Sponsors

The University of Manchester – sponsor of the Belt and Road Award

The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Our origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

We were formed at the birth of the modern world and our founders invested us with progressive principles and a desire to improve people’s lives through research and teaching. Throughout our history we have led the way and helped shape the modern world through discovery, ideas and knowledge.

We work hard to preserve our heritage, which you can enjoy today by visiting our collections and taking tours of the historic buildings on campus.

Harrow – sponsor of the Sustainability Award

Harrow International School Beijing:

Harrow Beijing, founded in 2005, enjoys a strong link with Harrow School London and with the other Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unifying our link is the educational expertise forged at Harrow School London over hundreds of years, and in our core mission – Leadership for a better world.

Being educated in today’s global context is much more than examination results can ever convey. Academic excellence is, of course, important and is expected of every student at Harrow Beijing. However, the pursuit of knowledge and its application with compassion, the challenge of persevering and ‘never giving up’ when life gets tough, and the joy of participati

Geely – sponsor of the 40 Years of Reform Award

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group was founded in 1986 and went from manufacturing refrigerator parts, to refrigerators, to construction and decorative materials, to motorcycles. In 1997, the group entered the automotive industry and has since focused its core business on the development and production of automobiles. It has continued to grow with a dedication towards technological innovation, personnel development, and tempering of core strengths, all while staying committed developing sustainably. Geely Holding has been listed on the Fortune Global 500 for six consecutive years with assets totaling over 200 billion RMB and employing more than 80,000 people.

British Council – sponsor of Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award

British Council – sponsor of Inspiring Women Award

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

BP – sponsor of Innovation Award

  • BP is one of the leading foreign investors in the Chinese oil and gas sector. BP’s business activities in China include oil and gas exploration and development, petrochemicals manufacturing and marketing, aviation fuel supply, oil products retailing, lubricants blending and marketing, oil and gas supply and trading, LNG terminal and trunk line operation and chemicals technology licensing. Building on its business successes in China, BP has also expanded partnerships with Chinese national energy companies internationally. Further information about BP China is available on bp.com.cn.

KPMG — sponsor of Chinese Investor in the UK Award

KPMG China operates in 18 cities across China, with around 12,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

GSK — sponsor of British Company of the Year Award

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and most trusted healthcare companies.

We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. GSK headquartered in London, United Kingdom. We employ more than 98,400 people in over 150 countries. In China, we have more than 5,600 employees.

Our purpose is to help people do more, feel better, live longer. As GSK, and through our heritage companies, we have a 100-year legacy of helping to transform the health, lives, and futures of people around China.

Gala dinner Sponsors

Harrow International School Beijing

Harrow Beijing, founded in 2005, enjoys a strong link with Harrow School London and with the other Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unifying our link is the educational expertise forged at Harrow School London over hundreds of years, and in our core mission – Leadership for a better world.

Being educated in today’s global context is much more than examination results can ever convey. Academic excellence is, of course, important and is expected of every student at Harrow Beijing. However, the pursuit of knowledge and its application with compassion, the challenge of persevering and ‘never giving up’ when life gets tough, and the joy of participati

Blue Star AMG

BluStar AMG is a British Owned, Hong Kong registered group, with the bulk of the operations in Mainland China and with satellite offices across Asia. Our main focus is Financial Planning and Asset Management with additional capabilities in Investment Property and Domestic Insurance.

In addition to our offerings and services, what truly sets us apart is our approach. By aligning the interests of our clients and our people, we are able to place the customers interests above all others so our customers can be assured that with us, there is no self-interest – only a shared interest.

Knight Frank

There’s a human element in the world of property that is too easily overlooked.

At Knight Frank we build long-term relationships, which allow us to provide personalised, clear and considered advice on all areas of property in all key markets. We believe personal interaction is a crucial part of ensuring every client is matched to the property that suits their needs best – be it commercial or residential.

Operating in locations where our clients need us to be, we provide a worldwide service that’s locally expert and globally informed.

We believe that inspired teams naturally provide excellent and dedicated client service. Therefore, we’ve created a workplace where opinions are respected, where everyone is invited to contribute to the success of our business and where they’re rewarded for excellence. The result is that our people are more motivated, ensuring your experience with us is the best that it can be.

Headquartered in London, we have 411 offices in 59 countries and more than 14,000 people.

Championing British Business In China