The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan—British Business Awards 2023

The British Business Awards (BBA) gala was launched in 2008 with the goal of celebrating excellence while showcasing success and innovation across all industries. The Awards also highlight the important social contributions made by British and Japanese organizations and individuals through their commitment to sustainability, community, and ethical behavior.

On the night of the BBA 2023 gala, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) welcomes you to dress up, reflect, and celebrate. As previous years of the iconic black-tie gala have shown, this will be no ordinary event and one that you won’t want to miss…

You are welcome to join as a sponsor, nominee, or attendee. Tickets to the British Business Awards are highly popular and will sell out. The BCCJ encourages you to book now to avoid disappointment.

For BCCJ Members:
Table of 10: ¥290,000
Individual seat: ¥29,000

For Non-BCCJ Members:
Table of 10: ¥330,000
Individual seat: ¥33,000 

Apply For An Award

Winning a BBA trophy is a prestigious endorsement of an organization’s projects, initiatives, products, or achievements. Not only are the trophies marble masterpieces on their own, winners are acknowledged as industry leaders and named the best in their respective categories. This is a valuable measure of success that can be used in a variety of communications creating publicity, positive organizational profiling, and heightened credibility. Winners are eligible to publicize their achievement in all their marketing collateral, providing they state the category and year in which the award was won. Whether you’re a startup making waves in your industry, or an established organization paving the way to drive change, the BBA 2023 is the perfect platform to showcase your success.

The BCCJ is delighted to announce that this year’s trophies will be crafted by Kate Thomson of Ukishima Sculpture Studio.

2023 Categories

Application period: August 1–October 2

Company of the Year

Company of the Year applicants are required to show excellence and innovation across their organization in Japan, focusing on outstanding achievements in the past 12 months.

UK-Japan Partnership

Applicants should be joint ventures, alliances, or other partnerships that have made demonstrable contributions to the enhancement of the UK-Japan economic or commercial relationship over the past 12 months.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Applicants should be individuals who exemplify entrepreneurialism and have created commercial success through an enterprising spirit. Applicants will typically be leading non-listed organizations in Japan with 25 employees or fewer.

Digital Technology Innovation

Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective Digital / Technology Innovation, services or solutions in Japan over the past 12 months.

Responsible Business

Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective responsible business (social/environmental) programmes or initiatives in Japan over the past 12 months. Applicants should not be NPOs.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion of the Year

Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, services, or solutions in Japan over the past 12 months. Applicants should not be NPOs.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring will enable your organization the opportunity to align itself with the values and philosophies of the British Business Awards, while showcasing your corporate identity, services and products. Sponsorship will further raise your organization’s profile and enhance your credibility with prospective clients, customers and industry peers. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring the BBA 2023, email or book a 20-minute meeting with the BCCJ team HERE

Event Information 

Location: Hilton Tokyo
Date: November 2
Price: ¥29,000 for members and
¥33,000 for non-members
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