The National Stationery Week team are bursting at their pencil case seams with this year's all-star line-up. Maped Helix, Pentel, Snopake, Edding, Zebra and Staedtler are headlining the seven days of stationery and will be filling the week with exciting initiatives for both independent stationery retailers and stationery lovers alike. National Stationery Week is certainly back with a bang for 2023!
Posted: 4 April 2023
Devon based David & Charles bring home industry award again for 2023. David & Charles, the independent publishing house, started in Newton Abbot in 1960 now based in Exeter, have returned once more with 'Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year'. The Independent Publishers Guild awards were held on March 22nd at London's OXO Tower and brings publishers from across the country together to celebrate their success throughout the industry.
Posted: 30 March 2023
Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has announced the appointment of Kate Mason as Director of Marketing.
Kate brings a wealth of experience to the ACID team not only from her impressive credentials within the creative industries but also from her pioneering role leading The Big Draw, now a global organisation, helping children to recognise their creative soul through exploration and expression of ideas. Kate also brings her enthusiasm and passion for arts and crafts as Chair of the Society for Designer Craftsmen (SDC).
Posted: 29 March 2023
A collaboration between the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) The confederation of British Industries (CBI) and the Trade Association Forum (TAF) has published a Powerlist of women in trade associations to coincide with International Women's Day 2023 which features The CEO of the Giftware Association Sarah Ward. The list was compiled from over 200 nominations from the sector and a selection from the Trade Association Forum. CBI and FSB had the unenviable task of selecting the 100 women that make up the inaugural list.
Posted: 28 March 2023
Avenue Mandarine, part of the Exacompta-Clairefontaine Group has added a number of exciting new products to their creative ranges, which have been developed to engage youngsters in crafting activities. Lawrence Savage, Marketing Manager at ExaClair, says these new creative products offers hours of fun for children: "Crafting activities are well known to help young children develop fine motor skills and improves concentration in an imaginative and fun way."
Posted: 23 March 2023
The powerlist is a collaboration between FSB, CBI and the Trade Association Forum to celebrate and recognise inspirational women in the Association sector.
The list was compiled from over 200 public nominations, and a selection panel from the Trade Association Forum. The CBI and FSB had the unenviable task of selecting the 100 women that make up the inaugural list.
Nicola Bates, Chair of the Selection Panel and Strategy and External Affairs Director of the Portman Group said, "It has been a real pleasure to be able to bring the CBI, FSB and TAF together to champion the role of women in trade associations, celebrate their achievements and encourage the next generation of women into the association sector."
Posted: 22 March 2023
Manuscript Pen Company is excited to announce the introduction of new products this March. The new additions to the Manuscript portfolio will bring a fresh look and feel to our product lines, featuring modern designs and innovative materials. We are sure that our customers will be delighted with the new additions to our collection. From sleek and sophisticated writing instruments to modernized accessories, Manuscript Pen Company's new products will add a fresh touch to your writing experience. With a selection of colors, materials, and finishes, you will be spoilt for choice finding the perfect pen or accessory to make your writing experience unique.
Posted: 21 March 2023
The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), organisers of the Toy Fair, and The NPD Group announced their annual industry insights at Toy Fair 2023, held at Olympia London, from the 24th to 26th January. Against a challenging economic backdrop in 2022 that saw UK toy sales decline three percent to £3.6bn, it was traditional toy categories – plush (soft toys), building sets, action figures, and vehicles – which drove toy sales, with all four categories seeing positive growth during the year. The best performing category of 2022, plush (soft toys), up a significant 29% YoY, delivered exceptional results for the toy industry due to its popularity with a wide audience, and its collectability appeal.
Posted: 17 March 2023
Crafter's Companion is launching its brand-new Craft Club series exclusively available at www.qvcuk.com . Crafter's Companion made its QVC debut with founder and creative director, Sara Davies back in August 2022. The Craft Club, is a collection of monthly kits that includes all the supplies needed to create a craft project or learn a new creative technique. The first is a Memory Album Kit which will be available from the 1st of March until the 31st of March
Posted: 16 March 2023
After dozens of entries and a scrupulous round of judging, London Stationery Show are delighted to announce the six businesses who have won the annual LaunchPad competition. LaunchPad aims to shine a light on emerging businesses looking to break into the stationery industry and showcase their unique products to a wider audience. The opportunity allows the winners to exhibit alongside market-leading brands at London Stationery Show and meet top buyers visiting the UK's leading trade event dedicated to arts & crafts, greeting cards, paper products and writing instruments. The lucky winners also receive a range of marketing support, plus 50 per cent off a stand at London Stationery Show 2024
Posted: 14 March 2023