The Manchester Stationery Show is a brand new two day stationery extravaganza at the Victoria Warehouse in Old Trafford at the end of October. Designed to complement, both in timing and geography its elder sister, the successful London Stationery Show; Manchester is already developing its own ‘industrial chic’ style, partly to do with the venue – but also the time of year and the retail run up to Christmas.
Much has been said about the so called ‘Millennial generation’, but what are the facts about…
4th September, 2017
The Manchester Stationery Show is a brand new 2 day stationery extravaganza taking place at the Victoria Warehouse in Old Trafford. Designed to complement, both in timing and geography its elder sister, the successful London Stationery Show; Manchester is already developing its own style which is partly to do with our chosen venue – industrial chic here we come – but also the time of year.
So, if you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. Look out for some amazing last minute deals for Christmas, but most importantly get ahead on your planning for the 2018 spring/summer season! There is nothing else like it. It’s where fashion meets function.
The Manchester Stationery Show offers buyers a great selection of writing and paper products with everything from the everyday to high end. It’s easy to see what’s new 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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The Manchester Stationery Show is the new, younger sister to the successful London Stationery Show which is an established part of the stationery industry year. This new show for Manchester aims to emulate much of what London has to offer, but in its own way and making the most of its ‘industrial chic’ venue and the time of year.
The Manchester Stationery Show will provide a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector, particularly those based in the Midlands and the North.
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 attend the Stationery Shows because it they are focused and they can see more writing and paper products and brands than at any other UK exhibition, all in one place. Many of our exhibitors do not show at any other UK events.
“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” commented Catherine Snell, UK senior account manager, NPW/Moleskine about the London Stationery Show.
WHO VISITS? (examples taken from this year’s London Stationery Show attendee list)
Amazon Anthropologie Arcadia Group Ltd Asos.com Austin & Co B & M Retail B.S. Sales Barbican Stationers Bartrums & Co Ltd Bentalls Plc Between The Lines Ltd Biz+ Stationery Superstores Blenheim Palace Bricknells Stationery British Museum Co Ltd Bureau Direct Cass Art Clintons Colemans Coombe Stationers & Printers Ltd Costco Wholesale (UK) Ltd Cowling and Wilcox Ltd Disney Corporation Eason Ltd Egan Reid Stationery Co Ltd Everything Office Ltd F B Jesper & Son Ltd Fenwick Foyles Gales of Llangollen Glyph Retail Ltd Hallmark Cards Harrods Hobbycraft Imperial War Museum Inspitalfields Ltd ITV Studios J Howells Stationers Jarrolds John Lewis plc John Smith & Son Kent County Supplies kikki.K Liberty Plc Londis News R Us London Graphic Centre London Zoo Lorimers LPC Stationers Lyreco M & G Presents Macmillan Children’s Books Madame Tussauds London Mailboxes Etc Mall Galleries Trading Ltd Mamas & Papas Ltd Moonpig Munns of Gravesend National Gallery National Theatre Natural History Museum New Look Norwich University of the Arts notonthehighstreet.com Ocado Office Club Office Depot Office Friendly Dealer Association Office Hut Services Ltd Officepoint (Guernsey) Ltd OfficeTeam Ltd Open University Paperchase Products Ltd Paperwaits Ltd T/A Osborne Stationers Pilotfish Trading Ltd Post Office Postmark Pulp Queen Mary Student Union Quill London Radley & Co Royal Academy of Arts Royal Festival Hall Royal Horticulture Society Ryman Ltd Sainsburys Science Museum Scribbler Holdings Ltd Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd Smythson Of Bond Street Something Special Stationery Cupboard Student Facilities Services, UCC T & G Allan Ltd T K Maxx Tesco The British Museum Co. The Consortium The National Trust The Pen & Paper Stationery Co The Range The SQL Workshop Ltd The Stationery Cupboard The Stationery Emporium The White Company The Works Stores Ltd Tiger Pens Tindalls Topshop Toys R Us Ltd UK Greetings University of Arts London University Of Essex University of London University Of Oxford Urban Outfitters V O W Retail Ltd W H Smith Ltd Walt Disney Stores Warners Group Publications plc Waterstones Wilko … and many others including stationery boutiques, gift and card shops, visitor attractions, dealers, art and craft shops, booksellers, online retailers, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, department stores and supermarkets.
“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place,” commented Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct, about this year’s London show.Find out more...
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
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
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!
4 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!
The H.E.N.R.Y’s are coming! Retailers are you ready?
Posted on 4th September 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam
Much has been said about the so called ‘Millennial generation’, but what are the facts about them, what makes them the H.E.N.R.Y’S of today and tomorrow and will they be buying stationery?
Phil Pond of trend forecasters Scarlet Opus will be tackling how this group of consumers are different, in ways that have never happened before, and how understanding their expectations and influence over all consumer age groups will help retailers recognize how to win their custom.
His presentations, on both days of the Manchester Stationery Show, will also look at how the stationery industry can work in harmony with the digital world to grow business, and he will review fashion and design trends to identify those that will work well for stationery and are worth investing in.
“This year the most popular design style for Christmas will be a very traditional, handcrafted, rustic and natural look. We’ve called the style ‘Homeland’ and we will share details that will inspire and inform Christmas merchandising and window displays,” promises Phil.
Phil will be speaking at the new Manchester Stationery Show which runs on Tuesday and Wednesday, 31 October & 1 November, at the Victoria Warehouse in the Old Trafford area of Manchester. Visitors can register by clicking here.
Phil will be joined by High Street and retail commentator, Michael Weedon, Giftware Association chair and independent retail consultant Henri Davis and Tracey Bearton, editor of leading trade title Greetings Today. A full speakers programme for the show, with confirmed timings, will be published in September.
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