2015 British Business Awards

Nov. 13, 2015 18:30 - 22:30


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One of the highlights in Tokyo's business events calendar - the annual British Business Awards!
*****(FULLY BOOKED 満席です - AS OF OCTOBER 27 2015)*****

Now in its eighth year, the British Business Awards (BBA), run by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, recognise excellence and promote success and innovation across all industries. The awards also acclaim the important social contributions made by organisations through their commitment to community, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

British Business Awards trophies are presented each year to mark outstanding contributions to the UK Japan commercial relationship. BBA award categories are open to any eligible companies or individuals with relevant achievements.


Nominations closed on Oct 30 at 1700 HERE

30 nominations received, across 6 categories:
  • Company of the Year (5 nominees)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (5 nominees)
  • UK-Japan Partnership (6 nominees)
  • Community Contribution (7 nominees)
  • Innovation (4 nominees)
  • Person of the Year (3 nominees)
There are 30 companies and individuals now in the running for a 2015 BBA trophy!
(Trophies by UK-Japan artist, Kate Thomson of Ukishima Sculpture Studio, Iwate)


What can you look forward to at the 2015 BBA?

  • Glamourous evening in the luxurious surroundings of the Palace Hotel Tokyo
  • Welcome drinks, upon arrival, provided by Brewdog and Whisk-e
  • Black-tie gala dinner, with a 5-course Great British menu
  • Wine by the UK's oldest wines and spirits merchant, Berry Bros and Rudd, which holds two Royal Warrants for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
  • Recognition of excellence across a variety of industries
  • Six trophies presented to winners by British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens CMV LVO (Trophies sculpted in Carera marble by international artist Kate Thomson, of Ukishima Sculpture Studio)
  • UK Entertainment from "The Conductors Party Band"
  • Fabulous selection of door prizes and raffle prizes (see below!)
1830: Doors open / welcome reception (Champagne by BBR / G&T bar by Whisk-e)
1930: BBA gala begins (5-course meal, with matching wines by BBR)
2130: BBA ceremony
2230: End
Thanks to our 2015 BBA sponsors, without whom the event would not be possible!
Headline Sponsor
  • Jaguar Land Rover Japan Ltd.
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific K.k.
In-kind Sponsors
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd
  • Brewdog
  • Isle of Arran
  • Leica Professional Store Tokyo
  • Whisk-e
Media partners
  • Custom Media K.K.
  • Financial Times (Japan) Ltd.
  • Guy Perryman
  • Ogilvy and Mather (Japan) GK
  • Syn Songs

Raffle prizes for the 2015 BBA generously provided by

  • ANA InterContinental Tokyo
  • British Airways
  • British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • Euro Merican Fashions
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • Hilton Tokyo
  • Isle of Arran
  • Jaguar Land Rover Japan Ltd.
  • Peninsula Hotel
  • Ryozan Park
  • Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd
  • Tokyo American Club
  • Walk Japan Ltd.
Omiyage bags for all guests, courtesy of
  • Aoki
  • BBC 
  • Berry Bros & Rudd
  • British Airways
  • British Council
  • Calbee
  • GlaxoSmithKline K.K.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Japan Ltd.
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Unilever Japan

  • Jean Tomlin (Tomlin & Co. Limited)
  • Brian Christian (The British School In Tokyo)
  • Chris Heffer (UK Trade & Investment; British Embassy Tokyo)
  • Mariko Oi (BBC News)
  • Yuuichiro Nakajima (Crimson Phoenix Limited)
  • Masahiro Ibi (Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Limited)


  • More about the 2015 BBA judging process HERE
  • More about the 2015 BBA judges HERE
  • More about 2015 BBA nominations (now closed!) HERE
  • What is the BBA? More here (photos and videos)
  • 2015 BBA Dress code: black tie or national dress
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs by Oct 29; the menu cannot be changed on the day. お食事に制限のある方(ベジタリアン・アレルギーなど)は必ず10月29日(木)までにお知らせください。以降は特別メニューのお申し込みは出来ません。
  • Nijikai ("second party") at Yamabuki (Palace Hotel, 4F), from 22:30 to 23:30 (1 hour). Beer and wine:1,000JPY (tax & service charge inclusive). Cash payment only.


  • Tickets must be paid by October 23 17:00 after which there can be no refunds for cancellations. No-shows will be charged.  締め切り後のキャンセルはお受けできません。 お名前の変更は出来ます。お席には限りがございますので締め切り前に満席になる場合もございます。
  • 満席です。Fully Booked

Venue Information

Palace Hotel Tokyo 4F Yamabuki Room

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Member Cost: ¥27,000

Non-Members Cost: ¥27,000