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British Business Awards 2020

Thursday 05 Nov | 19.00 P.M. - 20.30 p.m.

The British Business Awards (BBA) is back. One of the most prestigious accolades a company can receive, this year’s Awards is here to recognise endeavour and achievements and resilience showcased by the UK-Japan business community.



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Written by Sam

IT’S BACK – Shining in a year of adversity


The British Business Awards (BBA) is back. One of the most prestigious accolades a company can receive, this year’s Awards is here to recognise endeavour, achievements and resilience showcased by the UK-Japan business community.

This year, the BCCJ team is going above and beyond to deliver an outstanding and lively event, for the first time ever in an entirely digital format. Expect A-list speakers, video entertainment and all the thrills and spills that make this THE event of the UK-Japan business calendar year, and one you, your colleagues and friends do not want to miss. And better yet, you won’t be judged on donning your finest pair of slippers to a black-tie gala.

Launched in 2008, our BBA gala event celebrates excellence while showcasing success and innovation across all industries. The Awards also highlight the important social contributions made by British and Japanese organisations through their commitment to sustainability, community, and ethical behaviour as well as dealing with the challenges of 2020. This year, we are introducing 3 exciting new award categories, interconnected with Chamber vision project, BCCJ 5.0!


Updates to our 2020 Programme 

Participate, Nominate and be part of something exceptional

BCCJ President, David Bickle provides a few updates on how we are adapting our 2020 programme to this year, whilst appropriately honouring the incredible resilience, innovation and transformation efforts of the UK-Japan business community.


Book Your (kitchen) Table!

Our headliner BBA gala is set to offer no shortage of excitement as we look back over the past year, from a live showcase of the best of UK-Japan relations, to emotional wins, video entertainment, and a live raffle!



Nominate! (September 16-October 23)

Nominating for a 2020 British Business Award is simple.

1 – Click on the category you would like to nominate for

2 – Fill out the PDF form*

3 – Submit to:

*Please fill out your form on a PDF reader other than your web browser.


More information on nominating HERE

Why Nominate?

Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organisation’s projects, initiatives, products or achievements. Not only are the trophies worthwhile masterpieces on their own, 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.


We are delighted to reveal the names of our BBA 2020 judges – a truly great line up of accomplished leaders who are actively engaged in bolstering UK-Japan relations! This esteemed panel of judges will put into practice their expertise and specialist experience to decide which companies and individuals should receive a prestigious BBA trophy.

Koji Tsuruoka | Former Japanese Ambassador to the UK
Anna Dingley | Founder Japan Connect Ltd.  Non-Executive Director, Nihon M&A Centre Inc. Japan
Robin Takashi Lewis | Co-founder, mymizu / Representative Director, Social Innovation Japan
Sue Kinoshita | Minister Counsellor for Economic Diplomacy, The British Embassy Tokyo
Susumu Kaminaga |
Former President of Sumitomo Precision Products Co. Ltd.
Carolyn Burnett & Kaori Hida |
Japan House London

More information on all the BBA 2020 judges HERE


We are delighted to announce that this year’s trophies are sponsored by Kate Thomson of Ukishima Sculpture Studio. Kate’s inspired work has been central to the evolution of the Awards, having sculpted the trophies for 10 previous BBAs.


Charity Raffle

The British Business Awards 2020 is delighted to be supporting Refugee Empowerment International and Shine On! Kids. For your chance to win a prize of one of the many in-event games, please submit a donation of your choosing, sign-up to attend the event, and you will automatically be in the running to win a prize.


The British Business Awards, like many BCCJ activities, has adapted to a year defined by resilience and transformation. As with our agenda, theme and format, we are altering our sponsorship structure and removing the traditional tier packages. However, we still recognise that the event offers organisations a great opportunity to align themselves with the values and philosophies of the Awards, while showcasing their corporate identity, services and products. Our sponsors have and always will be central to the success and elevation of the event, and thus we encourage any individual/organisation who would like to contribute in some way––whether that be donating a prize, or giving media support––to contact the BCCJ at

Get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you!

BBA 2020 Sponsors