The British Business Awards


The British Business Awards 2016 serve to recognise and distinguish those companies who have greatly contributed to cultural and business-related exchanges between China and the UK. Furthermore, the Awards are a celebration of the numerous milestones that Sino-British relations have achieved in recent years, and are an excellent way to mark the beginning of a golden era between China and the UK.

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Acclaim for the British Business Awards

“Atkins was delighted to win the British Business Award for Sustainability in 2014.  The award is prestigious and has helped to raise our profile in China in this important area.”
– Mark Harrison, Director for China Property
Atkins – BBA 2014 Winner of the Sustainability Award  

“In terms of publicity, I was particularly pleased that some of the awards received publicity in the local and regional press in the UK. We were able to reach out to new customers with information about the opportunities in the China market, as well as raising profile in China.”
– Alastair Morgan, HM Consul-General, Guangzhou
Speaking as Director of UK Trade & Investment, 2012

The British Business Awards are extremely prestigious, and recognition from the British Chamber of Commerce in China is significant both in China and the UK, particularly in the early stages of Bosideng’s expansion.”
Bosideng – BBA 2012 Joint Winner of the Chinese Investor of the Year Award

“Winning the award was one of the proudest moments of my career in that it proved to our whole organisation that our unwavering focus on technical excellence and public benefit not only resonates with our clients, it is valued by the wider business community.  Thank you BBA for the recognition and encouragement!”
– Nick Brown, Area General Manager and Marine Manager, Greater China
Lloyd’s Register – BBA 2010 winner of the British Company of the Year Award

“Winning the award was a great endorsement of our China strategy and helped to boost the morale and motivation of our leadership team. Our customers are always impressed when I talk about the award and show them photos of the ceremony and Prince Andrew speaking. “
– David Townsend, General Manager
Synergy Health (Suzhou) Co Limited – BBA 2010 winner of the Most Promising New Business Award

The awards is supported by the British Consulate General Shanghai, The British Chamber of Commerce in China, British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China, British Council, CBI, CBBC, City of London, Manchester China Forum and Visit Britain.

The Chamber would like to thank BBA award category sponsors: British AirwaysBritish CouncilInterContinental Hotels Group, UK Trade & Investment and Manchester Business School.

Barry Piper Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Faithful+Gould
The 6th British Business Awards are a prestigious endorsement of British success in delivering projects, initiatives, products or other achievements, and through important social contributions and commitment to community, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. I encourage you to put yourself in the running to win a British Business Award – the ultimate seal of approval for your business creating publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened credibility and a subject to talk about with your clients for many years to come!
Barbara Woodward Her Majestys Ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China
I am delighted to be a Patron for the 2016 British Business Awards. Following the visit of President Xi Jinping to the UK last October, we have the potential to build a genuinely golden era in relations between China and the UK. British business will be at the heart – helping to power the UK’s own growth by seizing the opportunities here, of course, but also working with China to upgrade its economic model. British innovation and creativity. British brands and professional expertise. British excellence in education and science, creating tens of thousands of new Chinese “ambassadors” for the UK every year. British openness to Chinese investment. We have a huge amount to celebrate. These awards do exactly that.

Key Dates

  • 14 Apr 2016
    BBA Press Launch
  • 28 Apr 2016
    BBA Official Launch
  • 2 Jun 2016
    Road Shows
  • 28 Jul 2016
    Applications Close Date
  • 19 Sep 2016
  • 19 Oct 2016
    Winners sent to Advisory Panel for review
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Awards Categories
Best New Exporter to China Award
Best Services Award
British Company of the Year Award
Chinese Investor of the Year Award
Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award
Innovation Award
New Business Award
Sustainable Business Award

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