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Serving the Triangle region and Eastern NC

The Triangle/Eastern Region of North Carolina has become one of the fastest growing areas in the country for high-tech commerce. It is a thriving region for industries including technology, education, agribusiness, tourism, film, aerospace, life sciences, medicine, energy, commerce and defense. Bridging these distinct markets will require focused and targeted collaborations. We have established the Triangle Chapter of the British American Business Council to help address that need.

The BABC is the pre-eminent transatlantic business network, with 22 Chapters and 2,000 member companies based in major centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The BABC is dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. Our sister chapter in Charlotte, which has been established for 20 years, will partner with us in support of our goal to help promote bilateral trade and investment between North Carolina and the UK.

The aim of this Chapter of the British-American Business Council is to build on the close professional, business, and cultural relationships between the United States and the United Kingdom and to act as a catalyst to help maintain and further strengthen the strong and lasting trade partnerships between our two countries. We hope that you will consider joining our Chapter to help shape our future and reap the rewards that this initiative promises to bring to our Region.

executive committee

  • Steve Cain

    President

    Steve is a pharmaceutical commercial strategy expert with a 30-year track record of achievement...

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  • Jennifer Parser

    Corporate Secretary

    Jennifer is an experienced multilingual attorney focusing on a broad range of immigration, labor...

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  • Meg Deal

    Treasurer

    Meg is the leader of the international tax group for SAS Institute Inc., the world's largest privately-held...

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  • Dr. Jason Bocarro

    Executive Education

    Dr. Bocarro is an associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management...

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  • Eddie Riddell

    Membership & Sponsorship Director

    Eddie Riddell is Chief Executive Officer at ALL Associates Group. ALL Associates Group is internationally...

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  • Martyn Johnson

    Eastern NC Representative

    Martyn Johnson, served as European Investment Director North Carolina Department of Commerce and...

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  • Andrea Carska-Sheppard

    International Relations

    Andrea Carska-Sheppard is general counsel in charge of legal affairs for Workplace Options LLC.

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  • Maeve Gardner

    Community Partnerships

    Katherine Maeve Goff Gardner serves as the manager of state government affairs for GSK in North...

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  • Chris Hare

    VP and Trade & Industry Relations

    Chris Hare heads The nTete Group, a strategy and innovation licensing consulting company founded...

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  • Andrew Terrell

    UK Consul, Business, Prosperity & Government Affairs

    Andrew S. Terrell is the new UK Consul for Government & Prosperity and head of the new UK Government...

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  • Blake Jackman

    Economic Development, Triangle

    Blake Jackman is an International Trade Manager with Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina...

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mission statement

The purpose of the Triangle Chapter of the BABCNC is to help its members gain a competitive edge and build their businesses by:

  • Providing business development and referral opportunities, through networking and educational programs, to businesses in the Triangle/Eastern NC and UK markets
  • Delivering educational events featuring key decision-makers in Business, State Government and Academia
  • Fostering exchanges between Triangle/Eastern NC organizations and their UK counterparts
  • Partnering with the NC Dept of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of NC, the British Embassy/UKTI and other institutions with complementary goals to help promote bilateral trade and investment between the US and the UK
  • Supporting Teen Cancer America – a charity devoted to transforming the lives of teens and young adults with cancer.  Donate

contact

Evelyn Williams-Bustos
Administrator
admin@trianglebabcnc.org
(252) 299-0195

Eddie Riddell
Membership & Sponsorship Director
eddie.riddell@allassociates.com
(919) 949 6666

Send mail to:
Evelyn Williams-Bustos
Triangle BABCNC
P.O. Box 714
Wilson, NC 27894