Award Categories for 2023

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 2023 and beyond.

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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.

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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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Award for Climate Action

The 'Award for Climate Action' is a celebration of international collaboration between Scotland and China in climate action. 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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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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China
Chinese Burns Supper 2023

Taking place for the 10th time in 2023, CBBC’s Chinese Burns Supper has become a permanent fixture in the China-Scotland business calendar.

Once again partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, 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. 

Book your ticket for the event here!

A look back at previous Awards

The 2022 China-Scotland Business Awards
2022 awards

 

The 5th annual China-Scotland Business Awards recognised and celebrated achievements in trade and investment between Scotland and China. The winners were announced at a special ceremony during the Chinese-Burns Supper on 9th March 2022 in Edinburgh. 

 

 

 

 

 

The winners of the 2022 Awards were:

Award for Climate Action

  • Sunamp

Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • Yuxuan Zhang

Educational Partnership of the Year

  • City of Glasgow College / Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE)

Chinese Investor of the Year 

  • Virens Technology

Exporter of the Year

  • Glencairn Crystal

The Lifetime Achievement Award 

  • The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Sir Jim McDonald.  

 

The full shortlist for the 2022 Awards was:

Award for Climate Action

  • Wood
  • Arbikie
  • Holmes Miller China
  • Sunamp

Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • Yuxuan Zhang
  • Dave Valentine
  • Chunli Zhang

Educational Partnership of the Year

  • Craigclowan Preschool Xi'an
  • Wuhan-Dundee Joint Programme in Architectural Studies
  • City of Glasgow College / Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE)

Chinese Investor of the Year 

  • Loch Lomond China
  • Virens Technology

Exporter of the Year

  • Logan Energy
  • Johnstons of Elgin
  • Glencairn Crystal

 

View the 2022 Awards' official press release here

View the official photos from the event here

The 2021 China-Scotland Business Awards
2021 Awards

2021'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 2021's Awards here.

Discover the full 2021 Awards video playlist here