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HM Queen Elizabeth II Announces 2018 Birthday Honours List

The BABCPHL is pleased to congratulate Howard M. Silverstone on his appointment by Her Majesty The Queen as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). The MBE is an award under the category of “Orders of the British Empire.” The awards were created during World War I by King George V as a way to reward people, both civilians and those serving, for their efforts in the war. Today, there are three categories: Commander (CBE); Officer (OBE); and Member (MBE). Awards are not just given to people serving the military. People who receive the award are individuals who have made great efforts to contribute to their respective communities. Howard’s work with British business in the United States is an example of this.

Howard received this recognition because of his services to British business in the United States. Howard has been a member of the BABCPHL since its inception more than 25 years ago. He has served two terms as President and is currently Programs & Events Chairman. For more than a quarter century Howard has dedicated his time and resources to strengthening the relationship between the UK and the Greater Philadelphia region.

Howard actively promotes the relationship between the UK and the Greater Philadelphia region through his voluntary efforts with the BABCPHL. Howard is a highly committed BABCPHL Board Member. He has helped the BABCPHL overcome the biggest challenge it faces as an international organization: that of the transient nature of its members. BABCPHL has to continually service its existing members, as well as seek new ones. Howard’s work on the board and as President has continually addressed that challenge, through successful meetings, presentations, and speeches that have directly benefited BABCPHL’s constituents with business interests in the UK.

Throughout his tenure with the BABCPHL, Howard has helped the organization expand. Approximately once a month, Howard presides over or participates in a BABCPHL program about a current issue or event affecting the trade and commercial relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the UK. Howard has also supported BABCPHL efforts to raise funds and awareness for underserved or disadvantaged groups through annual community service programing and other-related projects. While Howard is occupied day in and day out with his privately owned and managed forensic accounting firm – Forensic Resolutions, Inc. – he always finds time to dedicate several hours per week to the BABCPHL. His commitment has had immeasurable impact on the region’s relationship with the UK both financially and culturally. Howard’s support has enabled the BABCPHL to continue to facilitate the social and commercial interaction of individuals and corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Howard is an outstanding ambassador for the UK in the US. During his early years in America, upon learning about the BABCPHL, he immediately sought out and became affiliated with the Organization. The BABCPHL is the premier international business association and the only UK dedicated group of its kind in the area. This affiliation afforded Howard the opportunity to network with professionals who shared his interests and connections to the UK. Originally only planning to stay one year, Howard made the most of his experience and decided to remain in America. Then, today, and into the future, Howard is passionate about connecting with others. He is always eager to build bridges to enhance the strong economic and cultural ties between the Greater Philadelphia region and the UK.

In October, Howard and his family will be traveling to Buckingham Palace to accept the MBE. The BABCPHL wishes Howard heartfelt congratulations on receipt of this very well deserved recognition, and sincere thanks for the many years and hours of service he has dedicated to promoting our Organization’s mission.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Deloitte
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • HSBC
  • International Products Corporation
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Welsh Government