HONG KONG, 9 November 2015 –

SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company, has formed a partnership with Debrett’s to publish the Debrett’s 100 Hong Kong, a recognition and celebration of Hong Kong’s most achieving, inspiring and influential personalities. Debrett’s is a British luxury lifestyle brand with almost 250 years of heritage as the trusted authority on achievement, etiquette and style. The Debrett’s 100 Hong Kong is the first of the Debrett’s Global Series beyond Britain.

Since 1769, Debrett’s has chronicled the social position of members of the British aristocracy with the publication of The Peerage and People of Today – the quintessential lists of who’s who in Britain. Debrett’s has since expanded its authority to the annual Debrett’s 500 list published in The Sunday Times. For many, “I’m in Debrett’s” is a highly sought after accolade.

Published today in the South China Morning Post, the Debrett’s 100 Hong Kong consists of personalities who excel in the following ten fields: Art, Architecture and Design; Arts, Film, Literature and Music; Business and Industry, Engineering and Entrepreneurs; Fashion; Food & Drink; Media; Sport; Stage and Screen; Technology & Digital; and Science & Medicine. Please visit for the full list.

Mr Robin Hu, Chief Executive Officer of the SCMP Group, said: “Hong Kong is both a cradle and a magnet for outstanding personalities whose achievements keep the city’s vibrancy and vigor going strong. Their resourcefulness, tenacity and creativity are the engines that keep Hong Kong on the world map. The SCMP is delighted to work with Debrett’s to celebrate their brilliance in the first Debrett’s Global Series.”

Ms Joanne Milner, Chief Executive at Debrett’s, said: “Hong Kong is a world class city, steeped in a long history of global impact, so it made a fitting choice for the launch of our first global series of the Debrett’s 100s. The Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 list has been meticulously compiled in consultation with independent experts in each field. Every individual demonstrates outstanding qualities of influence, achievement and inspiration, shaping their environments to the collective benefit of society. We are privileged to work with the SCMP on our first Global Series.”

Debrett’s will host an invitation only reception at the British Consulate-General tomorrow (10 November) in Hong Kong to celebrate the high achievers on the new list and their accolades.

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About SCMP Group Ltd and South China Morning Post

SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 160 awards in 2014-15 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, (南早.com), (南早香港指南.com), STYLE, Destination Macau, The PEAK, HK Magazine and The List.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates,,, and in Hong Kong.

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