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  • 22 Mar 2022 12:30 PM | Executive Director

    The Earl of Wessex has become Royal Patron of The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB), the UK’s leading membership organisation for professionals working in film and television drama production.

    To mark the new patronage, His Royal Highness today visited Twickenham Film Studios in West London, the UK’s oldest film studio. His Royal Highness met production crew at the studios to hear about their experiences of working in the industry, and the support provided by the PGGB, as he takes up his new role as Patron.

    The Earl also joined Oscar winner Tim Cavagin, who won for sound editing Bohemian Rhapsody, at the studio’s mixing desk to learn more about the craft and importance of sound editing in film and TV production.


  • 18 Mar 2022 3:40 AM | Executive Director

    Read more about the highlights of this week’s Royal activities, events and engagements.


  • 14 Mar 2022 6:30 AM | Executive Director

    Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

    The theme for Commonwealth Day 2022 will centre around the theme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – 'Delivering a Common Future' – which highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve goals like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.


  • 31 Jan 2022 10:00 AM | Executive Director

    Welcome to the BABN’s first Policy and Trade Update of 2022.

    The start of the new year was accompanied by changing customs rules for goods moving between the EU and Great Britain, encouraging progress on the Section 232 tariff dispute, and easing Covid-19 travel restrictions. Also included below are key updates for transatlantic trade and investment, including new guidance for businesses from BEIS, and updates on new rules under the National Security and Investment Act.

    The events and initiatives in the wider BAB Network have ramped up again after the holidays, reflecting many of the key priorities of our members, including a focus on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and current policy developments on both sides of the Atlantic. See below for additional information and upcoming events.

    Read the rest of the update HERE

  • 05 Jan 2022 8:53 AM | Executive Director

    CEO-Leadership Speaker Series with Badar Khan, President, National Grid U.S. 

    January 13, 2022
    2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
    Virtual "Town Hall" Meeting

    In early November 2021, COP 26 took place in Glasgow, Scotland and at the same time the Infrastructure Bill was signed by Congress here in the US. What does this mean for the TransAtlantic environment and associated business opportunities in 2022. Hear some inside perspectives from a key executive of a prominent UK/US energy company. Badar Khan, President, National Grid US will answer questions during an exciting fireside chat with Joe Tirone, Chair of BABA DC’s Energy & Environment Committee. To make this event highly interactive, it will be held in virtual ‘Town Hall’ type format; and all attendees will be given the opportunity to raise their questions as well.

    BAB Academy: What is Corporate Purpose? 

    Monday, January 24, 2022
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm GMT

    The BritishAmerican Business (BAB)  Academy is a new series of workshops covering different business skills for high potential individuals aspiring to be general managers and who are rising stars in their organisations. The Academy offers a unique snapshot of key business functions and provides skills to help young professionals grow into general management roles.

  • 02 Nov 2021 6:26 AM | Executive Director

    Check out these great events from our friends across the BAB Network!


    A Conversation with Scott Gottlieb MD – “Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Defeated Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic NEW TO LIST

    November 1, 2021

    6:30 - 9:00 pm PST

    Location: Sandhu Conference Center Chapman University, 571 North Grand Street, Orange, CA 

    The World Affairs Council of Orange County is excited to announce our upcoming lecture event at Sandhu Conference Center in Chapman University. Please join us in welcoming Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD to discuss his New York Times bestselling book, “Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed US and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.” Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while listening to Dr. Scott Gottlieb identify the reasons why the US was caught unprepared for the pandemic and how the country can improve its strategic planning to prepare for future viral threats. A copy of Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s book is included with registration, and be sure to stick around to the end of the event for a book signing


    Covid-19, it’s impact on young people, communities, and careers   
    November 2, 2021

    9:00 - 10:00 am GMT
    Location: BMet College, Matthew Boulton Campus

    Come and join us for a panel discussion where the author of this report, Fabio Thomas, Insight Manager at Beatfreeks, will take us through the findings. We will also be joined by representatives from the regional business community, sharing their insights on how we can work together to support this generation.


