The Department for International Trade (DIT) North West is encouraging businesses across the region to enter the Greater China Awards 2020 and earn recognition for their achievements in this constantly evolving market.
Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate companies or organisations in the North West who have made significant contributions to developing business or relationships with mainland China, Taiwan or Hong Kong, including bi-lateral trade, investment and education or community links.
One winner and one runner up will be chosen in each of the following categories:
- The China Business Award (for companies which have had links with Greater China for more than three years)
- The China Rising Star award (for companies relatively new to the market, which have had links with the region for less than three years)
- The China Education Links Award (for Universities, Higher Education Institutions and businesses offering training and education links to Greater China)
Entries must be received no later than Wednesday 8 January 2020. You can submit your entry here.
Judges will be looking for evidence of a direct link between Greater China and North West England, as well as measuring the impact of each entrant’s China strategy on the overall success of their business.
The winners will be announced at a celebratory New Year dinner to welcome the Chinese Year of the Rat held on Friday 31 January 2020 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.
Paul Stowers, Head of UK Regions North West said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China, as our keynote speaker at the Awards for a second year, recognising the importance of the Greater China trading relationships to North West companies. The introduction of direct flight services from Manchester has played an important role in further strengthening international trade between China and the North West. Despite China’s phenomenal pace of change, cultural and knowledge exchange continue to enhance the appetite for trade and investment on both sides, something the Greater China Awards 2020 are keen to celebrate.”