Why exhibit

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, lss_16_d274NPW/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.

Click here to view 2017 video.

Click here to receive floorplan and details of costs.

How to exhibit

If you are interested in finding out more about exhibiting at the 2017 Manchester Stationery Show, simply fill out the form below and we will send you more details and a floorplan.

Exhibitor Information Request Form


Marketing support

Exhibitors at the Manchester Stationery Show are supported by a comprehensive package of marketing activities and visitor promotions.

This includes social media, trade advertising, PR, direct mail, visitor invitations, the exhibition website and digital marketing.

Exhibitors receive free listings on the exhibition website and in the show preview and official event guide, inclusion in press information, the show logo for use on their website and in emails and access to invitation emails to send to customers.  All these details and relevant contacts and copy deadlines are covered in the show’s PR and Marketing Guide which is made available to all exhibitors.

PLUS the opportunity to include new products FREE in the news pages on the exhibition website and on the New Product Showcase at the exhibition, adding even more value to their participation.

Exhibiting made easy

It pays to exhibit and go all-inclusive at the Manchester Stationery Show.

It is easy and cost effective to exhibit with all-inclusive, ready-built stand packages provided to leave you with more time to concentrate on your customers.STShow15_175

The emphasis is on value for money and efficient use of your time. As a guide, the cost of a 6 square metre stand is £2,040 plus VAT and includes meeting table and chairs, lighting, nameboard, stand cleaning, security, porters to help move products to and from your stand and many marketing opportunities to raise your profile.

Bigger, and smaller, stands are available at a pro-rata rate.

Stationery Awards

The prestigious Stationery Awards are judged by a panel of leading independent and multiple retailers on the first day of the London Stationery Show – Stationery Awards 2017 winnerentry is open to all exhibitors at the exhibition. All entries are displayed on the New Product Showcase at the front of the exhibition which greets visitors on arrival.

The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to achieve extensive PR coverage during and after the show, and enhance your reputation with buyers and retailers, as well as your own staff.

Following the 2017 Awards the Judges’ Panel chairman Henri Davis said, “It is great to see companies and brands being recognised at these awards, and the number of entries steadily climbing year on year.  The time is takes to enter, and the effort of providing samples, is far outweighed by the benefit of getting your product in front of a fantastic line up of buyers and seeing your product on the New Product Display at the show!”

The 2017 judges were Lindsey Kleinlercher, product director at award-winning gift and stationery chain, Between the Lines; Mary Wright, co-founder at Spotlight Stationery, the subscription service which specialises in premium brands and artisan stationery not commonly found on the high street; Sarah Turner, trading controller at leading UK stationery retailer WHSmith; Judy Bendall, head of retail at Blenheim Palace and Charlotte McCarthy, buyers assistant for greetings cards, gift wrap and seasonal events at John Lewis, who was also a judge last year

For more information call 020 7772 8641.

What exhibitors say at the London Stationery Show….

  • “Portico Designs exhibited for the first time this year and were so impressed that we have booked a stand double the size for 2016.  We had a constant stream of visitors over the two days” Simon Harrison, managing director, Portico Designs
  • “The right buyers were there, and they were there to buy stationery.  We couldn’t believe how many valuable contacts we made, and the volume of orders we took” Sarah Watts, owner, Two Little Boys
  • The Stationery Show was great and we were really pleased we attended” Rachel Woolley, marketing manager, Staedtler (UK)
  • “The Stationery Show was the best ever for us”  “The feel of the show has improved hugely from a couple of years ago” Nick Parry, head of art & craft, ExaClair
  • “What a fantastic show” Wendy Vickery, marketing manager, Pentel UK
  • “It’s great to have a focused, well planned London based retail show for our growing and diverse industry.  We had a great response” Stephen Fowler, retail sales manager, Castelli UK
  • “Moving to a larger hall was a bold move which clearly paid off” Reuben Utudjian, director, Mustard
  • “We received a fantastic response to our licensed stationery products and accessories, and will be exhibiting again next year” Sam Norman, stationery development manager, Pyramid International
  • “The Stationery show is a focused, intimate show that attracts both great brands and also 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, NPW/Moleskine