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Fall 2022 New Members

Corporate Members:

Green & Spiegel LLC
1524 Delancey Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19102
Website: https://www.gands.com/en-us/

Jonathan A. Grode, Esq.
U.S. Practice Director & Managing Partner
P: 267.939.4370
E: jgrode@gands-us.com

Green and Spiegel is one of the world’s oldest immigration law practices with over 50 years of experience assisting a diverse global clientele. Our efforts culminated in 2012 with the opening of the first U.S. offices in Philadelphia, PA, (which serves as our U.S. Headquarters) and Providence, RI (New England). In 2015, we opened our office in Vail, Colorado (Mountain West) and in 2019 we opened our office in Cleveland, Ohio (Midwest).

Green and Spiegel U.S. offers a full range of United States immigration services for employers, temporary workers, individuals and their families.  Whether you are migrating to work, to join your family, as an investor/entrepreneur, or seeking new opportunities, Green and Spiegel can help. If you are an employer who needs an expert to manage your global mobility needs, Green and Spiegel has the depth and breadth of expertise to provide your business with immigration support to ensure global mobility program that operates smoothly and efficiently.

London & Partners
New York Office
902 Broadway
7th floor
New York NY 10010

London Office
1st Floor, 169 Union Street
London SE1 0LL
Website: https://www.londonandpartners.com/

Stephen Feline
Director of North America
P: 646.708.3586
E: sfeline@londonandpartners.com

London & Partners is the international trade, investment and promotion agency for London. It is our role to promote London internationally as a leading world city in which to visit, study, invest, grow and meet.

We promote London across the world; attract overseas organisations, events, students and visitors to the capital; and help to retain and grow London companies. Our key international markets are North America, China, France, Germany and India.

Find out about our different business areas, from business development, leisure tourism and insights, to higher education and major events. Learn more about what London & Partners delivers for London.

MAC Clinical Research
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Elkins Park PA 19027
Website: https://www.macplc.com

Jessica B. Taylor
Director of Operations, North America
P: (267) 460-1406
E: jessicataylor@macplc.com

MAC USA
Jenkins Court, Suite 400
610 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA  19046
P: +01 267 460 1406

MAC United Kingdom – HQ
Kaman Court, 1 Faraday Way
Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0JH
T: +44 (0) 161 275 9966
F: +44 (0) 161 667 0566
E: info@macplc.com

MAC Clinical Research, a clinical study site network and global contract research organization (CRO), is committed to providing full-service delivery of global clinical studies. Headquartered in the UK with offices globally, we conduct studies both through our fully-owned network of dedicated research sites in the UK and through contracting with sites across the globe. We offer the clinical study management you need to meet your clinical outcome goals. Although our heritage stems from being the first memory assessment centre based in Europe, our company conducts research for sponsors over an ever-expanding group of therapeutic areas. MAC has an extensive range of clinical research capabilities to accommodate the most complex Phase I trials (in our MHRA-accredited Phase I unit Read More) through to Phase IV (across our network of late-phase dedicated research sites). The majority of our current work includes diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as studies involving analgesics for acute and/or chronic pain, dermatology (psoriasis and eczema), rheumatology (fibromyalgia and arthritis), endocrinological diseases (e.g., diabetes), depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Individual Member:

Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Global Strategic Advisory
P: (215) 391-9851
E: drrajesh836@gmail.com
1500 Chestnut Street
Apt 8H
Philadelphia PA 19102


A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth was a stable constant for most of the living world during times of great upheaval and strife, and harmony and innovation. She lived through nearly ten decades characterized most recently by war, pandemic and unprecedented advances in technology and other aspects of daily life. Her Majesty was not just a Queen, she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and a renowned recognizable figurehead all over the globe. Despite her royal status, she was someone many could relate to and she was admired by people from different socioeconomic backgrounds and nationalities. Her Majesty the Queen steadfastly served the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth for nearly her entire life with grace and dignity.

