British Business Awards 2023: Applications CLOSED

Written by BCCJ
October 6, 2023


Written by BCCJ
October 6, 2023

By the conclusion of the British Business Awards 2023 (BBA2023) application period, on Monday, October 2 at 17:00JST, we are very pleased to have received 45 nominations across this year’s six award categories. The number of nominees per category is listed below.

Judging packs will now be sent over to our BBA2023 Judges, and winners will be announced on the evening of the gala, on Nov 2 at Hilton Tokyo!

With many thanks to everyone who has nominated/applied for an Award this year, and best of luck to all BBA2023 nominees.


BBA 2023 Categories

Company of the Year (8 NOMINEES)
Company of the Year nominees are required to show excellence and innovation across their organisation in Japan, focusing on outstanding transformations in the past 12 months.

UK-Japan Partnership (6 NOMINEES)
Nominees should be joint-ventures, alliances, or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK-Japan commercial relationship over the past 12 months.

Entrepreneur of the Year (8 NOMINEES)
Nominees should be individuals who exemplify entrepreneurialism and have created commercial success through an entrepreneurial spirit. Nominees will typically be leading non-listed organisations in Japan with 25 employees or fewer.

Responsible Business (12 NOMINEES)
Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective responsible business (social / environmental) programmes or initiatives in Japan over the past 12 months. Nominees should not be NPOs.

Digital & Technology Innovation (5 NOMINEES)
Open to any eligible company that has driven transformation through the delivery of effective Digital / Technological Innovation, services or solutions in Japan over the past 12 months.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (6 NOMINEES)
Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, services or solutions in Japan over the past 12 months.

What’s next?

– Stay tuned over the coming days to find out which organisations and individuals have been nominated for each BBA 2023 award category.

– The judging period for the BBA 2023 will run from Oct 9 – Oct 27.

– BBA2023 winners will be announced at the BBA ceremony on November 2, 2023.


Over to the Judges!

The decision on a winning BBA 2023 entry is the result of the combined score of 6 unrelated judges, who independently score submissions using the same scoring matrix.

Applications 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.


BBA 2023 – Your Chance To Get Involved

You are invited to join the BBA2023 – this year’s largest celebration of UK-Japan culture and commerce – to be held on the evening of November 2 (1800-2200JST), in a variety of ways:

– As an attendee (book your seat(s) HERE)
– As a nominee (nominations NOW CLOSED!)
– As a sponsor (please email [email protected])


About the BBA

Now in its sixteenth 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.