Meet the team
Rob GoodchildCommercial Director
Rob is responsible for the overall rights and ancillaries programmes for Aardman IP, along with business development for the creative services offer across commercials and interactive.
Jess HoustonSenior Manager – Publishing and Product Development
Jess manages Aardman’s publishing and soft line product categories, working with international agents and UK licensees to create and develop product ranges to complement and grow our brands.
Hannah McFarlaneLicensing Executive
Hannah works with Aardman’s global network of agents to help develop licensing programmes both internationally and in the UK. She also works closely with the Aardman marketing team to maximise product support for both retail and online.
Rowanne SwainLicensing & Live Events Administrator
Ro works within Licensing and Live Events, supporting both teams with administrative, events and PA duties. She also assists with the Attractions & Live Events workshops program.
Ben TownsendLicensing Assistant
Ben works with agents and licensees to ensure effective communication of the design strategy across the Aardman portfolio. He is also involved in market research and managing samples.
Adam Vincent-GarlandBusiness Development Manager – Interactive, Games and Toys
Adam manages the Toys, Games and Interactive Apps product categories. Constantly tracking new trends and innovations in the industry that can be applied to the Aardman portfolio of character brands. Developing quality collections with the best possible licensee partners with the aim to create products and experiences that resonate around the world.
Aardman is a global distributor of IP and represents a selective list of third party producers of high quality animated content.Learn more
Working with partners around the world, we use our wealth of creative talent to bring unique and interactive experiences to life.Learn more
We work with agencies and brands across the globe on campaigns that tell stories in unique and exciting ways.Learn more
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Aardman and Netflix secure promotional partners for Robin Robin
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