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The Licensing Awards 2024 Finalists Week: UK Rising Star nominees named

Nine young licensing industry professionals have today (8 July) been confirmed as finalists for the UK Rising Star accolade at The Licensing Awards 2024.

The UK Rising Star is a Licensing International UK award and is presented at The Licensing Awards, which takes place on Tuesday 10 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The award is designed to recognise excellence among junior industry professionals in the UK under the age of 35.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Lauren Bath, marketing director, Exquisite Gaming
  • Corinne Duckworth, commercial executive, Dreamtex
  • Emily Farrugia, head of product development, WildBrain CPLG
  • Elizabeth Layte, buying manager,
  • Lauren McHale, retail and licensing manager UK, Netflix
  • Gianluca Rossi, brand licensing manager, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Naomi Serradimigni, category manager, Paramount
  • Olivia Wiggett, licensing manager, Jazwares
  • Sadie Wright, brand and product development manager, The Point.1888


“Once again, Licensing International are delighted to support The Licensing Awards and to sponsor the Rising Star award,” commented Steve Manners, global head of marketing and UK md at Licensing International. “The event celebrates creativity and innovation and highlights outstanding achievements in the ever-growing licensing industry, shining a spotlight on the importance of licensing clearly demonstrated by the breadth of this year’s nominations.

“The Rising Star nominations show what incredible young talent work in the industry, and they all have an extremely bright future. Personally, I cannot wait to discover the winners of all the categories and, of course, to meet with friends and colleagues on what is always a spectacular and fun evening.”

Stay tuned to all of this week to find out the finalists across all categories.

The Licensing Awards 2024 takes place on Tuesday 10 September at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Tickets and tables can be reserved quickly and securely online by visiting or by contacting Clare Hollick at Create Events: or phone +44 (0)1183 340085.

For sponsorship or general questions regarding The Licensing Awards, please contact Ian Hyder, Jakki BrownRob Willis or Samantha Loveday.

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