2019 British Business Awards

Nov. 8, 2019 18:00 - 22:00

Headliner gala event

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 *****Annual gala event, celebrating the very best of UK-Japan culture and commerce*****

At such an exciting time for UK-Japan relations, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is delighted to be announcing the 2019 British Business Awards (BBA)!

This year, we are going above and beyond to deliver for hundreds of guests, a truly unique award ceremony, which recognises the game-changing achievements of British and Japanese companies and individuals – built upon the foundation of our vision project, BCCJ 5.0.

Launched in 2008, our BBA gala event celebrates excellence while showcasing success and innovation across all industries. The Awards also highlight the important social contributions made by British and Japanese organisations through their commitment to sustainability, community, and ethical behaviour.

For over a decade the BBA has been a lively celebration of British activity in Japan and a hearty sign of the strength of the UK-Japan commercial and cultural partnership. It is THE event of the UK-Japan business calendar, and one you, your colleagues and friends do not want to miss.

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Our headliner BBA gala is set to offer no shortage of entertainment, from a live showcase of the best of UK-Japan relations, to emotional wins, live music, an exclusive drinks bar, and of course, an array of A-list attendees. We are also excited to announce an entirely new and perfectly-suited venue for the BBA, Hotel Gajoen.

Based on previous experience, we know that early-bird tickets will sell fast. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encouraged interested persons and companies to book corporate tables early (by July 31, 2019). 

The 2019 BBA - What can you look forward to?

  • Champagne reception
  • 5-course Great British menu
  • Exclusive drinks bar
  • Breathtaking illuminations
  • Lively dance-floor tunes
  • Excitement of the BBA ceremony, with trophies given by HM Ambassador to Japan
  • Chance to win 50 luxury prizes!

Please book your tables soon: there are 30 tables available and the event operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Table of 10 = JPY280,000
Seat = JPY28,000



Nominating for a 2019 British Business Award is simple (more HERE). Click on the category you would like to nominate for, fill out the PDF form, and submit it to: info@bccjapan.com

Please fill out form on a PDF reader other than your web browser


Why Nominate?

Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organisation’s projects, initiatives, products or achievements. Winners are acknowledged as industry leaders and named the best in their respective categories. This is a valuable measure of success that can be used in a variety of communications creating publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened credibility. Winners are eligible to publicise their achievement in all their marketing collateral, providing they state the category and year in which the award was won. 



Meet the Judges

We are delighted to reveal the names of our 2019 BBA judges - a truly great line up of accomplished leaders who are actively engaged in bolstering UK-Japan relations! This esteemed panel of judges will put into practice their expertise and specialist experience to decide which companies and individuals should receive a prestigious BBA trophy. 
  • Mike Sharrock: CEO, British Paralympics Association
  • Natalie Black: HM Trade Commissioner, APAC, UK Government
  • Magnus Hansson: CEO, Jaguar Land Rover Japan
  • Mariko McTier: Co-founder and Director, Social Innovation Japan
  • Haru Tsuyukubo: President, Rolls-Royce Japan Co., Ltd.
  • To be revealed ...

More information on all the 2019 BBA judges HERE
Details on how the 2019 BBA judging process works HERE


2019 BBA Timeline




Our annual event could not take place without the support of our sponsors!








Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Aston Martin Japan
British Airways
Conrad Tokyo
GlaxoSmithKline K.K.
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Life 14
London Bus Association Japan
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Ryo Dental Clinic
Shangri-la, Tokyo
Shimadzu Limited
Skyhop Bus Marketing Japan
Taylor Brunswick
Tobu Railway
Unilever Japan
Walk Japan




Sponsoring will enable your organisation the opportunity to align itself with the values and philosophies of the British Business Awards, while showcasing your corporate identity, services and products. Sponsorship will further raise your organisation’s profile and enhance your credibility with prospective clients, customers and industry peers. 




Hotel Gajoen, Meguro



Congratulations to 2018 British Business Awards Winners!


  • 2019 BBA dress code: black tie or national dress 
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs by Oct 18; 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18日までにお知らせください。 以後は特別メニューのお申し込みは出来ません。
  • Nijikai (after-party) 2230-0000 (until midnight) 二次会も予定しております。(22:30~24:00)


Tickets must be paid by October 18 17:00 after which there can be no refunds for cancellations. 

No-shows will be charged. 

You are NOT able to use 'Event free coupons' to attend this event.


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。




Venue Information

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo 2F Maiogi
1-8-1 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku Tokyo

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Member Cost: ¥28,000

Non-Members Cost: ¥28,000

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