Start Licensing is a results orientated licensing agency with a bespoke approach to the licensing business.

Start provide a proactive style of management and aim to allow licensees to maximise full value from their license whilst ensuring that property owners are comfortable with all developments.

Start Licensing see licensing as a partnership business and are committed to making all its licensing partnerships a success.

Start also provide consultancy services to clients on a project basis.

Start Licensing was founded by Ian Downes in 2003.

Ian’s career has included time spent as Group Managing Director for Fox Kids Europe ( now Jetix ) and roles in the publishing and advertising industries.

Ian’s accumulated experience has given him a great insight into a range of businesses and helped him develop a management style that combines innovation , proactivity and vision.

He has been involved in a number of high profile licensing campaigns and has been recognised as a Licensing Leader by his peers.