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About David Berry.

Interim Licensing Management Limited was founded by David Berry in response to the need for executive interim management solutions tailored exclusively for and delivered directly to the merchandise licensing industry and its associated businesses and sectors.

 

David’s merchandise licensing credentials have been forged whilst fulfilling both local and pan-European regional roles, primarily within large, multinational organisations - The Walt Disney Company and Diageo Plc.

 

David has also spent time ‘Agency’ side at innovative, full service marketing and promotions agency – Creata and started his career as a licensee with housewares manufacturer – Thermos.

 

As a graduate of Sheffield Business School, David’s professional experience encompasses the marketing and management of consumer brands within the global Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Entertainment and Consumer Durables industries. This has subsequently provided exposure to a wide spectrum of businesses and sectors including Toys, Sport, Fashion and Luxury Goods.

 

Throughout his professional career David has maintained a particular interest in Southeast Asia and has enjoyed an extensive exposure to both general and supply chain management in the region. He has also managed international licensing programs in both Japan and People’s Republic of China.

 

An authentic leader with a demonstrable ability to build and sustain relationships to mutual benefit, David’s ‘inclusive’ management style places particular emphasis on a more fundamental understanding of personality and preferences in the formation and development of ‘winning’ teams.

 

Through his extensive professional network, David is also able to provide access to like-minded business professionals and create a ‘virtual’ team of merchandise licensing specialists – dependent on individual clients’ specific needs.

 

Outside office hours David maintains a keen interest in all team sports - both watching and participating and is a qualified England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Level 2 Coach.

 

David and his associates are well placed to provide a range of executive interim management solutions to brand owners, their intermediaries and manufacturing and distribution partners.

David Berry

“His vast experience within the licensing industry, combined with his relentless positive energy would make him a very valuable asset to any company associated with this industry.”

Chris Thompson, Managing Director, Vogue Housewares.

 

“…one of the best, most creative yet business-savvy licensing people I know.”

Fiona Wright, General Manager, LEGO UK.

 

“…David has a comprehensive range of skills that combines solid business development and creative ability which he has consistently demonstrated. He manages his business relationships with a huge amount of integrity...”

Michael Osborne, Managing Director, Internet Logistics.

 

“…one of the most highly regarded Consumer Products executives at Disney. He is a results oriented manager with a strategic approach to decision making. As a testament to his ability, Dave was frequently solicited for leadership roles in many of the most critical decisions for our division.”

Jeff Fradin, formerly Vice President, Disney Consumer Products.

 

“…had a clear vision for Guinness licensing and the determination to make it happen, delivering a breakthrough in our food licensing.”

John Roscoe, Marketing Director, Diageo Plc.

 

“…wholly objective and professional in his approach in working towards common objectives. His attention to detail and commercial management was refreshing…”

Anthony Kirk-Duncan, formerly Chairman, Zorbit Babycare.

 

“…A potentially complex negotiation between two large brand owners was made easier through David's creativity and professionalism.”

Dave Good, formerly Licensing Director, Unilever UK.

 

“…his impact on our business was enormous. He helped liberate our potential to achieve the success we did…”

Michael Dolan, Managing Director, Shamrock Gift Company.

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