    Executive Roundtable on The Future of Life Sciences 
    Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST / 3:00 – 4:00 pm GMTBAB is  delighted to host a virtual roundtable featuring Faisal Khalid, Head of Healthcare Banking, Santander, N.A. and Susan Schriver, who lead’s Boston Consulting Group’s commercial biopharma work globally with a focus on commercial and corporate strategy issues. The speakers will lead a discussion on emerging trends in the life sciences sector and pharma industry.


    The Sustainable Business Summit  
    November 3, 2021

    8:45 am - 12:30 pm GMT
    Location: Conference Aston

    Join this once a year Summit to acquire the know-how for building a more environmentally sustainable and resilient business.


    Untethered Talent: The Future of International Hires! 

    November 3, 2021

    11:00 am -12:00 pm PST /  2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

    Join ZEDRA’s Kiki Stannard and Bird & Bird’s Jonathan Goldsworthy on their myth-busting mission exploring your choices for employing talent post-pandemic and the commercial, cultural, HR, employment law and tax considerations that come with an untethered workforce.This session is designed for company founders, C-suite executives, HR Directors and Global Mobility professionals who are considering hiring overseas in the next 12 to 24 month


    Protecting Software Intellectual Property in Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies 

    November 3, 2021

    12:00 - 1:30  pm EST

    This webinar will explore the various mechanisms for protecting software intellectual property for vehicle electrification and automation technologies, including various pitfalls and best practices.


    Discover British American Business with Tamra Eker NEW TO LIST

    November 4, 2021

    10:30 - 11:30 am CST  /  11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

    Join us to meet Tamra Eker, Managing Director BritishAmerican Business (BAB), and the new President of the BritishAmerican Business Network to learn about their advocacy work and the benefits of belonging to the BABC network. Following a short introductory presentation, Tamra will take questions from attendees. 


    Transatlantic Corridor Business Travel - The Immigration Outlook for UK & USA Labor Mobility  Thursday, November 4, 2021
    12:00 – 1:00 pm EST / 4:00 – 5:00 pm GMT

    BAB is delighted to bring together a panel of UK and U.S. immigration experts and government representatives to discuss the transition back to transatlantic travel, and to look at longer term immigration policies for skilled workers and inward investment.  We will hear from legal immigration advisors from Magrath Sheldrick and Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP for a UK and U.S. perspective on the international mobility of executives, entrepreneurs and innovators.  Also joining the panel is the Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the UK government on migration issues), and we welcome back the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London.


    “First Thursday” Networking – Beers, Business and Banter NEW TO LIST

    November 4, 2021

    5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

    Location: Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660


    The Great British-American Virtual Pub Quiz 2021 in Partnership with BBS 

    November 4, 2021

    6:00 - 7:30 pm PST  / 9:00 - 10:30 pm EST

    Once again, we'll be bringing the British-American community together through trivia over Zoom. Our quizmaster, Peter Brook, will be hosting the evening and we hope to see you there.

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    Opportunities in the Affordable Direct Pay Healthcare Market NEW TO LIST

    November 9, 2021

    8:00 am PST

    Michelle Cherewatenko will outline how the SimpleCare program allows providers to offer direct pay healthcare services and products at a reasonable price to work outside traditional limited health insurance coverage and limitations while providing a commonsense solution to increased affordability and accessibility to quality healthcare for all.


    BAB Accelerate: Transatlantic Entrepreneurship  

    November 9, 2021
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST / 4:00 – 5:00 pm GMT

    Hosted during Global Entrepreneurship Week, BritishAmerican Business will bring together a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs to discuss their journeys of expansion and growth and the challenges they have faced, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.


