Are you the 2015 BBA Entrepreneur of the Year?

Sept. 30, 2015

Elizabeth Handover, who heads Lumina Learning Asia, was the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award at last year's British Business Awards. She explained how the awards had strengthened the company's confidence and provided an excellent opportunity to take stock of their direction and progress.

Elizabeth said: "It's an opportunity for us also as a business community to celebrate our successes together, and I was also really touched at last year's awards that I got so many heartfelt congratulations from people...I thought we really do have a wonderful British community here in Japan and we really support each other's successes, and in general support each other.

"I believe that companies should get involved in the British Business Awards because it's a great opportunity. It's also an opportunity for companies to really get engaged, to raise their profile, to get their brand out, to really think about what their brand is in Japan. There is no other opportunity like that, I believe."

Hear more from Elizabeth in this video:


The deadline for nominations for the 2015 British Business Awards is fast approaching. Don't miss the opportunity to nominate yourself, or a deserving entrepreneur you know, as 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.

The British Business Awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate the best of British Business in Japan.

You can be nominated if you are a:

  • British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Member
  • Japan-based and UK-owned firm
  • Japan-based firm, organisation or individual with significant UK links

Previous winners have found that the prestige has not only raised their profile but also helped boost their business.


The BBA is the perfect opportunity for you to re-evaluate your mission, strategy, and to celebrate what you’ve achieved. Being a nominee alone provides fantastic visibility for your business.
- Suzanne Price, Price Global, 2012 BBA Entrepreneur of the Year

How to Nominate

The BBA nomination process is simple and free!

 and submit an Entrepreneur of the Year nomination form in order to submit your nomination for the Entrepreneur of the Year.

Other categories

Here are the rest of the categories for this year's BBA:


Nominees for awards must be one or more of the following:

  • British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Member
  • UK-owned and Japan-based firm
  • Japan-based firm or individual with significant UK links

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations should:

  • Cover all nomination criteria for the category concerned - included on nomination form(s)
  • Be sent in an email attachment in PDF format along with a high resolution nominated company logo to:
  • Reach the BCCJ office by the deadline of 17:00 on 30 October (Friday) 2015