A Note from the Executive Director
Dear Members and Friends,

I hope that you are all enjoying a safe and wonderful summer.

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the BABN Transatlantic Conference in London. Every year, all 22 chapters of the British American Business Network come together for 3 days of events and meetings.

On night one we enjoyed an evening reception at the London Stock Exchange to celebrate BAB's Transatlantic Growth Campaign, a campaign that showcases transatlantic companies who have had significant growth and/or made foreign direct investments in the UK and US.

On day 2 ,the main conference, hosted at the Bank of America in London, featured various high-profile speakers focusing on the evolving US-UK trade relationship. We discussed the role of people as crucial commodities in the tight labor market, and how businesses and governments can work together to retain and upskill workers. We also heard sessions discussing the rising expectations of sustainability and the role of businesses and government in achieving climate goals, as well as the challenges and opportunities within the digital economy and the application and regulation of new technologies such as AI.

Day 3 was our annual chapter workshop, amazingly attended by representatives from 18 of the 22 BABC chapters, where we shared ideas to help make improvements within our organizations. We also enjoyed an exclusive chat with Emma Wade-Smith, His Majesty's Trade Commissioner for North America.

I'd like to acknowledge the BAB teams in London and New York for hosting an excellent conference. It was my honor to represent our Orange County Chapter. Please enjoy the Photo gallery of the event here.

We have many 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
We invite you to join us on Wednesday July 12th, 2023 at the stunning Newport Beach Yacht Club for the Annual General Meeting of the BABC Orange County to vote in the 2023-2024 Board of Directors, reflect on the activities of the BABC OC this past year, welcome new BABC OC members, and mix and mingle with friends and colleagues.

This event is open to members and non-members. Complimentary for members. Non-members are most welcome to join us to learn about the BABC OC and how our organization may be able to help you and your business. Non-Member tickets are $35 each. Should a non-member join on the evening of the AGM, a credit of $35 will be applied to your membership dues.

Take advantage of the SUMMER MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL! Join between now and July 12th and enjoy a 20% discount (new members only). Simply enter discount code SUMMER23 at check out. click here to compare member benefits.

Complimentary appetizers and one drink ticket included.

PLUS! FREE whisky tasting courtesy of IMPEX BEVERAGES
Wednesday, July 12th
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our friends at Frenchly Yours as they celebrate 245 years of
French-American friendship.
Indulge in delicious food, exquisite wines, captivating performances, and energetic live DJ dancing. Don't miss the chance to strike a pose in the presidential photo booth and admire the collectors DS Citroen on display. Plus, you could win 2 round-trip tickets to Tahiti, thanks to Air Tahiti Nui!

Please enjoy a special discount just for BABC OC members and friends.
Enter discount code "BABCOC" at checkout.
Saturday, July 15th
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Join us for a special evening with BABC OC Board Member, Alana Stott MBE
as we celebrate the launch of "She Who Dares" Alana's powerful and inspiring memoir.
Alana will be signing copies and discussing the inspiration behind her book, due to be released July 31st, 2023.

BABC OC Members Only Event
(Contact Jacquie to renew or join)

Timothy Oulton Gallery
3303 Hyland Ave Suite B
Costa Mesa, CA. 92626

Wednesday, August 2nd
5:30pm - 7:00pm
We're delighted to bring this wonderful tradition back.
We are honored to partner with many of the International Chambers of Orange County for an International Business Mixer.

Taste food from around the world!
**Attention restaurants! No cost to you, just bring samples to share with the guests. Contact Jacquie to showcase your restaurant.

Showcase your products or services with a showcase table
BABC OC Members Table - FREE
Non-Members Table - $150

BABC OC Members - FREE
Non-Members - $15

OC Plaza, 2575 McCabe Way, Irvine

For more information on becoming one of the participating chambers, or to showcase your restaurant or business please email jacquie@babcoc.org or call 714-227-0317.
Thursday, August 10th

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Announcing the 3rd Annual Best of British Brands Event.

We're delighted to bring this celebration of all things British luxury, travel, retail, fashion, beauty, and food & beverages back to you for the 3rd year in a row.

Thursday, September 7th
Join us for an evening of high-end business networking combined with a showcase of British Brands in the Orange County area.

Got a British Brand to showcase?
Contact Jacquie to reserve your exhibit table.

Location TBA

The 2023 Corporate Cup is a co-ed 7 v 7 soccer tournament for local OC businesses and OCSC partners set to be played on September 29th and October 4th at the OC Great Park. Aside from the soccer, Corporate Cup is a platform for local business networking, team bonding, friendly competition, and giving back to the community as proceeds will be going back to the OCSC Community Foundation’s Soccer for All program.

Companies can enquire about team registration and event sponsorship information here -

Interested in playing for TEAM BABC?
Contact Jacquie to express interest!

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
We're delighted to welcome our newest Premier Corporate Member, Omega Accounting Solutions
Omega Accounting Solutions is a multi-faceted accounting, finance, and tax credit company offering a range of business services tailored to each client’s unique needs. Their innovative tax credit services simplify complex tax incentives for small and medium-sized businesses. They utilize advanced analytics, business intelligence, and exhaustive data to enable new growth in companies of all sizes.
Welcome to the BABC OC family!
Minuteman Press Costa Mesa is a family owned, local Commercial Printer, specializing in high quality projects with quick turnarounds. They have four core categories; digital printing, including booklets, postcards, brochures, flyers and business cards, large format printing such as posters, banners and signs, apparel and promotional products and stickers and labels. Read more...
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.
We haven't looked back since...Read more..

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.

Our fantastic location across the street from Anaheim Convention Center and just one mile from Disneyland® Resort, makes us the perfect choice when visiting sunny Orange County. Inside the hotel, visit the Disney® Desk, where cast members will offer expert advice, provide tickets and organize a shuttle service to the world-class attractions. Comfortable rooms and suites, fantastic dining and first-class facilities for business and recreation all combine to ensure you have an unforgettable stay in Anaheim, California.
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...

To start planning your next vacation, contact our Vacation Consultants and we will get back to you immediately with the information you’ve requested. As well, we’ll also ensure that your next vacation takes full advantage of:
  • The best choice and prices.
  • Expedia® Extras.
  • Advice you can trust.

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...
I understand that real estate can be your single biggest investment, and even more important, affects and influences your family and life dynamic. I am dedicated to helping you realize your real estate goals across the globe, and eager to use my expertise, international perspective, and exposure to your advantage.

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.
Orange County Soccer Club plays its home games at Championship Soccer Stadium, located inside Great Park in Irvine. The 2023 Season is well under way. Get your tickets now!

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.
Andy Griffiths - Hexagon Agility
Tim Roberts - TE Roberts
Jennifer Timm - Welcome Home Global
Wendy Gillespe - Starhawk Productions
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
BABC OC is a proud member of the
British American Business Network
A Statement from BritishAmerican Business CEO on the fifth state-level MoU with the state of Utah

Duncan Edwards
British American Business
Welcoming the signing, British American Business CEO Duncan Edwards said:
“Last week we were delighted to welcome International Trade Minister Nigel Huddleston to our annual BAB conference where we were able to debate the benefits of the Government’s state-level MoU scheme as well as hear from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Right Hon Andy Burnham who spoke about the power of city to state diplomacy.
“Today’s signing with Utah is another welcome achievement in the Government’s MoU scheme and we look forward to supporting Government and business to take advantage of the opportunities that will flow from the MoU. We particularly welcome further transatlantic cooperation in fintech, life sciences and aerospace.”

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