This is a product/service design competition open to new stationery suppliers looking to break into the dynamic, design-led stationery market.
The competition aims to find up to 12 winners to showcase at the Stationery Show London, which runs on 30 April and 1 May at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
The Stationery Show London is specialist trade show, offering a fantastic range of writing and paper products which attract the UK’s biggest retailers and most influential buyers and brands in the sector. The show creates a specific display area in the show for the LaunchPad competition winners to present their ideas to visitors.
The competition this year will be judged by four leading names from the stationery sector, all of whom are successful entrepreneurs in their own right - so their feedback on the entries and choice of who goes forward to be awarded a free exhibition stand will be worth following! The judges this year are:
Sarah Sibley - founder of fashion stationery online store Got2Jot
Michael Owen - co-founder of UK stationery distributor Lime Stationery & Art
Penny Green - director Retail & Wholesale Europe for kikki-K
Jamie Mitchell - co-founder and director of illustration & quirky design-led gifts store Ohh Deer
Kaushal Shah - founder of carbon neutral paper supplier Paper Plus Europe
Their task will be to find up to 12 products or services they think are of true interest to the stationery industry and their huge number of stationery loving consumers.
The closing date for entries is: 28 February 2019
Before you enter, please read the entry requirements below.
The LaunchPad competition is open to any company which, or individual who: