Leaders August 2014

Your trophy awaits

Six awards up for grabs, including new category: New Market Entrant

For seven years, the BCCJ’s British Business Awards (BBA) have been celebrating and rewarding the best of UK–Japan business.

At this year’s BBA, to be held on 14 November at the Hilton Tokyo, you will have the opportunity to nominate your favourite firms and individuals to win a trophy.

Supported by the BCCJ’s key partners—UK Trade & Investment Japan, VisitBritain and the British Council—the 2014 BBA provide a fantastic platform to highlight and honour special achievements.

2014 categories
The BBA recognise excellence, promote success across all industries, and acclaim commitment to community and ethical behaviour.

This year, we have unveiled a new category, New Market Entrant, to honour the achievements of firms that entered the Japan market after 1 January 2013, helping to create a bridge for UK–Japan relations.

This year’s categories in full are:

  • Company of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • UK–Japan Partnership
  • Community Contribution
  • New Market Entrant
  • Person of the Year

Why nominate?
Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organisation’s projects, initiatives, results and achievements.

Winners are acknowledged as industry leaders and named the best in their respective categories—a valuable measure of success that can be used in a variety of communications, creating positive organisational profiling and heightened credibility. Nominees enjoy pre-event and on-the-night publicity as well as a free ad in BCCJ ACUMEN, exposure on BCCJ-owned social media channels, and mentions in industry media.

Nominations are judged against specific criteria, founded on the BBA values of success, innovation and ethics. We employ well-defined methods to ensure the judging process is fair.

Whether to honour your valued employees or to strengthen your brand, why not put yourself in the running to win a BBA trophy—the ultimate seal of approval for your business!

How to nominate
The process is simple and free.
1. Select the category in which you wish to nominate yourself, your firm or your chosen nominee
2. Complete and submit a nomination form

Nominees must be one or more of the following:

  • BCCJ member
  • UK-owned and Japan-based firm
  • Japan-based firm or individual with significant UK links

Nominations should:

  • Cover all criteria for the category concerned
  • Be sent in an email as a PDF document, along with a high-resolution logo of the nominated firm, to:
    info@bccjapan.com by 5pm on 30 October