2017 BBA Nominees: UK-Japan Partnership

Oct. 23, 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 4 partnerships are now in the running for the title of 2017 BBA UK-Japan Partnership.

"Nominees should be joint-ventures or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK-Japan economic or commercial relationship".

2017 BBA UK-Japan Partnership nominees 
(in alphabetical order): 

  • JTB & STH

STH Japan is a pioneering partnership between JTB Corporation and the multi award-winning Sports Travel & Hospitality Group. It will introduce top-class hospitality experiences for international and domestic sports events in Japan, with a particular focus on the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

  • DAZN (Perform Group) & NTT DOCOMO Inc.



To recognise the successful partnership between DAZN and NTT DOCOMO in retailing their co-branded product. Launched in February 2017, "DAZN for Docomo" lets Docomo customers access the same live and on-demand content that DAZN has to offer for an exclusively low price, bringing DAZN's portfolio of great sporting content to an even wider audience.


  • The Royal College of Art & The University of Tokyo

To recognise the innovative new model of collaboration between the Royal College of Art and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo in creating a joint Design Lab in Tokyo to develop unique design led innovations based on leading edge science research; and also in its efforts to develop sustainable collaboration with leading industry and business partners, to disseminate knowledge and develop new education programmes.


  • Sebastian Conran Associates & Gifu Prefecture Japan

To celebrate the unique collaboration between Gifu Prefectural Government and Sebastian Conran Associates London. The creative partnership with 14 Gifu artisans & makers is inspired by cultural heritage & skills whilst promoting international visibility & trade growth.  The collection originally launched in Paris 2017, now numbers over 70 innovative lifestyle designs.


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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