Danilo brings Friday Night Dinner into calendars for the first time

The multi award-winning British comedy, Friday Night Dinner, is to feature in its first official calendar thanks to a new partnership with Danilo Promotions. The new, official calendar is available to buy now through Calendar Club, Amazon and Danilo.com

Created by Robert Popper, Friday Night Dinner features a stellar ensemble cast including Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, and Mark Heap. Friday Night Dinner is an original series about growing up but not growing away.

Each episode takes place over the course of a Friday night, as brothers Adam (Bird) and Jonny (Rosenthal) go around to their parents’ house for Friday Night Dinner. The series first aired on Channel 4 in 2011 and since then has produced six series with 37 episodes. The recent sixth series became Channel 4’s biggest comedy series in over a decade.

Dan Grant, licensing director at Danilo, said: “Friday Night Dinner has become a firm favourite in our company, with its hilarious banter and brilliant characters. At its core, the show is about family and connections, bringing the household together, around a table. 

“We are thrilled to be working with the team at Direct to Retail, exclusive licensing agency, Big Talk, Robert Popper and the Friday Night Dinner team to create these new products.”

Friday Night Dinner is produced by Big Talk and Popper Pictures.

Danilo and Pyramid International take home major wins in the 2020 Stationery Awards

Danilo Promotions and Pyramid International have been named among the winners of this year’s Stationery Awards, taking home the top accolades across the Diaries and Calendars and Licensed Stationery categories.

Danilo was handed the Best Diaries and Calendars Award for its popular Peppa Pig My First Calendar, a line developed in partnership with Hasbro and Entertainment One. It was Pyramid International who took home the Best Licensed Stationery Award for its Stranger Things VHS Notebook.

The popular licensing pair were named the winners across 13 categories at the Stationery Awards 2020, an event organised by the London Stationery Show and Stationery Matters to recognise and benchmark good practice and innovation in the stationery sector.

2020 saw the introduction of new regional Retailer Awards and a Rising Star Award to run alongside the Product Awards. Over 350 entries were received and whittled down to the final winners.

The awards were judged by a host of industry experts including senior stationery buyers from WH Smith, John Lewis & Partners, and the National Trust to name a few.

The 2020 Product Award Winners are:

Arts & Crafts – Clipbook Creative Kit, by Filofax

Children’s Stationery – Lionheart Activity Book Collection, by Manuscript Pen Company

Desk Accessories – 10 Cube, by Collins Debden

Diaries and Calendars – Peppa Pig My First Calendar, by Danilo Promotions

Eco Stationery – 100% Tree Free Notebooks, Stone Paper Notebooks, by Magic Whiteboard

Filing and Storage – Troika On Pack storage set, by Troika with Pen and Paper Gift

Gift Packaging and Wrap – OnlyEco Retailer Eco Kit, by OnlyEco

Good Design Award – Love Writing Co. Writing Pencils, by Love Writing Co.

Licensed Stationery – Stranger Things VHS Notebook, by Pyramid International

Notebooks, Organisers, and Journals – The Gratitude List, by The Gratitude List

Novelty Stationery – Legami Erasable Pens, by Legami with Pen and Paper Gift

Social Stationery – Three Wishes Festive Box, by 1 Tree Cards

Writing Instruments – Caran d’Arche Paul Smith 849 Ballpoint Pen, by Stone Marketing


Retailer Award Winners

New regional retailer categories were added for 2020 to encourage entries from across the country. The winners are:

Best Independent Retailer – South – Scriptum

Best Independent Retailer – Midlands – Artcadia

Best Independent Retailer – North – Stationery Supplies

Best National Retailer – UK – Cult Pens


The Rising Star Award went to Marc Sach from Fuzzballs.