Winners of The B&LLAs 2023 industry awards have been announced.

License Global

April 27, 2023

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Banner for the B&LLA Winners.
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Hosted by Matt Forde, the brand licensing community’s annual get-together was attended by retailers, licensees and brand owners. 

Before the awards, The Style Sisters – Gemma Lilly and Charlotte Reddington – told their story of how, in a few short years, they have turned organizing into an art form and become household names, with a growing licensing program. 

The winners of the B&LLAs 2023 are: 

The B&LLAs Rising Star Award (sponsored by BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme): Amy Austin, brand licensing junior buyer, DFS 


  • Best Brand Licensed Fashion Accessories or Lifestyle Product or Range: Tfl bag and Wallet Collection from Kurt Geiger 

  • Best Brand Licensed Food or Beverage Product or Range: The National Gallery Canned Wine Collection from Canned Wine Co. 

  • Best Brand Licensed Health & Beauty Product or Range: Coca-Cola Creations Make-up Collection from Revolution 

  • Best Brand Licensed Adult Apparel Product or Range: Alice Temperley A Life in Print Collection from Anthropologie 

  • Best Brand Licensed Gifting Product or Range: Natural History Museum Collection from Blueprint Collections 

  • Best Brand Licensed Homewares, Kitchen & Tabletop Product or Range: Nadiya x Prestige Cookware and Bakeware from Meyer Group 

  • Best Brand Licensed Children’s Product or Range: Animal Planet Collection for George@Asda from Poetic Brands 

  • Best Brand Licensed Electrical &/or DIY Products or Range: Dolce & Gabbana Kitchen Appliances from Smeg 

  • Best Brand Licensed Home Décor Product or Range: Country Living Paint Collection from Homebase 

  • Inspired Innovation Brand Licensed Product or Range Award: Jelly Belly x Myprotein Protein Powders from The Hut Group Nutrition 

  • The Sustainability Brand Licensed Product or Range Award: Natural History Museum x Dunelm Collection from Dunelm 


  • Best Fashion Retailer of Licensed Brands: Next 

  • Best Department Store or Mixed Retailer of Licensed Brands: John Lewis & Partners 

  • Best Supermarket of Licensed Brands: Iceland 

  • Best Specialist Retailer of Licensed Brands: Boots 


  • Best Licensed Heritage or Institution Brand: Natural History Museum 

  • Best Licensed Lifestyle Brand: Goodyear 

  • Best Licensed Design-led Lifestyle Brand: Smiley 

  • Best Licensed Food or Beverage Brand: Coca-Cola

  • Best Licensed Fashion or Talent Brand: Sara Miller London 


Brand Licensing Ambassador of the Year 2023: Maxine Lister, head of licensing, Natural History Museum 

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