    Faegre Drinker – Navigating the Patchwork of Global Environmental, Social, and Governance Obligations NEW TO LIST

    November 10, 2021

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

    Global companies are dealing with heightened obligations to disclose company practices relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. In the United States, the Biden administration has shown a willingness to continue many of the trade policies implemented by its predecessor, but for reasons that are often grounded in a progressive social and economic agenda. By contrast, with respect to its agenda for the environment, the Biden administration has advanced its own policy positions on climate change and environmental regulations. In jurisdictions outside of the United States, these obligations to address ESG concerns rise to the level of legislative mandates. Factored into the mix, investors are also increasingly asking for transparency into these matters as well as positive indications that companies are improving past performance. In this edition of the International Business Briefing webinar series, Faegre Drinker’s panel will address the scope of ESG obligations, developing trends and share practical experience of how companies are coping with overlapping obligations.


    Trust in the Age of Misinformation NEW TO LIST
    November 10, 2021 

    12:00 - 4:30 pm EST

    Join CIMA President Paul Ash, FCMA, CGMA and leading professionals as they discuss ways to build and maintain trust. After last year’s successful conference on Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas, we will continue the dialog on ethics with exploring the topic of Trust.


    Battling the Sky-High Costs of Healthcare NEW TO LIST

    November 11, 2021

    8:30 - 10:00 am CST

    There is one thing that most people agree on: the cost of healthcare and health insurance in the US is out of control. The same medical procedure cost can vary by thousands of dollars even with the same insurance carrier and provider. What if knowing the cost of your healthcare could make us all healthier and save money in the process? In our meeting, we will be discussing Transparency & Healthcare Consumerism with Mike Andrade and Chrissy Benton, Benefits Warriors from BenefitU. Learn about tools that will enable you to make transparent health care a reality – in your own family as well as in your business. This is a hybrid event! Attendees can choose to join in person or attend virtually. 

    Evolving Enterprise Through #DoDigital NEW TO LIST

    November 15, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT  /  7:00 - 8:00 am EST

    Despite the need for digital to play an essential role in every business, in every job role, only 1 in 10 businesses have taken action to address the widening skills gap that a fifth of businesses in Staffordshire have reported. Join us to discuss the importance of digital transformation to an SME and learn from the Growth Hub about how they can support you through that journey.


    2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit NEW TO LIST

    November 15, 2021

    12:00 - 1:30 pm EST

    Join us for a dynamic virtual conference with Senator Chris Coons and special guests on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region.


    How Changing US Department of Defense Cybersecurity Requirements Affect US & UK Companies NEW TO LIST

    November 16, 2021
    9:00 - 10:30 am PST
    Jerry Leishman and Andy Watkin-Child will host a panel discussion, and provide an overview of the recent changes with cybersecurity requirements issued by the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. President Biden's executive order. You will learn how the cybersecurity landscape and mandatory requirements are changing for companies seeking to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense. Participants will learn the essential planning steps necessary to navigate the increasingly complex U.S. cybersecurity environment and leverage an early adopter approach to get secure and compliant, stay compliant, and win new business.


    EisnerAmper – TRANSFORMATION NATION: Driving Intelligent Growth 

    November 17, 2021

    2:00 - 4:30 pm EST

    Join EisnerAmper for a practical look at how businesses are transforming to meet the challenges and greet the opportunities of a market in motion, positioning themselves to drive intelligent growth.


    Doing Business in the USA Webinar  

    November 18, 2021

    2:00 - 5:00 pm GMT / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

    Meet USA trade experts for a virtual 'whistle-stop' tour of Scotland's top export destination. As we steer out of a COVID-19 world, we will offer you advice on opportunities for your products and services. You will also gain practical tips and guidance which will help you to set up, grow and develop your business from those who have made that journey and continue to do so.

    BritishAmerican Business Gala Lunch  

    November 19, 2021
    12:00 – 3:00 pm GMT
    Location: etc. Venues, County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB

    BAB’s Gala lunch is a highlight in the London events programme, bringing together senior members of the U.S. and UK Government and representatives from the largest companies on earth operating in the transatlantic space to honour, celebrate and rally behind the special relationship.


