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BritishAmerican Business Updated Position Papers on Brexit & UK-U.S. Trade

BritishAmerican Business (BAB) released its updated October 2017 position papers on Brexit and UK-U.S. Trade in late November 2017. The documents build on the position papers that were released in spring 2017 and the policy work BAB has undertaken during 2017 with its members and chapters. Director of Policy and Trade, Emanuel Adam, said the updated papers "reflect the fast moving nature of both Brexit and the future UK-US trading relationship and the work BAB was doing with the transatlantic community to provide clarity for business." Looking forward to 2018, BAB plans to step up its government engagements including exploring areas for deeper UK-US economic integration, and Brexit. BritishA

British-American Business Connections Hosts Exclusive Luncheon with London Mayor's International

The region's technology sector, business climate and opportunities were focus of transatlantic expansion discussion. SEATTLE (Nov. 8, 2017) - The Pacific Northwest Chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC) was pleased to host an exclusive luncheon on November 7 at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce offices, facilitating connections and discussions on the Pacific Northwest's robust technology sector and business climate. Business leaders from the greater Puget Sound and greater London areas met to connect and discuss transatlantic expansion and growth opportunities. Regional executives, representing small and mid-size to global business, met with some of the fastest growing, innova

Gareth Wade Joins GCI as Nationwide Director of Business Development

Wade brings international expertise to drive business sales and support company growth SEATTLE (Nov. 3) – GCI today announced that Gareth Wade, an award-winning business leader, has been hired as the nationwide director of business development and will be working out of the company’s Seattle office. In his new role, Wade is responsible for establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships to ensure GCI is developing innovative products and services that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of channel partners and customers. Wade has more than a decade of experience increasing revenues by designing and executing tailored sales solutions, building high performance teams, forging strategi

New survey finds growing pessimism from UK-based foreign businesses over Brexit negotiations

LONDON - 2 November, 2017 - A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of 13 foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK finds the overwhelming majority (82%) of foreign businesses say they are either “not very” or “not at all confident” that a positive outcome for the UK will be achieved from the Brexit negotiations by March 2019. Just one in eight (13%) take an optimistic view on the likely outcome of these negotiations. The survey of member companies also reveals that a majority (55%) thinks the likely effect of Brexit on future investments by their companies in the UK, will be negative. One in five (22%) think their decrease in investment will be greater than 10%. By contrast only one in ten

First-ever UK-US Science and Technology Agreement paves the way for closer research collaborations

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson has signed a new agreement that will strengthen research collaboration between the US and the UK. The agreement includes £65 million UK investment to increase knowledge on the origin and structure of the universe. The government has been clear in its commitment to collaborate with countries around the world in science, research and innovation and is investing record levels of funding to maintain the UK's strengths in these key areas through its Industrial Strategy. Read more.

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