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British Business Awards 2021

Friday 05 Nov | 18.00 - 21.00

Following last year’s successful delivery of our first ever online British Business Awards gala (BBA2020), the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is this year going above and beyond to deliver an outstanding healthy hybrid black-tie event for BCCJ members and friends, live-streamed from a prestigious and exciting location in central Tokyo, on the evening of November 5, 2021.

Location

Online

Price

Members: ¥0

Non Members: ¥1,000

Written by Sanae Samata

The British Business Awards (BBA) gala is happening this year – with some big changes ahead!

Following last year’s successful delivery of our first ever online British Business Awards gala (BBA2020), the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is this year going above and beyond to deliver an outstanding healthy hybrid black-tie event for BCCJ members and friends, live-streamed from a prestigious and exciting location in central Tokyo, on the evening of November 5, 2021.

#BBA2021

You are invited to join the BBA2021 – this year’s largest celebration of UK-Japan culture and commerce – in a variety of ways.

Ahead of the big bash, you will receive options for joining BBA red-carpet action, including menus of sumptuous food and beverage offerings from great British brands. You will have the opportunity to submit suggestions for companies and people who’ve shown great vision and commitment to our community this year. And you will be dazzled by our roll-call of digi-raffle prizes donated by BCCJ members who, despite the challenges of the past year, remain generous and steadfast in their support of our chamber.

On the night of the BBA2021 gala, you will be welcome to dress-up, reflect, and celebrate. This will be no ordinary event!

More to come on this year’s BBA format, as well as announcements on this year’s judges, nomination categories, timeline, sponsorship opportunities, and surprise goodies . . .

For now, get your name on the list! You won’t want to miss this.

(Numbers of in-person attendees at the BBA2021 will be decided in October 2021, and will depend on Japan’s public health situation. Thank you very much for your understanding.)

 

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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.

 

Nominating for a British Business Award 2021 is simple

  1. Click on the category you would like to nominate for
  2. Fill out the PDF form*
  3. Submit your form to: [email protected]

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

Deadline for nominations: October 18, 2021

MORE INFORMATION ON BBA2021 NOMINATIONS>>

 

 

Trophies

We are delighted to announce that this year’s trophies will be provided once again 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 11 previous BBAs. In the below video, we hear from Kate about the design process and what the iconic trophies symbolise.

 

 

 

Robert Walters Japan announced as BBA 2021 headline sponsor 

 

We are delighted to announce that the headline sponsor of the British Business Awards 2021 is Robert Walters Japan.

Robert Walters Japan is the perfect match for this year’s theme, “Transform the Norm” given their frontline experience in supporting companies evolve and find success in Japan.  Robert Walters has built a reputation for their in-depth sector knowledge and delivering an outstanding, trusted recruitment service to companies of all sizes, and we are delighted to have them support our event of the year.

Silver sponsor

 

Become a Sponsor

Would you like to join our sponsor line up and enjoy exposure on the evening of the BBA2021?

Sponsoring the 2021 BBAs will enable your organisation the opportunity to showcase your corporate identity, services and products.

The following sponsorship packages are available:
– Headliner
– Gold
– Silver
– Bronze
– In-kind
– Media partners
– Raffle

Thank you to BBA2021 Media Partners
– Guy Perryman / Life14

Judges

We are delighted to reveal the names of our BBA 2021 judges – a truly great lineup 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.

Noel Thatcher MBE | British Paralympian
XXX | TBA September 24
XXX | TBA September 30
XXX | TBA October 7
XXX | TBA October 14
XXX | TBA October 21

More information on all the BBA 2021 judges HERE

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About the British Business Awards

The BBA has become a much-loved annual celebration of UK-Japan culture and commerce. Traditionally held in a 5-star venue, the BBA attracts up to 400 in-person attendees from the worlds of business, government, politics, media and sports.

Relive the British Business Awards 2020!

In 2020, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan hosted our first-ever virtual annual gala. The event showcased the best of UK-Japan resilience, innovation and commitment in what had been a challenging but transformative year around the world.

Read more HERE