LICENSING NEWS

BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme welcomes new retailers

Published on: 24th March 2017

The mentees on this year’s course represent numerous retail categories, from apparel, gift, toys and leisure.BLE480

New additions to this year’s programme include Toymaster; The Entertainer; online retailer Character.com; apparel retailer M&Co; supermarket chain Morrisons and cinema chain Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group.

Teams from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Halfords, Matalan and Sainsbury’s Tu are also confirmed for the 2017 programme. Head of Licensing at Tesco, Rachel Wakley, said: “We are delighted to support the retail mentoring initiative. We have nominated several of our colleagues to be part of the programme, as it offers a strong insight into the world of licensing. As it is an on-going programme throughout the year, the scheme enables participants to experience many different aspects of our industry, as well as broaden their network and experience.”
Anna Knight, BLE brand director, commented: “This year, we have worked hard to recruit retailers in new categories and have also seen growth in the number of designers, marketers and merchandisers joining the programme. It’s the most diverse line-up we’ve seen for many years. We would urge any retailers who are looking to learn more about licensing to sign-up before we reach capacity – which is imminent.”

For the first time, the retailers who complete the course will receive CPD accreditation which will help to enhance their individual career paths. The course is worth £499, but it is provided to selected retailers free of charge by BLE. Visit ubm.brandlicensing.eu/retail-mentoring-programme/ for details about applying to join the programme.

RECENT ARTICLES

Character Options’ Little Live Pets set for success this autumn/winter

Obituary: Michael Nunn

Britains partners with Rural Life Living Museum to mark centenary

Exclusive: IETP’s Sarah Ng on the most trusted responsible sourcing programme for toys

Senior Warner Bros. Consumer Products execs to kick off opening keynote at Licensing Expo Virtual 2021

Silvergate’s Octonauts attraction opens at Sea Life centres

Spielwarenmesse to offer digital platform alongside live 2022 event

Friday Blog

When the ship hits the fan…it’s the Friday Blog!

Andrew Laughton completes 110km walk in aid of the Toy Trust and Fence Club

Amazon

Amazon blames social media for fake reviews