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Have you got what it takes to win a Licensing.biz People Award?

Voting for the awards that celebrate exceptional teams and individuals closes on January 8th, 2016.
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Licensing.biz will once again be recognising and rewarding exceptional teams and individuals from across the licensing industry at next year's People Awards.

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

The Licensing.biz People Awards 2016 will take place from 12pm to 5pm and there will be 14 prestigious accolades up for grabs.

Details of next year's Awards categories, as well as how to nominate, are below.

THE CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

Retail Buying Team of the Year (Major/Multiple)

This award will be given to the buying team at a major/multiple retailer which has demonstrated a strong commitment to licensed products over the past year, with judges looking at range, merchandising design and layout, promotional activity and innovation.

Retail Buying Team of the Year (Independent/SMB)

This award will be given to the buying team at an independent or small to medium sized retailer which has demonstrated a strong commitment to licensed products over the past year, with judges looking at range, merchandising design and layout, promotional activity and innovation.

Rising Star – Licensee

This award will be presented to any individual aged 30 or under who has demonstrated that he or she is a Rising Star within a licensee, from any area of the industry.

Rising Star – Licensor

This award will be presented to any individual aged 30 or under who has demonstrated that he or she is a Rising Star within a licensor.

Licensing Solutions Team of the Year

Not given the credit they often deserve, this new award celebrates the work of the solutions firms, an often integral source for many in the licensing space.

Licensing Agent of the Year

Literally the middle men (and women) of the business, the Licensing.Biz People Awards will recognise the individual or team which has had enjoyed an outstanding year.

Licensing solutions team of the yearSubmit your EntryCriteria : Not given the credit they often deserve, this new award celebrates the work of the solutions firms, an often integral source for many in the licensing space. - See more at: http://www.licensingbizpeopleawards.com/award/#sthash.UctTyqOP.dpuf

Unsung Hero

R&D departments, design agencies and others are often forgotten – yet are a vital cog in the licensing machine. This award will be given to the team which has been a stand-out over-achiever during the past year.

Licensing solutions team of the yearSubmit your EntryCriteria : Not given the credit they often deserve, this new award celebrates the work of the solutions firms, an often integral source for many in the licensing space. - See more at: http://www.licensingbizpeopleawards.com/award/#sthash.UctTyqOP.dpuf

Brand Extension & Beyond

Lightsaber BBQ tongs, Fifty Shades sex toys, Game of Thrones beer. This accolade will reward the team behind the more quirky licence deals of the past year.

Licensee Team of the Year

We’re celebrating the licensee team which has demonstrated the most innovation and business nous over the past 12 months.

Licensor Team of the Year (Enterprise)

This year's Licensing.biz People Awards is splitting the Licensor category to give both large and smaller firms a greater chance of recongnition. This award will put the spotlight on a major licensor which has achieved a stellar past year.

Licensor Team of the Year (SMB)

This year's Licensing.biz People Awards is splitting the Licensor category to give both large and smaller firms a greater chance of recongnition. This award will put the spotlight on the small to medium sized licensors which have achieved a stellar year.

Licensing Deal of the Year

This award will celebrate the teams behind those deals.

Manager of the Year

This award, new for this year, shines a spotlight on the industry’s most outstanding leaders across all areas of the licensing space

Outstanding Contribution to Licensing

Awarded to the individual whose peers judge him/her to have done more for the UK licensing business over the past 12 months than any other. This award can be picked up by any individual working in any sector of licensing.

HOW DO I ENTER?

You can enter by emailing blangsworthy@nbmedia.com. We require information on why you or your team should be considered for these awards. Please state which category you are entering and provide any relevant commentary (a maximum of 500 words – we will ask for additional information, if required), images and assets plus any stats you feel necessary to support your nomination. 

We will also take on board any lobbying or recommendations you want to make for a partner, competitor – or someone you just admire. Email your suggestions to blangsworthy@nbmedia.com

Voting closes on January 8th, 2016.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The Licensing.biz team will compile a list of Finalists from those with the most votes, which will be announced on January 12th. A selected panel of industry experts will be asked to select for the winners in each category. 

The winners will be announced at an event is taking place at South Kensington's Millennium Gloucester hotel on Friday, March 11th. The Licensing.biz People Awards 2016 will take place from 12pm to 5pm.

To buy a ticket, or a table, to the event, click here, or for more information about the People Awards 2016, click here.

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