LIMA reveals UK Rising Star Awards 2016 shortlist

Executives from Nickelodeon, Turner and George at Asda join a raft of nominees in this year’s UK Rising Stars Awards.

Now in it third year, the LIMA event is designed to recognise excellence among junior licensing industry professionals in the UK.

The nominees were named during the recent Young Professionals Network summer event, hosted by Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA.

The 2016 finalists are:

Georgina Huckle, sales and marketing executive, Rainbow Productions

Eloise Jones, buyer – girls wear and baby wear, George @ Asda

Julia O’Brien, licensing executive, Turner Broadcasting Systems

Sarah Patel, retail marketing executive, Nickelodeon

Sole Puerto, creative services manager, Bulldog Licensing

Talia Tester, licensing manager, Carte Blanche Greetings

The winner will be announced during the 2016 Licenisng Awards, taking place in London on September 13th.

“The new talent coming through in UK licensing is truly remarkable,” said Kelvyn Gardner, managing director of LIMA UK.

“The judges found that picking just six from a field of high-quality candidates was a desperately hard job. I am proud to note that their selection also reflects favourably on our industry’s great record of recognizing and developing careers for women.”

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