The third edition of LaunchPad hopes to find and support talented individuals and brands who want to break into the vibrant stationery sector by offering them free stand space at London Stationery Show 2018.
LaunchPad London is looking for up to 12 individuals or companies with exciting new ideas for products or services for the stationery industry to enter the competition and try their hand at winning a free stand at the 2018 London Stationery Show.
The closing date for entries is 9 February 2018.
Winning entries will get the chance to display their ideas and products on their free stand at the annual specialist trade show, which attracts the UK’s biggest retailers, influential buyers and brands in stationery.
The LaunchPad winners’ zone has been a highlight for visitors to the previous two shows in London and Manchester respectively. This new initiative has, since its first outing in April 2017, showcased 18 talented new hopefuls.
“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,” comments the London and Manchester stationery shows event manager, Hazel Fieldwick.
“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 platform for this type of initiative. We’re looking forward to reviewing all the entries.”
The London show will also feature two previous LaunchPad winners who the show team felt deserved further support; Frankfurt-based My Pretty Circus, a ‘wrap & writing’ company run by Maythe Stavermann, and luxury giftwrap supplier Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., run by Rani Moochhala, who launched her range at the Manchester Stationery Show and who has recently been shortlisted for the Gift of the Year 2018 awards.
The LaunchPad competition is open to any company which, or individual who:
● Has not exhibited at either the London or Manchester Stationery Shows previously
● Has the rights to sell the featured product/range/service
● Does not currently sell the featured product/range/service through any UK national retail accounts or 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 receive unbeatable exposure to all the UK’s leading retailers and suppliers visiting the show, plus invaluable PR and marketing support from the London Stationery Show team.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 9 February 2018. The entry form can be found on the London Stationery Show website www.stationeryshow.co.uk.