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


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.

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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

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, 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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Galison Announces Stationery Licensing Partnership With Christian Lacroix

Posted on 26th May 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam

Galison Publishing, which is distributed by Abrams & Chronicle Books in the UK and Europe, announced a partnership with iconic fashion house Christian Lacroix Paris to distribute stationery and paper gift products.

01276_b5_4SEASONS_FRONTGalison will partner with Lacroix’s design team in Paris and begin selling the autumn 2016 collection immediately. William Miller, president of Galison, said “We are thrilled to be joined in the creative process and selling of Lacroix stationery. We will bring our expertise in sales and manufacturing to create even more unique Lacroix products.”

Nicolas Topiol, ceo Christian Lacroix, said “We are excited to partner with Galison to further develop and expand our stationery line of products. Galison’s expertise and commercial reach will provide us with the opportunity to continue to build on our worldwide distribution and successful collections.”

“The acquisition of the Lacroix license into our family of designed and licensed gift products is part of Galison’s strategy to expand our offering across more product formats with elevated design focus and higher price points,” added William Miller. “Over the last few years, Galison has made significant upscale design changes to the line and will broaden assortments with ceramic trays, coaster sets and tea towels this fall.”

Galison products are already sold in Waterstones, Foyles, John Lewis and many other retailers while the Christian Lacroix Paris collection is stocked in department stores and luxury retailers including Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty.

 

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