Licensing winners applauded

This year's Licensing Awards saw wins for Hasbro, Mattel, Rainbow Designs among others.
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The winners were revealed at last night's awards ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, hosted by comedian Simon Amstell and attended by more than 1,000 guests.

Ian Hyder, Director of Licensing Source Book publisher Max Publishing, commented; “This year’s Licensing Awards was a huge success - with almost 1000 guests in attendance and over 4,000 entries, we feel confident we have consolidated our position as the biggest awards ceremony in the annual licensing calendar. The awards celebrate the innovation and work achieved by the licensing industry throughout the year and also highlights the importance of this dynamic and vibrant industry within the bigger business picture. We look forward to building on this exciting initiative in the future.”

THE RETAIL CATEGORY WINNERS


Best Baby Retailer of Licensed Products
Mothercare

Best Pre-School Retailer of Licensed Products
Woolworths

Best Schoolers Retailer of Licensed Products
Woolworths

Best Tweens and/or Teens Retailer of Licensed Products

WHSmith

Best Adult Retailer of Licensed Products
Debenhams

Best Direct Selling Retailer of Licensed Products

Amazon.co.uk

Best Overall Retailer of Licensed Products
Woolworths

PRODUCT CATEGORY WINNERS

Best Licensed Adult Apparel or Accessories Range
Star Wars T Shirt Collection from Chunk

Best Licensed Children’s Apparel or Accessories Range
Scooby-Doo Dress Up from Rubie’s Masquerade

Best Licensed Food or Drink Range
Disney Cars Collection from Lightbody of Hamilton

Best Licensed Giftware Range
Snoopy Original plush and gifts from Rainbow Designs

Best Licensed Home Décor or Bedding Range
Rachael Hale bedding from Character World

Best Licensed Housewares or Tableware Range
Jacqueline Wilson Totally Tracy Collection from Portmeirion Potteries

Best Licensed Interactive Range
Tickle Me Elmo from Fisher-Price

Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range
Charlie & Lola stationery from Roger La Borde

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range
Spider-Man 3 Toys Range from Hasbro

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range
Doctor Who Model Making Books and Annual from Penguin Books

The Innovation Award
Science Museum Active Toy and Games from Wow! Stuff

THE LICENSED PROPERTY WINNERS


Best Pre-school Licensed Property
Dora the Explorer

Best Schoolers/Tween or Teen Licensed Property
Doctor Who

Best Adult Licensed Property
The Simpsons

SPECIAL AWARD

Honorary Achievement Award
Nicholas Durbridge and Linda Pooley, co-founders of the Copyrights Group

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