2016 British Business Awards: NOMINATIONS CLOSED!

Oct. 28, 2016

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

  • Company of the Year (5 nominees)

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

  • Entrepreneur of the Year (6 nominees)

Nominees are individuals who exemplify entrepreneurialism and have driven commercial success through entrepreneurial spirit. Nominees will typically be leading non-listed organisations in Japan with 25 employees or fewer.

  • UK-Japan Partnership (4 nominees)

Nominees are joint ventures or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK–Japan economic or commercial relationship.

  • Community Contribution (4 nominees)

Open to any eligible company in Japan that has driven exceptionally effective community programmes or initiatives. Nominees should not be NPOs.

  • Innovation (5 nominees)

Nominees are companies that have enjoyed commercial success through practicing innovation. Nominees should have released onto the market a successful product, service or solution from January 2015.

  • Person of the Year (4 nominees)

This award recognises the achievements of an individual who has demonstrated effectiveness in his or her field—supporting UK–Japan commercial and/or cultural relations. The winner will be selected through an online vote by BCCJ members.

Stay tuned over the coming days to find out which organisations and individuals have been nominated for each award!


2016 BBA - Judging

  • 2016 British Business Awards - Judging process HERE
  • The 2016 BBA judging period will run from October 31 - November 8
  • The 2016 BBA results will remain confidential until the evening of the BBA ceremony (November 11, 1830-2230, Hilton Hotel Tokyo, book HERE)

We wish all 2016 BBA nominees the very best of luck!



About the BBA

Now in its ninth year, the British Business Awards (BBA), a not-for-profit event organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) recognise excellence and promote success and innovation across all industries. The awards also acclaim the important social contributions made by organisations through their commitment to community, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

Submitting a nomination for the BBA provides organisations with the opportunity to review business performance and highlight core strengths, setting a benchmark for industry standards. Nominations are judged against specific criteria, founded on the BBA values of success, innovation and ethics. The BBA employs a well-defined and tested framework to ensure that the judging process is fair and free of influence.Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organisation’s projects, initiatives, products or achievements. Winners are acknowledged as industry leaders and named the best in their respective categories. This is a valuable measure of success that can be used in a variety of communications creating publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened credibility. Winners are eligible to publicise their achievement in all their marketing collateral, providing they state the category and year in which the award was won.