Some 1,200 or so industry types from the toy and licensing industry gathered in London’s Mayfair to celebrate the 2022 Licensing Awards.

The event at the Grosvenor in Park Lane kicked off with a perfectly observed minute’s silence to mark the passing of the Queen and ended with an award for a licence that has recently become synonymous with her, as Paddington won the Classic Licensed Property gong.

More than 30 awards were given out on the night, with familiar faces such as Bluey and Peppa Pig among those going home with trophies.
As well as paying tribute to the Queen, show organisers also highlighted the work of the licensing industry’s own charity, the Light Fund, which has now raised more than £2 million for good causes One of its leading lights, Stephen Gould, was presented with an honorary achievement award recognising his work in helping fundraise, with his gong closing the ceremony.

The event was hosted by returning TV celebrity and comic Tom Allen, who kept things moving briskly as the awards were handed out.
It was supported by a raft of sponsors, from headline sponsor Brand Licensing Europe, through to others such as regular TnP columnists The Insights Family.

The full list of awards winners is as follows…

THE UK RISING STAR
Jessica Dodd, Hasbro
BEST RETAILER OF PRESCHOOL LICENSED PRODUCTS (AGE GROUP 0-5)
Asda
BEST RETAILER OF KIDS’ LICENSED PRODUCTS (AGE GROUP 5-16)
Smyths Toys
BEST RETAILER OF ADULT LICENSED PRODUCTS
HMV
THE RADAR AWARD
Vanilla Underground
BEST OVERSEAS RETAILER OF LICENSED PRODUCTS
Aldi
BEST LICENSED RETAIL MARKETING INITIATIVE
Pokémon x Charli Cohen Electric/City Brandiverse with Selfridges
BEST LICENSED PROMOTIONS CAMPAIGN
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Meal Box Campaign with Deliveroo
BEST LICENSED LIVE EVENT
Doctor Who: Time Fracture Immersive Event from Immersive Everywhere

PRODUCT CATEGORY WINNERS
BEST LICENSED TOYS OR GAMES RANGE
Bluey Play-sets from Moose Toys
BEST LICENSED DRESS-UP OR PARTYWARE
Baby Shark Party, Balloon and Costume Range from Amscan International
BEST LICENSED PRESCHOOL APPAREL OR ACCESSORIES RANGE
Peppa Pig #PlantWithPeppa Range for Character.com from Fashion UK
BEST LICENSED CHILDREN’S APPAREL OR ACCESSORIES RANGE
Peanuts Children’s Range from Marks and Spencer
BEST LICENSED ADULT APPAREL OR ACCESSORIES RANGE
Bridgerton Collection from Stradivarius
BEST LICENSED WRITTEN, LISTENING OR LEARNING RANGE
LEGO DUPLO Audio Cards from Yoto
BEST LICENSED PAPER PRODUCTS OR STATIONERY RANGE
Unilever Famous Foods Greeting Cards from Tache
BEST LICENSED GIFTWARE RANGE, HOME DÉCOR, TABLEWARE OR HOUSEWARES RANGE
Winnie the Pooh Bath and Body Collection from Mad Beauty
BEST LICENSED FOOD OR DRINK RANGE
Friends Central Perk Hot Beverage Range from CafféLuxe
THE INNOVATION AWARD
Thomas and Friends Sensory Friendly Range from Character.com
BEST SUSTAINABLE LICENSED PRODUCT
Peppa Pig Plant with Peppa Collection for George@Asda

PROPERTY CATEGORY WINNERS
BEST PRESCHOOL LICENSED PROPERTY
Bluey
BEST CHILDREN’S OR TWEEN LICENSED PROPERTY
Wizarding World
BEST TEEN OR ADULT LICENSED PROPERTY
Stranger Things
BEST GAMING LICENSED PROPERTY
Pokémon
BEST FILM LICENSED PROPERTY
Encanto
BEST MUSIC OR CELEBRITY LICENSED PROPERTY
Billie Faiers
BEST SPORTS LICENSED PROPERTY
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
THE CLASSIC LICENSED PROPERTY AWARD
Paddington

What Kids Love Award
Minecraft

Honorary Achievement Award 2022
Stephen Gould

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