Our People

Jane Evans

Jane Evans

Jane founded JELC in 2003 and has a wealth of experience spanning 25 years in the brand licensing industry. After a successful stint as a buyer at Next plc Jane started her licensing career at CPLG in1987 before becoming Licensing Director at Central Television. In 1991 Jane founded the European office of The Beanstalk Group, building the business from start up to a team of 30 operating across Europe. During her time at The Beanstalk Group Jane developed successful international licensing programmes for clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Ford Motor Company, Stanley Tools, The Andy Warhol Foundation and Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Jane was awarded the Brand Ambassador of the Year at the 2017 Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards

Julie Michell

Julie Michell

Julie worked for Hallmark for over 10 years, initially heading up the commercial side of Hallmark’s UK licensing-out business, and more recently as Senior Licensing Manager (International). Before this she held senior positions for a number of major names including Carte Blanche Greetings, Nici and Vivendi. She brings over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, as well as a wealth of experience as both a licensor and licensee. Julie joins JECL as Director and Business Partner.

Richard body

Richard Body

Richard is the Commercial Director for JELC and has over 40 years commercial experience within the Grocery, Stationery and Toy industries. Richard was the founder of LeapFrog Toys (UK) Ltd in 2000 where he was instrumental in building the business from zero to a turnover of £37.5m in just 5 years. 2004 saw LeapFrog UK voted “Toy Company of the Year” for their professional service to the industry. In recent years Richard has acted as an independent global business development consultant building international markets for LeapFrog and UK retailer opportunities for Eurosuisse International Ltd and Abbey Home Media.