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Member Feature – Flying Angels

Flying Angels provides non-emergency medical transport anywhere in the world on commercial airlines with a Flight Nurse. The Company offers a cost-effective air ambulance alternative with an experienced medical professional.  Flight Angels preplans everything from checking in for the flight, coordinating the boarding process along with any wheelchair assistance that may be needed, inflight medical care and much more. By utilizing a commercial airline for the medical transport, clients can avoid paying exorbitant fees for a private flight. The customized medical transport services are planned and scheduled according to each client’s needs. Staff is in constant communication with healthcare providers and family members, to keep everyone informed and up to date. The Flying Angels team has extensive critical care and emergency experience, and they are fully trained in flight physiology. Flight Nurses and Flight Coordinators are experienced Critical Care Registered Nurses who have graduated from accredited nursing programs in the United States. Flying Angels has earned an excellent reputation for specialized bedside-to-bedside service. We are honored to recognize Flying Angels, an essential medical resource ready to safely transport patients using the most current guidelines. Visit Flying Angels to learn more.


Member Feature – AKA

AKA hotel residences are legendary for long-stay accommodations. Designed for weekly and monthly stays, AKA offers sophisticated studio, one, and two bedroom furnished residences with exceptional business, wellness, and lifestyle amenities within iconic New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, DC, and London neighborhoods. Named by the BBC as the leading international luxury long-stay brand, AKA remains the world’s most trusted furnished apartment provider. AKA properties are your perfect home away from home, balancing the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury residence with the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel. The company is celebrating their second decade of operations. We are proud to call them members, and to collaborate with them on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout the years, AKA’s innovations have grown to incorporate the best in cuisine, design, wellness, and technology in coveted metropolitan locations around the globe. The Company has remained a catalyst for evolution within the industry by thinking beyond four walls. AKA’s Rittenhouse Square location includes two onsite restaurants with pandemic-safe dining at a.kitchen and a.bar, both sleek contemporary American eateries. If you need to escape your own four walls, visit AKA Philadelphia or any of the other cosmopolitan cities where they operate for a luxurious hotel stay and delicious food.


Member Feature – Tanager Wealth Management

Tanager Wealth Management provides tax efficient wealth management services to US and UK households globally. The Firm is founded by Americans and British nationals living the same complexities as the people they serve, which provides Tanager with a unique understanding of how to help clients achieve their goals. US expats have specific and well documented challenges when saving and investing, and Tanager’s experience helps US taxpayers and their advisors understand and manage these challenges (FATCA, US tax, investment constraints, regulatory requirements). The Company is well versed in the needs of British expats living in the US, and is able to help them enjoy their life abroad by removing the stress of their US/UK obligations. Tanager was established to help transatlantic families manage their finances as efficiently as possible. They became Corporate Members of the BABCPHL a few years ago upon opening their US HQ in Philadelphia. The Firm exemplifies the truly bi-national transatlantic BABCPHL member company, assisting both UK and US nationals. Thank you for serving the unique needs of UK and US nationals living and working overseas.


Member Feature

This Thursday, March 18, 2021, the BABCPHL is presenting The Awkward Networker No More – Recognize what makes you tick and harness your inner happiness to foster valuable connections, and maximize your daily potential and success! This event is showcasing the work of two notable professionals – Allegra Cohen of ABUNdance by Allegra and Sean Hand of KPMG. These two business leaders have the power, inspiration, and experience to encourage you to listen to your inner voice, discover what makes you tick, and harness your FUNgineer mindset, that will drive valuable connections, and ultimately lead you to the next stage of your personal and professional development. Allegra’s mission is to narrow the gap between the longing desires of the soul and the daily actions by teaching individuals to enjoy more and stress less. She does this by motivating others to do something for themselves each and every day and encourages them to have fun. Sean is an accomplished national speaker, trainer, and creator of the Awkward Networker. He is a tireless advocate for professional development, with a passion for organizational development and public speaking. His presentations on networking, relationship development, and personal brand development have inspired thousands of people across the country, and his trainings have attracted hundreds of thousands of successful networkers from more than 100 countries. We hope you will join us this week to learn from these enthusiastic and inspiring young leaders. To register, please click here.


Member Feature – Inis Nua

Inis Nua’s mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. This April, Inis Nua Theatre will be presenting the American premiere of How to be Brave by Welsh playwright Siân Owen. How to be Brave is a whirlwind solo show set in Newport, Wales. It is a heartwarming story of motherhood and finding joy even in the most challenging moments. The production will be recorded in advance and available for on-demand virtual viewing only from 12:01 am EST on April 14 – 12:00 am EST on April 18, 2021. Tickets are $10 – $15. For reservations, visit inisnuatheatre.org. Inis Nua will be hosting a free post-show talk exploring the play’s themes and relevant events by guest scholars and theatre practitioners. The playwright will be attending this special add-on event which will be held over Zoom on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4pm. We hope you will view the production and join the post show event in support of BABCPHL member, Inis Nua.


