LIMA reveals the 2018 UK Rising Star Award finalists

LIMA has revealed the final six nominees for the 2018 UK Rising Star Award, an award that recognises excellence among junior licensing professionals.

The Roald Dahl Story Company, Global Merchandising Services, Egmont, Nickelodeon, Beanstalk and Cartoon Network have each placed a finalist in this year’s awards ceremony.

The winner will be announced during the 2018 Licensing Awards, taking place in London on September 11.

The 2018 finalists are:

Stephanie Griggs, licensing and design director, The Roald Dahl Story Company

Jens Drinkwater, licensing manager, Global Merchandising Services

Emily Campan, associate publisher, Egmont

Alex Salisbury, retail licensing manager, Nickelodeon

Katie Sharp, brand development manager, Beanstalk

Tasmyn Knight, licensing associate, Cartoon Network

“LIMA received a record number of submissions this year – a major increase over 2017 – and the judges found it very difficult to make a decision on the final six. LIMA is delighted the UK licensing industry is supporting the future of the business and nominating its extremely talented young licensing staff for this great annual award,” said Ryan Beaird, LIMA UK marketing and operations manager.

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