British Business Awards 2012 Roadshow Round-up

Published on 2012-05-08

The BBA 2012 has been out on the road for the past couple of weeks encouraging British companies and returning Alumni all around China to actively get involved in the Awards and celebrate their successes and achievements.


The British Business Awards 2012 has been out on the road for the past couple of weeks encouraging British companies and returning Alumni all around China to actively get involved in the Awards and celebrate their successes and achievements.

Following the successful launch in Shanghai on 28 March, we stopped off in Guangzhou where we were joined by the Consul-General, Alastair Morgan, and Chengdu before reaching the capital, Beijing, on 26 April. In Beijing we were joined by the Awards’ patron and Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Sebastian Wood who spoke about 2012 being a GREAT year for Britain – celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games; and in China showcasing British culture at the UK Now arts festival and profiling the UK’s strengths in business, education and tourism with the GREAT campaign. What better year to be a winner at the British Business Awards?

The Awards, supported by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), British Embassy and Consulate Generals in China, the British Chambers of Commerce in China, amongst other key British organisations and business, seek to highlight the UK as a leading business partner of choice for Chinese companies through the celebration of successful British businesses in China, and promote Sino-British trade relations.

While showcasing hallmarks of British spirit – innovation, enterprise and endeavour, and acting as testimony to the depth, breadth and success of British business operating in China, the Awards also give recognition to excellent achievements of returning Chinese scholars from the UK, as well as Chinese businesses operating in the UK.

Applications are now open and the British Business Awards invites all eligible individuals and organisations to enter. Five finalists in each of the eight categories will be chosen by an independent panel of judges and announced at a Finalists Event in late June. The highlight event of the Awards, a Gala Awards Dinner will take place on the 8th November, when the winners will be announced.

Application deadline is 18th May 2012.