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Announcing the Finalists of the 2018 British Business Awards

Announcing the Finalists of the  2018 British Business Awards After strong competition from companies across China and the United Kingdom,  43 finalists have now been selected for the 2018 British Business Awards.  


Beijing, 26 September 2018 –  After a rigorous vetting process of applications for the 2018 British Business  Awards, finalists for each of the 9 categories of awards that are open this year  were announced today. Applications for the awards were submitted from the 7th of June, with applications  being received from British companies right across China and Chinese companies  in the UK. After receiving applications, expert panels of judges across all nine  categories evaluated entries and decided upon the finalists for each category.


We are so exciting  to have 5 Britcham Guangdong members to enter the finalists (highlighted in red), and we encourage our members and friends vote for them. Full finalists  for the 2018 British Business Awards are as follows: 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award:

Christopher Dobbing – Cambridge  Masks

Edward Peto – Outdustry

Richard Craggs – Nom Nom

Rupert Hoogewerf – Hurun

Report Inc. Robin Dell – imondi


Sustainability Award Sponsored by Harrow:

University of Nottingham Ningbo  China

Spiraxsarco Engineering (China) Ltd.


David Luke


Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award Sponsored by British  Council:

University of Reading

University of Edinburgh

University of Birmingham

NPTC Group of Colleges

New College Lanarkshire


Innovation Award Sponsored by BP:


Modern Water


Teledyne e2v

Dyson Technology  (Shanghai) Ltd.


Chinese  Investor in the UK Award Sponsored by KPMG:





Belt and Road  Award Sponsored by The University of Manchester:

Standard Chartered  Bank






Inspiring  Women Award Sponsored by British Council:

Cecilia Xu

Sarah Keenlyside

Rachel Pinniger

Jane Sun

Carrie Yu


British Company of the Year Award Sponsored by GSK:

Spiraxsarco  Engineering (China) Ltd.



Nom Nom



China 40  Years of Reform Award Sponsored by Geely:


Rolls-Royce PLC



GSK China

Winners of  each of the 9 awards will be determined through a competitive process made up of a judging panel (40% weighting), advisory panel (30% weighting) and a public vote (30% weighting). Public voting for each award will take place from the 26th  of September on the official website: voting.britishbusinessawards.cn.


Nicholas Holt, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China stated that: “It is great  to see, not only such a group of such strong finalists for the 2018 awards, but  also to see such diversity in the applicants. Those shortlisted include  companies with innovative British products, representatives from every corner of China and the United Kingdom, and examples celebrating the amazing contribution that women are making to business between the UK and China. Congratulations to  all of the finalists and best of luck for the awards night.”


Winners of each of the 9 awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner to be held at the Intercontinental Sanlitun on the 15th of November. Early-bird tickets for the Gala Dinner can be booked here: www.britishchamber.cn/en/events/2018-british-business-awards

Many thanks to the  sponsors of the 2018 British Business Awards. Without their support, these  awards would not have been possible.

Gala Dinner Sponsors:

Award Sponsors:

About the  British Business Awards:

The British  Business Awards is a biannual event that is celebrating its 10th year in 2018.  The 2018 British Business Awards is proudly organised by the British Chamber of  Commerce in China. Over the decade of its existence, the British Business Awards  has celebrated and recognised dozens of British businesses and business people  from a wide variety of sectoral backgrounds. www.britishbusinessawards.cn


Media Contact:  Thomas Olsen-Boyd

Tel: +86  158-0134-9177

Email:  Thomas.olsen-boyd@cbbc.org.cn


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