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Licensing.biz People Awards: The finalists revealed

Ultimate winners will be crowned on Thursday, April 30th at Sway Bar, London.
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The finalists for the inaugural 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 ultimate winners in each category.

The Licensing.biz People Awards will take place on Thursday April 30th, at Sway Bar, London. Tickets are priced at just £79 each and are already selling fast. To book your place, contact Jess Farnan via jfarnan@nbmedia.com.

And to all our finalists, good luck!

Licensing.biz People Awards Finalists

RETAIL BUYING TEAM
Tesco
Claire’s Accessories
Mothercare
Poundland
The Entertainer
Smyths Toys Superstores
Argos

RISING STAR – LICENSEE
Samantha Clapham – Underground Toys
Charlotte Clisby – Merchant On Demand
Hannah Lees – Smiffys
Richard Belford – Simba
Emily Campan – Penguin Books
Emily Aldridge – GB Eye

RISING STAR – LICENSOR/AGENT
Lee Edwards – BBC
Katie Ball – Nickelodeon
Jon Spalding – Disney
Vicky Hill – Bulldog Licensing
Alexandra Painter – eOne Licensing
Stacy Scimia – CPLG
Heidi Ticehurst – Disney
George Birtchnell - TLC

UNSUNG HERO
Doodlebug Design
Dot Dash Design
360 Royalty Audit
Gateley LLP
Rainbow Productions
Skew Studios
Paul Windle Designs
Kids Industries
Bionic Communications

LICENSING AGENT
Rocket Licensing
Bulldog Licensing
CPLG
Start Licensing
Brands With Influence
Caroline Mickler Ltd
TLC

BRAND EXTENSION & BEYOND
Marmite Easter Eggs – Kinnerton/Unilever
The Beano at Brewer's Fayre Restaurants & St Pancras – Start Licensing/DC Thomson
The Snowman and The Snowdog Trafford Centre Grotto – Penguin Ventures
Tango branded products – Start Licensing
Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys – Lovehoney/Caroline Mickler Ltd
Star Wars Light Sabre BBQ tongs – BLUW/Disney
Spongebob Squarepants cycling wear – Scimitar Sports/Nickelodeon

LICENSEE TEAM
Underground Toys
Paul Dennicci
Half Moon Bay
VMC
Character World
Panini UK
Truffleshuffle.com

LICENSOR TEAM
Disney
Nickelodeon
eOne
ITV
Hasbro
Dreamworks
Mattel
DHX Brands

LICENSING DEAL OF THE YEAR
Mr Porter/Kingsman bespoke clothing collection
Tesco/Disney/Sony – Every Little Hero Helps campaign
Poundland - Jane Asher’s Kitchen line
BBC/LEGO – LEGO Doctor Who
Nickelodeon/O’Keefe’s Bakery – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza
Bulldog/The Conservation Volunteers - Mr Bloom’s Nursery gardening range

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LICENSING
Ian Downes – Start Licensing
Anne Wood - Ragdoll
Ian Hyder – Max Publishing
Rob Corney – Bulldog Licensing
Trudi Hayward - ITV
Andrew Carley - eOne
Lisa Shapiro - TLC

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Jodie Holdway via jholdway@nbmedia.com to find out more.

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