Tickets to this month's Licensing.biz People Awards are selling fast – so book now to avoid disappointment.
The exciting new event takes place on Thursday, April 30th at Sway Bar, London, and will be hosted by stand up comedian Patrick Monahan
It was launched this year to celebrate the individuals and teams behind some of the biggest brands and deals in this fast-paced and innovative industry.
Some ten awards are up for grabs on the night. They include Retail Team of the Year(sponsored by Fashion UK), Rising Star – Licensee, Rising Star – Licensor, Unsung Hero, Licensing Agent of the Year, Brand Extension & Beyond, Licensee Team of the Year, Licensor Team of the Year, Licensing Deal of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Licensing.
Alongside the awards, the evening will provide an excellent opportunity for networking with clients, suppliers and peers.
Already booked to attend are Mattel, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, eOne, Coolabi, Roy Lowe & Sons, Underground Toys, Bulldog Licensing, Start Licensing, Penguin Ventures, Rainbow Productions, ITV, TLC, Warner BrosConsumer Products, DC Thomson, Advanstar, Brands with Influence, Lovehoney, TruffleShuffle, Licensingpages, Spearmark, Character World, Danilo, VMC Accessories, Pink Key Consulting, Max Publishing, Blueprint Collections, Dot Dash Design, Merchant on Demand, Aurora World, GB Eye and License to PR.
The finalists for the Awards have been announced – celebrating the individuals and teams behind some of the UK's biggest licensing deals, brands and initiatives.
The shortlist, listed below, will now be passed to a panel of judges who will decide the ultimate winners in each category.
RETAIL BUYING TEAM
Smyths Toys Superstores
RISING STAR – LICENSEE
Samantha Clapham – Underground Toys
Charlotte Clisby – Merchant On Demand
Hannah Lees – Smiffys
Richard Belford – Simba
Emily Campan – Penguin Books
Emily Aldridge – GB Eye
RISING STAR – LICENSOR/AGENT
Lee Edwards – BBC
Katie Ball – Nickelodeon
Jon Spalding – Disney
Vicky Hill – Bulldog Licensing
Alexandra Painter – eOne Licensing
Stacy Scimia – CPLG
Heidi Ticehurst – Disney
George Birtchnell - TLC
Dot Dash Design
360 Royalty Audit
Paul Windle Designs
Brands With Influence
Caroline Mickler Ltd
BRAND EXTENSION & BEYOND
Marmite Easter Eggs – Kinnerton/Unilever
The Beano at Brewer's Fayre Restaurants & St Pancras – Start Licensing/DC Thomson
The Snowman and The Snowdog Trafford Centre Grotto – Penguin Ventures
Tango branded products – Start Licensing
Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys – Lovehoney/Caroline Mickler Ltd
Star Wars Light Sabre BBQ tongs – BLUW/Disney
Spongebob Squarepants cycling wear – Scimitar Sports/Nickelodeon
Half Moon Bay
LICENSING DEAL OF THE YEAR
Mr Porter/Kingsman bespoke clothing collection
Tesco/Disney/Sony – Every Little Hero Helps campaign
Poundland - Jane Asher's Kitchen line
BBC/LEGO – LEGO Doctor Who
Nickelodeon/O'Keefe's Bakery – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza
Bulldog/The Conservation Volunteers – Mr Bloom's Nursery gardening range
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LICENSING
Ian Downes – Start Licensing
Anne Wood - Ragdoll
Ian Hyder – Max Publishing
Rob Corney – Bulldog Licensing
Trudi Hayward - ITV
Andrew Carley - eOne
Lisa Shapiro - TLC