Queen Elizabeth was a cultural icon. She was famous in the most informal of circles such as memes circulating the Internet as well as the formally dressed crowned figurehead waving to crowds of onlookers over the balcony or to private audiences from her throne at Buckingham Palace. The Queen oversaw countless garden parties and special events under the fanciest and highest brow circumstances. She appeared in commercials with celebrities for globally televised sporting events, enjoyed riding horses, going to horse races, and playing with her dogs. She also loved traveling.

Princess Elizabeth’s destiny as Queen was sealed while traveling abroad. She was in Kenya when she learned of the passing of her father and was just 25 years old when she inherited the throne. Meeting world leaders and building diplomatic relationships were very important aspects of her job. She was the most well-traveled monarch in history and was referred to as the “million-mile queen.” She visited 117 countries during her reign, carrying out 290 state visits since her coronation in 1952.

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth was the first sitting monarch to visit Philadelphia. It was the first stop on a six-day trip around the United States in honor of America’s bicentennial celebration. She arrived by boat, in the Royal Yacht Britannia to Penn’s Landing on the morning of July 6. Queen Elizabeth presented the city with a birthday gift for the United States: the Bicentennial Bell, a ten-ton replica of the Liberty Bell cast at London’s Whitechapel Bell Foundry, where the original Liberty Bell was made in 1752.

Her Majesty the Queen enjoyed a whirlwind, one-day tour of Philadelphia, capped off with a 300-person dinner party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On January 27, 2007, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited Philadelphia, and on April 27, 2012, Prince Edward joined the BABCPHL for a special reception in the city. Throughout the years, Philadelphia also welcomed other members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Kent in 1996, the Duke of York for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, the Duke of Gloucester in 2010, and the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward) again in 2018. The BABCPHL looks forward to future visits and interactions with the monarchy.

We express our sincere condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and to the entire Royal Family, of which Queen Elizabeth was the revered figurehead. Her Majesty the Queen was truly a global icon, who led by example with grace and dignity. She will be missed and always remembered. May she rest in peace.


Fall 2022 President’s Letter

Dear BABCPHL Members and Friends,

It has been an emotional couple of weeks as the world mourns the death of Her Majesty the Queen. The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia expresses condolences to the Royal Family, the British and Commonwealth people.

Queen Elizabeth’s passing marks the end of an era. Her 70-plus year reign took place during a tumultuous time in history. We are indebted to Her Majesty for her many years of dedicated service characterized by grace, dignity, and stability. If you would like to submit a message to the book of condolences, please visit www.royal.gov.uk.

Queen Elizabeth, King George, as well as other members of the Royal Family have visited Philadelphia throughout the years. The UK and our region have a special bond. The BABCPHL prides itself on fostering valuable business connections between the two nations to strengthen transatlantic trade. We are grateful to Great Britain for a steadfast partnership, and we look forward to enhancing our ties during the new reign of King George III.

BABCPHL busy season has commenced! We hope you will join us in-person and virtually for our global travel update in October, a happy hour networking event in November, and our signature annual holiday luncheon in December, including several other programs in between from now through the end of the calendar year. Please visit our website frequently for current event information and registration links.

Sincerely,

Nick Lotz

President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia


BABCPHL New Fiscal Year Greetings

Dear BABCPHL Members and Friends,

Greetings at the start of our new fiscal year! I am pleased to report the BABCPHL closed the books on another successful twelve months of operations, offering our members carefully curated in-person and virtual programs, valuable opportunities to network, and helpful policy updates. We continue to collaborate with the global British American Business Network of Chapters located throughout the US, the UK and Canada. Last month, after a three-year hiatus, the annual Network meeting was held in-person in NYC, and the Annual Transatlantic Business Conference is scheduled to return this September. We continue to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, our colleagues managing other bi-national chambers in the area, as well as other globally focused organizations throughout the region, and of course with our regional and UK government partners. Special thanks and recognition to all of our partners, but most importantly, to our steadfast Board of Directors and Club Level members who set the BABCPHL on track and enable us to meet our mission year after year. It takes a village, and we are truly grateful to work with such strong leaders across many industries in both the public and private sectors.

