LaunchPad competition opens for entries

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LaunchPad winners at London Stationery Show 2019
LaunchPad winners at London Stationery Show 2019

LaunchPad, the competition to find and support new stationery suppliers looking to break into the stationery industry, returns to London Stationery Show 2020 and is now open for entries.


London Stationery Show is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to writing and paper products. The annual trade show attracts the UK’s biggest retailers, brands and influential buyers in the stationery sector. The show is an important moment in the industry’s calendar, where key suppliers and retailers come together, making it the perfect platform for this initiative.


LaunchPad gives winners the chance to showcase their products at London Stationery Show, alongside the top brands in the industry. Entrants need to put their idea and a product sample forward to be in with a chance of winning a free exhibition stand at the 2020 show, which takes place 21 - 22 April 2020.


The competition will be judged by leading names and retailers from the stationery sector, who will be looking for products they think will grab the interest of the industry and stationery-loving consumers.


LaunchPad is open to any company which, or individual who:

  • Has not previously appeared at Stationery Shows in London or Manchester
    • Has the rights to sell the featured product
    • Does not currently sell the featured product through any UK national retail accounts or distributors in the stationery retail sector


2020 marks London Stationery Show’s 10th birthday, and LaunchPad winners will receive a free display space at the milestone show, a listing on the show’s website and in the Show Guide. All winners receive fantastic exposure to the UK’s leading retailers and suppliers visiting the show, as well as free PR and marketing support from the show team.

Bristol-based sustainable stationery company VENT for Change, a winner in 2019, returns as a fully fledged exhibitor in 2020. Other notable successes include Clipmatic, Paper Mirchi, Back Pocket Notebook, Peace & Blessings and Treewise Pencils.


The closing date for entries is 27 January 2020. Hopefuls can enter at

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