Congratulations to 2012 BBA Winners

Nov. 5, 2012


The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) was delighted to welcome almost 200 guests to the 2012 British Business Awards (BBA), held on the evening of November 2 in the luxurious surroundings of the Conrad Tokyo.

Organised for the fifth consecutive year, the event was supported by an exciting range of member companies and friends.

The 2012 BBA trophies, created by celebrated UK-Japan artist Kate Thomson, were presented to winners by the British Ambassador to Japan, Sir David Warren KCMG - in his last official engagement before retiring from diplomatic service.

Inter FM's London Hit Radio (LHR) DJs Guy Perryman and Maddie, were the bi-lingual Masters of Ceremony.


Many congratulations to the 2012 BBA winners:

  • Company of the Year: GlaxoSmithKline K.K. グラクソ・スミスクライン株式会社
    Since its establishment in 2001, GSK Japan has outpaced the market in terms of growth, and ranks among the top 10 pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country. Based in Brentford, West London, the company has served the people of Japan through innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

  • Person of the Year: Sir David Warren サー・ディビット・ウォレン
    HM Ambassador to Japan from July 2008 - November 2011, Sir David Warren KCMG has promoted British interests across all fields in Japan, and ensured the maximum potential for UK trade and investment during his tenure.

  • UK-Japan Partnership: Yagi Tsusho Limited & Mackintosh 八木通商株式会社 - マッキントッシュ
    Bringing British heritage, culture and life-style to the Japan market since 1998, through Yagi Tsusho’s marketing know-how and the product excellence of Mackintosh. Opened first flagship store in Aoyama Tokyo on August 30 2012.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Price Global プライスグローバル
    Established in 2005 by British businesswoman Suzanne Price, Price Global - a leading resource for Diversity and Inclusion, People Development and Wellness - services Fortune 500 multi-national companies from a variety of industries.The firm provides consulting and facilitation services in Japan and across the Asia Pacific region.

  • Social Responsibility: Lush Japan Co., Ltd. 株式会社ラッシュジャパン
    Has begun purchasing fresh raw materials, such as apples, potatoes and rice from disadvantaged areas, such as Kessenuma and other areas in Tohoku, to produce its handmade cosmetics. Donates 100% of its Charity Pots profits to grassroots organisations in Japan.


Sincere thanks to the 2012 BBA sponsors:

Sponsors: Unilever, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, GSK

In-kind Sponsors: Conrad Tokyo, Sipsmiths (via Whisk-e), British Airways, Syn Songs, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Eat Creative, DIAGEO, London Hit Radio (via Inter FM), Brompton Bicycles.

Media Partners: Custom Media, Financial Times.

Raffle: Alfred Dunhill, Asprey, Burberry International, Cath Kidston, Clipper (via MIE Project), Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In association with: This is GREAT Britain, Visit Britain, British Council.


2012 BBA Judging

2012 BBA Nominees