Stationery award winners 2016

We take a look at the winners of this year’s London Stationery Show awards

A panel of six leading industry buyers reviewed more than 300 new products at this year's London Stationery Show.
The results were announced at the end of the show at a drinks reception attended by exhibitors and buyers.
The biggest winners in the Awards this year were Notable Designs, with two wins and three commendations, and Stone Marketing, which also had two wins and one commendation.
Henri Davis, vice-president of The Giftware Association, chairing the judging panel for the sixth time, said: "The judges were thrilled by the strength and diversity of the products entered this year."
The panel of judges this year were Joanne Barber, of the Stationery & Gift Boutique in Bedfordshire, and Abel Dos Santos, gifts and stationery buyer at Foyles Bookshop. They were joined by Charlotte McCarthy, stationery buyer for John Lewis, Suzanne Hack, procurement and category manager at London Graphic Centre, Louisa Brenton, gift and stationery buyer of Bentalls, Fenwick Kingston and Lucy Edmonds, owner of Quill London.

Novelty Winner:
Stone Marketing - MT Masking Tape Commended: West Designs - Lego Ruler
Commended: EGG NOG/Stone Marketing - London Colour in Tablecloth

Licensing Winner: GMC - Mibo Jungle Invites
Commended: Go Stationery - The Time Garden notebook
Commended: GMC - Are you that tall

Gift Packaging (New category this year)
Winner: The Original Funky Mailing Bag Company - Snowman mailing bags
Commended: Perfectly Wrapped - Packaging boxes
Commended: Buntbox - Handbag box

Filing
Winner: Go Stationery - Candy Storage Range
Commended: Stone Marketing - Loqi Pockets
Commended: Notable Designs - Penco Storage Container

Diaries & Organisers
Winner: Mums Office - Christmas Book
Commended: Leuchtturm 1917 - Leuchterm Planner
Commended: Go Stationery - This is my Year

Everyday Writing Winner: Notable Designs - Penco Brass Pencil
Commended: Pilot Pens - Frixion Colours
Commended: Manuscript Pen Co - Callicreative DuoTip

Writing Instruments over £25
Winner: Notable Designs - Blackwing Pencils
Commended: Manuscript Pen Co - Calligraphy Artist Sets
Commended: GBA - Silver Bullet Pen

Social Stationery Winner: Portico Designs - Pineapple Boxed Notecards
Commended: Lime Stationery & Art - Original Crown Mill Cutlery Notecards
Commended: Portico Designs - Bee Notecards

Desk Accessories (New category this year)
Winner: Lime Stationery & Art - Kohinoor Desk Sharpener
Commended: Notable Designs - Penco Carrytite
Commended: I Find You - I Find You App locator

Notebooks & Journals Winner: Stone Marketing - Nuuna Pearl Pink Notebook
Commended: Notable Designs - Midori Mo Notebook
Commended: Turnaround Publishing - Cockatoo Storage Notebook

The Judges' Choice Award
The Judges' Choice Award is at the discretion of the judges and can be awarded to companies or products.
The Judges' Choice Award this year was given to a product; the Christmas Book planner created by Emma Fletcher of Mum's Office to recognise the individual passion and interest that had gone into creating it.

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