Call for nominations to celebrate British-Chinese community

The contributions and achievements of the Chinese community in the UK is to be celebrated as part of new awards to celebrate their contribution to British life.

Nominations are now open for The Blossom Awards which aim to identify high achievers from the Scottish-Chinese and British-Chinese Community across the country in a range of fields from science and the creative industries to business and voluntary work.

The Blossom Awards are the first ever accolades focused exclusively on the Scottish-Chinese Community – one of Scotland’s largest and most established ethnic minority group.

Nominations are now open and close on Friday 12 June 2020 and must be submitted online: Award Winners will be invited to a ceremony in central London in late October 2020.

The awards are being organised by Alan Mak MP who was the first person of Chinese origin to be elected to the House of Commons

John Lamont MP commented: “Scottish-Chinese people are doing inspirational work across the Borders and the UK.

“I hope that these awards will help challenge outdated perceptions about the British-Chinese community and highlight their fantastic contribution to society.

“People should encourage their friends and family to nominate themselves before the closing date on the 12th June. I hope that the Scottish-Chinese community will be well represented when the winners are announced.”

Rachael Hamilton MSP said: ““The Blossom Awards are the first-ever awards that focus on recognising inspirational members of the Scottish-Chinese community, shining a light on their contribution and successes.

“By appreciating the participation of Scottish-Chinese people across the Scottish Borders and the UK, we can continue to positively shape the narrative around their contributions.

“From business and the arts to science and the charity sector, this is a unique opportunity to celebrate individuals thriving in organisations of any size and in any sector. Please encourage any friends, family, neighbours or colleagues who deserve recognition to nominate themselves in one of the diverse categories.”