight to the viability of its concept.

“Even though we didn’t receive investment from the Dragons’ Den, our experience on the programme has been a real eye opener and we have taken the feedback on board. We are approaching a very exciting time with the product and brand. Who knows where this will lead us,” concludes Surlender.

For more information:  www.writesize.co.uk


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