2018 London Exhibitors
A Gift From the Gods Abrams & Chronicle Books Allsorted Amodex AT Cross BrownTrout Publishers Bruce Douglas Marketing Busy B C Josef Lamy Carpe Diem Castelli Diaries Cathedral Products UK Cathian Leather Goods Charfleet Book Bindery Chee Wah Corporation Berhad Colart Fine Art & Graphics Collins Debden Colman Group Daler Rowney DKL Marketing Eaglemoss EastWest Europe eco-eco Stationery Edding Enveco Envelopes Esposti Exaclair Flame Tree Publishing Fresh LLC Fringoo GBA Pen Genie GO Stationery Hainenko Hardie Grant UK Ire-Tex Premier India Jakar International Jet Tec International JPT Europe JWS Europe Keycraft Kuretake Laura Stoddart Leuchtturm1917 UK Lime Stationery & Art LSM Luxor UK Manuscript Pen Maped Helix Museums & Galleries Mustard My Pretty Circus Newell Rubbermaid Notable Designs Nuco International Nukkias Opus UK Otima Grafica Pentel Stationery Peter Pauper Press Pomegranate Europe Portico Designs Postsafe Premier Stationery Products Pukka Pads Reliable Source Root & Seed Royal Talens Sadipal Arconvert SA Santoro Graphics Ltd Semikolon Shachihata Europe Sinclairs Sloane Stationery Stabilo International Staedtler UK Stone Marketing Strawberry Design & Marketing Studio Pens/Kaweco teNeues Publishing UK Ltd Thames & Hudson Tiger Stationery TOMA Toscana Carte Pregiate Trodat UK uni-ball West Design Products Weveel Zebra Pen UK ZIPIT Europe

Why visit

The London Stationery Show is a 2 day stationery extravaganza at the Business Design Centre where you will 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.

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 LSS16 - Show overviewnew 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.

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

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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, lss_16_d274NPW/Moleskine


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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My Favourite Things

Posted on 5th March 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam

Pen2Paper magazine asked London Stationery Show founder, Chris Leonard-Morgan, to name his six favourite stationery items.  

This is his list…

1 Parker 51 fountain pen  img40
I don’t use it all the time but do whenever possible for handwritten letters and cards, and for signing important documents, letters and contracts.
My mother gave me the pen many years ago for passing a particular exam, and I have believed in the importance of handwritten communications ever since.  There are many wonderful, beautifully designed pens on the market today…it’s a real feel good product and must-have accessory for both men and women!




2 Smythson Panama notebook
My daughter is responsible for this particular indulgence which accompanies me everywhere, including meetings and exhibitions. It’s pocket sized and very flexible – like the Panama hat! – and of course very convenient to use.  It is home to many of my best ideas, as well as some of the more far fetched and insane!





3 Campo Marzio desk organiser  img34
I discovered Campo Marzio in London’s Piccadilly, and have been a fan ever since.  They are an Italian design-led company (aren’t all Italian companies?) with very smart stores around the world and sell beautiful multicoloured leather goods and writing instruments.  Funnily enough, this item was also given to me by my daughter in an attempt to help me organise if not my life, then at least my desk a bit better – it is still work in progress!




img424 Faber-Castell pencils
It is amazing how many people like writing with a pencil, and I am one of them.  I use a lot of Faber-Castell’s, and had the pleasure of meeting the late Count Anton von Faber-Castell and telling him so. I am also a fan of Caran d’Ache and their products…both are very fine, family run businesses.





5 M&M’s giant paperclips
The bigger the paperclip, the less likely you are to lose the papers! This one is proof positive of the power of branding and licensing, and its growing involvement in the stationery market. It puts FUN into the functional, and always makes me smile.

6 Samsung Galaxy S6
I couldn’t run my business without this wonderful product, which is a boon to many like me running a small business on the go and wanting to keep in touch with a far flung family, especially with photographs.

I don’t exactly lead the technology charge, but I am on a mission to prove that analogue and digital complement each other, and can comfortably
co-exist. Writing matters!

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Last Chance to enter 30 Under 30

Posted on 29th August 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam

Step forward, talented business people of the stationery world – your industry needs you!Nominate yourself or one of your team by the end of August…

The 30 Under 30 Awards will acknowledge the vital role the up-and-coming generation plays in keeping our industry vibrant, exciting and constantly pushing boundaries.


  • Profiles of the 30 Under 30 nominees will appear in the Autumn/Winter issue of Stationery Matters, in a section dedicated to recognizing those who demonstrate creativity, commitment and passion in their given roles within the market.
  • Nominees will be assessed by a panel of four judges:  Mark Janson-Smith, Managing Director of independent retailer Postmark, Ruth Burgess, Senior Stationery Buyer of B&M Retail Ltd, Wendy Vickery, Marketing Manager of Pentel (Stationery) Ltd and Julia Faiers, Editor of Stationery Matters.
  • The magazine’s readers include key buyers, retailers, wholesalers and recruiters in the stationery industry, so it’s your chance to get noticed by the people that countIn addition, the initiative will be featured in a display at the Manchester Stationery Show.  The display will feature details of each of the nominees and why they were nominated, highlighting those awarded special praise by the judges.
  • The nominees will also be invited to attend Manchester’s After-Show drinks party which takes place on the first evening of the show, with the judges’ star choices being awarded a 30 Under 30 trophy and personal prize.


  • Enter yourself, or nominate someone.
  • You must submit your entry before the end of August.
  • It is free to enter the 30 Under 30 Awards.


You will find the online entry form on the Stationery Matters website:www.stationerymatters.news or


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