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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. 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
British International Education Association

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
Bupa 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:

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:

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.

Media Contact:
Thomas Olsen-Boyd
Tel: +86 158-0134-9177

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