The British Business Awards 2020 Launched in Shanghai – Honouring British Business Success


The British Business Awards 2020 was launched yesterday, 11th of June 2020, at The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi by the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. The Awards, supported by Department for International Trade (DIT), The British Council, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and British Chambers in Beijing, Guangdong and Southwest, seek to celebrate the fantastic work being done by British businesses across China and the ever-growing trade between China and the UK.

Established in 2008, the biennial British Business Awards have grown to become a prestigious feature of the business calendar, recognising and promoting excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British and Chinese business communities. Through ten categories in 2020, the Awards act as a testimony to the depth, breadth and success of British businesses operating in China, as well as recognise the excellent achievements of Chinese businesses operating in the UK. 

上海,2020612 –  昨天,由上海英国商会主办的2020年度英国商业大奖在上海新天地朗廷酒店宣布正式启动。本届大奖得到英国国际贸易部(DIT), 英国文化教育协会,英中贸易协会(CBBC),英国工商业联合会(CBI)以及中国英国商会,广东英国商会和中国西南英国商会的大力支持。

“英国商业大奖”创办于2008年,是每两年举行一届的全国性评选,由中国(北京)英国商会和上海英国商会轮流举办。该奖项旨在表彰对中英贸易、投资及商业合作发展做出杰出贡献的企业与个人,他们身上展现出拓思立新,勇于创业,锲而不舍的精神。经过十余载的打磨,大奖已逐渐成为中英商界的一大盛事。


Chris Wood, British Consul-General in Shanghai

“The UK and China have fostered a constructive trade relationship over recent years. 2019 saw record volumes of UK-China bilateral trade. Total bilateral trade reached GBP 104.5 billion. China remains the UK’s third-largest export market after the EU and North America. The UK is the global No.1 destination for foreign direct investment in Europe and was the largest recipient of Chinese investment in Europe in 2019. We have also seen high levels of UK foreign direct investment flow into China, reaching GBP 3 billion (RMB 27.4 billion) in 2018, up 159% on 2017.

Although the epidemic has indeed hit hard trade around the world, including trade between our two countries, Britain and China maintain confidence in the prospects for future economic and trade cooperation. British and Chinese businesses will be at the heart of the recovery and of that cooperation – helping not only to exchange knowledge and expertise but also to maintain and build trade ties between the UK and China. The British Business Awards will play a hugely important role in highlighting the skills and expertise which British businesses can offer to China.” 

– British Consul-General in Shanghai, Chris Wood

英国驻沪总领事胡克定(Chris Wood)先生出席了大奖发布会,在提及中英经贸关系时,总领事表示:“近年来,中英两国建立起了建设性贸易伙伴关系。 2019年,中英双边贸易额创历史新高。双边贸易总额达到1045亿英镑。 中国仍然是英国的第三大出口市场,仅次于欧盟和北美。投资方面, 英国是全球在欧洲进行外国直接投资的第一大目的地国;也是上一年度中国在欧洲投资的最大接受国。英国对华外商直接投资也大幅增加,2018年达到30亿英镑(约合274亿元人民币),较2017年增长159%。”

总领事补充道:“年初以来的新冠疫情确实沉重打击了全球贸易,包括我们两国之间的贸易往来,但中国和英国对未来的经贸合作前景仍然充满信心。而英国和中国的企业将成为推动复苏和发展合作的核心,双方的合作将不仅促进知识交流,还能有助于维持和建立中英之间的贸易联系。英国商业大奖在突出英国企业可以向中国提供的技能和专业知识方面将发挥极其重要的作用。”


Ray Chisnall, Chairman of the British Business Awards 2020

Chairman of the British Business Awards 2020, Ray Chisnall, introduced this year’s Awards,

This year, we expand the Awards by introducing three new categories, British Exporter of the Year Award, Leadership Award and Best Employer Award. By doing so, the Awards cover more areas and aspects to recognise and reward the best that British companies offer to China.” Ray also encouraged applicants to build a bright future for both Chinese and British economies in this challenging time with their entrepreneurial spirit and cooperative stewardship. “We are living in truly unprecedented times, and it is only by working collaboratively across all boundaries that we can overcome the challenges and make sure business continues to grow between the UK and China. The Awards are a recognition of the tremendous work being done, and it is vital we continue to build on the strong foundations that exist. I encourage all companies to seize the opportunity this presents to showcase their business in the UK, China and beyond.”

2020年度英国商业大奖主席薛思瑞(Ray Chisnall)介绍:

“今年,我们设立了三个新类别,年度英国出口商奖,年度领导力奖和年度最佳雇主奖。 由此,整个大奖能涵盖更多领域,以表彰和鼓励英国公司向中国提供最好的产品与服务。” 主席先生还鼓励申请者充分发扬进取精神和合作精神,在这个充满挑战的时代为中英两国经济创造光明的未来。 “我们生活在一个前所未有的时代,只有跨界合作才能克服挑战,确保中英之间的业务持续增长。 英国商业大奖是对正在进行的这项巨大工作的认可,且至关重要的是,我们能在现有的牢固基础上继续发展。 我鼓励所有公司抓住这次机会,展现他们在中国和英国所取得的卓越成就。”


Award categories of the British Business Awards 2020 are:

Applications are now open, and the Awards invite all eligible individuals and organisations to enter. Five finalists in each of the ten categories will be chosen by the corresponding independent panel of judges and announced at a Finalists Event on 3 September. The highlight of the Awards, an Awards Gala Dinner will take place on 29 October, when the winners will be announced.

More information is available at www.britishbusinessawards.cn.

Application deadline is 31 July 2020.

2020年度英国商业大奖 – 奖项类别:

大奖的在线申请现已开放,奖项邀请所有符合条件的公司和个人参与。 申请截止日期为2020年7月31日。每个奖项相对应的独立评审委员会将选出该类别的五位入围者,并于9月3日宣布。入围者将在9月份接受评审委员会的面试。颁奖典礼于10月29日在上海举行,届时将宣布最终获奖名单。更多详情请访问英国商业大奖官方网站:www.britishbusinessawards.cn


For further information, and/ or for interview arrangements, please contact 主办方联系人

江天允 Janet Jiang

Director of Marketing Communications and Events

上海英国商会 市场传讯及活动总监

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Tel: +86 21 6218 5022

Email: janet.jiang@britishchambershanghai.cn  

杨曼 Mavis Yang

Operations Manager

中国西南英国商会 运营经理

The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China

Tel: +86 28 6830 5159

Email: mavis.yang@britchamswchina.org