Matthew Burns

Greater China Business Awards 2020 Finalists

The Department for International Trade (DIT) North West hosted the Greater China Awards 2020 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester on Friday 31 January 2020.

The event encourages businesses across the region to enter 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.

The categories included at the awards are; 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) and The China Education Links Award (for Universities, Higher Education Institutions and businesses offering training and education links to Greater China)

Sedbergh School International Limited were shortlisted for the first time, as finalists, in the China Education Links Award category, for their development of Rong Qiao Sedbergh School, a K-12 boarding school located in Fuzhou, Fujian, with plans to develop further schools in China in the coming years.

Caroline DeGroote (Development Director International) and Michele Emptage (Senior Academic Advisor) [pictured] received the award on behalf of Sedbergh School International Limited.

The event welcomed Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China, as the keynote speaker at the Awards for a second year, recognising the importance of the Greater China trading relationships to North West companies.

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