2016 BBA Nominees: Company of the Year

Oct. 31, 2016

By the conclusion of the 2016 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Friday 28 October at 17:00, we had received 28 nominations across 6 categories.

The following 5 companies are now in the running for the title of 2016 BBA Company of the Year.

"Company of the Year nominees are required to show excellence and outstanding achievement in all aspects of their organisation in Japan, focusing on the past 12 months."


2016 BBA Company of the Year nominees (in alphabetical order): 

  • BBC World Japan Limited

For enhancing the BBC brand and presence in the Japanese digital market, communicating international news in adherence with BBC's editorial values, and reaching a new mass audience through innovative digital activities.

  • GPlus Media

For achievements in 'building an international Japan': ensuring foreigners can have a better life in Japan by providing them with essential information on finding work, accommodation, schools, living advice and news; and for supporting Japanese companies connect to GPlus Media’s foreign audience. 

  • Glaxo Smith Kline K.K.

For helping people to do more, feel better, and live longer; for widening access to GSK products, no matter where a person lives or what they can afford to pay; and for raising awareness of this commitment as a visible contributor to Japanese society.

  • MAST Asia

For achievements as Japan's only international defence trade-show and conference, attracting some 4,000 international delegates from 40 countries in 2015 with expectations for the next conference to double in size; and for successful collaboration between UK defence companies and corresponding authorities in Japan.

  • The Peninsula Tokyo

For honouring Japanese traditions and culture by delivering efficient, engaging, and experiential services by a diverse and passionate team; and for respecting the community and environment as an active corporate citizen committed to growing responsibly and sustainably.



The decision on a winning 2016 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 8 November 2016 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 11 2016 at the Hilton Tokyo.

Good luck to all 2016 BBA nominees, and stay tuned for updates on other award categories! www.bccjapan.com


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