Kelvyn Gardner, managing director of LIMA UK, urges UK licensing industry to submit an entry.

LIMA on the lookout for UK entrants to Licensing Excellence Awards 2014

LIMA UK is urging the UK licensing industry to submit an entry for the 2014 Annual LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards.

Kelvyn Gardner, managing director of LIMA UK, believes the high number of UK entrants seen in the last few years demonstrates the strength of the UK licensing industry.

“In the last two years we have seen a record number of submissions from the UK, second only to the USA, which clearly demonstrates that the UK licensing industry is punching above its weight," said Gardner.

"In 2013 some 25 UK companies had submissions win through for consideration by the Nominations Committee for final selection and 2012 saw a record five UK winners.

"The licensing industry in the UK is demonstrating growth and excellence, and these awards give companies clout on the global playing field. Plus, it’s pretty cool to receive one of these prestigious awards at the ceremony in Las Vegas during the world’s biggest licensing event."

There are several categories to choose from, spanning Art, Character/Toy Brand, Corporate Brand, Sports, Licensed Promotion, Retailer and Film, Television, Celebrity or Entertainment.

The winners will be announced at the LIMA Opening Nights Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday June 17th, at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas.

Licensors, licensees, agents and retailers can put themselves forward in any of the award categories and only licensing programmes or products retailing during 2013 can be considered. Winners are voted by LIMA members.

In addition to the category entries, the awards committee will choose a Licence of the Year, given to the property that has had a significant and lasting impact on the licensing marketplace during 2013.

“At LIMA UK we are strongly encouraging members to put their name forward and enter the 2014 awards," added Gardner.

"Remember, you do not have to be a member of LIMA to submit an entry for your company, or for any other company with which you do licensing business."

Any company wishing to put themselves forward for nomination can do so at

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