British Airways – sponsor of the British Company of the Year Award
British Airways’ route network currently serves more than 179 destinations in 75 countries. The airline has been flying to mainland China for over 30 years. In October 2014, British Airways has triumphed in the 2014 Business Traveller Awards, winning Best Airline, Best Short-Haul Airline and Best Frequent Flyer Programme. The airline has held on to the top spot for another year after winning these three categories at the 2013 awards. In February 2014, British Airways was named the UK’s Consumer Superbrand of 2014, securing the top position against 1,500 other brands and becoming the first airline or travel brand to win the prestigious title.
The British Consulate-General Shanghai – sponsor of the New Business Award
The British Consulate in Shanghai represents the UK government Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang, and provides services to British nationals. Our work covers a range of issues including increasing mutual economic prosperity, climate change & energy, establishing stronger people-to-people ties and supporting British nationals in China.
British Council – sponsor of the Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build opportunity and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. We work in Arts, English, Education and Society, including science and sport. Our first office in China opened in 1943 and we work in five cities in China. In Beijing we operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy. In Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing we operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the Britsh Consulates-General respectively.
For more information, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.cn/
InterContinental Hotels Group – sponsor of the Innovation Award
InterContinental Hotels Group is a global company with 9 hotel brands. With over 4,700 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in almost 100 countries around the world, we know hospitality. Our vision is to become one of the great companies in the world by creating Great Hotels Guests Love. We will deliver this through our portfolio of preferred brands, our talented people and best-in-class delivery systems. At the heart of our culture is a commitment to act responsibly in everything we do.
KPMG — sponsor of the Best Services Award
Today, KPMG China has alround 10,000 professionals working in 17 offices. We are part of a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, including:
– Statutory and internal audits
– IPO reporting accountants
– Due diligence advice on acquisitions, mergers and disposal
– Post Merger integration
– Risk and compliance services
– IT advisory
– Management consulting services
– Tax, including incentives and Transfer Pricing advisory
Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mindset and consistent delivery have helped us build trusted relationships, which are at the core of our business and reputation.
Manchester Business School – sponsor of the Chinese Investor of the Year Award
Manchester Business School (MBS) is part of the University of Manchester, one of the UK’s original ‘redbrick’ universities with a proud history, including 25 Nobel Prize winners among its legacy. In 2008 MBS opened its China Centre in Shanghai, demonstrating a long-term commitment and sustainable growth with its Chinese partners. The triple international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) ensure MBS remain one of the best providers of world class business education in China. MBS has a network of 7 international centres and over 50,000 alumni worldwide.
Department for International Trade – sponsor of the Best New Exporter to China Award
Department for International Trade is the Government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. Its range of expert services are tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. Department for International Trade also helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK’s vibrant economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business – providing support and advice to investors at all stages of their business decision-making. For more information about Department for International Trade in China, please visit www.gov.uk/government/world/china