Congratulations to 2013 BBA Winners

Nov. 2, 2013

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) was delighted to welcome over 220 guests to the 2013 British Business Awards (BBA), held in the luxurious surroundings of the Mandarin Oriental on the evening of November 1.

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

Inter FM's London Hit Radio (LHR) DJs Guy Perryman and Madoka Kato, were the bi-lingual Masters of Ceremony for the second consecutive year.

The 2013 BBA trophies, 'Resonance', created by celebrated UK-Japan artist Kate Thomson (Ukishima Sculpture Studio, Iwate), were presented to winners by the British Ambassador to Japan, Tim HItchens.


2013 BBA winners:

  • Company of the Year: Custom Media K.K.
  • UK-Japan Partnership: AgustaWestland & Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Steve Crane (Business Link Japan K.K.)
  • Global Talent: The British School in Tokyo

  • Community Contribution: LUSH Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Person of the Year (People's Choice vote, by BCCJ members): Guy Perryman

Sincere thanks to the 2013 BBA sponsors, without whom the BCCJ's annual, black-tie event would not be possible:

Headline sponsors: RBS

Supporting sponsors: British Council and IELTS, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

In-kind Sponsors: Sipsmith, Fevertree, Sacred (via Whisk-e), British Airways, Berry Bros. & Rudd, London Hit Radio (via Inter FM), Leica Ginza, Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Media Partners: Custom Media, Financial Times, Rain Interactive, Wild Tame.

Prize Draw: Burberry International, Wedgewood, The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon, Links of London, Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, DeVere Group - Tony Evans, Virgin Atlantic, Andaz.

Goody bags: Xebio (NEXT), Unilever Japan, Penhaligon's London.

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


Related media

  • Diana Yukawa reviews her BBA performance on Inter FM HERE
  • British School in Tokyo photos HERE
  • "Best of British in Japan" (2013 BBA video highlights) HERE