Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2023 Finalists Announced

This year saw a record number of entrees.

License Global

March 31, 2023

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The finalists in the Product, Property, Retail and Rising Star categories for the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2023 have officially been unveiled. 

All main product categories were judged by a panel of retail buyers from across the spectrum including Argos, ASDA, Boots, Dunelm, FatFace, Home Bargains, John Lewis & Partners, JoJo Maman Bébé, Matalan, Moonpig, Morrisons, Mothercare, New Look, Next, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specsavers, Tesco, TruffleShuffle, Vanilla Underground, Waitrose and WHSmith.  

“The record number of entries for the B&LLAs 2023 underlines just how much the brand and lifestyle licensing business has grown and matured; the quality of entries was superb and the judges were certainly faced with a tricky task,” says  Ian Hyder, chief executive officer, Max Publishing, owner and organizers, B&LLAs. “Best of luck to all of the finalists – we cannot wait to celebrate with everyone at our new venue of the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 27 April.”  

The B&LLAs Rising Star Award Finalists include: 

  • Amy Austin, brand licensing junior buyer, DFS

  • Alexandra Bovey, senior licensing partnerships manager, Hearst UK

  • Oliver Gilding, exclusive brands manager, Iceland Foods

  • Rosanna Cousins, senior retail and commercial manager, The Point.1888

  • Zoryanana Mishchiy, licensing executive, The National Gallery

  • Jessica Healey, junior buyer, New Look

  • Alex Hartnell, coordinator, marketing and brand management, Beanstalk

  • Bryony Rodda, assistant buyer, George@Asda

Product Award categories include: 

  • Best Brand Licensed Fashion Accessories or Lifestyle Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Food or Beverage Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Health & Beauty Product or Range  

  • Best Brand Licensed Adult Apparel Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Gifting Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Homewares, Kitchen & Tabletop Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Children’s Product or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Electrical &/or DIY Products or Range 

  • Best Brand Licensed Home Decor Product or Range 

  • Inspired Innovation Brand Licensed Product or Range Award 

  • The Sustainability Brand Licensed Product or Range Award 

Retail Awards categories include:   

  • Best Fashion Retailer of Licensed Brands 

  • Best Department Store or Mixed Retailer of Licensed Brands 

  • Best Supermarket of Licensed Brands 

  • Best Specialist Retailer of Licensed Brands 

Property Award categories include: 

  • Best Licensed Heritage or Institution Brand 

  • Best Licensed Lifestyle Brand 

  • Best Licensed Design-led Lifestyle Brand  

  • Best Licensed Food or Beverage Brand 

  • Best Licensed Fashion or Talent Brand 


A complete list of 2023 finalists can be found on the Brand Licensing Awards website

For tables and tickets for the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2023, please contact Clare at Createvents at [email protected] or call 0118 334 0085, or you can reserve and pay online at the Max Publishing 

Digital Box Office.

You can also follow the B&LLAs on Twitter at @LicensingAwards and #BELLAS23.  

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