A Note from the Executive Director
Dear Members and Friends of the BABC OC,

I hope that 2023 is off to a good start for you. Here at the BABC OC we are keeping busy as we seek to offer our British American Community a range of events.

We kicked off 2023 with a networking event at The Inn at the Mission that included a special booking signing with former Special Operations soldier Dean Stott.
In February we hosted an outstanding fireside chat with vocal coach to Lady Diana, Stewart Pearce.
March brought us the opportunity to join the BAB Network in Washington DC for a Congressional Fly-In and also we hosted a Leading Ladies in Business panel discussion with 5 inspirational business women. Check out the videos and photos HERE. Also in March, BABC OC President Lee Evans, took part in the "Doing Business in the USA" webinar hosted by our friends at the Scottish North American Business Council

Looking ahead, in May we're excited to continue the Monthly Business Networking Events on the First Thursday (location TBA), the best golf tournament in OC is back on May 18th 33rd Annual BABC Golf Tournament, and we hope you'll bring the whole family to our first ever Family Day in the Park to celebrate the King's Coronation on May 21st.

In June, we will host our Annual General Meeting (Date TBA) and, I will have the honor of representing BABC OC at the Annual BAB Network Transatlantic Conference in London, which brings together members of all 23 chapters across North America and the UK. Current BABC members are welcome to attend and can find more information here.

We have many more events in the planning stages so, stay tuned! Keep checking the events page of our website for updates. And remember, as a BABC member you have the ability to sponsor events and define event topics so please let us know if you have an ideas.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our members who recently renewed their membership with BABC OC and all the new members who have joined us over the past few months. It's our members that keep the organization ticking. Thank you!

If you are not a member but have been thinking about joining to expand your business networks, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,
Jacquie Blair
Executive Director, BABC OC
Thursday, May 4th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
First Thursday Monthly Business Networking
Mark your calendar and join the BABC OC's "FIRST THURSDAY" Monthly Business Networking evening.

Make 2023 your best year for business yet! We'll see you for a little
Beer, Business and Banter on....

THURSDAY, May 4th 5pm - 7pm

Location and Registration Coming Soon!
Thursday, May 18th
10:30am - 6:00pm
BABC OC Annual Golf Tournament
Players will enjoy all full day food, bar, and entertainment, and a chance to win some amazing prizes. The awards dinner will feature some exciting live and silent auction items as well as an outstanding raffle.

Don't miss this amazing day out at Strawberry Farms Golf Club with clients, colleagues, and friends.

This tournament sold out last year so don't wait. Book your foursome today!
Sunday, May 21st
12pm - 3pm
Join us as we come together to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with the first ever BABC OC family day in the park!

Live Music | BBQ Lunch | Beer & Wine Bar | Kids Games & Craft Table | Horseshoes | Beach Volleyball | Basketball

Enter your showstopper British dessert into our Great British Bake Off!
Bring your dessert to the event to be judged!
Special guest judges will present a prize to the winner.
Will you be the 2023 STAR BAKER? Download the entry form HERE

Adults - $45 each
Kids - FREE

Where: Halecrest Park, 3124 College Ave, Costa Mesa

We invite all to join us in celebrating our heritage. A percentage of tickets sales will benefit the BABC OC Scholarship Fund which supports high school students in underserved communities of OC attend a British Summer Studies Program in England.
See full calendar of events at www.babcoc.org
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Corporate Members for their continued support. We encourage you, our BABC community to support these fine corporations and small businesses
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Mention BABC for a 10% discount off any purchase of $100 or more

We specialize in finding solutions and doing the impossible. Bring us what keeps you up at night and we will go to work. HP Miller has a unique network of resources which is always under pollination. We help businesses grow!"

