Exporter of the Year

Exports are at the heart of Scotland’s trading relationship with China, and an increasingly important area of development as the Chinese market develops an appetite not just for Scottish engineering and financial services, but also its food and drink. Open to companies of all sizes and all sectors, this category aims to celebrate Scottish exporters who have shown resilience and determination to get through the challenges of the past 12 months, as well as a powerful strategy for 2022 and beyond.

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Applications close on 1st December 2021. 

Educational Partnership of the Year

Scotland’s education sector has been one of the most pioneering in fostering ties with China in the past few decades. The diverse projects undertaken are almost always in partnership with other organisations, forming the beating heart of innovation between our two countries. The Educational Partnership of the Year award aims to recognise excellent examples of such collaboration for the impact they have on the next generation of young people and cutting-edge research, as well as the wider Scotland-China business community.

This Award is sponsored by Huawei

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Applications close on 1st December 2021. 

Chinese Investor of the Year

Investment from China in Scotland has traditionally been in the energy sector, which is still very dominant, but in recent years the tech sector has also been a key area of activity. Investment is fundamental to the wider China-Scotland relationship and so the ‘Investor of the Year’ is awarded to inward investment that has had significant positive impact on the Scottish economy and society. 

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Applications close on 1st December 2021. 

Award for Climate Action

The 'Award for Climate Action' is a celebration of international collaboration between Scotland and China in climate action and is a timely reminder of the importance of these issues following COP26 in Glasgow. China’s continued engagement in these initiatives is essential if they are to be a success. What Scottish businesses with Chinese connections have been doing to mitigate the impending climate emergency will be celebrated through this award. 

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Applications close on 1st December 2021. 

Entrepreneur of the Year

The ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ seeks to celebrate an outstanding individual who has shown exceptional entrepreneurship in growing their business in China and/or Scotland. Open to any entrepreneur-led business active in the Scotland-China business community, who have demonstrated resilience and creativity in facing up to the past year of challenges.

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Applications close on 1st December 2021. 

Applications opened at 9am on Wednesday 20th October 2021 and will close at midnight on Wednesday 1st December. 

Early applications are encouraged.


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A look back at the 2021 Awards


Last year's Awards took on a virtual format in response to the pandemic. It remained a lively and exciting event celebrating the best of Scotland-China collaboration. 

Read about last year's Awards here.

Discover the full Awards video playlist here

                                                                                               Last Year's Winners

Exporter of the Year - Ireland Alloys

Educational Partnership of the Year - University of Glasgow – UESTC

Chinese Investor of the Year – Logan Energy

Award for Climate Action – Wood

Entrepreneur of the Year – James Buchan (Zudu)
Chinese Burns Supper 2022

Now going into its 9th year, CBBC’s Chinese Burns Supper has become a permanent fixture in the China-Scotland business calendar.

The event features a fusion of Burns Night traditions with those of Chinese New Year as a backdrop for black-tie networking for the China-Scotland business and educational community. Take a look back at pictures from the 2020 event here


Stay tuned for further details soon to be announced! 


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