Awards/Testimonials

2016

License This Finalist

Licence This! awards held at the Brand Licensing Show in London attract entries from new TV, publishing, digital and design properties from all over the world.

 

2016

Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards2016

Best Licensed Heritage Or Institution Brand 2016 - National Gallery

Best Brand Licensed Gifting Product or Range 2016 - DMC Ltd for National Gallery

 

2015

27th Louie awards winner

Loose Leashes, the best-selling photographic dog range by American photographer Ron Schmidt, has won a Louie Award, the prestigious American awards for the greetings cards industry.

Already a Henry nominee in 2014 this award underlines the huge popularity of Loose Leashes and its appeal across a range of territories. American greetings card giant Hallmark is the licensee for North America whilst in the UK Woodmansterne publishes the range and in Germany Verlag Dominique.

 

2015

Gift of the Year Award   2015 Hinchcliffe & Barber Grey Songbird Range

Gift of the Year Award 2015 Hinchcliffe & Barber Grey Songbird Range

 

Clients

“Having worked with JELC since 2014 they have significantly contributed to the growth of the National Gallery Licensing programme. They have proven negotiation skills and work with the ultimate professionalism. They have also taken the National Gallery brand to new territories and product categories. JELC have a wealth of knowledge and expertise second to none in the licensing industry which has been extremely valuable in the growth of our programme. They are a pleasure to work with.”
Judith Mather, Buying and Merchandise Director, The National Gallery Co. Ltd.
“I’ve known and worked with Jane Evans of JELC for many years. While her extensive knowledge and expertise in licensing set her apart, it is her client first, strategic approach to licensing that has few, if any, rivals.”
Michael Hermann of The Andy Warhol Foundation

Licensees

"Jane Evans through her former position at the Beanstalk Group and now at JELC has brought us a number of interesting licence opportunities. Our working relationship has always been efficient but fun and we can always rely on Jane to get the Client responses we need to drive the business forward."
Piers Murray-Hill, Editorial Director, Carlton Publishing Group

“Blueprint has worked with JELC on several successful projects over a number of years. They have always proved to be true to their word in delivering what is discussed and agreed and the follow up has without exception been thorough and reliable. They select carefully the properties which they represent so that they can have real belief in their portfolio, and their retail contacts are strong but not obtrusive.

It would be terrific if all our dealings with licensing agents were as straightforward as those with JELC.”

Mike Redfern of Blueprint Collections

Industry peers

"I have known Jane for over 20 years. In 1992 she opened our U.K. Beanstalk office and ran that office for 11 years. During this time she grew our business significantly by adding new clients and building our staff to a team of approximately 30 people. Since leaving Beanstalk and starting JELC we have remained colleagues and friends. Jane is a highly talented licensing professional and, more importantly, a person of great integrity. I highly recommend her as a person who can always be relied upon to rise to any challenge and deliver an outstanding service to clients and licensees alike."
Michael Stone, CEO, Beanstalk Group
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jane Evans over the years, first at Beanstalk and more recently with JELC. She is a true professional who knows the licensing business.”
Nancy Bailey, Chairman, Nancy Bailey & Associates
“I've known Jane Evans for nearly 20 years. We met when she was General Manager of Beanstalk Europe and I was the head of licensing at The Coca-Cola Company. It was through Jane's clear strategy and execution of that strategy, that The Coca-Cola Company's European licensing business grew from a few licensees to a dynamic and recognized business. I now have my own licensing agency which was started in 2003, and Jane and I still collaborate whenever we get a chance. Jane is smart, well-connected, knows the licensing business inside and out, has a proven track record and is creative, resourceful and fun to work with. I highly recommend Jane Evans and JELC.”
John Merrick, President of Lemur Licensing
"We have worked with Jane Evans on quite a number of different brands and projects for nearly 15 years. Sometimes she was the Licensor/Agent and we represented her and sometimes it was the other way round. In all cases it has been a pleasure to work with Jane and her team, as we appreciate her professional and effective way of working combined with a lot of experience and we are looking forward to our continued co-operation on the NICI Brand."
Kristin Ehring, Director Sales & Account, g.l.a.m. GmbH & Co. KG