The Licensing Awards
So, am sure quite a few of you already know but last week it was The Licensing Awards. Held at the fantastic Grosvenor Hotel in London, this event is a highlight in the calendar for retailers, licensors and licensees alike.
And what a great evening it was! Being led through a Doctor Who themed corridor, we were welcomed by a glamorous champagne reception. With fun entertainment provided by comedian Ed Burns, it was really lovely catching up with all our Industry friends. There was even a designated Casino area (unfortunately we lost) and a SpongeBob Squarepants photo booth, which we took full advantage of (along with our Calendar Club friends).
We were chuffed to be nominated for Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range award for our Keith Lemon Greeting Cards and Calendar Range but we were even more pleased to see that our retailer friends ASDA won Best Overall Retailer of Licensed Productsand Kitbag won Best Adult Retailer of Licensed Products. We especially want to applaud Kelvin Gardner who won the Honorary Achievement Award. Well done Kelvin, very well deserved!
In addition, our very own MD Laurence Prince presented the Danilo sponsored award for Best Sports Licensed Brand to winner Manchester United Football Brand. Great news for all those Red Devil fans.
Having only just recovered from this fun night, we are already marking next year’s awards ceremony in our 2014 calendars…