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Finalists revealed for first Retailer Stationery Awards

The Stationery Awards aim to recognise and benchmark good practice and innovation in the retail stationery sector. Each year Stationery Show London plays host to the prestigious Awards and this year, for the first time, the Stationery Awards have expanded to include five NEW Retailer Stationery Awards

Starting with just five key categories for stationery retailers to enter, the panel of seven judges each read and viewed all their material online and allocated their scores.

The first ever Retailer Stationery Award judges panel consisted of: Jane Reucroft, founder and Chloe Bayles, head of wholesale from A Gift From The Gods, Rebecca Saunders, independent retail & ecommerce consultant of Saunders Retail (and ex Not On the High Street/JLP Buyer), Kerri Middleton, managing director of Busy B, Michael Owen co-founder of Lime Stationery & Art, George Wilkinson, managing director of Nuco International and Gemma Bassett, Thirty Under 30 Star Choice and marketing manager of Sinclairs.

'We’d like to thank our judges for taking the time to review all the entries to our five new retailer categories,' said event manager, Hazel Fieldwick. 'It’s been fantastic to involve so many stationery experts in our Awards judging this year.

'Our congratulations go to all the finalists on being picked out, and we send our thanks to all the other companies and nominees who took the time to complete the entry forms – we appreciate your support!'

All the finalists are listed below. The winners will be revealed at the Stationery Awards evening on Tuesday 30 April, to which all the finalists will, of course, be invited.

Best Customer Initiative (Instore or Online)
  • Got2Jot: The corporate pop up experience - Bringing Fashion stationery direct to the workplace
  • Martha Brook: Stationery Social 2018
  • Postmark: 'Post it from the start of time' - Inhouse franking service, Postmark (Greenwich)
  • ScrawlrBox: The Scrawlr Challenge

Best POS/Merchandised Stationery Display
  • Papersmiths: Universe 
  • Postscript: Autumn/Winter 18/19, nominated by BusyB
  • Scriptum Fine Stationery Vincero 
  • Stationery Supplies: ‘Find Zen in your Zebra Pen’ 

New Store of the Year
  • Comme Glom - Online
  • Papersmiths Brighton and Papersmiths Chelsea

Best Non-Specialist Stationery Retailer
  • B&M RETAIL: Sinclairs
  • Little Paperie 
  • Paperchase: Spectrum Noir, nominated by Crafter's Companion
  • Papersmiths 
  • The Alphabet Gift Shop Ltd 

Best Specialist Stationery Retailer
  • Cult Pens
  • Martha Brook Ltd
  • Notable-Notebooks.com (Notable Collections S.L.U)
  • Penfax
  • Stationery Supplies
  • The Green Stationery Company



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