LICENSING.BIZ PEOPLE AWARDS 2016: Licensing Solutions Team of the Year

Ahead of the much anticipated People Awards 2016, we have launched a week of round ups, taking a closer look at the big names running for a People Award on Friday, March 11th.

Today, we profile all the finalists running for a Licensing Solutions Team of the Year award.


Specialising in children’s licensed character promotions, Imagine8 supplies promotional premiums to some of the biggest retailers across the country, based on some of the hottest licensing from across the globe.

The inspiration behind Imagine8 is to offer its clients a complete premium supply support from concept, managing the whole process to final delivery to any destination in the world.

“The Imagin8 team should win for supporting cross category within a one-stop solution,” read one nominating party’s entry. “Delivering great products at great prices and understanding both the licensed industry and retail to move swiftly to fulfil customer demand.”


The Octane5 team has worked very hard over the past six years to become the leading supplier of licensed enterprise software to the industry and with the firm’s BrandComply system, it has been described as a ‘true behind the scenes hero.’

Paperwork such as safety certificates, approved manufacturer agreements and ethical audits are also readily available and stored for clients’ easy access. Licensees too benefit from communicating with licensors and agents through BrandComply as approvals are processed on time.

“Best of all, this entire portfolio of products and services is supported by a dedicated client success team based in the US and the UK,” read a supporting entry.

360 Royal Audit

Known as the industry’s royalty recovery service, 360 Royalty Audit acts for some of the most well known brands.

For example, the company works with a variety of clients, including BBC Worldwide, Saban Brands, Mr. Men and Little Miss and HIT Entertainment.

Last year, the firm also secured contracts with a number of high profile brands, including WWE, The Jim Henson Company and Global Merchandising Services in a bid to target more oversees growth.


Vistex provides enterprise solutions that manage pricing, incentive, rebate, royalty and channel programmes to enhance business performances while reducing costs.

Notably, its Go-to-Market Suite provides end-to-end solutions across design, management and admin and with a vast offering of software and services, empowers businesses to make the right decisions to drive revenue and streamline processes.

The firm has worked with big name brands such as Coca Cola, Yamaha, Heinz, Philips, Kelloggs, McCain and Schwan.

Dependable Solutions

Jackie Ferguson and Jon Pritchard are the UK team for Dependable Solutions looking after Sales and Customer Service. 

Both come from a licensing industry background so fully understand the needs of Licensors, Agents and Licensees. Jon has worked at a Licensee and actually used the Dependable Solutions software so his knowledge of the system and what it can achieve in the way of saving time and money as well as facilitating the whole administrative side of brand licensing is immense.

Dependable Solutions are keen to deliver solutions to facilitate the client’s licensing programme, from initiation (contract) through Product Approval, Finance and onto Renewals, saving clients’ time and money, and delivering this service with innovation and accountability. 

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