Teledyne e2V, who specialise in developing products within the healthcare, life science, aerospace and security sectors to name a few, scooped up the Innovation Award at last week’s British Business Awards in Beijing.
Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, this years British Business Awards (BBA) winners were announced at a gala dinner hosted by Dame Barbara Woodward GMG, the British Ambassador to China. Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China, the Awards recognise companies and individuals for ‘innovation, enterprise and endeavour’.
Founded in 2008, the British Business Awards are held to engage the business community in China and the UK, to showcase the many successes of British businesses in China and Chinese businesses in the UK. The Awards build a better understanding of the opportunities that are present in Sino-British relations. Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China, the awards are actively supported by the Department for International Trade, Britain Business Council, Confederation of British Industry, the British Exporters Association and 48 Group Club.
Speaking on the night, the Patron of the Awards, Dame Barbara Woodward CMG said “Celebration of excellence is a great British tradition, and at the 10th Anniversary of the British Business Awards we are proud to recognise those who display innovation, enterprise and endeavour here in China and the UK.”
The 10th Anniversary of the BBA demonstrates that celebrating success is a vital and sustainable part of the contribution of the British Chamber of Commerce to the development of Sino-UK relations.
The process of selecting the finalists and the winners of the BBA took over 10 months and was focused on being engaging, transparent and exciting. Entries came for the Awards from across China, and the UK, to become the Best of British. East of England company Teledyne e2v were not the only winners on the night, with 8 other awards drawn from 215 applications. Other UK-based winners included Rolls-Royce PLC who won the 40 Years of Reform Award and the University of Edinburgh who won Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award.
Chairman of the British Business Awards, and Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Jim James commented, “I would like to thank all those who took part in the BBA 2018. The mission of the Awards has been to ensure that everyone can take part, that the finalists are inspiring to others, and that those who win are justly proud of their achievements. The 10th Anniversary of the BBA demonstrates that celebrating success is a vital and sustainable part of the contribution of the British Chamber of Commerce to the development of Sino-UK relations.”
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