2017 BBA Nominees: UK-Japan Partnership

Oct. 23, 2017

By the conclusion of the 2017 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Wednesday 18 October at noon, we had received 25 eligible nominations across 5 categories.

The following 4 partnerships are now in the running for the title of 2017 BBA UK-Japan Partnership.

"Nominees should be joint-ventures or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK-Japan economic or commercial relationship".

2017 BBA UK-Japan Partnership nominees 
(in alphabetical order): 

  • JTB & STH

To recognise the pioneering partnership between Japan's largest travel agency, JTB Corporation, and award-winning UK-based Sports Travel & Hospitality Group. This tie-up is creating and delivering top-class hospitality experiences for international and domestic sports events in Japan.

  • Perform Sports Content and Media  & Docomo


To recognise the successful partnership between DAZN and NTT Docomo in retailing their co-branded product. Launched in February 2017, "DAZN for Docomo" lets Docomo customers access the same live and on-demand content that DAZN has to offer for an exclusively low price, bringing DAZN's portfolio of great sporting content to an even wider audience.


  • Royal College of Art & Tokyo University 

To recognise an innovative new model of collaboration between the Royal College of Art and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo in creating a prototype Design Lab in Tokyo. This project delivers unique design-led innovations based on leading-edge scientific research. The Lab also strives to disseminate knowledge and develop an open educational approach.


  • Sebastian Conran Associates & Gifu Prefecture Japan

To highlight the Gifu Collection, which is the result of an on-going collaboration between Sebastian Conran’s London design studio and ten specialist artisan makers based within the beautiful natural surroundings of Gifu, Japan. The collection spans across lighting, ceramics, stationery and kitchen tools using diverse traditional fabrication methods.


The decision on a winning 2017 BBA entry is the result of the combined score of 5 separate judges, who independently score each submission using the same scoring matrix.

To ensure transparency, each judge independently returns his or her score sheet to the BCCJ office by 1 November 2017 and the results are tabulated confidentially. The scores from each judge are then totaled for each nominee, and the nomination with the highest accumulative score is declared the category winner.

In the event of two nominees receiving the same final score, all judges will be asked to review their scores for these companies / individuals, and the submission with the highest score from this second round of judging will be declared the winner.

The final results remain confidential until the BBA ceremony - held on the evening of November 2 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Good luck to all 2017 BBA nominees, and stay tuned for updates on other award categories! www.bccjapan.com

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