Winning the Rising Star Award at the Licensing Awards 2019

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WOW WOW WOW!! Speechless!

Tuesday 10th September 2019 was a big day – a day I will remember and cherish. I was thrilled to be presented with the Rising Star Award at the Licensing Awards 2019.  An absolute honour.

Licensing awards

For those who are unfamiliar with the world of Brand Licensing, just think of all the products you buy which feature a brand’s logo or character. Businesses and companies can get a license to feature certain character’s and logos on their own products, and develop fun and innovative brand collaborations – like Clarks’ National Geographic footwear range or a Harry Potter apparel range.

My Icon Story first entered the world of Brand Licensing last year with Transport for London, licensing all the London Underground staton logos so customers can feature them on a personalised My Icon Story Print. Since then, we have launched many more licensed product ranges with the likes of the Natural History Museum, Love Hearts and NYC & Company. It is a brilliant way for a start-up like ourselves to build and grow our audience and product range as well as strengthen our unique selling point in the gift category.

My Icon Story children's product range

But back to the Licensing Awards!

The night itself was phenomenal. In my past career I attended many awards nights but the Licensing Awards are another level of creativity! Just look at the table and venue decor. The Grosvenor House Hotel is transformed into a real adults playground adorned with all your favourite brands and characters from Barbie to Pokemon, Peaky Blinders to Baby Shark!

The Licensing Awards 2019

The Licensing Awards 2019

The Rising Star Award was the first of the night. When I heard my name being called as the winner, I literally couldn’t believe it.

Licensing Awards 2019

Winning the award for Rising Star is an absolute honour because it’s so personal. I feel privileged to be part of such a creative, inspiring and innovative industry and I’d like to thank all the individuals and brand teams who have given My Icon Story a chance. As a Solo Founder I believe and back my own business but winning the hearts and support of some of the biggest brands in the world has been a real game changer for the growth and development My Icon Story.

If winning the award wasn’t enough, My Icon Story also received a second mention on stage, providing a special My Icon Story print for the Light Fund charity team who embarked on an epic London to Paris rowing challenge! The bespoke icon print features icons that reflected the team’s route and journey including milestones, landmarks and memorable moments.

The Light Fund

The Light Fund

A huge thank you to the team at Max Publishing who have supported me and My Icon Story, giving me opportunities like the one above for the Light Fund and featuring my successes in their licensing.net online mag.

I’m really excited for the future of My Icon Story and can’t wait to continue developing and working with more fantastic brands in the years to come.

Read more about my interview with Licensing Source here

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  • I've ordered a few pieces from My icon Story and couldn't recommend them more. They make for amazing bespoke gifts and the service is amazing! The team are really helpful should you have any queries or issues.

    - Lisa-Kate McGrath

  • Thank you My Icon Story for helping me create a unique and personal 30th birthday present. I would recommend the website to anyone who wants to give something special as a gift.

    - Liam Whiddett

  • This beautiful bespoke piece of art will add something very personal and meaningful to our new home. Creating bespoke icons which weren't on the website was no trouble at all. The customer service was impeccable, and we are completely in love with our 'my icon story'. Thank you so much

    - Jenna Bristow

  • I'm looking forward to receiving this sentimental anniversary gift for my husband. It will be a fun and artsy reminder of the path our relationship has traveled. (I'm also thrilled to be the first US order!) Can't wait to gift more of these for friends with new babies!

    - Zahra Curtin

  • Thank you so much for all your help with designing my icon story! Nothing was ever too much trouble and being able to create the exact icons I wanted made my story so much better! A fantastic gift for anyone!!!

    - Ella Rayment

  • Fantastic idea for a gift for a brother in law who is extremely difficult to buy for! So pleased with result and have already recommended to others. Will definitely use the site again

    - Julie McCarthy

  • Great service from My Icon Story and we loved our finished Icon Story - which was a very successful anniversary gift!

    - Carl

  • My Icon Story really caught my eye when I saw a feature about it in Metro. It really helped me find a unique present for my wife this Xmas and our print hangs proudly in our hallway!

    - Rob Griffiths

  • Really wonderful piece, my wife loved it. Designed an icon specifically for us as well which made it extra special.

    - Ryan Taylor

  • What a great idea. I wanted something meaningful for my partner for his birthday and what better than icons denoting memories from our time together. Will definitely be telling my friends and family about My Icon Story.

    - June Richardson

  • I came across this amazing website via the Evening Standard during a commute home. We were able to create a fantastic and very personal story of our family epic holiday to Australia via Hong Kong. Within a day, Laura even added 2 icons for the Gold Coast for us to choose....the best bit about the the whole experience was the personal service to ensure we could capture an eternal memory in such a unique way. Thanks Laura!

    - Russ Thomas

  • Love love the My Icon Story I made for my wife to remind us of some travel adventures we've had over the years

    - Christian Turner

  • It brought my wife to tears with all the memories of our past she thought I had forgotten

    - Sean Garwood

  • Really loved the artwork, stylish and contemporary. A wonderful memento of our daughter's trip. My Icon Story were extremely helpful from design to delivery. I would recommend My Icon Story to anyone seeking a unique and well made souvenir of their travels.

    - Jane Allden

  • Was really happy with the print. The customer service was great and it didn’t take long to arrive. Cheers!

    - Rob Aitken

  • We loved our Icon Story print following a European trip. Beautifully made and framed.

    - Kayleigh Westwood

  • I purchased a print for my friends birthday and I can honestly say I am so happy with the result. The website is really easy to use, there are a huge variety of icons to choose from, but if you can't find what you are looking for, there was the option to get one designed for you.

    - Kirsty Elliot

  • My boyfriend bought me a print as a surprise after I went away travelling. I absolutely love it!, thank you! It's such a thoughtful and personal gift and a lovely reminder of my travels.

    - Diva M

  • My parents absolutely LOVED their bespoke print I gave them for their ruby wedding anniversary. What's more personal than something that reminds them of all their favourite places they've been together? I'm normally terrible at buying gifts, but you can't get it wrong with a My Icon Story print!

    - Abi Morrish

  • We got a beautiful bespoke print for our wedding, it has all our tables that featured at our wedding. Cities that myself and the hubby have been to. They even created a new icon for us as they didnt feature it. Brilliant service.

    - Lauren Chorley

  • We bought a print for a 50th birthday and selected a number of icons that reasonated. The site is really easy to use and if you cant find what you want then you just need to ask! We were delighted with the print and so was the Birthday Girl!!

    - Rebecca French