Pen Shows

Upcoming

We will be attending the Yorkshire Pen Show in Sheffield on Sunday 1st December

This show is one of the more popular regional pen shows and is hosted in the Copthorne Hotel, near Sheffield city centre. The venue is convenient for road and rail links, and is situated next to the Sheffield United FC stadium

Doors open at 10:00am and close at 4:00pm, with entry on the door £5 for adults, children under 13 years of age are granted free entry

As with Newcastle and London every one of our customers on the day will receive a goody bag

We look forward to seeing as many of you at Sheffield as possible!

2020 Pen Show Calendar

  • South West Pen Show – Bristol – 2nd February 2020
  • London Pen Show – Bloomsbury – 8th March 2020
  • Northern Pen Show – Chester – 26th April 2020
  • Midland Pen Show – Lichfield – 21st June 2020
  • Newcastle Pen Show – Newcastle (!) – 6th September 2020
  • London Pen Show – Bloomsbury – 4th October 2020
  • Yorkshire Pen show – Sheffield – 22nd November 2020

Historical

London – Sunday 6th Oct 2019

The London show was without doubt the biggest pen show I’ve ever experienced, whether as a customer or a trader!

It was a brilliant day with a huge number of visitors through the door. Most people seemed to have the same idea; do a trip around the show to see who had what on offer, make a note of what they liked and then come back a second or even third time to make a purchase. Our table, with our stunning BENU pens & Krishna inks and a BENU promo video on continuous loop on the laptop, drew a significant amount of interest.

It was lovely to meet several people who follow our socials, and one or two customers who had placed orders with us in the very early days! We also had several people agree to sign up to our newsletter at the same time as entering the prize draw, so we now have a goal of getting the first newsletter issued by the end of October.

The only thing we’ll change about the London show next year is to make it an overnight stay as the journey from Bristol took over two and a half hours and the journey home was even longer. With all the carrying back and forth of crates to set up/pack away that made for an extremely long and tiring day.

It was a great experience though, and one we look forward to next year!

Newcastle – Sunday 15th Sept 2019

The Newcastle Pen Show was our first show as a trader, and was a very enjoyable experience. The journey up from Bristol necessitated an overnight stay, and the Village Hotel (the venue for the show) was offering preferential prices for traders!

On the day I didn’t really know what to expect but got set up as quickly as I could and started selling almost immediately!

Our goals for the day were really just to get the company name out there and seen by the community at large, and to raise awareness of the products that we sell. The fact that we made some sales on the day was a really nice bonus!

I enjoyed the show so much I’ve actually written an article about it which I will be submitting to the WES Journal for publication (hopefully!) in a future issue.