The British American Business Council
of the Pacific Northwest


The organization in the Pacific Northwest for everyone with business, personal, cultural or other links to the UK. Join today.

Come to the BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference: May 13-14 in New York.

"Fostering commerce, friendship and economic growth between the United States and the United Kingdom"

Welcome To The BABC-PNW

The BABC-PNW promotes trade and other links between the UK and the USA. It is one of 25 chapters of the British American Business Council in the UK and USA. Our active business and social programs provide an enjoyable and productive business atmosphere at seminars, after-hours networking events and social meetings.


BABC-PNW Membership: Keep Your Benefits Active

BABC-PNW membership renewals have been sent out via email. If you have not received your renewal invoice, please contact

Renew online today to keep your benefits active through 2015.

Not a member? Now is a great time to join BABC-PNW. Business membership includes access to the BABC International Database with more than 2,500 business and professional contacts. Learn more about our member levels and benefits.



ny BABC Transatlantic Conference: May 13-14

Don't miss the BABC Transatlantic Business Conference in New York City

Come explore "The Innovation Imperative - Strategy, Technology and Growth," network with national and international colleagues, and take advantage of many learning opportunities. Generous hotel and airfare discounts are provided. View the program, travel & accommodations and register today. 

This is one event you don't want to miss.



Magna Carta: Celebrate 800 Years

Magna carta

Come and celebrate this important anniversary. No RSVP needed.




BABC-PNW is pleased to support SightLife

Last month, BABC-PNW was pleased to award $1,000 to SightLife, helping support the only non-profit global health organization whose sole focus is eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in more than 29 countries, and with global eye bank partners to provided corneas for transplant. In 2012 alone, the organization delivered nearly 14,000 corneas to those in need, and there are still many more individuals across the world, with corneal blindness, who continue to wait to have their sight restored. SightLife recently opened a foundation division in the UK, which will serve as a key hub for financial donations and connections to third world countries in the nearby regions.


award family

BABC-PNW Board, members and staff present check to Dan Johnson, Director of Principal and Planned Giving for SightLife.

SightLife beneficiary Arshi-15 yrs. (far r; dark shawl) and family celebrate her new sight. Arshi was blinded at the age of 10 when a bee stung her directly on the  right eye, resulting ina corneal scar that left her blind in the eye



Serevi Rugby Seeks Summer Interns

If you are a college or grad student looking for an summer 2015 internship, Serevi has open opportunities. They are currently seeking candidates who would be excited to support their vision. If you are passionate about the sport and the culture it offers, can work independently and on a team, and enthusiastic with a desire to success through hard work and fun, then Serevi wants to hear from you. .

 Find out more and apply.



Take Advantage of BABC Member Discounts!

Membership has its rewards. If you are a BABC member, log into the global BABC website with your member ID and Password and select “member benefits” to gain access to special discounts including ticket discounts from British Airways and rate discounts from Semiahmoo Resort.

Semiahmoo BA



Trade and Investment Resource Portal

If you are actively involved in trade and investment, you will want to check out the British American Business Trade and Investment portal featuring three informative sites including Investing in the UK, Investing in the USA, and TTIP News & Views. You can request a hard copy of the 2014 Guide to Investing in the UK today by emailing your request (a nominal mailing fee applies).



American British Trade & Investment 2015 is now available


Access the lastest copy of ABTI (click on either “Investing in the UK” or “Investing in the US”), including the digital version.


For information on the 2015 Budget released by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, click here.


Portland Escape Rooms offer live, interactive experience

60 minutes and the clock is ticking... will you find the clues, objects, and solve the puzzles to ensure your escape? It's interactive entertainment at its best at the new Portland Escape Rooms, opening Thurs., April 16. Participants are locked in a themed room and have 60 minutes to work together to find the keys that set them free. A real life adventure game that is perfect for a date night, small group of friends, family, or co-workers.

Learn more about the featured experiences and how to join in the fun and follow PER on Facebook.



Networking Nights

A great time to meetup with members, friends and new contacts

networkEach quarter the BABC organizes a Networking event where members, guests and friends of the BABC can meetup and network. Look for detalis online or sign up to get email updates about our future events.

Click here for pictures from our recent networking night at the Elephant & Castle in downtown Seattle.


BABC-PNW is a registered 501(c)(6) Not for profit organization. ID 911688885.


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About BABC-PNW Events

Our events are open to all and feature interesting speakers, topics and locations. More details are on our events page.


Month Events Calendar
May 13-14

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference in New York

Details & Register

June 25

Magna Carta: 800 years

Temple of Justice, Olympia.

Nov 3

BABC-PNW Aerospace Conference

At the Museum of Flight

Dec 4

BABC-PNW Christmas Luncheon
At the Rainier Club.

Reserve your table now


SEE more Events...


The British Consul in Seattle's News.

Updated for April, 2015 with details from the UK's 2015 Budget. [Click here]


Read more from Robin Twyman...

Robin Twyman The British Embassy in Washington DC has created an interactive trade map showing the wealth of trade and investment between the UK and the US, including at state level. Click on the map to see it in action.



The map shows that Washington State exports to the UK are worth over $2bn, working out at $299.9 per capita. And UK investments here support 14,000 jobs.

New Website on EU-US Trade

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) could be of huge benefit to our member companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Visit the EU-US Trade Website




Robin Twyman
British Consul (Business & Government Affairs) Seattle.


Out thanks for their ongoing support goes to these sponsors and associations:


UKTI US Bank Expeditors International



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Contact Catherine Filippini at the BABC-PNW


By mail: PO Box 2677, Seattle, WA 98111-2677.

By phone: 206 769-7194