The British American Business Council
of the Pacific Northwest


The organization in the Pacific Northwest for everyone with business, personal, cultural or other links to the UK. Join today.

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference: Save the Date: May 13-14 in New York.

"Fostering commerce, friendship and economic growth between the United States and the United Kingdom"

Welcome To The BABC-PNW

The BABC-PNW promotes trade and other links between the UK and the USA. It is one of 25 chapters of the British American Business Council in the UK and USA. Our active business and social programs provide an enjoyable and productive business atmosphere at seminars, after-hours networking events and social meetings.



BABC Christmas Luncheon:

Tickets to the After Party are still available (see below)

Friday, Dec. 5, 11:30am-2:00pm, Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Avenue, Seattle

To be added to the luncheon waitlist: email


The BABC-PNW Christmas Luncheon is the social event of the holiday season. Held at the spectacular Rainier Club in downtown Seattle, tickets include a pre-luncheon reception and sumptuous traditional British Christmas lunch with plenty of wine, and also includes:

  • Christmas crackers
  • A mystery wine pull
  • Grand prize raffle featuring airline tickets from British Airways and Delta Air Lines
  • Regular raffle filled with fantastic items


More details | See photographs from the 2013 Christmas luncheon

Photography by Laura Smith Photographer


Exclusive After Party

The Bistro, Courtyard Downtown Seattle, 612 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

The festivities continue into the afternoon at The Bistro at the Courtyard Downtown Seattle from 2:30-6:30pm. Take the remainder of the day off and join us to socialize, network and ring in the holiday season. Don’t miss your chance to win two domestic airline tickets courtesy of Delta Air Lines. Raffle tickets will be sold at the luncheon as well as during the first hour of the after party. Luncheon attendance not required to register for, and join in, the after party, however pre-registration for the afternoon event is requested.


Register Online. If attending the after party only, select the appropriate member or non-member "After Party Only" designation. It includes one beverage ticket.


See Christmas page for details of special deals on hotels for this event.



Enter To Win Ballet, Musical and Opera Tickets



Enter to win free tickets to the following Opera, Ballet and Theater productions being shown in local movie theaters in the next few months. Dates and locations vary and will be sent to the winners via email from our partners at Fathom Entertainment.

THE MET:LIVE IN HD 2014-2015 SERIES. For your chance to win passes, email to experience a world-class opera in the Seattle area.

The Royal Ballet: Fathom Events is excited to bring a stunning new season from Britain’s largest ballet company, The Royal Ballet, to select cinemas beginning this fall. Direct from London’s famous Royal Opera House, The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season will feature five spectacular titles between October 2014 and May 2015.
For your chance to win passes, email to experience a world-class opera in the Seattle area.

Billy Elliot The Musical Live: From the West End: Billy Elliot has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world. Set in a northern mining town, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true, set with music from Elton John. Don’t miss the chance to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity! For your chance to win passes, email to experience a musical in the Seattle area.



BABC Member Discounts Now Include The Semiahmoo Resort

SemiahmooBABC members can take advantage of 15% off best available rates at Semiahmoo Resort. To book your stay, log into the global BABC website  with you member ID and password, and access "member benefits."


Click here to learn more about the Semiamhoo Resort.



Trade and Investment Resource Portal

If you are actively involved in trade and investment, you will want to check out the British American Business Trade and Investment portal featuring three informative sites including Investing in the UK, Investing in the USA, and TTIP News & Views. You can request a hard copy of the 2014 Guide to Investing in the UK today by emailing your request (a nominal mailing fee applies).



CBI's Sterling Assets Report

cbi According to the annual report, the UK is the largest foreign investor in the US, supporting nearly 1M jobs across the country. The report also dives down into state level detail, including important facts such as "one-fifth of all US exports to the UK come from Washington state," $2.7B of goods were exported from Washington the UK in 2013. Read the press release and access the full report.



Networking Nights

A great time to meetup with members, friends and new contacts

networkEach quarter the BABC organizes a Networking event where members, guests and friends of the BABC can meetup and network. Look for detalis online or sign up to get email updates about our future events.

Click here for pictures from our recent networking night at the Elephant & Castle in downtown Seattle.


BABC-PNW is a registered 501(c)(6) Not for profit organization. ID 911688885.


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About BABC-PNW Events

Our events are open to all and feature interesting speakers, topics and locations. More details are on our events page.


Month Events Calendar
Dec. 5

Christmas Luncheon
Rainier Club.


Event Details

May 13-14, 2015

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference
New York.


SEE more Events...


The British Consul in Seattle's News.

November, 2014

Read more from Robin Twyman...

See SeattleTimes Op-ED by Robin Twyman on the EU-US Trade Agreement. 

Robin Twyman The British Embassy in Washington DC has created an interactive trade map showing the wealth of trade and investment between the UK and the US, including at state level. Click on the map to see it in action.



The map shows that Washington State exports to the UK are worth over $2bn, working out at $299.9 per capita. And UK investments here support 14,000 jobs.

New Website on EU-US Trade

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) could be of huge benefit to our member companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Visit the EU-US Trade Website




Robin Twyman
British Consul (Business & Government Affairs) Seattle.


Out thanks for their ongoing support goes to these sponsors and associations:


UKTI US Bank Expeditors International



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Contact Catherine Filippini at the BABC-PNW


By mail: PO Box 2677, Seattle, WA 98111-2677.

By phone: 206 769-7194