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Start Licensing signs quintessentially British artist Julie Dodsworth

The acclaimed artist, Julie Dodsworth has signed up with Start Licensing as she looks to expand her consumer products portfolio across new categories. Recognised as a quintessentially British brand, Dodsworth’s work evokes her love of her Narrowboat Calamity Jane, the British waterways, all things floral and the folklore of passing-by …

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Going underground: Horror, sci-fi and comic book IP “growing commercial potential for mainstream retail”

Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book IP are no longer the murmurings of underground followings, but the basis of vast commercial potential in the licensing space, if current trends are to be considered. These pockets of pop culture have been gaining momentum in licensing terms over the last number of …

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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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Downes to Earth: The rise and rise of Ian Downes and Start Licensing

He's a multi-award winning licensing industry mainstay and one of the nicest blokes it's ever produced. For Start Licensing, business is booming with the likes of The Beano, Claude and TV's Nadiya Hussain continuing to roll out impressive licensing programmes. So it seems the right time for Ian Downes to take a look at industry consultancy.

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