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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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People Awards 2017: Ian Downes details Start Licensing’s progressive year

After a stellar year securing new clients in the form of Rhino Rugby and the Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain, Start Licensing’s Ian Downes is looking to the future to build on existing relationships. Despite this, here he reveals why firm’s should never be complacent.

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