LIMA UK Names Matthew Glynn 2015 UK Rising Star

Posted July 27, 2015

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LIMA UK announces Matthew Glynn of the Football Association was named its second annual UK Rising Star. The Award ceremony took place on July 23rd at LIMA UK’s annual Young Professionals Networking event in London.rising star uk 1

The LIMA UK Rising Stars Award is designed to support and champion excellence among junior licensing industry professionals. Glynn will receive one year of mentorship from LIMA UK Managing Director Kelvyn Gardner.

“I look forward to working with Matthew, who has shown a commitment to and passion for the UK licensing industry as well as demonstrating innovation, initiative and leadership in his career to date,” said Gardner. “It is also great to celebrate sports licensing with our young professionals and we’re really pleased to be able to recognize and support such talent in our industry.”

“I am absolutely delighted to win the LIMA UK Rising Star Award having only recently stepped into a managerial role at The FA. Licensing allows you to gain great skills and knowledge across sales, legal, product development and marketing so it is great to know that my work is being acknowledged,” said Glynn, the Football Association’s Commercial Acquisitions Manager. “I have been lucky enough to work with some exceptional people and companies in the industry so I can only thank them enough for sharing their knowledge with me to date. I’ll certainly be using the award to generate greater exposure for the licensing industry and help support the continued growth of what is a really fun industry!”

Sponsored by Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, LIMA UK’s event opened with a practical career advice session and Q&A with Tom Gunn International Brand Director (EMEA & ANZ) Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products; Vicky Hill, Licensing Manager at Bulldog Licensing; and Bettina Koeckler, Founder of The DealFactory.