Benoy Wins Top Business Award

The 2009 British Business Awards have recognised Architects Benoy as the best British company in China. The award was handed in Beijing to Tesco and Atkins as well as the other competitors.

After a successful first year, the British Company Awards are now in their second year of recognising and promoting British business achievement in China.

A top ten UK design practise responsible for the Bullring in Birmingham, Westfield in London, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi,Elements in Hong Kong and the landmark Ion Orchard in Singapore – Benoy is happy that its enthusiasm for and dedication to China has been honoured by the British Business Awards.

It was in Hong Kong, above the Kowloon MTR station, that Benoy received its first contract to develop Elements retail mall and transit centre. Benoy opened offices in Hong Kongin 2002, Shanghai in 2008 and will further cement its presence in the region by launching an office in Beijing earlynext year.

A decade later, Elements Hong Kong is still open for business and has won numerous prestigious honours, including the 2007 industry award for “Best Shopping Centre in Asia.”

Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong. Jinan, Shanghai. Shenyang, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Tianjin are just a few of the Chinese cities that Benoy is now helping to construct significant sites in the development process. China currently comprises 30 percent of Benoy’s global business.

The British Business Awards Panel of Judges felt that Benoy had excelled through its demonstrated ability to invest in its capabilities and the local community, as well as win competitive projects in China in a variety of influential sectors such as retail, high-rise, airports, leisure, and transportation, propelling the Company’s export contracts in other regions around the world.

UK Trade & Investment, the British Council, the China-Britain Business Council and the Confederation of British Industry all lend support to the British Chamber of Commerce in China in organising the awards. As Patron, Sir William Ehrman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Last Updated on December 29, 2021


Author: Indra Gupta

Indra is an in-house writer with a love of Newcastle United and all things sustainable.

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