British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) Appoints Portland Business Executive to its Board o

Richard Biggs, Managing Partner at Atlantric, expands the organization’s regional footprint

Seattle, Wash., March 22, 2018 – The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) today announced the appointment Richard Biggs to its regional board of directors, adding valued business consulting expertise to its government leadership and helping expand the organization’s footprint into the Portland business market.

As the managing partner of the international consultancy Atlantric, based in Portland, Ore., Richard brings his expertise as an international business development expert, former CEO, and serial entrepreneur to BABC-PNW.

Richard has held senior positions at many U.S. companies while based in Europe, Asia, and North America over the past 25 years. He has also guided companies’ global development in such sectors as software, manufacturing, technology, and consumer electronics.

In addition to starting six companies of his own in the U.S. and the UK, Richard has mentored Oregon and SW Washington start-ups for many years. He currently serves on the Federally Appointed District Export Council of Oregon and recently joined the Mayor of London’s International Business Program as a mentor.

“We’re excited at the opportunity to develop and cultivate connections with Portland’s many organizations and professionals engaged in transatlantic business,” said Gareth Wade, chair of BABC-PNW. “Richard’s expertise adds to the global business experience of our dynamic regional leadership team and his on-the-ground outreach in Portland will be essential in efforts to advance our organization’s transatlantic activities, reach and impact to the broader Pacific Northwest business community.”

Richard is one of four business professionals that have joined the BABC-PNW Board of Directors this year. Three additional members who include MariaLuisa “Kikis”Tame of HSBC Bank, Richard Firth of Carnival Corporation, and Matt Hultman of GCI, join BABC-PNW from the Seattle market. Including the newly appointed directors, the full BABC-PNW board is comprised of 15 business professionals, an ex-officio role, and a staff position. To view the board slate, including photos and biographies, visit

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About British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) fosters a robust and collaborative business network. The chapter has been successfully connecting people, companies, and organizations engaged in business, trade, and transatlantic interests for more than 20 years. As a premiere forum for British and American companies and professionals, BABC-PNW fosters relationships, helps build networks, and engages a regional and international community exchange. BABC-PNW is part of the global network of the British-American Business Council (BABC), the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and 2,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals, based in major business centers throughout North America and the UK. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo.

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