Member Feature – Bender Inc.

The Bender Group, headquartered in Germany, with operations in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. Bender Inc. is the North American headquarters for the company. They are located in Exton, Pennsylvania, and their mission is to make electrical power safe for consumers around the globe. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces products of the highest quality. For 75 years, Bender has held a wide portfolio of cutting-edge electrical safety and monitoring products that are used in virtually every industry — healthcare, solar, oil and gas, electric vehicle, mining and many more. In addition to a vast product portfolio, Bender also offers application-specific solutions for hospitals, mining, fountains, motion picture & television, automation, chemical industries, engineering, ships, submarines, electric vehicles, railway technology, wind, and solar energy. Since the very beginning, Bender has been committed to using innovative technologies to find solutions for clients to guarantee the very best in electrical safety. Bender is fully committed to preserving the environment, protecting the planet, and recycling resources. In recent months, Bender has taken even greater strides to ensure they are as eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. One major step towards helping the environment that Bender has recently undertaken was planting more than one-hundred Cassia trees in Haiti. These trees have led to the reduction of 70,000 kg of CO2 (154,323 lbs.) in the atmosphere. Click here to learn more about Bender Inc. and all they are doing to make electrical power safe.


Winter 2021 President’s Letter

Dear BABCPHL Members and Friends,

This calendar year marks our 30th Anniversary.  I’d like to thank our Board of Directors, members and staff, for enabling us to reach this milestone.

BABCPHL Board Members are leaders in their fields that volunteer their time, ideas and money to ensure the viability and longevity of our Organization. Along with the support of our staff, Jane Rosenberg, Executive Director, and Brianna Adams, Coordinator, the Board is responsible for guiding the Organization to meet the needs of our Members.  By leveraging the company’s that they represent, our Board Members enhance transatlantic business throughout the region we serve, and are often the featured experts in our programs.

We are truly grateful to each and every one of our Members. Thank you for contributing to our success throughout the years and for your continued interest and support.

It is during trying times like these that a group will sink or swim.  As we near the one-year mark of the start of the pandemic in the US, we remain afloat. However, to maintain our stability we are keenly aware of the need to focus on strategic development plans for our future.

We understand it is going to take more than virtual events to maintain our momentum and remain true to our mission. This month we commenced our members only matchmaking meetings. Each group was carefully curated. The BABCPHL is a connector organization, and we are proud to fulfill our mission by facilitating individual introductions among members to enhance the trade and commercial relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the UK.

We have several exciting things planned from now through the end of our fiscal year in June. Visit our website often for the latest news and information about our upcoming events.

If you are not a member and you wish to learn more, please contact us. We look forward to continuing to serve you for many more years. Thank you for helping us strengthen the UK-Greater Philadelphia partnership for the past three decades and counting!

Sincerely,

Nick Lotz

President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia


Member Feature – Bartlett Group

Bartlett Group is a boutique international insurance broker with more than 80 years of experience helping global businesses manage risk.  As a third-generation family owned business, Bartlett has grown organically from a one-man office in the North of England to a multinational broker with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Operating in more than 40 countries, serving regional manufacturing and technology firms to large publicly-listed multinational companies, as well as private clients, Bartlett’s international presence and experience uniquely position them to handle complex multinational insurance programs.  In 1995 Bartlett Group founded the Bartlett Foundation.  Every year they give 8% of their pre-tax profits to charities and organizations that support the education and welfare of young people, particularly in the developing world. Two times in the last five years Bartlett Group has won nationally acclaimed industry awards.  We are honored to call Bartlett Group one of our founding member companies, and to recognize them as members for the past 30 years.


BABCPHL New Year Greetings

Dear BABCPHL Members and Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. This year marks the BABCPHL’s 30th anniversary. We have been operating in this region since 1991, and we look forward to partnering with you in 2021 and beyond. Please visit our website and contact us with questions about our upcoming activities and membership.

2020 was a whirlwind, culminating with British lawmakers voting to back the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, marking the end of the transition period. This historic vote happened in the midst of the surging pandemic which continues to evolve and envelop our world. Despite this tragedy, time marches on and with it the hope of vaccine distribution, and continued negotiations for a US-UK Free Trade Agreement. The UK and the US share a historic bond. We are allies through thick and thin. The BABCPHL is proud to be the premier British business organization in our region that you and your transatlantic enterprise can rely on for valuable networking opportunities and timely trade and commercial information.

We thank you for your partnership and look forward to continued collaboration to strengthen our relationship with Great Britain. Cheers to a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!

Sincerely,

Nick Lotz
President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia


Holiday Greeting Message from British Ambassador to the USA, Karen Pierce DCMG

Thank you for supporting the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and contributing to the strong relationship between our region and the UK throughout the past year. We are looking forward to a brighter future. Please click through for a very special Holiday greeting from British Ambassador to the USA.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

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