Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award
CRCC Asia pioneered the establishment of workexperience programmes for international students and graduates in China, and continues to run the leading and biggest Internship Programme in China. Founded by two young graduates, Daniel Nivern and Edward Holroyd Pearce with minimal funds the company has grown within six years into a multi-national company with five offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, San Francisco and Pennsylvania, with more than 40 employees spread across the globe.
“The nomination is an inspiration to all of our teams to continue building innovative programmes that educate young professionals around the world about China and help to foster relations between Chinese youth and their international counterparts,” says Nivern. To date CRCC Asia has provided over 3,000 internships across a broad spectrum of industry sectors to young professionals from over 100 different countries.“China is the perfect location for us because its’ growing economy and vibrant business environment has become a focus for students around the world,” explains Nivern.
Q&A with CRCC Asia, Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award
1. Why did you enter the British Business Awards 2012?
We wanted to gain recognition as the leaders in our sector and to be the very best that Britain has to offer. With such a great stamp of approval, we now aim to spread our reach even further and try to bring more and more young people to have a once in a lifetime opportunity in China.
2. What were you hoping to get out of it?
Alongside the promotion of international exchange to China, we were hoping to give a big boost to all of our teams around the globe who work hard to provide great programs for international students in China. Winning the Award is a big thank you to all of them.
3. What have you learnt about your business by entering?
That we are a socially responsible British company, providing a high quality service and helping to prepare the next generation of leaders who will manage the growing political, economic and cultural ties between Britain and China.
4. What does winning the British Business Awards 2012 mean to you?
We hope that this will encourage more universities and corporations to work with us so that we can provide as many China Internship Programs to as many students around the world as possible. We feel that international education exchange is the best way to develop relations between China, the UK and the rest of the world.
5. How will it affect, if at all, the way that you do business in China in the future?
Winning the Award has given us the confidence to increase our targets. We hope that by the end of 2013, we will be helping more than 2000 students per year to do high quality internship programs in various locations across China.