BABC OC receives donation for $10,000!
BABC-OC is so grateful to Jennifer Gardner MBE, Michael Laine and the Spirit Of Youth Foundation for presenting a check in the amount of $10,000 to the BABC-OC Scholarship Fund. We were honored to have Jennifer and Michael present this wonderful donation at our recent Charity Golf Tournament, along with Valerie Blackholly, retired BABC OC Executive Director and founder of the Scholarship Program, which sends a deserving OC high school student to England for two weeks. Thank you for this amazing donation!
Dear BABC-OC Members and Friends,

As always, we are committed to helping our BABC Community. We have been promoting Network webinars and resources to help your businesses sustain and stay connected through this challenging time. If you wish to promote your business webinar with the Network, please contact Jacquie.


Friday October 30th
  • 8:00 am PST: Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Join us for a fireside chat with Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic. Shai will share his insights from the highs and lows of navigating Virgin Atlantic through the turbulent, evolving crisis of the pandemic, where the the airline industry will head post-COVID-19, and the future of opening up the skies.
  • 9:00 am PST: How will the 2020 Presidential Election affect Markets & the Economy?" Please join us as Chris Carey, Portfolio Manager at Carnegie Investment Counsel, provides us with a timely insight of what to expect with the upcoming presidential election and as he assesses the impact on markets and the economy under each scenario
Monday November 2nd
  • 8:00 am PST: TAG Masterclass: US SME in the UK : BritishAmerican Business (BAB) is proud to present the TAG Masterclass Series 2020. This campaign celebrates the special relationship and recognises companies from SMEs to MNCs that continue to invest in the transatlantic economy, create growth, prosperity and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wednesday November 4th
  • 2:00 am PST: US Presidential Election Webinar: We will discuss the implications of the US Presidential result for Scotland and Scottish Business. This will provide you with an opportunity to listen to our panel of experts and pose questions to them just after the ballots have been counted. 
Thursday November 5th
  • 8:00 am PST CSO Panel: The Power of Purpose: It’s clear that one of the most powerful drivers is Purpose. A clear Purpose unites and excites people. It makes everyone feel as if they are contributing to higher progress and growth. Smart organizations know that real Purpose can not only supercharge growth but also help them navigate through tough times. When Purpose is authentic and genuinely embedded across the business, the outcome can be remarkable. Please join us for a webinar where Leaders of Sustainability will explore the role of Purpose in their business, and discuss how Purpose is embedded in their organization’s approach to sustainability and corporate responsibility.
Tuesday November 10th
  • 9:00 am PST LEGO Serious Play Workshop: Build your way to better business – a powerful tool designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Tap into the hidden expertise of your organization. Transform insight and awareness into commitment and shared goals. Join us as Birgitte Houen-Tolstrup, President of the Danish Chamber, leads us through exercises, using the LEGO® Serious Play® methodology for complex problem solving in organizations.
Wednesday November 11th
  • 6:00 am PST: STIR: Even Glass Ceilings Aren't Created Equal: Addressing Structural Barriers to Increase Diverse Women in Leadership; As the world continues to confront the realities of injustice that BIPOC/BAME people face, allies have found ways to translate this frustration to reflection and action in their own spheres. In the corporate world, it’s become even more evident that more needs to be done to even the playing field and create better leadership pathways for BIPOC/ BAME women of color. This panel will examine the institutional obstacles that hinder the leadership progression for women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and explore how companies and business leaders can innovatively address these systemic issues, and develop more inclusive cultures to help encourage and elevate more diverse women to senior leadership roles.
November 16th - 19th
  • 6:00 am PST: BAB Transatlantic Finance Forum - November 16-19, 2020 The Transatlantic Finance Forum is a senior-level gathering of the most influential people in the financial services sector from the US and the UK. This summit aims to address opportunities and challenges facing the sector. We'll hear from Barclays, HSBC, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, DIT, Marsh, Blackrock, FT, UK Govt., Jobs Ohio, Marks Paneth, S&P Global, Capalino, Aberdeen Standard, Willis Towers Watson, American Express, Bloomberg.
  • 9:00 am PST: Brexit and the Day After: The UK and New Cross-Border Legal Issues: Brexit. The day after. The UK has officially left the European Union. It has, right? You’ll find out why the answer is “not quite”. You’ll find out why English law is still favored, but British courts may lose their centuries old Global pole position. You’ll find out what legal and administrative developments to watch for, key dates, and the key concerns on the British side and the EU side. And you’ll leave knowing the key post-Brexit points to bear in mind whether your business is cars, carpets, carbines, or caterpillars.


We're pleased to invite you to the London & Partners Business Resilience Series: Preparing for Brexit. The sessions are designed to strengthen your business planning as the UK approaches the end of the Brexit transition period.
Together with our partners, London & Partners is organising roundtables through to the end of the year. We’re looking forward to sharing our practical advice on talent, expanding to London, data sharing, tax considerations, financial passporting and more.
We will aim to respond to your questions which can either be supplied prior to the event or interactively during the discussion.
Discover upcoming roundtables
Talent, Mobility and Immigration
Thursday 29 October: 9.30am PDT
Find out how to access talent, mobility aspects and immigration requirements from 2021. Register
Expanding to London in the context of Brexit
Thursday 5 November: 8.30am PST
Get advice on the legal, accounting and immigration aspects of setting up in London. Register
Cross-border Data Sharing
Thursday 10 November: 8.30am PST
Explore what Brexit means in relation to data sharing and data flows with the EU. Register
Tax and Supply Chain Considerations
Thursday 12 November 8.30am PST
Hear the latest on VAT, tax, tariffs, supply chains and logistics, as well as practical guidance on the next steps. Register
Recruiting Talent and the Implications of Remote Working
Tuesday 17 November: 9:00am PST
Explore how best to manage remote recruitment, onboarding, tax and the future trends. Register
Find official information and resources to help you navigate the Brexit transition period and beyond.

We are so pleased to bring you these inspiring stories from BABC OC friend and member, Edwards Lifescienes;
The Uspire team had the privilege of presenting the money to three separate Hospital Trusts, chosen by the Edwards' team,  Walsall in the West Midlands, Barts in Central London and St.George’s in Tooting. And all three has immediate plans to put the money to great use. The donation to Walsall is particularly poignant as it was clinicians from this hospital that twice saved the life of Salem Khan, friend of Uspire and the Edwards Lifesciences sales person for that hospital.
Thankfully now recovered and able to personally present a cheque for £10,000, Salim was one-minute away from complete respiratory failure as he entered the ICU at Walsall Manor Hospital. It was the dedicated and relentless care Salim received in the ICU that eventually brought Salim out of danger and back to health.
Salim was able to meet the team that cared for him and was delighted to present them with money raised by views of the Uspire Boostcasts. The money is to be used in the rehabilitative and recovery care programmes and the hospital already have some exciting ideas about how it can be put to great use. 
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the December 4th 2020 Traditional Christmas Luncheon. Your health and safety is our priority. We are incredibly sad to share this news, but in an abundance of caution believe it's the responsible action to take, during these difficult times.
We'll keep you updated as to when we can host the next BABC live event and cannot wait to get together once again.

Look out an invitation to our "Christmas Special" Vitual Pub Quiz and Happy Hour! Coming Soon!

British American Business Council - OC recognizes our Top Tier Members