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Licensing chatter: 10 questions with Start Licensing’s Ian Downes

In these unprecedented times for the global community, it’s nice to keep connected – and for an industry as reliant on peer to peer networking as the licensing business, maintaining those connections with our industry colleagues is paramount. That’ why Licensing.biz is kicking off a new series of interviews to …

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Popular licensing four take on Thames Bridge Challenge in HikeForCal fundraiser

Popular licensing executives Ian Downes, Paul Bufton, Simon Gresswell, and Chris Isitt will take on the Thames Bridges Challenge this September walking together for Mind in memory of Ian’s son, Calum, who passed away in 2015 aged 19.  The event will see the team cross every London bridge, starting at …

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BLE 2018: “If I don’t do this, who will?” Nadiya Hussain on licensing life after The Great British Bake Off

In a candid conversation with Start Licensing’s Ian Downes and UBM’s Jessica Blue, Hussain detailed the moment she realised that what she was bringing to the world of cooking and licensing “was presenting an important message to the world.”

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Comic Hits: Start Licensing talks the Beano brand

With a heritage that stretches back to the '30s, few comic brands can boast the heritage of the Beano. We sat down with Start Licensing's Ian Downes to learn more about their plans for this classic brand.

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