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Licensing looks forward to the PPS Awards on 15 November

A raft of familiar licensing names are in the running for accolades at this year’s Progressive Preschool Awards – this year celebrating its ten year anniversary event on 15 November 2022 at the Royal Lancaster London.

Licensed names have once again come up trumps in the product category awards shortlist, with the apparel sector faring well via Disney deals from Character.com, Fashion UK and Dennicci, George and Peppa showing up with Misirli and Character.com from Fashion UK, while heritage characters have also shone through with Sophie la giraffe and Winnie the Pooh.

In addition to a strong turnout across apparel, licensed ranges also dominate across the Best Licensed Toy Range, Best STEM/Education Range, Best Preschool Publishing Range and more – see the full list of finalists here.

The Progressive Preschool Awards are a firm favourite for the licensing sector – tickets and tables are currently still available, but early booking is advised as the event is expected to see record numbers of attendance. You can book your places online at the Max Publishing Box Office here, or contact event organiser Createvents – cheryl@createvents.co.uk or by calling 0118 3340085.

The major retail finalist categories have also been announced, including Best Supermarket Retailer, Best Online Retailer and more – view the entire shortlist here.

Sponsors of the 2022 event include: Acamar Films, Amscan International, Aykroyd & Sons, Azaria PR, Bébélephant, BBC Studios, BTHA (Toy Fair), Centum Books, Geomag, Good Baby Guide / Good Play Guide, Hasbro, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hippychick, Ideas International, The Insights Family, Jazwares, Joie, Jura Toys, Media Snug, Misirli, Online4Baby.com, Paramount Consumer Products, Penguin Ventures, Poetic Brands, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, RH Smith & Sons (Smiffys), Toymaster, Vista PR, Walker Books, WildBrain CPLG.

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