Executive Director

Be in it to win it

2018 BBA nominations now open

For the past 70 years, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) has been forging bilateral business relations. For more than a decade our British Business Awards (BBA) gala has been celebrating and rewarding the very best of these partnerships.

Now, in the lead up to our platinum 2018 BBA presentation, to be held on the evening of 2 November at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, we invite you to nominate your favourite firms and individuals—and even your own firm or yourself—for a BBA trophy.

This year, judges are asked to keep in mind our 2018 BBA tagline—a tradition of innovation. They will be looking for winners who exemplify excellence and best practices, and who have made significant contributions to the community in Japan over the past 12 months or the most recent fiscal year.

With 220 seats now booked for the black tie ceremony, are you ready to showcase your firm’s achievements?

2018 BBA categories
Company of the Year: Nominees are required to show excellence and innovation across all aspects of their organisation in Japan.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Nominees should be individuals who exemplify entrepreneurialism and have created commercial success through an innovative spirit.

UK–Japan Partnership: For this category, nominees should be joint-ventures, alliances, or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK–Japan economic or commercial relationship.

Social/Environmental Contribution: For this award, nominees should have driven exceptionally effective programmes or initiatives in either of the areas in Japan.

Diversity and Inclusion: We are delighted to be introducing this new category, thanks to the support of the British Council Japan. Nominees should have promoted particularly effective diversity and inclusion initiatives, services or solutions in Japan.

Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organisation’s projects, initiatives, products or achievements. Winners are acknowledged as industry leaders, named the best in their respective categories and receive a variety of promotional benefits. All nominees enjoy pre-event and on-the-night publicity.

Previous winners say
“The BBA is a great opportunity to gain recognition for staff and colleagues and to highlight all the good work they do. It was such a joy to bring the news back to the office after winning the award and was very good for boosting team morale”.

“It is really easy to nominate, it’s free, and it’s an excellent way to gain exposure in the local business community. It’s a wonderful night out, and if your company wins, it’s a big buzz for the team. I would definitely recommend companies get involved”.

“[The BBA] was a great chance to meet new people with ambitious goals. I think we can all benefit from sharing ideas and seeing each other succeed as a strong group”.

Ready to honour your valued employees and strengthen your brand?

To be eligible you must be a BCCJ member, a UK-owned and Japan-based firm, or a Japan-based firm or individual with significant UK links.