In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there will be a 10-day period of official mourning, in advance of the funeral on Monday September 19th. During this time, you may share your messages in the Book of Condolences, which will be available to sign between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at the British Consulate-General, Los Angeles: 
British Consulate-General Los Angeles
2029 Century Park East, Suite 1350
Los Angeles CA, 90067
Telephone: +1 310 789 0031
Upon arrival, you will be directed to the Atrium area of the building, where the Book of Condolences will be housed. In addition, you may lay flowers in a specified area on an embankment outside of the building. We encourage all to visit and pay respects during the 10-day mourning period. 
For additional information, or for those unable to sign the Book of Condolences in person who wish to do so virtually, please visit the official website: www.royal.uk
See full calendar at www.babcoc.org
Best of British Brands
A Celebration of the Life of HM Queen Elizabeth II
In light of the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate her remarkable life.
 The format of the Best of British Brands Event will change slightly to allow the British and American communities in Southern California to come together in celebration. 
Although the main focus of the evening is now Her Majesty's extraordinary life and 70 years of dedication, in true "Keep Calm and Carry On" fashion, we wish to continue to support the fine British businesses that have so kindly agreed to attend the event.
Out of respect to the Crown, we will no longer charge an entrance fee to this event, however donations are much appreciated as we initiated this event to raise funds to support the BABC OC scholarship program. For those of you that have already paid, if you require a refund please contact me directly. We thank you for your kind donations which will be accepted on the evening of the event. 
So, please join us in partnership with Aston Martin Newport Beach, as we come together to celebrate the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II, raise a toast to King Charles III, and appreciate the fine products and services that are
"The Best of British".

Although tickets are now complimentary, registration is required.
Please follow the link below to register. 
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
5pm - 8pm
Aston Martin Newport Beach Performance Center,
Suggested donation $40
Whisky and Gin Tasting.
Beer, Wine and Lite Bites served.
Enter to Win! An iconic Mulberry bag of your choice, up to a $1,500 retail value! Must attend event to enter.
September 22nd, 2022
5pm - 8pm
"First Thursday" Monthly Networking
Join the BABC OC’s “FIRST THURSDAY” Monthly Networking Events and make this your best year for business yet! We’ll see you for another round of Beer, Business and Banter.

Location to be announced
October 6th, 2022
5pm - 7pm
28th Annual Traditional Christmas Luncheon
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Early Bird tickets are NOW ON SALE to the best Holiday Party in Orange County!

World Famous British DJ, Richard Blade, still reeling from the excitement of being honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will once again lead the festivities. Enjoy a champagne reception, roast turkey lunch, free flowing wine and don't forget the bagpipes, Christmas crackers and pud, and few other surprises!

Enter code EARLYXMAS22 at checkout to receive a 10% discount. 
Offer ends 9/30

Check out this fun message from our friend, the one and only
"Richard Blade"
December 2nd, 2022
11:30am - 3pm
World Affairs Council OC Presents:
Confronting Serious Challenges to U.S. National Security
Featuring Dr. Jerrold D. Green
President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy
Last day to register
September 13, 2022
5:30pm - 8pm
OCIACC 2022 Business Awards Luncheon
Get your tickets to the OCIACC 2022 Business Awards Luncheon
September 16, 2022
11am - 2pm
Selling your Medical Devices and IVDs in Europe: What you need to know
Join Alison Dennis from TaylorWessing, London and her excellent team at this event to help inform our medical device companies about the fast-moving and changing regulatory landscape so they are better prepared to navigate it.

This is Alison’s third trip to our area. She presented at the Chamber several years ago and was a panelist at Octane’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum in 2018.

This is a fine opportunity for our medical device community to get current market information from experts in advance of 2023.
September 27, 2022
1pm - 2:30pm
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

Get to know our BABC OC Members via the same fun and interesting questions each month.

1. What is your hometown and country? 
That’s a tricky one as I’ve been all over – Born in Reading, quickly moved (within days) to Banbury, Oxford and then via Lincoln(teenage years), Newcastle (bachelors) and Leeds (masters) I ended up in London where I lived for over 20 years before moving to Orange County. London was probably home in the UK.
2.  What year did you move to the US and why?
September 2018. Moved for work. Worked in Aviation at the time and then the fun of Covid kicked in. Out of the flames of Covid we started Azarc.
3.  Where do you work and what’s your job title?
Work for a tech software ‘startup’ company called Azarc. I am the CEO (glorified virtual tea maker)
4.  What’s your favourite word?
Yes, because more often than not when you hear that word it leads to positive things.
2.   Favourite sound is laughter.
5.  What’s your least favourite word?
6.  What’s your favourite sport or hobby?
Football (the English version)
7.  What profession other that your own would you like to attempt and why?
Ever since I took a career break and renovated a London town house as first DIY project (school boy error) I have always loved renovating houses.
8.  If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now about living and working in OC what advice would you give YOU, arriving here on Day 1?
1.    Just because they speak a form of English don’t assume it’s the same as the UK.
2.   Prepare for the move and build up a credit presence before you get here… arriving as a ghost with no credit score cause a lot of the pain. IT was like moving out of your parents’ house at 16 all over again, just with a young family in tow.
Thank you to Dave for being our September Member Spotlight! If you have any questions for Dave you can message him here
We'd love to highlight you!
To be our next Monthly Member Spotlight email Jacquie
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