Downes founded Start Licensing in 2003 and the agency is now well established in the UK licensing market. It represents a mixture of classic and brand properties.
Downes to Earth: The rise and rise of Ian Downes and Start Licensing
He's a multi-award winning licensing industry mainstay and one of the nicest blokes it's ever produced. For Start Licensing, business is booming with the likes of The Beano, Claude and TV's Nadiya Hussain continuing to roll out impressive licensing programmes. So it seems the right time for Ian Downes to take a look at industry consultancy.