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. Meet up with us next at our Sept 25 Happy Hour night. See below for details.

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"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.




Business to Business Networking - European Style

On Sept. 25, from 5:30-8:30pm, you are invited to join with European friends and colleagues, including the British American Business Council, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and French American Chamber of Commerce, for an evening of happy hour business networking at the Daily Grill, 629 Pike Street.


Come gather in the Pike Lobby Room to mix-n-mingle, talk business and make connections. Light appetizers served. No host bar. Enter to win a special door prize!

Cost: $10. Sign up here to participate


BABC-PNW Aerospace Event: Oct 28, 2014


With a focus on the Northwest’s robust aerospace cluster and international connections across the pond to the UK’s burgeoning aerospace industry, this premier event attracts senior and executive level industry professionals from across the region and beyond. Technology displays and information tables are also featured, along with generous opportunities to network and mingle with industry colleagues.


Register and learn more about the conference on the Aerospace page



HSBC Global Connections: Working Capital Optimization in International Trade

September 24, 2014, 7:30-9:30 Seattle's Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave.

Discover what it takes for your business to compete internationally and drive future growth. Join PSBJ and HSBC Global Connections for breakfast as trade experts discuss how to achieve working capital efficiencies. The featured panel includes:

  • Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle (one of his last appearances before he leaves his position as CEO)
  • Michael C. McDonough, Senior VP, Head of Product, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC Bank USA
  • Christopher Ruettgers, VP Business Development, Icicle Seafoods


Register today! | See event flyer



BABC Member Discounts Now Include The Semiahmoo Resort

SemiahmooBABC members can take advantage of 15% off best available rates at Semiahmoo Resort. To book your stay, log into the global BABC website  with you member ID and password, and access "member benefits."


Click here to learn more about the Semiamhoo Resort.



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).



CBI's Sterling Assets Report

cbi According to the annual report, the UK is the largest foreign investor in the US, supporting nearly 1M jobs across the country. The report also dives down into state level detail, including important facts such as "one-fifth of all US exports to the UK come from Washington state," $2.7B of goods were exported from Washington the UK in 2013. Read the press release and access the full report.



Delta Air Lines launches inaugural Seatac to London Heathrow flight


DeltaBABC-PNW joined Delta executives, the Port of Seattle, local business leaders and the community on Saturday, March 29 at SeaTac Airport for the launch of the airline's non-stop service between Seattle and London. It was commemorated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and water-spray send off.

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Ceremonial ribbon cutting at the gate. A water spray send-off. Executive Director Catherine Filippini provides remarks at the launch. Catherine and Board Vice Chair Gareth Wade represent BABC-PNW at the launch event.



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.


Calling UK University Alumni Living in the US

Register for British Government Events


The British Embassy wants to meet you! If you are a UK university alumni in the US, the British Embassy wants to meet you. Learn more about how you can sign up to receive invitations to events at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and at Consulates around the country.

Click to learn more and register.




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
Sept 24

HSBC Global Connections: Working Capital Optimization in International Trade

7:30-9:30 a.m. at he Rainier Club, 820 4th Ave, Seattle

Register now

Sept 25

BABC Networking Night

Pike Lobby Room at the Daily Grill Bar, Seattle. 5.30 pm. $10 for members.

Register now

Oct. 8

PNAA Defense, Space & Security Conference Conference

Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.


Oct. 28

BABC Aerospace Conference Museum of Flight.


Dec. 5

Christmas Luncheon
Rainier Club.

More details coming soon..


SEE more Events...


British Consul in Seattle's News.

September, 2014

Read more from Robin Twyman...

See SeattleTimes Op-ED by Robin Twyman on the EU-US Trade Agreement. 

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