What is British Chinese Biz?
British Chinese Biz is an organisation that aims to:
⭐ Support British Chinese owned businesses
⭐ Showcase British Chinese culture
⭐ Advocate for British Chinese and ESEA (East and South East Asian) racial justice and equality.
It is founded by Faith and run by sister duo Faith and Hannah.
Faith is British Born Chinese (BBC). She is the project manager and social media coordinator of British Chinese Biz. She is also a speech and language therapist and illustrator.
Hannah is British Chinese, born in Hong Kong. She is the business directory manager and administrator of British Chinese Biz. She is also a piano teacher and a cellist.
Together, Faith and Hannah aim to support the British Chinese and ESEA community through this voluntary work.
The 2021 Lunar New Year Gift Guide
British Chinese, Britain Based Chinese and ESEA owned businesses with products to help you celebrate LNY
Lunar New Year is usually a time of year where we celebrate the new year over a meal with family and friends. This year, things will be looking very different and many of us will not be able to spend it with our loved ones. Why not send your loved ones a thoughtful gift to celebrate instead? Check out our selection of independent businesses selling a range of home-delivered food, art and lifestyle products and services.
Jisun Shin and Eu Jing Hooi are the founders of Kini Patisserie and are professional pastry chefs from South Korea and Malaysia. They have a selection of brownies and cookies including matcha white chocolate, yuzu sesame blondie and, the world’s first ever planet kimchi brownie!
They have a CNY special bundle - 3 goodies in 1 , featuring seaweed crisps with truffle salt, peanut & hazelnut cookies and salted egg yolk cookies.
Give the gift of food and a low-effort, high-quality Lunar New Year meal to your loved ones or yourself! Kit-Eats works with restaurants and food producers to bring you restaurant-quality food in meal kit form. Laksamania are pulling out all the stops with celebratory specials of Yee Sang and Danny's Signature Beef Curry (available 12/2 and 19/2 only) alongside all their other meal kits including bowl-lickingly delicious ramen, cakes, drinks, and snacks to mix and match!
The Little Fuji Bakery
The Little Fuji Bakery thoughtfully crafts each of their products by hand using the finest natural ingredients, infusing iconic Asian flavours like Matcha, Pandan and Sesame into classic recipes to provide a unique taste to traditional baked goods. They prioritise quality above all, making each of their products to order with the utmost care, love and attention.
Inabela’s handwoven facemasks are made by artisan weavers in the Philippines whose livelihood have been threatened by the ongoing pandemic. The fabrics are weaved using traditional methods. Purchasing one of their face masks help the artisan weavers and their families keep their livelihood and preserve the art of inabel-weaving.
De Ziremi is a Chinese children's bookshop based in the UK. They are committed to helping children find joy in learning Chinese through reading! Their stock is carefully chosen to suit a large variety of households and they are always adding new books. Plus, as a Luka Reads partner bookshop, they have a selection of books that your Luka Hero can read. Take a look at some of the fun LNY books in their collection and happy reading!
Amy is an illustrator and graphic designer from London. She specialises in mixed media pieces using watercolour, ink, pencil and digital art. Amy's work explores the meeting of East and West, influenced by her British-born Chinese upbringing. She aims to create uplifting, playful pieces celebrating everyday life as a member of the East and South East Asian community.
She is also a co-founder of the grassroots movement besea.n, Britain’s East and South East Asian Network, where she works with five other people to push for fairer and broader representation of East and South East Asians.
Helen is the founder of Helga Jewellery. She is British Chinese and lives in Paris, France. Her specialty is using freshwater pearls in her jewellery designs for the modern day person.
Jason started his business to link his passion for design with his Chinese heritage to create suitable gifts for the Chinese community who may like something that reminds them of “home”. He has a range of location prints, greetings cards and Lunar New Year fai chun and is open for commissions.
Xinyue Pan started Kitchen Pan a year ago as a space to house her cooking antics and doodles. She started making zines and prints in lockdown, opening up a little shop in December last year. 2021 is the year of the ox. Xinyue’s Lunar New Year print is a not so subtle f*!& you to 2020… If you are familiar with the zodiac story, you will know that the ox came second to the rat in the Great Race after the rat hitchhiked a ride on the ox's back and then snatched first place.
Each print is a watercolour/pen digital print on A4 giclée german etching 310gsm textured paper and stamped with a Kitchen Pan seal.
Lil Dimsum is a lil start-up in London, their dim sum themed products includes greeting cards, red packet designs and Chinese flash cards.
Prints By Nat
Natalie runs this small prints business that started with bespoke pet portraits but recently introduced greeting card designs and food drawings that are influenced by her Hong Kong upbringing and background. Her card designs are filled with puns and loving sentiments to create smiles and happiness for your loved ones. Her aim is for her prints to generate joy and nostalgia and educate those who are wanting to learn more about Asian food and culture.
Joelle is a certified Life Coach & NLP Practitioner based in London, UK. She guides women & women of colour to embrace all of themselves so they can build restful, centred & grounded lives.
During February, she is doing a 20% special offer for Lunar New Year to especially serve the ESEA community.
Email [email protected] with any questions or to view the full service suite.
Mr Passion is a global and multilingual career, leadership, and wellbeing online coaching practice which helps individuals and teams live a meaningful life and a successful career. Mr Passion (Sok-Ho Trinh) is British French Born Chinese, and based in London. Start the new year by contacting him to book a 15 min free taster session.