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Finalists announced for BLE’s License This! Competition 2015

London, 10 September 2015: Brand Licensing Europe has announced the four finalists of its annual License This! competition. Now in its sixth year, the challenge offers those with brand new creative concepts the opportunity to break into the global licensing industry and the final takes place at the show in front of an audience on Thursday 15th October.

The finalists are:

  • Natu Natu, presented by Fran Bravo - an eco-friendly, cross-media project which features small, fantastic creatures and aims to help promote a more ecological way of life.
  • OiDroids, presented by Jonathan Klemenz - pop-out and build collectable cardboard robot toys, aimed at the pocket money sector, each with quirky detail and full of personality.
  • Victoria Spunge, presented by Stuart Simpson - an animation series in development about the sweet, smart Victoria Spunge (age 6 ½) and her visits to her Grandpa, the eccentric inventor, Albert Custard (age 66 ½).
  • Wussywat, presented by Simon Quinn and Simon Rolph - Wussywat the Clumsy Cat is a 2D animation series for 3-5 year olds, currently airing on CBeebies, about a curious and clumsy cat, discovering the world with his other animal friends.

Judging panel chair Kelvyn Gardner, Managing Director, LIMA UK said: “Nearly forty entries for 2015 License This! provided an exciting session for the judges with much debate about the many different approaches taken by candidates. There was a lot of very good material, so no easy task to whittle the entries down to four. Our four finalists each has a very good story to tell; we look forward to their pitches at BLE and encourage everyone to come along for what should be a very lively final.”

Other judges on the panel were: Charlie Donaldson, Joint Managing Director, Rocket Licensing, Tom Gunn, International Brand Director EMEA at MTV Networks and Wendy Munt, Managing Director, Be Inspired Consulting.

The four finalists will now compete for a chance to win the prize valued at over £6,000. The winner will receive a fully furnished nine square metre stand at BLE 2016 to bring the property to market; along with LIMA membership for one year and one ticket to the LIMA Licensing Essentials Course & Spring Fling Networking Party in May 2016.

To see the finalists in all their glory, visit The BLE Blog at

Brand Licensing Europe 2015 is the definite event for the entire licensing industry and takes place next month from 13 -15 October at London’s Olympia. To register for FREE entry please visit or follow us on Twitter using @bleurope for show news and updates.

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About Brand Licensing Europe
Brand Licensing Europe 2015 ( takes place from 13-15 October 2015 at Olympia, London. It is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. Now in its 17th successful year, Brand Licensing Europe 2014 was the biggest event to date; hosting 306 exhibitors and 7,164 visitors from 69 countries.

About UBM Advanstar ( UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and power sports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Its market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.