2012 BBA Nominees: Person of the Year

Nov. 1, 2012


By the conclusion of the 2012 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Friday 12 October at 17:00, we had received a record 38 nominations across five categories. The following 7 people are now in the running for the title of 2012 BBA Person of the Year.

2012 BBA Person of the Year Nominees (in alphabetical order):

  • Mary Atkinson/ Takiko Ando メアリー・アトキンソン・安藤多希子 
    Co-founders, COCORO (UK-Japan charitable organsation)

  • Philip T. Gibb フィリップ・ギッブ
    BCCJ President Emeritus

  • Julian Ryall ジュリアン・ライオール 
    Journalist, The Daily Telegraph (Japan correspondent)

  • Joseph Tame ジョセフ・テイム         
    Marathon runner, Team Leader TEDxTokyo, Fundraiser

  • Sir David Warren KCMG サー・ディビット・ウォレン
    HM Ambassador to Japan

  • John Watkins ジョン・ワトキンス 
    Publican, Owner, The Tavern

  • Haruno Yoshida 吉田晴乃
    President, BT Japan

The decision on a winning 2012 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 Secretariat by October 30 2012 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, on November 2 2012.

We wish all 2012 BBA nominees the very best of luck!

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