Partners and Supporters 2023

We thank our partners and sponsors for their support:


The Lau Institute, King’s College, London: This is a global centre for the research, study and understanding of contemporary China. It aims to study both China and work with Chinese scholars and others. As such, it seeks research collaborations and deeper mutual understanding with the People's Republic of China, ensuring the institute sits at the heart of King's strategic approach.

Bristol and West of England China Bureau: WoECB works unstintingly to connect the people of Bristol and the Southwest of England with the people of China and in particular Bristol’s Sister City Guangzhou in Southern China to encourage greater mutual understanding between our two countries.

Blick Rothenberg: It is a tax, accounting and business advisory firm that puts its people and client relationships first. Its partner-led approach ensures that client companies receive high quality service from a team of high quality people. Combining technical expertise with personal integrity, it offers audit, accounting and business advisory services, as well as advice on corporate and personal tax matters.

Molton Brown: Born on South Molton Street, London in 1971, Molton Brown is an icon of uniquely British style. True to our founders’ values, we live by an ‘individual first’ ethos, with uncompromising care at the heart of everything we do. We're passionate about quality. It’s why our products have been Made in England since day one – and we’re committed to this for our future. We source only the best ingredients in exceptional fragrance concentrations, so you can discover long-lasting fragrances that uplift, refresh or unwind your senses. Our quality has awarded us with a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Societies of Photographers: This is a group of organisations incorporating the interests of all aspects of photography. The membership is open to full-time professional, semi-professional and the serious enthusiast. It is their aspiration to become the largest and most proactive organisation representing the needs of photographers across Europe.

Digitalab: This professional photo lab has over 70 years’ experience of providing exceptional quality services to the photographic industry. Originally established in 1949 as Mobile Photo Services, Digitalab is housed in custom designed premises in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle. From its unrivalled C-Type Photographic Prints to its extensive range of framing options and wall art, the care and attention to detail evident in all of its products help set clients apart from the competition.

Shangtuf Image and Art Development Co., Ltd: It is a platform for photographic art exchange with the rest of the world, introducing works of Chinese photography works to other countries as well as bringing photography works of the overseas photographers’ to Chinese photography community.

Andrea Stern Associates Ltd: A visual content consultancy working with clients from across the heritage, trade and commercial sectors of the image industry to manage and develop their collections and enable their content to be visible, profitable, and easily accessible to diverse markets and audiences.

Ash Communications: An award-winning PR, marketing and communications company. It creates campaigns using ideas that engage with the relevant target audience at the right time using the right communications channels including traditional, digital and social media.

China Photographer Association: CPA is an association of commercial photographers, established in Hong Kong, helping professional photographers develop locally and internationally.

Mothers’ Bridge of Love: MBL was founded in 2004 by bestselling author Xinran. It is a UK registered charity dedicated to reaching out and enriching the lives of Chinese children in all corners of the world – those adopted by Western families, those raised abroad and those living in China.

Active, Anglo Chinese Communication: This is the parent company of the Global SinoPhoto Awards, founded in 2001 by Yintong Betser. ACTIVE is a PR/marketing consultancy specialising in facilitating and developing business between the two countries through events and activities.