Study Links was established in 1998 by husband and wife team, Eric and Angela Fan, after family members from Hong Kong came to the UK to study and needed support with a number of education related affairs. The couple realised that there was a huge gap in the market and began offering their services to other Chinese families. The company now specialises in helping overseas students study abroad, placing them in appropriate schools and providing guardianship and homestay services. Study Links assist students from around the globe however 65% of the company’s business continues to come from China.
Presented by the China–Britain Business Council, the Yorkshire & Humber China Business Awards recognise the best investment, trade or activity in or with China by businesses, individuals or organisations based in Yorkshire & Humber. The judges will choose one winner in each of the following categories: Best Established Business, Best Newcomer and Best Chinese Investor.
The China–Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading British organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and China. The objective of CBBC is to assist any British company or organisation to do business in China. It works in close collaboration with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), for whom it delivers China business development services.
The finalists in each category will be interviewed live to the audience about their business and achievements at the annual Yorkshire and Humber Chinese New Year Dinner, which will take place at the Civic Hall in Leeds on Tuesday 17 February 2015.
Study Links Operations Director, Ailie Fan, says; “On behalf of all the team, we are delighted that Study Links is one of the final three companies shortlisted for the Yorkshire & Humber China Business Awards. It is great to be recognised for our hard work and contribution; the competition for these awards is tough and we are proud and humbled to have been shortlisted. It is a credit to all of our Chinese partners as well as the Study Links team. Whatever happens on the night, we already feel like winners. It has been a fantastic year and we are delighted that we are making a positive impact on Yorkshire business links with China.”