British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCTaipei) is a value-adding resource that champions the business and social interests of its members in Taiwan. Made up of large and small corporations, individuals, and overseas associations, BCCTaipei is a strong and cosmopolitan mixture of successful enterprises in diverse industries. BCCTaipei acts as a key resource for UK companies interested in the Taiwan market by ensuring that businesses, especially SMEs, have a direct line to assistance and networks. They provide landing pad services and offer a united but unbiased commercial perspective on all issues affecting British business interests in Taiwan, and Taiwan business interests in the UK. BCCTaipei provides a broad range of membership activities and events including business networking opportunities and free-for-member Talent Development Workshops. BCCTaipei also has a number of Signature Events including the St Andrew's Ball, Charity Golf and Football Tournaments, and the Christmas Charity Auction. We also have a number of specific events, large and small, throughout the year focusing on CSR, Young Professional Development and Women in Business. The Chamber is housed inside the British Office and shares a very close relationship to the Foreign Office, Department for Business & Trade and the British Council, and holds periodic joint events with other foreign chambers. In conjunction with membership activities, BCCTaipei has donated over 18 million NT dollars to local Taiwanese charities, and has an active programme to support the CSR initiatives of its members in Taiwan.
The Seventh Annual BCCTaipei Better Business Awards (BBA) Call for Applications!
One of BCCTaipei's main pillars is Responsible Business and we celebrate this year in seven areas: Business Leader of the Year, Climate Champion, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity, Green Energy, Innovation for Wellbeing and Social Enterprise. Starting 1-June till 04-Aug, Your company is welcome to apply for any of these categories*.
Join us this year, on Wednesday 27-September, Regent Hotel at 6:30pm for a special dinner and awards ceremony to honour the outstanding contributions of some great organisations.
In order to the ensure fairness and diversity of our Awards, last year's winners cannot re-apply for the same award this year. However, they can apply to other award categories. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +886 (2) 2720 1919. (This restriction does not apply to last year's finalists.)
The online application platform will officially close at midnight (12:00 am) on 04-Aug 2023. If you have any questions or would like to submit additional documents, please email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (02) 2720-1919. Thank you!
Timeline l 重要日期
01 June: Official Awards Launch | 公布今年獎項項目
01 June: Award Applications Open | 報名申請開始
04 August: Applications Close | 報名申請截止
07-18 August: Award Submission Evaluations | 申請表評審審閱
25 August: Announcement of Finalists | 公布各獎項入圍名單
27 September: Awards Ceremony Dinner at Regent Taipei | 頒獎典禮
Application Process l 申請流程
How to Apply l 如何申請報名
No Application Fee Required!
Download: download the application form for the relevant award category l 下載各別獎項申請表
Application Form: complete the application form l 完成申請表
We do not charge any extra fees, such as entry or winning fees. If your company is chosen as one of the finalists, we will provide two complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony. However, you'll have to pay for the third attendee, and any other individuals who wish to attend. Besides this, there are no additional expenses.
If we are not a BCCTaipei member or British Company, can we still apply for the Awards?
Yes! Absolutely! One of BCCTaipei's main pillars is Responsible Business. Companies from both Taiwan and abroad are welcome to apply. We are more than happy to accept applications from any country for our Better Business Awards!
This year, we're celebrating in seven areas. Your company may be interested in participating in one or more of them, depending on your specific circumstances:
Business Leader of the Year Award: This award differs from the others, as it recognises business leaders' all-round achievements, including diversity & inclusion, social enterprise, sustainability and promoting cross-border economic relations, which represent our core values.
Climate Champion Award: This award is presented to companies which have integrated climate action into all aspects of their business operations.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award: This award is to recognises a companiesy operating in Taiwan that which demonstrates excellence and/or innovation in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes.
Diversity: This award celebrates companies which champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Green Energy Award: This award has been established to recognise companies currently operating in Taiwan's renewable energy sector which have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving this goal and have contributed to the development of Taiwan's domestic supply chain over the past twelve months.
Innovation for Wellbeing Award: This award recognises companies which have supported health, safeguarding and wellness in Taiwan through innovative means, in hopes of making healthcare and wellbeing more accessible and affordable for people of all ages.
Social Enterprise Award: This award is open to Taiwan-based social enterprises (company limited or company limited by shares).
We weren't finalists and/or winners the last year before. Is it possible for us to apply for this yearr again?
Yes. As there are various applications every year, the competitors will vary. Also, we believe that a company can substantially improve over the course of one year prior to reviewing. Consequently, we highly encourage companies to apply for the Award(s) again.
If we won an Award last year, can we apply for the same Award this year?
If we were a Finalist last year, can we apply for the same Award this year?
For last year's Award Winner:
No. In order to ensure the fairness and diversity of the Awards, last year's winners are not eligible to reapply for the same Award this year, however they are more than welcome to apply for other Award categories.
For last year's Award Finalists:
Yes, please don't bedo not hesitated to apply for the same Aaward again this year. :)
Is it still possible to apply if our plans for COVID-19 have been disrupted?
Yes. As the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan has escalated since mid-May, many companies' plans have been disrupted or strained in reaching their targets. Nonetheless, we still encourage you to apply for the Awards. You may specify your initial plan and some programme as evidence from the pre-pandemic phase on the application form. Our judges will sympathise with your circumstances.
No. To minimise misconceptions caused by translation, we only offer an English language application form; however, we accept forms completed in English or Chinese only. It is only the Green Energy Award and Climate Champion Award which must be completed in English.