At home and abroad, we continue to face insurmountable challenges. The constantly evolving pandemic is rattling the global economy, governments, and society. We are proud to weather this storm with each of you who enables us to forge ahead. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to another twelve months of activity aimed at strengthening and growing business throughout the transatlantic corridor.

Our next program is on July 27, and tickets are selling fast. Space is limited, and this highly anticipated annual event will close once we reach capacity. Please visit our website for details. We are offering several programs during the coming weeks and months, and while a bit far off, I leave you with thoughts of Holiday cheer. Save the date for our Signature Annual Holiday Lunch, taking place at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia on Thursday, December 8th from 12-2:00 pm. Thank you for your partnership!

Sincerely,

Nick Lotz
President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia


British woman completes 100 marathons in 100 days world record

An endurance athlete who has been running every day for 100 days has broken the record for completing the most marathons in consecutive days.

Kate Jayden, from Derbyshire, has completed a 26.2-mile run each day since January, covering 2,620 miles. She hit the milestone as she finished the Brighton Marathon on Sunday. The current female record is held by US runner, Alyssa Clark, who completed 95 marathons in 95 consecutive days, according to Guinness World Records.

On finishing, the 35-year-old, from Hartington, said: “I’m feeling geriatric mostly. I was just overwhelmed. I feel very privileged that I was able to take that journey and so many people have been in touch to say they have been inspired by it too.”

Mrs. Jayden initially set out on 1 January to run 2,620 miles – the distance a refugee would travel from Aleppo, Syria, to the UK as a way of raising money and awareness to help refugees. She then realized it would amount to running a marathon every day for 100 days, and would break a world record if she completed it.

Click here to read more.


Spring 2022 Human Interest Feature – The Unifying Power of Sport

Sports are a unifier. The activity binds people within and across societies. Regardless of background or beliefs, spectators of all ages excitedly gather around radios, televisions, computers, and in pubs and stadium seats to cheer on their favorite teams to enjoy the great global pastime – sports. The day after a widely watched game, conversation revolves around the best plays and the winners are celebrated.

Sadly, there was a sports hiatus throughout the world during the thick of the pandemic. Everything was impacted by this global crises, including major and minor league sports practices and games at all levels. Several months ago, when we polled BABCPHL members about what would bring people back out to in-person programing, the answer was “sports related events.”

Sports bring people together. It opens international diplomatic dialogue and unifies deeply divided nations. Throughout the years, the BABCPHL has hosted several sports related programs, including events for the World Cup and the Olympics, as well as soccer, rugby and golf gatherings. We have collaborated with professionals well versed in the business of sports, major league and world renowned athletes, and team owners to deliver interesting content about specific sports or global sporting events.

As both the US and the UK reopen to foreign visitors, the transatlantic corridor is once again flooded with traffic. The first week of April 2022, the Department for International Trade (DIT) led a sports economy trade mission to the US. DIT selected 12 UK companies that excel in delivering new fan engagement, solutions across mobile, social, venue transformation, brand strategy and the metaverse, to travel to Atlanta and Los Angeles. These trade mission delegates were chosen to participate because they are pushing the boundaries of innovation with respect to sports strategy and technology. British innovation is being used to surpass fan expectations and reach wider audiences.

Sport is a national obsession in the UK. Watching, playing and celebrating sport is at the heart of British life. The UK sports economy is known for its creativity and innovation. Debbie Adler, Sector Director, Creative, Media & Sport, North America, DIT said “this year feels like the cusp of a fever pitch as American teams, leagues and venues anticipate hosting dozens of global sporting events in the coming decade. Now is the time to develop new strategies that will reach bigger audiences across a wider set of demographics, and put your businesses at the cutting edge of innovative solutions.” This specialty sector trade mission which introduced the next generation of UK creative sports companies to the US, will bridge new partnerships.

