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Retailer Categories closing date extended to 1 March

Good news for all retailers who sell stationery – you have another two weeks to get your entries in for the inaugural Retailer Stationery Awards, as organisers have extended the deadline until midnight on Friday 1 March 2019.

The Retailer Categories, which are brand new this year, are:

  • Best Specialist Stationery Retailer
  • Best Non-Specialist Stationery Retailer
  • New Store of the Year
  • Best POS/Merchandised Display of Stationery
  • Best Customer Experience Initiative

Entry to the Awards is easy by completing a form on the Stationery Awards website at  Each form also allows up to 8 images or supporting documents to be uploaded to illustrate and support your entry.

“This is the first time the Stationery Awards have been open to retailers – so whilst we have had plenty of Supplier Entries (it is the ninth year for these) we are still getting the word out to retailers that these Awards exist, that they are easy to enter and will be judged by a credible panel of knowledgeable suppliers and retail consultants” said Vanessa Fortnam from the Stationery Awards.

Judges already confirmed for the Retailer Categories include:  George Wilkinson, managing director of Nuco International, Jack Straw, managing director of BrownTrout Publishing, Kerri Middleton, managing director of Busy B, Jane Reucroft and Chloe Bayles from A Gift For The Gods, Gemma Bassett, marketing manager of Sinclairs (and a Thirty Under 30 star nominee), Chris Stott, managing director of Pukka Pads and Rebecca Saunders, independent retail and e-commerce consultant.

For further information please contact:

Vanessa Fortnam,

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