London Stationery Show has announced its annual Stationery Awards are now open for entries, and will include new regional retailer awards.
The Stationery Awards aim to recognise and benchmark good practice and innovation in the retail stationery sector, recognising manufacturers, retailers and rising talent.
The Retailer Awards are open to all retailers who sell stationery as part of their offering.
The categories this year are designed to reward independent retailers across the country, with awards for the Best Independent Retailer in the South, the Midlands and the North.
The Stationery Awards will include an award for the Best High Street Retailer, and the organisers are encouraging everyone in the industry to start nominating.
Retailers can enter themselves or be nominated by agents, account managers or suppliers.
“Now is the time to reward your team and get noticed – don’t miss out!” says London Stationery Show event manager Hazel Fieldwick.
All entries can be completed online at www.stationeryawards.co.uk. The entry deadline is 11 March.
The Product Awards are once again open to all suppliers, not just London Stationery Show exhibitors, and categories include:
All shortlisted products will be showcased at the front of London Stationery Show from 21 - 22 April at the Business Design Centre in Islington, so it’s an invaluable opportunity to have products seen first by leading retailers visiting the show.
The Awards organisers have announced they will recognise rising talent in 2020 with a new Rising Star Award. This is an opportunity to reward someone for their work in the stationery industry. From entrepreneurs to dedicated team workers, anyone who demonstrates their passion for their business and shows creativity, innovation and commitment can be entered. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by a colleague.
Also in the Rising Talent category, the Stationery Designer of the Year Award, supported by a leading UK manufacturer, is a unique opportunity for a budding stationery designer to work with an experienced production and sales team and see their ideas taken into production and delivered to retailers throughout the UK. The organisers are calling on designers to enter now for the chance to see their designs brought to life.
The Awards are judged by leading industry players, with the shortlists announced just before the show. The winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony taking place on first evening of London Stationery Show, Tuesday 21 April.
Online entry forms for all categories are open now at www.stationeryawards.co.uk.
The deadline for all entries is 11 March.