James Brodie, Commercial Director for the industrial sector at the China-Britain Business Council, said:

“Despite the pandemic we’re still seeing a good number of Scottish businesses taking advantage of the huge opportunities the Chinese market has to offer. 

“That is translating into investment, growth and jobs here in Scotland.

“We want to recognise the vital work being done in areas such as climate change and education, as well as celebrating some of the huge success stories in exports and entrepreneurship.”

The nominees for each category were:

Award for Climate Action

  • Arbikie
  • Holmes Miller China
  • Sunamp
  • Wood

Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • Chunli Zhang
  • Dave Valentine
  • Yuxuan Zhang

Educational Partnership of the Year

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

Chinese Investor of the Year 

  • Loch Lomond China
  • Virens Technology

Exporter of the Year

  • Glencairn Crystal
  • Johnstons of Elgin
  • Logan Energy 

Looking back to last year’s Awards in 2021, the winners included Chinese Investor of the Year, Logan Energy, which specialises in the delivery of engineering solutions for integrated hydrogen technology systems. They attracted £1 million of investment from Henan Lanxing Power Equipment Co. to help develop the hydrogen market in China.

2021’s Entrepreneur of the Year was James Buchan, who founded Dundee-based Zudu in 2014 to focus on digital marketing, development, and strategic consulting for both the UK and Chinese markets.


View the official photos from the event here

Contact us:

For further enquiries related to the Awards please email James Brodie at James.Brodie@cbbc.org

For press and media enquiries please contact Philippa Usher-Sommers at philippa.usher-somers@56degreesnorth.co.uk