march, 2019

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Event Details

Two-way trade between Cambridge and China has reached unprecedented levels as a bridge of trust is built between the territories on solid and lasting foundations.

To mark this significantly growing and increasingly dynamic trade profile, Business Weekly and Cambridge China Centre have joined forces announcing the UK|China Business Award for the 29th Business Weekly Awards. It is for the company regarded by CCC and Business Weekly as the most effective ambassador for UK|China trade and trust over the last 12 months, with the aims of recognising and highlighting recent success stories and to encourage further UK|China relationships.

The UK|China Business Award will be presented for the first time at the Business Weekly Awards dinner at Queens’ College, Cambridge on Wednesday March 20th 2019.

As part of the events surrounding the awards ceremony, Cambridge China Centre will be hosting VIP investors from China and curating an exclusive pitch opportunity on the afternoon of March 21st at the Bradfield Centre, bringing together Cambridge & UK based businesses and Chinese investors.

Find out more information about the 29th Business Weekly Awards, the UK|China Business Award, or the pitch session on the 21st March, please contact enquiry@cambridgechinacentre.org.

Background Information

Business Weekly Awards recognise the strongest and most innovative business performances in Cambridge over the last 12 months. 2019 will see the 29th annual Business Weekly Awards.

The full award categories are:

Startup of the Year: For the most exciting startup enterprise in any sector founded in the last 12 months.

Graduate Business of the Year: For a Cambridge-based company that has shown outstanding commercial potential or success over the last 12 months, either founded by a Cambridge University alumnus or which has significantly contributed to the employment and retention locally of Cambridge graduate  talent.

Engineering Excellence: For the engineering or manufacturing company that is deemed to have done most for the cause of industry in the last 12 months.

Disruptive Technology: For the company in any sector whose science or technology is deemed to be genuinely game-changing.

International Trade Champion: For a company in any industry that has significantly broadened its export sales or access to global markets.

UK|China Award: For a company that is the most effective ambassador for UK|China trade and trust over the last 12 months.

Cambridge Enterprise Lifetime Achievement Award: To recognise an extraordinary career devoted to innovation and commercial success for the benefit of society and the UK economy.

Life Science Innovation: For the organisation or individual who has done the most to further the cause of life science discovery for the benefit of human healthcare.

Cambridge Judge Business School Woman Entrepreneur of the Year: For a woman entrepreneur who can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the last 12 months and who inspires and nurtures other women to excel.

Kate Gross Award for Social Enterprise: For the individual or organisation that has done most to further the cause of social enterprise in the last year.

Cambridge Enterprise Academic Entrepreneur of the Year: For outstanding work by an academic as an innovator, founder or consultant in the past 12 months.

From these a Business of the Year will be selected to join a Hall of Fame that includes Abcam, ARM, Autonomy, AVEVA, British Sugar, CSR, Darktrace, Domino, Horizon Discovery, Perkins Engines, Pi Group, Ryanair, TTP and Treatt plc.


20th march 2019 7:00pm - 20th march 2019 11:00pm


Queens' College

Queens' College, Cambridge