British Business Awards 2022 – Judging Process

Written by BCCJ
October 13, 2022


Written by BCCJ
October 13, 2022

The application period for the British Business Awards 2022 (BBA2022) will close on Friday, October 14 at 1700JST. The judging period will run from October 17 – October 31.

British Business Award (BBA) nominations are judged against specific criteria, based on the BBA values of success, innovation and ethics. Each year, the BBA employs a well-defined and tested framework to ensure that the judging process is fair and free of influence.

The decision on a winning BBA2022 entry is the result of the combined score of 7 unrelated judges, who independently score the submissions of three categories using the same scoring matrix.


The BBA 2022 application categories are:


For each BBA2022 award category, the Application Forms contain “criteria for applications”. Our BBA judges are looking to see each of these criteria addressed in submissions. Points are awarded using the following scoring matrix:

0 point            No evidence
1 point           Minimal evidence
2 points          Reasonable evidence
3 points          Good evidence
4 points       Clear, strong evidence


To ensure transparency, each judge will independently return their score sheet to the BCCJ office by October 31 2022 and the results are tabulated confidentially. The scores from each judge are then totalled for each nominee, and the application 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, 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 hybrid BBA black tie gala, on November 2, 2022 (1800-2200).


Who are the BBA2022 Judges?

This year’s stellar line up of judges will be announced on Friday, October 14. WATCH THIS SPACE!


About the BBA

Now in its Fifteenth 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. Winning a British Business Award is the ultimate seal of approval for your business and a subject to talk about with clients for many years to come!