Stationery Show expands to meet exhibitor demand
Since its launch in 2011, the number of stands at the London Stationery Show has doubled and it has trebled in size. With the ground and mezzanine levels now fully booked for the first time, the show is expanding onto the gallery of the Business Design Centre to meet growing exhibitor demand for space.
This year’s show represents over 300 brands and suppliers and 1000s of products from around the world, all in one place. It offers the stationery industry a unique platform to showcase product and is the UK’s most important event for writing and paper products. Last year it attracted visitors from 36 countries.
“Next month’s London Stationery Show is the sixth and biggest yet,” says exhibition director Chris Leonard-Morgan.
“Writing and paper products have universal appeal and these days can be found in pretty much every retail channel and type of store there is,” comments Chris. “You only need to look at our visitor list to see they complement so many different types of products, so whether the offer is led by a focus on craft, lifestyle, fashion, books, gifts, jewellery, homewares or garden, there is a range of stationery that will fit beautifully into that offer.”
Visitor registrations to date include such well known names as Achica, Amazon, Asos, Austin & Co, B & M Retail, Bartrums, Bentalls, Black Country Museum, Blenheim Palace, British Museum, Bureau Direct, Cass Art, Cath Kidston, Choosing Keeping, Club Group, Colemans, Costco, Cowling and Wilcox, Cult Pens, Eastbourne Heritage Centre, Evo Group, Fenwick, Findel Education, Foyles, Gardners Books, Got 2 Jot, Groupon UK, Harrods, Historic Royal Palaces, Hobbycraft, Hoopers, Imperial College Union, Imperial War Museum, ITV, J Ruddock, Jarrold & Sons, Jespers of Harrogate, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, London Graphic Centre, London School of Economics Students’ Union, Merlin Entertainments, Monsoon Accessorize, National Gallery, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, Office Club, Office Depot, OfficeTeam, Osborne Stationers, Paperchase, Paper Ducks, Pedlars, Pen & Paper, Pen to Paper, Penfax, Postmark, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Royal Museums Greenwich, Ryman, Sarah Hurley, Scholastic UK, Scribbler, Scriptum Fine Stationery, Spicers, Spotlight Stationery, Staples Advantage, Tesco, The Pen Shop, The Stationery & Gift Boutique, Tiger Pens, Trago Mills, V O W Retail, V&A and WHSmith.
“The exhibition has grown in size every year for the last five years. There are more than sixty new exhibitors to date at this year’s show, visitor registrations are up on this time last year and there are lots of exciting things happening out there,” confirms Chris. “Stationery is hot, and writing is cool!”
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW for free entry to the show.
Posted on 10th March 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam