The Licensing Awards 2011 winners

By Katie Roberts

September 14th 2011 at 9:52AM
The Licensing Awards 2011 winners

Industry gathers for annual ceremony to recognise the best of 2011.

At this year's new venue, The Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel, The Inbetweeners star, Greg Davis honoured the licensing industry's highest achievers. Over 1,300 industry execs attended the event.

Ian Hyder, director of The Licensing Awards, said: "The Licensing Awards was the culmination of a huge amount of work and input from the entire licensing industry. Their commitment and creativity made the awards event a truly memorable night."

Now in its sixth year, The Licensing Awards - created by The Licensing Source Book Europe, part of Max Publishing - recognises all aspects of the industry from retailers to products, licensed properties to marketing expertise.

Headline sponsor for the event was Emap Connect, organisers of Spring Fair and Autumn Fair. A host of brands and companies sponsored individual categories, whilst LIMA once again leant support to the event.

Jacqui McCarron, sponsorship manager of Retail, Emap Connect, commented: "Spring Fair is the largest showcase of licensed products available under one roof anywhere in the UK and we were delighted to support the licensing industry as headline sponsor of The Licensing Awards this year.

"The quality of entries was superb - and I'd like to congratulate all the winners."

The Licensing Awards 2011 winners are as follows:

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range
Star Wars Talking Plush Range from Underground Toys

Best Licensed Dress Up or Party Range
Sesame Street Dress Up Costumes from Smiffy’s

Best Licensed Children's Apparel Range

The Gruffalo SS11 Range for Sainsbury's TU from Brecrest Babywear

Best Licensed Adult Apparel Range
Where’s Wally? Underwear and Nightwear for Next from Somerbond

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range
Peppa Pig Electronic Learning Range from InspirationWorks

Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range
Star Wars Classic Poster and 3D Poster Range from GBeye

Best Licensed Giftware Range

Hello Kitty Nerdy Range from Blueprint Collections

Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range
Sophie Conran Buckets Of Fun from Burgon & Ball

Best Licensed Food and Drink Range

Nando’s Food Gift Range from Kimm & Miller UK

Best Licensed Brand Range
Red or Dead Bicycle Collection from Raleigh

The Innovation Award

Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Tent from The Monster Factory


The Retailer Awards


Best Pre-School Retailer of Licensed Products

Asda (includes George@Asda)

Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products
Next

Best Brands Retailer of Licensed Products
John Lewis

Best Direct Selling Retailer of Licensed Products

Amazon

Top Retailer Award

Next


The Licensed Property Awards


Best Pre-School Licensed Property

Fireman Sam

Best Schoolers/Tween or Teen Licensed Property

Ben 10

Best Brand Licensed Property

JCB

Best Sports Licensed Property

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Best Celebrity Licensed Property

JLS

The Best Classic Licensed Property
Star Wars

Best Licensed Marketing Communication 2011 Award

Mr Happy Should've Gone To Specsavers from Chorion


Honorary Achievement Award

John Sinfield