The US and the UK are the greatest allies in the world. The countries are culturally, economically and politically connected in many ways, like no two other nations. The passion for sports is just one tiny aspect of what we share. The BABCPHL is proud to support this interest through our programs and networking opportunities. Sports unites people personally and professionally, and we are honored to partner with transatlantic businesses to grow the US-UK relationship.

Philadelphia, like many cities all over the globe, has held its fair share of major sporting and other high profile events. Currently, Philadelphia is bidding to be one of 10 cities to host The 2026 FIFA World Cup™. Hopefully, we will be selected to host the World Cup. In the meantime, please join the BABCPHL on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 for our next sports related event – an international networking program and major league soccer match at Subaru Park. Click here for more information.


Spring 2022 ENewsletter – President’s Message

Dear BABCPHL Members and Friends,

It’s official, our in-person programming has resumed! We kicked things off a few weeks ago with a by invitation only welcome reception and lunch for Emma Wade-Smith, OBE, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America and HM Consul General New York, for her first official visit to Philadelphia. The day began with a private meeting at City Hall with James Kenney, The Honorable Mayor of Philadelphia, followed by lunch and conversation hosted by Neil Boyden Tanner, BABCPHL US/UK Government Liaison and SVP and General Counsel for Finance, Strategy and International Markets at CIGNA. Later that same week, the BABCPHL hosted a rugby viewing party at a local pub to watch the highly anticipated England vs. Ireland penultimate round of the 2022 Six Nations Championship match live broadcast from Twickenham Stadium.

We are thrilled to offer several events each month from now through the end of our fiscal year, and are already planning our third and fourth quarter 2022 programs. Please read and click through the links in this newsletter for information. Be sure to visit our website frequently for a list of networkwide activities you may wish to join. Our hybrid event offerings provide valuable networking and educational opportunities within the transatlantic business corridor and beyond. We look forward to seeing you often, and hope you are as happy as we are to be meeting face-to-face on a more regular basis.

Sincerely,

Nick Lotz

President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia


Authenticity, passion, unity at heart of Philadelphia’s 2026 World Cup bid

When you think of Philadelphia, a few things come to mind: brashness, passion, Rocky, democracy and fighting spirit.

And all of those things are included in their bid to try and host games at the 2026 World Cup and those involved with Philadelphia’s bid are bullish about the chances of bringing the world’s biggest tournament to the City of Brotherly Love.

“We always think of ourselves as the underdog here in Philly so this is just another underdog opportunity to overperform,” the Chair of Philadelphia’s 2026 bid Dan Hilferty said, with a smile.

The X factor? During the 2026 World Cup it will be the 250th anniversary of the United States of America and why wouldn’t you have games in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the USA, around those huge celebrations in early July? It would be rude not to.

Recently ProSoccerTalk spoke to several people playing key roles in Philadelphia’s bid, as their recent site visit with FIFA went well and it is believed the 10 host cities (17 are competing across the U.S.) for the 2026 World Cup held in the USA, Canada and Mexico will be announced sometime in May 2022 by world soccer’s governing body.

Click here to read more.


Donations Needed: Medical Supplies & Other Ways to Support Ukraine

Many of our members, their clients, colleagues and friends, are directly impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe is facing the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II. The US, UK and EU, as well as most other countries around the world have united in support of Ukraine and its people.

Global commercial interconnectedness has helped foster peace for nearly 80 years. The BABCPHL is a “connector” organization. Whether operating virtually or in person, the BABCPHL remit is to foster the development of valuable ties between the US and the UK. As such, we are in constant communication with members and regional and foreign government partners.

To advance our mission, and hopefully offer you opportunities to assist, we are sharing information from BABCPHL regional partner, Tony Ceballos, Director, US Commercial Service Philadelphia, US Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration, which lists ways healthcare companies, organizations, trade associations and non-profits can offer help. The request is primarily intended for healthcare related organizations and companies with a European presence, but given the urgency of the situation in Ukraine we are assisting in widely disseminating this to a broader audience.

