Testimonials

Member Testimonials

American Airlines’ long-standing affiliation with the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has been one of our most successful company partnerships system-wide. The value BABC brings to the relationship in terms of advocacy, programing and thought leadership is invaluable in helping to ensure that we are putting forward our best in serving the region. Adding to that the always great and enjoyble networking opportunities with key business and community leaders makes BABC an all-around best bet in terms of being ready for US-UK business opportunities. We are most grateful to BABC for positioning themselves at the top and always setting the mark higher.

–Rhett Workman, Managing Director – Europe & Asia-Pacific, American Airlines

The British Government has long been a supporter of the British American Business network in the US. Considered a partner in transatlantic concerns effecting business, BABC Philadelphia offers an excellent platform to engage the local business community, to network and make new contacts, to act as a voice within government in relation to policies and regulations; and play a crucial role in deepening and strengthening the UK US trading relationship. A diverse programming and flexible approach to supporting members, is why BABC continues to be an important regional stakeholder for us and the companies it serves.

– Rebecca Lewis, Regional Deputy Director – East, British Consulate-General New York, Department for International Trade

Membership in the British American Business Council has been an invaluable asset.  From providing access to the earliest available information about political and regulatory developments, to highlighting opportunities to participate in government incentives and selective trade missions, to networking among other major companies on both sides of the Atlantic, the BABC goes above and beyond normal civic organizations.   Membership in the BABC means not only that you know who to call for help with visa challenges, or with deciding where to locate facilities in the UK, or even for help when stranded at Heathrow, it means that you have the direct lines for each of these people and personally know them and they know you.

– Neil Boyden Tanner, Esq., General Counsel, International Markets, Cigna

Our BABC Club Level Membership, Board membership and active involvement in the organization have reaped numerous benefits for my law firm, Duane Morris. The BABC has given us a platform to effectively showcase our Philadelphia, London and other offices to the Philadelphia marketplace and provided introductions to critical local and UK resources to benefit our clients. The BABC’s events are timely and informative and the networking opportunities are many. The BABC’s Annual Holiday Lunch is a must-attend event and a coveted ticket amongst my colleagues and clients.

–Hope P. Krebs, Partner & Co-Chair, International Practice, Duane Morris LLP

I have been a member of the BABC for the Philadelphia region since its inception 30 years ago. I have also been fortunate enough to have been a board member for many years and President on two separate occasions. I have met members of the British Royal Family, Members of Parliament and many other dignitaries. I have attended BABC international meetings and many delegates from British trade groups visiting our region. The BABC has given me the opportunity to network with many U.S and British-based companies and proves that as an organization, you get out of it, what you put into it. I would encourage anyone with cross-Atlantic business interests to get involved.

–Howard Silverstone, Director, Forensic Resolution, Inc.

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has partnered with BABC for over a decade to promote Philadelphia as a top destination for travelers from the UK, which has historically been our top source market for overseas visitors. Thanks to BABC’s network and events, we are able to keep a close pulse on the UK market’s latest developments, have access to experts from a variety of fields to understand and overcome challenges, and grow mutually-beneficial local and cross-Atlantic business relationships. We greatly value our collaborative partnership with BABC.

– Svetlana Yazovskikh, Vice President of Global Tourism, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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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