It’s been six years since I attended my first British Business Awards (BBA), while being recruited for the job of executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ).
Over the past eight years, the BBA has become the jewel in our events crown, attracting 300 guests from the UK–Japan ecosystem.
Established in 2008, the awards celebrate the best of UK–Japan commercial relations by recognising excellence, and promoting success and innovation, across all industries. They also acclaim the important social contributions made by organisations through their commitment to community, ethical behaviour and sustainability.
This year, the BBA will be held on 11 November from 6:30–11:30pm at the Hilton Tokyo hotel in Shinjuku, where our guests can enjoy a glamorous black-tie gala dinner featuring a five-course Great British menu with accompanying wines by Berry Bros. & Rudd. Guests will also be treated to UK–Japan entertainment, the awards ceremony, and the opportunity to win a fantastic array of door prizes.
This year’s BBA theme, “Drive”, runs through all stages and components of the event, representing the pace, determination and progress demonstrated by all participating firms and individuals.
There are various ways for you and your firm to get involved.
Each year, BBA trophies are presented by the British ambassador to Japan to mark outstanding contributions over the past 12 months. Nominations for all categories are open to any eligible companies or individuals with relevant achievements.
The deadline for 2016 nominations is 28 October at 5pm.
The 2016 BBA categories are:
Company of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, UK–Japan Partnership, Community Contribution, Innovation and Person of the Year.
Gain recognition among your peers through 2016 BBA sponsorship—and receive pre-, in-event and post-event exposure.
BBA sponsorship options:
In-kind, media, raffle prizes or goody bags
Confirmed 2016 BBA sponsors:
Headline: Jaguar Land Rover Japan Ltd.
In-kind: Berry Bros. & Rudd; Whisk-e Ltd.
Media: Custom Media; The Financial Times; Guy Perryman
The 2016 BBA is a fantastic platform for companies and individuals to gather, honour achievements and enjoy a great night in Tokyo, involving 70 companies, more than 30 nominees and six judges, including Eddie Jones, head coach of the England national rugby union team.
We look forward to celebrating with you and your teams, on 11 November.