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


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.

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“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

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, 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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One amazing week for stationery

Posted on 7th May, 2015

7DaysV2Where does one even start to try and give a taste of what happened last week in the world – and I do mean world – of stationery which kicked off with the start of National Stationery Week on Monday, the London Stationery Show on Tuesday and the first World Stationery Day on Wednesday.

As the late, great Sir David Frost might have said, that was a week, that was!

It was by any standards an extraordinary few days for the stationery business and community which came together to talk about and promote the importance of writing by hand, and the great products we use to do it – retailers, suppliers, schools, teachers, the media and of course consumers ….you and me!

The emotional and physical buy in by all was amazing, and went way beyond just the draw of prizes in competitions and promotions.

RETAILERS such as Paperchase, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, WHSmith, Tesco, Smythson and B & M ran promotions and tweeted like crazy, as did many fabulous independent retailers across the UK and overseas including USA and New Zealand.

THE MEDIA talked about stationery, literally, on BBC Radio 2 on the Chris Evans and Steve Wright shows, and in print and on line in Stylist, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, the Independent, Express, Guardian and Sunday Mirror to mention just a few

SARAH MILLICAN and LAUREN LAVERNE were among high profilers who spread the love

BLOGGERS blogged

SCHOOL CHILDREN in Cumberland set out to write the world’s longest letter

YOU GOV research commissioned by National Stationery Week revealed that 97% of adults believe it is important that children are taught to write by hand at school

….and consumers and stationery addicts the world over used social media to talk about their love of all things stationery, and the importance and benefits of writing by hand in a digital age.

Phew…

Now for a closer look at some of those thousands of tweets which say it all!

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National Stationery Week a big hit with retailers and consumers

Posted on 15th July, 2015

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This year’s National Stationery Week, Get Britain Writing and Get Kids Writing campaign, organised by the London Stationery Show and sponsored by Dodo Pad, Kokuyo, Maped Helix, Nu:Notebooks, Sheaffer and Zebra Pen, achieved record levels of retailer and consumer engagement. It attracted millions of pounds worth of coverage, and had an OTS figure in excess of 60 million.

The event is now in its fifth year and saw major and independent retailers including  Paperchase, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Tesco and The Pen Shop getting involved in store, online and on social media with many running special promotions as the campaign has become a major sales opportunity for retailers.

NotebookRetailers came up with numerous ways to get involved with the week and boost footfall. John Lewis and Peter Jones gave goody bags to their first 250 customers in celebration of the first World Stationery Day, Paperchase had 10% off all purchases and others such as Fabriano Boutique in Covent Garden and The Country House Gift Company in Somerset ran poetry, drawing and writing competitions. Online retailer Euroffice arranged stationery collections for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Bureau Direct ran a £300 stationery hamper competition on World Stationery Day.

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IndependentA new initiative this year was to engage more with bloggers with many using the strapline “I’m a #NatStatWeek blogger” – comedian Sarah Millican and author Jill Mansell both confessed to their love of stationery on Twitter, and Chris Evans and guests talked stationery on his breakfast show on Radio 2, as did Steve Wright on his afternoon show.

Another major development on National Stationery Week was to partner with Cambridge University Press, underpinning the core values of the campaign, by promoting the importance of handwriting to children through a national handwriting competition. Over 7,000 entries were received from more than 100 schools. Elsewhere, hundreds of children from nine schools in Cumbria took the competition to the next level, as they set a new world record for the world’s longest letter at 4,800 metres long. This is currently being housed in the Lake District Visitor Centre and will be part of its Unesco 2016 bid.

YouGov research commissioned by National Stationery Week revealed that 92% of adults believe that writing by hand remains an important tool, and that 97% think it is important to teach handwriting to children in school, giving a new impetus to the campaign.

“National Stationery Week is driving the debate about the importance and relevance of writing by hand in a digital age, and championing stationery and writing products to the consumer” says organiser Chris Leonard-Morgan. “It’s where fashion meets function.”

Next year’s dates are 25 April – 1 May, with World Stationery Day on Wednesday 27 April. To become involved, email clm@firstevents.com  www.nationalstationeryweek.com

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