The British Business Awards 2018


The British Business Awards is an awards programme organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China to recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour, in the British business community in China. Established in 2008, the awards programme is held every two years. 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the awards.



Through eight categories, and this year a special 10th anniversary award, the Awards showcase organisations and individuals who are achieving outstanding results and who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to Sino-British trade and investment relations in a variety of disciplines in China. The Awards also recognise the excellent accomplishments of Chinese businesses operating in the UK.



The highlight event of the Awards is the Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner, which will take place on 15th of November 2018. Over 400 guests are expected to attend including finalists, judges, captains of industry and entrepreneurs. During the evening, the 2018 Award winners will be announced and invited on stage to accept their award.


The British Business Awards 2018 Categories Are:

Entrepreneur of The Year Award

Sustainability Award

Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award

Innovation Award

Chinese Investor to the UK Awards

Belt and Road Initiative Award

British Company of the Year Award

Inspiring Women Award

改革开放- 40 Years of Reform Award


This event will host over 400 guests from all walks of business, the evening will have many high-profile guest, among them:

Senior representative of British Embassy in China

Senior executives from major UK & Chinese companies in Beijing

The chair and management of the British Chamber of Commerce in China

400+ guests from all walks of business

Late May

Official Launch and Application Process opens


Application Process Closes


Finalist Announcement Event

Late September

Finalist Interviews


Gala Awards Dinner

Awards and judging process

All initial entrants are judged by an independent panel of business experts based on specific category criteria underpinned by the programme values of innovation, enterprise and endeavour. The judging panel evaluate all applications and five of the best entries in each category are announced as finalists.

The judging process is then divided into 3 parts, firstly, a popular WeChat vote, secondly, interviews by judging panels and finally a ratified decision made by the advisory panel. The finalists are announced in September, with the winners being announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in November.

To book your place or to discuss options for your company, please contact Andrew; +86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 704