We believed it was time to bring the most archaic and largely manual industries, such as global supply chain and logistics, into the modern world by applying modern automation technologies.
​After some rapid prototyping and successful proof of values, we knew we could deliver exceptional business process automation for cross-border supply chains worldwide.
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Electron Beam Engineering was formed in 1991 by Richard Trillwood and was incorporated two years later.
After more than 50 years in the business of electron beam welding, Richard passed away in December, 2016. Richard never stopped tinkering and inventing and he was always thinking of ways to improve things. His lasting legacy is one of hard work and dedication to his family and business. Today, the business is run by other family members: Grant Trillwood and Tom & Hilary Hurt. They are working hard to keep Electron Beam Engineering at the forefront of the electron beam and laser welding industry for many years to come.
Mitch Wexler is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Southern California offices, including Irvine, Los Angeles and San Diego.
His practice is quite diverse in that it is comprised of individual high net worth foreign nationals, start up, mid-size, and large multinational companies with regard to all of their work visa/immigration matters.

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Hexagon Agility is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for commercial gas vehicles and gas transportation solutions
Our product offerings include natural gas storage and delivery
systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane, and natural gas fuel systems. These products transport clean gaseous fuels and enable vehicles to reduce emissions while saving operating costs.
Currencies Direct has been helping individuals and businesses save time and money on their international payments since 1996. If you or your clients are buying or selling overseas or sending money to loved ones or consistently moving funds for business, we can make sure they benefit from excellent exchange rates. Individuals move money for many reasons, and we are the solution. Read more...

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Proton Products Group was founded in 2000 and is a privately-owned British company with an international customer base.
Proton Products is a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and control equipment for use in industrial production. We continue to expand our product range with affordable, innovative technology which provides our customers with solutions that improve production capabilities and efficiency. Read More...
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Our mission is to provide a full-service, white glove experience to all our clients—read more...
Established in 2000, T.E. Roberts, Inc. is dedicated to building and designing quality underground pipeline projects for private and public entities throughout Southern California. We have the safety programs, personnel, equipment and resources to complete projects exceeding ten million dollars.
Our success has been built on our ability to deliver quality work with competitive pricing.
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Experian unlocks the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life’s big moments – from buying a home or car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.
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The BABC OC Job Board exists to help our Members fill vacancies within their organizations and we are pleased to share below our current listings. If you are interested in any of the opportunities presented, please contact the person noted on the listing and let them know you were referred by the BABC Job Board.

BABC Company Members can advertise your open positions for free. It is included in your Membership. To post your open positions, please contact Jacquie

Not a Member? You can still advertise your open positions on the BABC Website for $150 per position. Our mailing list has over 2,000 subscribers and your listing will appear on the Job Board page of our website it and will be posted on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Contact Jacquie to reserve a space on the job board.
Be a part of the BABC OC Ambassador Program
The mission of the BABC OC Ambassadors Committee is to actively promote and represent the BABC OC in the business community.
As an ambassador, you’ll be part of a dynamic group that will take the lead in welcoming new members and help existing members stay connected.

Benefits to serving as a BABC OC Ambassador:
  • Opportunity for high visibility networking
  • Recognition at various BABC OC events
  • Recognition on monthly newsletters
  • Link to your LinkedIn page on BABC OC website Ambassador page
  • Create business relationships while serving in the British-American community
  • Ambassador rewards program

Contact Sven, Stewart, or Jacquie to find out how you can become a BABC OC Ambassador
To discuss how HSBC could support your business, contact Matthew Douglas.
BABC OC is a proud member of the British American Business Network
Is the Mood Around Trade in Washington Beginning to Shift?
Duncan Edwards
British American Business
In Washington DC last week for meetings with members of BAB and of Congress it was interesting to hear repeatedly that trade should be back on the agenda. There is certainly a sense that the disengagement from meaningful trade policy that has characterized the Biden administration will end up being unhelpful to the US in the long-term, leaving it with a reduced ability to shape the world outside its own borders. The UK’s announcement that it will be acceding to the CPTPP, the pacific trade group, reminded us all that this was once a project driven by the USA which was abandoned, in our view misguidedly, by the Trump administration.   
From a UK perspective...Read more
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