    Exporting to the UK NEW TO LIST

    November 23, 2021

    8:00 am PST

    Export Unlocked will guide you on building your Export Strategy to the UK and defining what you want to achieve with how you will get there using their in-depth knowledge on importing into the UK. You may have already entered international markets and now want an increased market reach into the UK. Export Unlocked will help you begin to understand the UK markets you want to enter, determine if it’s viable for your business and then what are the NEXT STEPS. Particularly in terms of customs compliance, duty, customs formalities and associated costs to begin exporting to the UK.


    Join Facebook training on how to create loyalty and create AD's from your Facebook NEW TO LIST

    November 29, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT  /  7:00 - 8:00 am EST

    Learn how to increase customer loyalty in digital marketing and with the use of Facebook products and offers, how to create a strong brand presence and reach a broader audience by implementing best practices for Feed, Stories, IGTV, Reels, Hashtags and Lives, how to use Statistics to see what works for your audience and Instagram Direct to strengthen customer loyalty, reach more people beyond your followers by creating ads directly from your Facebook Page and grow your audience on Instagram with Instagram Promotions


    Passport Professionals NEW TO LIST

    December 7, 2021

    5:30 - 7:30 pm EST

    A great opportunity to connect with the International Business, Shipping, Logistics, Mobility, Advocacy and Ex Pat/New American Community here in Greater Cleveland. Close out the year surrounded by new friends and colleagues and look for the friendly faces from all around the world.

  • 07 Oct 2021 9:03 AM | Executive Director

    Exciting news for one of our newest BABC-Georgia members...we wish you the best of luck in this new location! 

    If you haven't yet tried the delicious chippy in Cumming, you must do so ASAP! 


  • 05 Oct 2021 6:43 AM | Executive Director


    October 1 - 8, 2021

    Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 is a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation through experiences, conversations, and connections that strengthen and expand the region’s vibrant ecosystem. The events are tailored to a variety of interests and audiences, including entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, job seekers, and the general public.


    Future of Work & Hybrid working: navigating legal risks to fast track business growth - Hosted by Osborne Clarke 
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    9:00 - 10:00 AM EST
    In this webinar, the panel will be discussing some of the key legal risks and challenges posed by the transition to a hybrid working model and looking at how best to navigate these risks to fast track future growth.


    Progressing to a Net Zero Business through Energy 

    October 6, 2021

    10:00 - 11:30 AM GMT  /  6:00 - 7:30 AM EST

    This webinar will discuss the how-to and best practice for decarbonising and reducing business energy use. From simple steps to technological investments, through to strategic insight, join to improve your wherewithal to achieve practical, cost-saving and carbon-cutting energy measures.

    Build a Brand to Get you Noticed 

    October 7, 2021

    10:00 - 11:30 AM GMT  /  6:00 - 7:30 AM EST

    This Innovate UK EDGE webinar will highlight elements to bear in mind as you consider how to build your business’s brand identity. It will feature insights from an established brand as well as a marketing expert who specialises in working with innovative SMEs to make their branding more effective.


    The Future of Work Part II: Uncovering New Talent & Re-skilling for a New World 

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST / 4:00 – 5:00 PM BSTBAB brings together a panel of business leaders to explore the oncoming changes to the talent landscape, the evolving in-demand skills for your company to succeed in the future of work, and innovative approaches to stay ahead in the race for the best talent.


    First Thursday Networking - Beers, Business and Banter 

    October 7, 2021

    5:00 - 7:00 PM PST

    Partner Event: Emerging Powers and the World Trading System with Professor Gregory Shaffer 

    October 7, 2021

    5:30 - 8:00 PM PST

  • 21 Sep 2021 4:07 AM | Executive Director

    BritishAmerican Business Welcomes Decision to Remove Travel Ban on UK Travellers to the US

    20 September 2021

    Contact: Dominic Parker, Senior Communications & Media Manager dparker@babinc.org020 7290 9882 | +44 7500 115352

    London - Today, the US announced it will remove travel restrictions for vaccinated EU and UK citizens. BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes this decision, which will help both economies bounce back from the disruption felt throughout the pandemic. 

