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Licensing.biz People Awards 2016: The finalists revealed

Winners will be revealed at South Kensington's Millennium Gloucester hotel on Friday, March 11th.
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The finalists for this year's Licensing.biz People Awards have been announced – celebrating the individuals and teams behind some of the UK’s biggest licensing deals, brands and initiatives.

The shortlist, listed below, will now be passed to our panel of judges who will decide the winners in each category.

We'll be profiling all of our finalists in a series of special features debuting next week.

The event is taking place at South Kensington's Millennium Gloucester hotel on Friday, March 11th. 

To buy a ticket, or a table, to the event, click here or for sponsorship enquires, email sfreeman@nbmedia.com.

And to all our finalists, good luck!

Licensing.biz People Awards 2016 Finalists

RETAIL BUYING TEAM OF THE YEAR (MAJOR/MULTIPLE)
Tesco
Shop Direct
Asda
Primark
Poundland
Smyths Toys
The Entertainer

RETAIL BUYING TEAM OF THE YEAR (INDIE/SMB)
Insert Coin
Truffleshuffle.com
Wild Bangarang
Firebox

RISING STAR - LICENSEE & LICENSING AGENT
Charlotte Clisby - Merchant On Demand
Emily Howarth – BonBon Buddies
George Birtchnell – The Point 1888
Sole Puerto – Bulldog Licensing

RISING STAR - LICENSOR
Sally-Anne Fee – Hasbro
Harris McQueen – Pokémon
Sara Baker – eOne
Cameron Dicks - ITV
Katie Ball – Nickelodeon UK
Jade Kellman - FremantleMedia

LICENSOR TEAM OF THE YEAR (ENTERPRISE)
Universal
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Pokémon
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
eOne
BBC Worldwide
Disney
Warner Bros

LICENSOR TEAM OF THE YEAR (SMB)
DHX Brands
Carte Blanche
V&A
Aardman
Moomin Character

LICENSEE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Hasbro
HTI
Cooneen
Misirli
LEGO
Centum Books
Blues Clothing
Spin Master

LICENSING AGENT OF THE
YEAR
CPLG
Start Licensing
Bulldog Licensing
Rocket Licensing
The Point 1888
IMG
Brands With Influence

LICENSING SOLUTIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR
Imagine8
Octane5
360 Royalty Audit
Vistex
Dependable Solutions

BRAND EXTENSION & BEYOND
Branded Bags for Life - Tesco
Star Wars Cheese Strings - Kerry Foods/Disney
Innocent Hats with Oliver Bonas - The Point 1888/Innocent/Oliver Bonas
Doug Hyde England Rugby Art - RFU/Doug Hyde/CPLG
Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control - The Wand Company/CBS Consumer Products
Jammie Dodgers Celebration Cake - Finsbury Foods Group/Start Licensing
Motörhead Sex Toys - Lovehoney/Motörhead
World of Warcraft Leggings - Wild Bangarang/Blizzard

UNSUNG HERO
Aitch Creative
Dot Dash Design
Skew Studio
Blue Kangaroo
The Light Fund

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Rob Corney - Bulldog Licensing
Trudi Hayward - ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Hannah Mungo - eOne
Trudi Bishop - Cartamundi
Marianne James - Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

LICENSING DEAL OF THE YEAR
Lightsaber Spoons exclusively at Tesco - Kellogg's/Disney
Sphero's BB-8 - Sphero/Disney
HYPE's SpongeBob SquarePants range - HYPE/Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon range exclusively at The Entertainer - Nickelodeon/The Entertainer
Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy Scott collection at Moschino - Cartoon Network/Moschino

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LICENSING
Rob Corney - Bulldog Licensing
Peter Byrne - CPLG
Maggy Harris - ITVS GE
Rachel Wakley - Tesco
Kelvyn Gardner - LIMA UK
Andrew Carley - eOne
Mark Kingston - Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Patrick Bailey - Blues Clothing

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