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


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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