18 - 19 July 2023, Haberdashers’ Hall, EC1A
Hey Draw Me Story Gives Back

We launched our #StoryGivesBack initiative to give back to the industry we love and know so well by helping to promote small or new event suppliers to the events market.

#StoryGivesBack represents a special area at our Shows (London Christmas Party Show & London Summer Event Show), where 2 stand spaces are given free-of-charge to small/new event suppliers helping to boost their presence in the market.

Small/new suppliers apply to be part of the scheme and then a vote is put to our past visitors asking them to choose who they would like to see at the Show.

Applications for our 2022 initiative are now open. Please contact [email protected] for an application form.

You have until the 28th April, 1pm to apply to be in the running for one our #StoryGivesBack stands.

To view the 2021 winners, please click here.

To meet these new suppliers and many more register to attend the next London Christmas Party Show today.

“#StoryGivesBack is an amazing initiative, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the #StoryGivesBack competition. It’s absolutely amazing for new businesses and new suppliers to get the chance to come here and exhibit.”

HeyDrawMe, Charlie Granville

“Getting your feet in the door with the right people within the hugely competitive event industry is not easy, especially for such a new yet ambitious company as ourselves. The Show was a great opportunity to meet corporate buyers within the industry with genuine events to plan. I’d say we benefited the most out of meeting other suppliers such as venues that we have now built relationships with and have spend the summer working alongside.”

Country City Catering, Kate Hole


“I think [Story Gives Back] is an amazing idea because sometimes the young start-ups and small businesses don’t have the big budgets to spend on an event like this. I’ve made so many interesting contacts.”
The Mobile Make-Up Bar, Florence Teerlinck

“I think [Story Gives Back] is absolutely amazing. For us as a start up there is no way we would have been able to spend money on a stand, so to be able to do something like this in our first year is invaluable. It’s been a great way for us to have our first exposure out into the market.”
Thirst Aid Events, Stefan Kokot