2017 BBA Nominees: Innovation

Oct. 25, 2017

By the conclusion of the 2017 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Wednesday 18 October at noon, we had received 25 eligible nominations across 5 categories.

The following 6 companies are now in the running to lift a 2017 BBA trophy, in the category of Innovation.

"Nominees should be companies that have enjoyed commercial success through practicing innovation. Nominees should have released onto the market a successful product, service or solution from January 2016."

2017 BBA Innovation nominees 
(in alphabetical order): 

  • Clifford Chance Law Office


At Clifford Chance, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to create efficiencies for our clients. Our Tokyo office recently took a market-leading step to move to a collaborative workspace strategy designed to better support us in delivering the very best of the firm to our clients more effectively and efficiently.


  • Colt Technology

Our pursuit of this award aligns with how we prioritize our customers above all. We're proud to bring industry-changing SDN technology to the market through our IQ Network, as well as unparalleled service that instills confidence in those we serve – confidence we believe the prestige of the BBA will affirm.


  • Dyson

To recognise Dyson’s excellence in developing and launching innovative products and its expansion into the beauty sector.


  • HERE Technologies

To recognise HERE Technologies for creating SENSORIS, an open and universal data format that defines consistent parameters for data gathered by all vehicles on the road. This enables both automated and non-automated cars to talk to and understand each other, ultimately leading to fewer accidents and more efficient journeys.


  • Primo Toys

In November 2016, Primo Toys launched Cubetto, a friendly wooden robot which teaches children the basics of computer programming through hands-on play. Since then, over 1,500 Playsets have been sold online and in department stores throughout Japan, bringing joy to the kids who play with Cubetto whilst at the same time teaching them essential life skills.


  • SciBite

In recognition of SciBite’s transformation of data management in the life sciences and the opportunity this brings for Japan to gain a global advantage in this sphere. Our technology is revolutionising Research and Development for pharmaceutical companies – a major contribution for a small, British company in a highly competitive market.



The decision on a winning 2017 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 1 November 2017 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 2 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Good luck to all 2017 BBA nominees, and stay tuned for updates on other award categories! www.bccjapan.com

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