    Commenting on the decision, BAB CEO Duncan Edwards said: “Over the past 18 months, BritishAmerican Business has worked with our partners in the transatlantic business community, as well as with government officials both in the UK and the US, to find ways to safely resume transatlantic travel. We welcomed the UK’s decision this summer to remove restrictions for US travellers and have since been encouraging the US government to reciprocate. 

    “Throughout this 18-month period, we have spoken to hundreds of companies on both sides of the Atlantic about the negative impact that the US travel ban has had on them. Small and medium-sized businesses were particularly affected, in many cases unable to send people across the Atlantic to close business deals or expand operations. Today’s announcement brings much needed relief and support for the US-UK economic partnership.” 



    About BritishAmerican Business

    BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association incorporating the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

    We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and action that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment. 

    We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

    We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.

    For more information, please visit

  • 25 Aug 2021 4:34 AM | Executive Director

    TO: BABA Members & Colleagues

    FROM: UK Department for International Trade

    August 24, 2021

    As you may be aware, the U.S. have proposed changes to their federal government procurement regulations to strengthen Buy American purchasing preferences. It is not expected that this will significantly impact UK businesses bidding for U.S. federal government contracts. UK businesses continue to have access to a waiver from Buy American preferences that the U.S. applies for end-products from designated countries (including the UK) covered by the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). 

    However, if you have concerns, we encourage you to contact the Department for International Trade (DIT) and recommend that you comment on the U.S. public consultation, open until September 28th. Instructions for doing so are at the end of this email. 

    The White House has provided a factsheet detailing the policy rationale for the amendments. Supplementary information and annexes detailing the amendments in full can be found here


    U.S. federal government departments and agencies are required by Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to purchase goods and construction materials that are ‘domestic end-products.’ These are known as Buy American rules. For manufactured end products, the Buy American rules currently use a two-part test to define a domestic end-product – (i) the article must be manufactured in the U.S.; and (ii) the cost of domestic components must exceed 55 percent of the total cost of all components (the domestic content threshold). Certain exceptions or waivers to applying Buy American preferences are available to federal government agencies, for criterion such as unreasonable cost (domestic price preferences must be applied first) or unavailability of supplies on the U.S. market.

    The U.S. government is consulting on changes to Part 25 of the FAR to strengthen Buy American purchasing preferences. The proposed changes are:

    • A phased increase to the domestic content threshold for most goods from 55%, to 75% over 7 years.
    • An enhanced domestic price preference for certain products that are considered critical for security of supply chains (e.g. essential medical products). The federal government will be drawing up a list of critical products over the coming months. 
    • New post contract award reporting requirements for use of domestic content for those critical products.

    However, the U.S. waives the application of Buy American purchasing requirements for end-products that are from designated countries, for procurements covered by the U.S.’ international trade obligations in the WTO GPA. The UK is a member of the GPA and is considered a designated country by the U.S. for federal procurement purposes. The coverage of the GPA includes all U.S. federal departments and their subordinate agencies, as well as most goods with a couple of exceptions, for contracts valued above the threshold of $182,000. 

    As a result, we do not expect these new measures to significantly impact UK businesses bidding for U.S. federal government contracts covered by the GPA. However, please do let us know if you have concerns or if this is not your experience. We are particularly interested in understanding:

    • What is your experience when attempting to access the U.S. federal government procurement market, including documentation concerning the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act?
    • Have you observed any recent changes concerning the procurement process for U.S. federal government contracts?

    Separately, DIT is also interested in improving the UK’s trade environment at a U.S. State level, including state-level and sub-central government procurement. We would be interested in hearing your experiences of U.S. state-level procurement. 

    Written concerns regarding the proposed rule change and these questions can be sent to: Joelle Jefferis ( and Peter Abbosh (

    U.S. Public Consultation

    The U.S. General Services Administration is holding a virtual public meeting, August 26th9:00 – 15:00 EST (14:00 – 20:00 BST). You can request attendance and a speaking slot, and/or submit written comment by contacting, citing FAR Case 2021-008. 

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