LaunchPad is a competition open to new stationery suppliers looking to break into the dynamic, design-led stationery market with a new product or service. The competition aims to find up to 12 winners to showcase at the exhibition.


The London Stationery Show is a 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. There is a specific display area at the show for the LaunchPad competition winners to present their ideas to visitors.

Each year the competition is judged by leading names from the stationery sector. In 2019 all our judges were successful entrepreneurs in their own right - so their feedback on the entries and choice of who was awarded a free exhibition stand was worth following! They were:

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

To find out more about each of our judges Click Here

The judges are tasked to pick out the products or services from the competition entries they think are of true interest to the stationery industry and its huge number of stationery loving consumers.


To find out who won in 2019 click here!


Check back here in November for details on how to enter LaunchPad 2020.