The finalists for the Stationery Awards 2020 have been revealed! Originally due to take place in April to coincide with London Stationery Show, the awards have been delayed this year due to the pandemic.

The Stationery Awards take place annually and benchmark good practice and innovation in the sector recognising manufacturers, retailers and rising talent. For 2020 the Product Awards returned alongside regional Retailer Awards and a brand new Rising Star Award, with over 350 entries received.

“It’s more important than ever to recognise the wealth of talent across the stationery sector and champion the industry” said Event Director, Alex Butler. “We want to thank everyone who entered for their patience whilst waiting for the shortlist to be announced. We're very excited to reveal the finalists!”


Ocean Media Group has announced it is working with London Stationery Show’s founder Chris Leonard-Morgan. 

Chris will work with Event Director Alex Butler as Special Advisor on the future development and direction of London Stationery Show. He is an acknowledged stationery champion, well known in the industry and a Liveryman and guide at the historic Stationers’ Company in the City of London.

“The team and I are so pleased to be working with Chris” said Alex. “We’re very much looking forward to what the future holds for London Stationery Show and know that Chris’ experience and knowledge of the market will prove invaluable in driving the show forward.”

For more information on London Stationery Show or to find out how you can get involved visit or contact the team at

Top Drawer On Demand Launched

Design-led retail and interiors show, Top Drawer, has announced the launch of Top Drawer On Demand; a unique digital platform giving retailers, designers and contract buyers unrivalled access to new products from a selection of curated design-led brands, as well as original seminar content from some of the industry’s favourite names.

Starting from the 1st September, registered buyers will have the ability like never before to search for products and brands through virtual showrooms, as well as connect with them through a host of tools such as live chat, appointment requests and video calls.

Show Director, Alejandra Campos said: “In a time when retailers, designers and brands need our support more than ever before, we’re thrilled to be bringing our community a month-long opportunity to make meaningful connections and do business. As stores continue to return to full operation, we wanted to ensure that our audience didn’t fell restricted or rushed in accessing content, instead able to discover exciting brands, exclusive product launches and insightful seminar sessions whenever suits them best through Top Drawer On Demand.”


Hyve Group is pleased to announce Autumn Fair @ Home, Glee Gathering and Fashion Together (comprising Pure, Pure Origin, Moda and Scoop), three completely virtual forums happening this September.

These forums will provide exhibitors and attendees with the opportunity to showcase and discover new products, engage with suppliers via “The Virtual Showroom”, and hear market leading content from retailers and trend forecasters on what 2021 may hold for the industry and how they can kick-start their own sales now.

The event teams behind Autumn Fair, Glee, Pure, Pure Origin, Moda and Scoop believe that these virtual forums are a key part in their new “Refuelling Retail” initiative. This brand-new initiative calls for all market players to refuel the retail industry after a challenging first eight months of 2020. Autumn Fair @ Home, Glee Gathering and Fashion Together will be non-commercial events allowing existing customers to participate at no additional cost aiming to connect the industry this autumn as all national and international retail trade exhibitions had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.