2015 Stationery Award Winners Announced
A panel of five leading industry buyers reviewed over 250 new products at the London Stationery Show. The results were announced at the end of the first day of show, at a drinks reception attended by exhibitors and buyers.
The winning and commended products were:
Winner: SemiKolon Filing Tabs – SemiKolon
Commended: Noteshel – Noteshel
Commended: Walls Storage Box – Robert Frederick
Category: Diaries, Calenders & Organisers
Winner: A6 Day to View Diary – GO Stationery
Commended: Academic/Mid-Year Diary – Busy B
Commended: The Mesh Stripe Diary – FLB Group
Category: Notebooks & Journals
Winner: The Happily Ever Bendy Notebook – Lime Stationery & Art
Commended: Nuuna Glow In The Dark Notebook – Stone Marketing
Commended: The Bright Ideas Journal – Abrams & Chronicle
Category: Licensed Stationery
Winner: Woodland Trust Range – GO Stationery
Commended: The Kellogg’s A6 Notebook – Mad Stuff
Commended: The Kellogg’s A5 Journal – Mad Stuff
Category: Everyday Writing
Winner: Tombow Monograph Mechanical Pencil – Stone Marketing
Commended: The Stormy Grey Ink J Herbin – ExaClair
Commended: Schneider Slider Touch with Stylus – Stone Marketing
Winner: KOH I NOOR Magic Pencils – Lime Stationery & Art
Commended: The Clean Up Stationery Set – Legami
Commended: Enchanted Forest Colouring Book – Laurence King/Thames & Hudson
Category: Writing Instruments over £25
Winner: Lamy Studio Wild Rubin – C Josef Lamy
Commended: The Brass Sports Pens – Kaweco Pens
Commended: The Brass Liliput Pen – Kaweco Pens
Category: Social Stationery
Winner: The Original Crown Mill Writing Set – Lime Stationery & Art
Commended: Lotta Jansdotter Notecards – Quadrille
Commended: Triple Notecard Pack – The Art File
And finally, the Judges’ Award this year was given to Lime Stationery & Art, not just because their product range drives sales, but also because for smaller independents they offer a range of innovative and different products they would otherwise never be able to access.
The panel of judges this year were Pamela Cartwright, stationery buyer at Paperchase, Joanne Barber, of the Stationery & Gift Boutique, Bedfordshire, Katy Golden, category manager for stationery & gifts, at WHSmith Direct, Jo Irons, buying director of Bureau Direct and Abel Dos Santos, gifts and stationery buyer at Foyles Bookshop.
Henri Davis, independent retail advisor, who chaired the panel for the fifth year running commented:
“This is definitely the most exciting year so far for the Stationery Awards! We have seen a great cross-section of products and suppliers which makes the whole judging process very interesting for the judges.
“And yet again, the reaction of the judges to the products they see and their immediate determination to seek out suppliers after judging, proves that entering the Awards is an excellent way to get your product seen.”
The winner’s certificates were printed on sheepskin parchment from William Cowley, suppliers to the Royal Household and House of Commons, to commemorate the signing, on parchment, of the Magna Carta 800 years ago.
Posted on 29th April 2015 by Vanessa Fortnam