Following on from its success last year at both the London and Manchester Stationery Shows, the LaunchPad competition is returning this year – and entries for the capital’s spring show are now being accepted.
Entering its third incarnation, LaunchPad will look to support companies and individuals in their efforts to break into the growing stationery industry. Searching for 12 winners with fresh ideas in stationery services/products, the competition awards businesses and individuals with an opportunity to strut their stuff at the London Stationery Show.
London and Manchester show event manager, Hazel Fieldwick, shared, “We’d love the whole industry to share the details of this opportunity to encourage new blood into stationery. There are plenty of opportunities for those with innovative ideas and enthusiasm.
“The two trade shows are currently the only dates in the stationery industry calendar where so many key suppliers and retailers come together, so they are the perfect platforms for this type of initiative. We’re looking forward to reviewing all the entries.”
The London show, commencing 24 April and lasting two days, will feature two previous LaunchPad winners: My Pretty Circus from Frankfurt and luxury gift wrap supplier Paper Mirchi (who has notably just been shortlisted for the ‘Gift of the Year 2018’ awards).
LaunchPad is open to any individual or company who:
- has not exhibited at either Stationery Show beforehand
- has the rights to sell the featured range/service
- does not currently sell the featured items through any UK national retail accounts/distributors in the stationery retail sector
Prizes will include a free display space at the show and the opportunity to enter the Stationery Awards 2018. All the winners will get substantial exposure to all the UK’s leading retailers and suppliers visiting the show and will receive PR and marketing support from the London Stationery Show team.
The closing date for entries is 9 February 2018.