UPDATE: 22nd June 22
As Membership and Conference experts B&RUK is in the process of building the foundations for a global membership of Licensees and Retailers who will now get to see new IP's from character / entertainment, Lifestyle right through to Gaming & Sports.

Licensee and Retailer Members will be able to view regular new IP presentations from global brands and interact with the Brand Owner for feedback or moving the conversation forward. B&RUK Membership will be the way to see NEW IP before anyone else all securely and under NDA giving the brand owner peace of mind.

Membership will also include entry to the VIP Winter and Summer in-person London conferences and tickets to the 'Meet the Buyers' parties which will increase from two to four in 2023. 

If you are a service provider we are now looking at ways for you to engage with the membership rather than the traditional advertising method, meaning you are engaging with your target audience directly giving your company a better use of finances and your time.

By signing up to the B&RUK database you will receive all the details about this new venture which will now connect the Content making side to the Retail side of the media industry and finally syncopating the business.

We are looking to launch fully around September 22 - so please fill in the form below to receive all the updates, interviews with Retailers & Licensees and guest editor contributing articles ahead of the launch.

Also I want to thank the industry for their support in Brands Retail UK, especially the major retailers.

Ryan Beaird - Event Director / Owner

7 plus years experience of organising Licensing Industry Events


connections to all sectors of the Licensing Industry


an understanding of what the Licensing Industry needs


Ryan Beaird - Event Director / Editor

With over seven years of running the UK Licensing Trade Associations' events and membership - Ryan Beaird's connections expand into the Brands, Licensees, Retailers and also Service Providers in the Global Licensing Industry.

His connections also extend into Film / TV and animation and can consult new IP owners wanting to exploit their properties into merchandising. 

A speaker and representative for the Licensing Industry over so many years he can help your brand take it's first steps into the Consumer Product industry.

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Julia Redman - Contributing Retail Focused Articles

Julia has over 30 years experience of buying Licensed merchandise across all categories, having worked for Arcadia, Marks & Spencer, BHS, Woolworths, Debenhams and M&Co


Now the owner of Buyers Eye a Retail focused consultancy, Julia also lectures Fashion Buying and Sourcing at the University of Arts and the Fashion Retail academy in London.

You can read her Retail focused articles every Wednesday by signing up to the Brands & Retail UK mailing list.

If you wish to speak to Julia about Retail consultancy you can contact her at Buyers Eye by visiting www.BuyersEye.co.uk

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Michael Gottlieb - Contributing Music & Entertainment Articles

Michael is a veteran of the Licensing industry with over 30 years experience. He has worked for global companies including Warner Bros Consumer Products and has established marketing partnerships with Walkers Crisps, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Primark and Penguin Books to name a few.


Michael believes music has the power to stir emotions and bring products to life. As Founder/Managing Partner of Sunny Side Up Licensing he represents music publishers and develops new ideas. His articles relating to music have been published in Marketing Week, Music Week and the Marketors magazine.


He has just been made a Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Marketors.

If you wish to speak to Michael about Music Publishing Licensing you can contact him at Sunny Side Up by visiting www.Sunnysideup.ltd

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