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Thirty Under 30 nominees announced

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Find out who’s been selected as an upcoming star of stationery in this brand new awards initiative.


The key to our industry’s future lies with the next generation of young professionals. Thirty Under 30 is a brand new awards initiative set up to identify and acknowledge these talented young people across the breadth of the industry. Nominations for the awards flooded in over the summer, revealing an exciting array of people under 30 shaking things up in the stationery industry.


Our judges were Wendy Vickery, marketing manager at Pentel UK, Mark Janson-Smith, managing director of independent retailer Postmark, Ruth Burgess, senior stationery buyer at B&M Retail Ltd and Julia Faiers, editor of Stationery Matters.


The judges ‘Thirty Under 30’ are:


  • Ross Adams, Niche Pens
  • Sophie Agar, Papier
  • Joshua Allsopp, OPI
  • Taymoor Atighetchi, Papier
  • Chloe Bayles, A Gift From The Gods
  • Claire Boyden, The Plan Den
  • Daniel Mark Carr, ColArt International
  • Bree Huxley, Think Trigg
  • Lianne Devonish, NPW Gifts
  • Emma Farley, A Cornish Geek
  • Christina Forman, Papier
  • Rebecca Gray, Rebecca Kathryn
  • Gemma Hayden, Quadrille
  • Chris Holden, Ajoto
  • Qusai Jafferji, Newmans Stationery Ltd.
  • Daniel Kanabar, Castlegate Stationery
  • Natalie Owen, Natalie Lea Owen
  • Berjo Mouanga, Berjo Creative
  • Florin Musteata, Welch & Tidy
  • Rebecca Ostrowski, Maped Helix
  • Jaymin Patel, Shop Inc
  • Emma Pearce, Hotchpotch
  • Jennifer Rea, Ink Monkey Art
  • Natalie Richardson, Mall Galleries
  • Chloe Sewell, Pictures and Presents
  • Nikki Strange, Nikki Strange
  • Sidonie Warren, Papersmiths
  • Adam Whittaker, ExaClair
  • Scott Woodward, Nemo Group
  • Mary Yusuf, Cocoon Home & Stationery


Find their full individual profiles, and what the judges thought about their achievements and potential, in the Autumn/Winter issue of Stationery Matters. Click here to request your FREE copy of the magazine.


Visit Manchester Stationery Show on 31 October and 1 November to discover the judges’ stand out nominees among the Thirty Under 30. They’re the ones to watch…

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