Please see below details. The first section refer to how to send urgently needed medical supplies, and the second section lists how to provide monetary support.

  1. Attached and listed below are medications, medical supplies, and equipment that are urgently needed as DONATIONS to the Polish and Romanian borders of Ukraine. Our office in Ankara is coordinating efforts should a company have a presence in Europe or would like to contribute, please contact our U.S. Commercial Service Officer, Andrew Glass (contact info below). He will provide specific geographical points where medications and supplies can be donated at the border.

Andrew Glass

Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Mobile/WhatsApp: +90-532-373-5039

Andrew.glass@trade.gov

Every hour counts at this point to save lives, so thank you SO very much for all of your help in advance and getting this message out. If you know of a company that can supply on these needs, please forward this message to them.  Thank you!

UKRAINE NEEDS:

1 Stomach wash kit
2 Set for catheterization of the bladder
3 Traction tire
4 Portable oxygen cylinders
5 Central vein catheterization kits
6 Set for intraosseous access
7 Kits for lumbar puncture
8 Tracheostomy set
9 Tracheal intubation kit
10 Set for drainage of the pleural cavity
11 Immobilization tires of various types and sizes
12 Syringes with needles (different volumes)
13 Catheters for peripheral veins (different sizes)
14 System for transfusion of infusion solutions
15 Non – sterile bandage (different sizes)
16 Elastic fixing bandage (different sizes)
17 Sterile material for anti-burn measures
18 Sterile material for wound surface treatment
19 Hydrogel anti-burn bandage of different sizes
20 External fixation device

 

Name
Paracetamol 500 mg
Meloxicam 7,5 mg
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg or Levofloxacin 500 mg
Individual sterile dressing package with elastic first aid compression component with protective moisture-resistant shell (Israeli Emergency Bandage 6)

High priority

Bandages
Chemical means for a stop of bleeding (bandage hemostatic tamponing with hemostatic means) (QUIK CLOT)

2d priority

Gel-based occlusive thoracic bandage (sticker) (with or without valve)
adhesive plaster
Medical gloves non sterile
Thermo blanket
Tourniqet «СAT» (Mechanical means for a stop of bleeding like “CAT”) High priority
Tourniqet «SWAT» High priority
Nasopharyngeal airway (airway, tube)
Waterproof marker ( blue)
Scissors for cutting clothes and shoes (atraumatic)

 

  1. While we (USCS) cannot recommend a specific organization, this is the list that CIDI recommends and that USAID References: https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/ukraine-crisis/

 

This is the list that was shared by AmCham Ukraine:

Help Ukraine – A joint initiative of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rozetka, Fozzy Group, TIS, Dragon Capital, Novaya Pochta, Spunbond fund, RZTK for our international partners to provide humanitarian and medical aid to Ukraine. Help Ukraine has launched a Warehouse Distribution Center in Poland to organize the delivery of goods. https://helpukraine.center/en

Ernst Prost Foundations German charitable foundation– to raise funds to purchase humanitarian aid for the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. https://www.ernst-prost-stiftung.org/en-gb/spenden

Red Cross Ukrainehttps://redcross.org.ua/

Unicef Ukrainehttps://www.unicef.org/ukraine/

State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) – for those who want to support the search and rescue teams of SESU please reach out to them directly through the official web portal. https://dsns.gov.ua/en

Special accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine – to raise funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces and another for humanitarian aid https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi https://bank.gov.ua/ua/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-rahunok-dlya-gumanitarnoyi-dopomogi-ukrayintsyam-postrajdalim-vid-rosiyskoyi-agresiyi

International Charitable Foundation “Come Back Alive” – charity fund for financial support of Ukrainian army https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/


Managing your Business in an Inflationary Economy

POSTPONED

This program is virtual. The meeting link will be sent to all registered attendees within 24 hours of the event.

Click here for more information and to register.

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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
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • https://www.santanderus.com/
  • Welsh Government