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  • 18 Jul 2018 3:32 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    BritishAmerican Business responds to keynote on UK trade by Secretary of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox

     

    London – On 18 July 2018, at a speech given at the Royal Society, London, the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox announced that the UK government will be starting formal consultations on a potential free trade agreement with the United States of America (USA). In response, BritishAmerican Business CEO Duncan Edwards made the following statement:

     

     “Today’s speech certainly marks a historic moment in UK-US trade relations as it reflects the ambition of the UK government to strengthen economic ties with the US, the UK’s most important single-country trading partner."

     

    “We welcome the announcement that the US will be one of three priority markets for which the UK Government is launching formal consultations, and we hope that this positive momentum continues in the coming months towards opening a new chapter in economic relations between both countries."

     

    "As this consultation comes in the context of the UK leaving the EU, we also welcome the Secretary’s comment that the UK government is working to maximise the UK’s trade with the rest of the world without impeding its current trade relationship with Europe which is so important for many of our businesses and workers on both sides of the Atlantic.” 

     

  • 18 Jul 2018 10:50 AM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    BAB Welcomes Fourth Session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group and Second SME Dialogue held in London

     

    London – BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes the joint release by the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, and the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, after the fourth session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group, and the second meeting of the US-UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) dialogue that took place in London last week.

     

    BritishAmerican Business CEO, Duncan Edwards:

    “The fourth meeting, the size of the delegations, and the progress in talks, ahead of the visit of the US President, continue to be evidence of sustained momentum by both sides to explore a wide range of areas where the UK and US could have deeper economic integration.

     

    Exploring future potential of collaboration is welcome and important, no matter what the scope for a US-UK future trade agreement will be. We are particularly pleased by the progress made during the second meeting of the SME Dialogue that BAB was proud to support in London.

     

    We applaud both Governments’ commitment to providing resources to assist SMEs with greater access to finance and business support that will spur growth, jobs and make it easier for business owners to turn their ambition into reality.

     

    BritishAmerican Business fully supports the Working Group objective of bringing our nations closer together, by focusing on strengthening trade and investment ties. We, as a transatlantic business community, stand ready to support the US and UK Governments in this important process for the mutual benefit of both countries.”

     

  • 19 Jun 2018 1:14 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    Royal Wedding Watch Party 


    There was so much excitement in the air at 5.15am as I entered the doors of the Indian Hills Country Club. Today, Saturday, May 19th, was the day we at the British American Business Council had been planning since the Engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. It was our Royal Wedding Watch Party. The big screen was already up and showing live coverage from Windsor of all the guests arriving at St George’s Chapel.

    The staff at Indian Hills Country Club were busy setting up, getting ready for our 75 guests, who would arrive at 5.45am.

    Our guests dressed in wedding attire. Ladies wore hats, men wore suits, tuxedos and tailcoats. We brought St George’s Chapel to a Country Club in Georgia. Our guest list included people of all nationalities, excited to witness a union between our British Prince to an American Actress. This was truly a unique and historic experience.

    “It’s been wonderful. A great occasion. Very well put on. Everything was just perfect,” said one guest from South Africa.

    Our guests enjoyed a traditional British Fare that was a combination of a Breakfast and Afternoon Tea. Yes, we had sausages, eggs and baked beans alongside cucumber sandwiches and scones.

    To make this event a truly Royal experience, we served lemon cake with elderflower icing, the same flavors as the Royal cake.

    “I absolutely had a wonderful time and met some very cool people. It was a great turnout,” said another guest.

    To add to the Britishness, our Bagpiper, who was dressed in a full Scottish outfit, entertained our guests with some traditional sounds from the Highlands.

    This was a very successful BABC event. A uniquely British occasion, where we offered our guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Something they will never forget.

    To view more photos, CLICK HERE.

  • 19 Jun 2018 1:10 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

     BABC-Georgia is a member of the larger BABC with 20+ other chapters. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Bagshaw as the President of BABC International. 

    Contact:Dominic Parker, Senior Communications Assistant, BritishAmerican Business London (BABC Secretariat)  020 7290 9882

    Date: 19 June 2018                             
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    British-American Business Council (BABC) Appoints Stuart Bagshaw as President

    BABC has announced the appointment of Stuart Bagshaw as its new President, taking over the role from Tom Stevens, of BABC Chicago who left the role earlier this year. Bagshaw boasts extensive experience in the transatlantic economic space, as current Chief Executive of British American Business LEAP (Land Expand Accelerator Program) LLC and past President, Chairman and current board member of the British-American Business Council Northern California.

    Duncan Edwards, CEO, British-American Business Council said:

    “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Stuart on his appointment as President of the BABC. With his prior experience in this space I have every confidence in his ability to continue delivering a fantastic standard of work in this new role and look forward to working with him closely over the coming months and years.”

