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Start Licensing received some great coverage following the announcement of the signing of designer Kendra Dandy ‘s design brand Bouffants & Broken Hearts. Stories appeared in titles such as Licensing. Biz , Licensing Source and License Global

http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/start-licensing-to-represent-kendra-dandy-s-bouffants-broken-hearts-in-europe/044495 – http://licensingsource.net/start-licensing-adds-bouffants-broken-hearts/ – http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/start-rep-bouffants-and-broken-hearts
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Asterix Animated Film Released in the UK: bolsters a growing licensing programme

Animated feature film Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods, has a release date in the English language into UK cinemas of 19th August, in 3D and 2D. It is being distributed by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment : http://www.kaleidoscopehomeentertainment.com/content/index.asp The animated fil
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Start Licensing’s Ian Downes was interviewed by Licensing.Biz recently about the ongoing success and development of the Tango licensing programme.

The interview started with an overview of the current programme: In licensing terms things are going from strength to strength. Existing licensees such as Rose Confectionery have seen increased interest in their product lines and continue to innovate within their category. They are de
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New Tango product launched : Yumsh Snacks have launched Tango flavoured popcorn.

The fruity tangy taste of Apple Tango and Orange Tango has been captured in a new range of flavoured popcorn. Poptang has been developed by Yumsh snacks, the makers of Ten Acre gourmet crisps and the seven-strong popcorn range that features flavours such as Lucia Popperley’s Cappuccin
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Ian Downes’ Licensing Lookout

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes writes a weekly column for the Licensing Sourcebook. The column looks at what is happening at retail from a licensed product point of view with Ian trying to ‘spot’ new and interesting products. The column can be read every Thursday ̵
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Penguin Random House Enterprises announces new partnership with Start Licensing

Penguin Random House Enterprises is delighted to announce a new working partnership with licensing agency Start Licensing to begin immediately. Ian Downes and Karen Addison from Start Licensing will represent Penguin Random House Enterprises’ roster of brands while Katy Shea (Licensin
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Start Licensing team win The Light Fund Treasure Hunt

Start Licensing are long-term supporters of the UK Licensing industry’s charity The Light Fund. Indeed Ian Downes is a Trustee of the Fund. The Light Fund which is a registered charity raises funds for a range of UK based charities with a series of industry wide social events su
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Jacqueline Wilson gives Newsround an exclusive insight into her new novel

Start Licensing client Dame Jacqueline Wilson gave CBBC’s Newsround programme an exclusive insight into her plans for a new novel. It’s about a child evacuee called Shirley, who is sent from London to the countryside during wartime. Jacqueline revealed in July that she had
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Tango Lip Balms listed in Claire’s Accessories

Tango licensee Crackerjack have extended the distribution of their Tango Lip Balm products to include Claire’s Accessories. Ian Downes from Start Licensing commented ” Crackerjack have created a fantastic range of Tango lip balms. They are a great representation of the bra
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Nick Sharratt : Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Nick Sharratt is the illustrator who works very closely with Jacqueline Wilson to create the illustrations for all of Jacqueline’s books. It is Nick who has brought characters like The Illustrated Mum , Tracy Beaker , Opal Plumstead and Hetty Feather alive. He works closely with
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Noveltex launch Rachael Hale bedding

Noveltex a leading supplier of bedding has recently developed a range of Rachael Hale bedding. The bedding features the iconic photograph that has made Rachael Hale so successful and well known. The bedding features a number of designs including dogs , cats , kittens and puppies. It h
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Start Licensing’s Ian Downes writes a weekly column The Licensing lookout for LicensingSource

They examine news and trends in licensing with a focus on retail : here’s one from May 2016 that focussed on Ian’s visit to PG Live:
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