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Sponsors announced for 2015 Stationery Week

Notebooks revealed as the sponsors of next year’s National Stationery Week and Get Britain Writing campaign

National Stationery Week is a celebration of the written word and all things stationery, and is organised by the London Stationery Show. This year’s event generated millions of pounds worth of media coverage and reached over 20 million consumers with the message that writing by hand is important and has a vital part to play in personal communications, even in a digital world.

Adrian Ellis, general manager of Maped Helix said the historic firm was delighted to be part of the campaign. He said: “National Stationery Week is a wonderful campaign. With Maped Helix known for the quality of its stationery products which last the test of time, we were keen to be involved with this fantastic event and are delighted to be a sponsor.”

Zebra has been producing writing instruments since it was founded in Japan in 1897 and is one of the biggest pen manufacturers in the world. A company spokesperson said: "Here at Zebra, we have a diverse selection of writing instruments to suit everyone for any occasion. Zebra Pen UK is proud to again be one of the sponsors of National Stationery Week."

Sheaffer has built an unrivalled reputation for its writing products which have grown in popularity over the past 100 years.
Jasmine Jones, International Business Development Manager at Sheaffer, said: "Sheaffer prides itself on creating luxury products that encourage people to put pen to paper. "National Stationery Week does exactly the same thing and we are delighted to support it again in 2015."

Keith Matthews managing director of Nuco International says: “As a new sponsor to the campaign we are thrilled to be supporting such an exciting initiative. Through our market knowledge, innovation and enthusiasm the Nu: brand has successfully developed and grown over the past ten years, and we are looking forward to approaching National Stationery Week with the same passion.”

Kokuyo’s UK distributor Simon Stone of Stone Marketing Limited says: “Kokuyo are delighted to be part of this consumer campaign. The Japanese stationery brand has already made a huge impact in the UK market, and being part of the campaign will further resonate with consumers.”

The final name in the line-up is the diary and organiser brand Dodo Pad which, in 2015, celebrates and launches its 50th anniversary edition.
Rebecca Jay, managing director said “2015 is a very big year for Dodo Pad. We are very excited to be part of National Stationery Week and to support our other ‘Golden Jubilee’ celebrations in this way.”

National Stationery Week goes global

National Stationery Week has captured the imagination of stationery users and lovers not just in the UK, but around the world over the last three years with many saying they wished they had such an event in their own country.

As a result, Wednesday 29 April 2015 – the second day of the London Stationery Show and Day 3 of National Stationery Week - has been designated World Stationery Day. It will have its own identity and website, and will be promoted to consumers and the media worldwide, and on social media.
The message is the same, wherever you are in the world – writing matters, and is for ever.

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