    Steve Allen, Chairman, British-American Business Council said: 

    “I’d like to offer my congratulations to our newly elected President of the BABC Stuart Bagshaw. I have known Stuart for many years through his involvement in our network as a former President and Chairman of Chapter in Northern California and I’m looking forward to working with him going forward.”

    Stuart Bagshaw, President, British-American Business Council said:

    "I am honored to accept the role of President of the BABC.  Having been involved with this organization for almost 20 years, I have experienced the value that the BABC brings to any business with a strong interest in Transatlantic trade.   This remarkable network has evolved over the decades helping to promote commerce and cooperation between the USA and the UK throughout its membership.   As new governments come and go, the BABC has adapted and adjusted to accommodate policy and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic.  

    The BABC recognizes that it must stay current if it is to maintain its influence and its ability to remain one of the most respected business networks within the Atlantic alliance.  I hope to continue the work of my predecessors in helping the organization add value to the current generation of members.”

    About the British-American Business Council

    The British-American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, dedicated to advancing economic growth for companies with operations in the UK and the US. BABC has more than 20 individual chapters, and over 2,000 member companies based in major business centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.babc.org 

     

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  • 10 Jun 2018 11:30 AM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

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    Date: 7 June 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Dominic Parker, Senior Communications Assistant 020 7290 9882

    British-American Business Council (BABC) Launches ‘Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19’ – Produced by BritishAmerican Business (BAB)

    London - On 7 June 2018, BABC launched the latest publication in its Trade & Investment Guide series: ‘Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19’. The publication was launched in Birmingham at the Annual BABC Transatlantic Conference, bringing together over 250 business leaders and government representatives from both sides of the Atlantic.

    ‘Finding Your Way’ was produced by BritishAmerican Business on behalf of BABC in order to provide UK companies looking to either trade with, or invest in the US with a comprehensive and straightforward guide to ensure they do so with the best knowledge possible. The publication offers expert advice from our partner companies, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to useful resources to help these companies on their transatlantic journey.

    ‘Finding Your Way’ contains features on the main issues UK companies may face when bringing their business overseas to the US including; Immigration, Finance, Insurance, Logistics and Tax – kindly provided by our expert member companies Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, Santander, Travelers, UPS and Deloitte. The guide also features showcases on select states in the US and the unique, business-friendly environments they have created.

    BAB is delighted to have received the endorsement of both the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and SelectUSA for this publication.

    Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business and CEO, British-American Business Council said:

    “Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of the economy, accounting for 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK. Of these companies, approximately 25% export their goods and services across the globe, over half of whom export to the US market.

    These numbers illustrate the value and importance so many of Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises identify in the transatlantic trade and investment relationship as a source of growth and success for their business. Our chief goal at BABC is to nurture this relationship further, and help businesses of all sizes share their world-class products with our friends and colleagues in the US.

    We hope this publication will act as a first port of call for any business looking to take their business overseas, and encourage them to play an active role in maintaining the transatlanticeconomic relationship as the most valuable on earth.”

    Press-Release-for-Finding-Your-Way-Launch.pdf

    Trade & Investment Guide

  • 05 Jun 2018 6:19 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    BAB Publishes Statement on Heathrow Airport Expansion

     

    London - On 5 June 2018, Heathrow Airport received approval from the UK Government for the construction of a third runway at its airport in Longford, England, outlined in the latest Airports National Policy statement tabled today by Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP. The proposed £14bn private investment is projected to create approximately 60,000 new jobs and double Heathrow’s cargo capacity, generating up to £74bn in economic benefits.

     

    BAB welcomes the UK Government’s support of Heathrow’s case for a third runway, through which it can maintain its position as the UK’s only Hub airport and the largest port by value to markets outside the EU and Switzerland. The UK’s airports are critical in maintaining our connection with the world, both for business and tourism.

     

    BAB has long been a vocal supporter of Heathrow’s case for expansion, outlining in its 2018 Policy Agenda its necessity as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy as a driver for growth. Heathrow plays an essential role in the success and future of the UK-US economic relationship, which is worth over a trillion dollars in Foreign Director Investment (FDI) and over £160 billion in trade annually. Every month thousands of travellers from North America land in Heathrow. 87% of American business visitors repeatedly travel to the UK bringing substantial business with them.

     

    Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business said:

     

    “Heathrow’s expansion comes at a critical juncture in Britain’s future. As the UK negotiates its future relationship with the European Union, and begins to redefine its position on the world stage, the approval of these plans deliver the message that Britain is open for business. We are delighted to that the Government, too, sees the value in Heathrow’s expansion and echo the Secretary of State for Transport’s vision “to build a Britain that is fit for the future.”

     

    BAB hopes that the UK’s MPs will look to these plans with the same ambition and optimism that we do, and approve the National Policy Statement in a timely manner to ensure Britain, and the world, isn’t kept waiting.”

     


  • 01 Mar 2018 9:49 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)





  • 11 Jan 2018 2:22 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

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