Record start to 2016 Stationery Show stand sales
Exhibitor bookings for next year’s new-look London Stationery Show have got off to a record start, following this year’s successful event at the Business Design Centre in April.
70% of the space at this year’s exhibition has been sold in the first six weeks.
“The Stationery Show is set for a fifth consecutive year of growth” says organiser Chris Leonard-Morgan.
“It’s the go-to show for a large and growing number of buyers and suppliers who love the focus on stationery and writing products, the friendly feel-good atmosphere and that it is so easy to shop. If you’re not here, you’re missing out!”
This year’s exhibition attracted the leading buyers from across the retail spectrum, from stationery and gift boutiques to multiples, department stores, supermarkets and online retailers.
“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place” said Katy Golden, category manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct
Other visitors included Achica, Aldi Foodstores, Amazon, Anthropologie, Asda, ASOS, B&M Retail, Bentalls, BIZ Stationery, British Library, British Museum, Bureau Direct, Camerons Department Stores, Cass Art, Cath Kidston, Clarks Stationers, Club Group, Colemans, Costco, Cowling & Wilcox, Cult Pens, Disney Corporation, English Heritage, Europens, Fenwick, Findel Education, Fortnum & Mason, Foyles, Freud Museum, Harrods, Historic Royal Palaces, Hobbycraft, Imperial College, Imperial War Museum, Jarrolds, JH Lorimer, John Lewis, John Smith & Son, Lidl UK, London Graphic Centre, London School of Economics Students’ Union, London Zoo, Monsoon Accessorize, Moonpig, National Gallery, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, Ocado, Open University Students Union, Oxford Campus Stores, Paperchase, Paperwaits t/a Osborne Stationers, Penfriend, Pilotfish, Post Office, Postmark, Pullingers, Quill London, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal National Theatre, Ryman, Sainsbury’s, Scholastic UK, Science Museum, Scribbler, Selfridges, Southbank Centre, Staples, Student Central, TK Maxx, Tesco, The Conran Shop, The Pen Shop, The Range, The Stationery & Gift Boutique, Tiger Pens, Trago Mills, University of Essex, University of Oxford, University of the Arts London, UOE, Urban Outfitters, VOW Retail, Waterstones, Websters, WHSmith, Wyevale Garden Centres.
“Portico Designs exhibited for the first time this year and we were so impressed we have booked a stand double the size for 2016. The show is perfect for meeting new and existing customers, we had a constant stream of visitors to our stand over the two days” says managing director, Simon Harrison
The 2016 London Stationery Show will take place on 26-27 April at the Business Design Centre during National Stationery Week (25 April – 1 May). World Stationery Day is on Wednesday, 27 April.
Posted on 19th June 2015 by Hazel Fieldwick