People Awards 2017: One week left to nominate

Licensing industry executives have just one week left to nominate in this year’s People Awards.

Have you worked with a retail buying team that has blown your socks off this year?

Perhaps you have stumbled across the licensing deal of the year? Or maybe you’ve crossed paths with a rising star who you believe to be destined for greatness within the licensing industry?

If you can answer ‘yes, I have’ to any of the above and more, then don’t miss out on the chance to nominate the people that continue to drive this innovative and exciting industry for the People Awards 2017.

The People Awards are the UK’s only licensing awards to recognise the individuals and teams who have nurtured and established brands over the past 12 months.

We aim to shine the spotlight on every sector of the business: from agents to licensors, retailers to licensees, design agencies to rising stars and unsung heroes.

Taking place on Wednesday, June 21st, the summer celebration will be held at London’s Forge restaurant and bar for an evening of drinks, food and recognising the individuals that have nurtured and established brands over the past 12 months.

The Awards and networking evening will kick off from 7.30pm.

Don’t miss the chance to nominate in this year’s awards by clicking here.

The categories for the People Awards 2017 are:

Retail Buying Team of the Year (major/multiple)

Retail Buying Team of the Year (independent/SMB)

Licensing Agent of the Year

Licensing Solutions Team of the Year

Brand Extension and Beyond

Licensee Team of the Year

Licensor Team of the Year (enterprise)

Licensor Team of the Year (SMB)

Licensing Deal of the Year

Manager of the Year

Unsung Hero

Outstanding Contribution to Licensing

Tickets to this year’s event are priced at £89 each.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on how to get involved in this year’s People Awards, contact Jodie Holdway on

For information on categories, voting or any further enquiries, get in touch with Robert Hutchins on

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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