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Hamelin Brands

Corporate Members:  Hamelin Brands

Hamelin Brands is a UK leader in supplying quality products for education, business and the graphic art world. We are part of the Hamelin Group that has a European focus, but our brands; Canson®, Oxford and Elba, are known and used throughout the world.

A wide range of books, pads and filing products are manuafctured under the Oxford brand, including exercise books and reading aids for schools, notebooks and filing products for university and college students, and notebooks and pads for the office products sector.

Oxford Exercise Books

We believe that the quality of paper that a child writes on can directly affect the standard of their handwriting. Only Oxford use Optik® paper which is high white and 90gsm, making it brighter, thicker and smoother than any other exercise book on the market. This means there is no show through when writing on both sides of the page. Due to the high quality of the Optik paper, the price of the exercise books is higher than own label equivalents, and due to the tight budgets of many schools, this can be a barrier for us.

Oxford Learn to Write series

There are four practice books in the 'Learn to Write' series, which have been developed with teachers, to assist the teaching of handwriting.

The series supports the development of handwriting from pre-school up to Key Stage 2, and assists with learning patterns, to forming letters and numbers, through to cursive handwriting.

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