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Announcing the Finalists of the 2018 British Business Awards




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 C 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 C Cambridge Masks

Edward Peto C Outdustry

Richard Craggs C Nom Nom

Rupert Hoogewerf C Hurun Report Inc.

Robin Dell C imondi


Sustainability Award Sponsored by Harrow:

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Spiraxsarco Engineering (China) Ltd.


David Luke



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: voting.britishbusinessawards.cn.


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. ̄





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