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

  • Dr. Jason Bocarro

    Executive Education

    Dr. Jason Bocarro is a Professor and University Faculty Scholar at NC State University.

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  • Steve Cain


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

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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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  • Meg Deal


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

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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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  • LaQuinta Jernigan

    LaQuinta Jernigan is the Executive Vice President, Commercial / North American at mdgroup.

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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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  • Jennifer Parser

    Corporate Secretary

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

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  • Justin Sosne

    Government Relations

    Justin Sosne currently serves as UK Consul, Government and Prosperity and Head of the UK Government’s...

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  • Joe Stiles


    Joe Stiles joined Sandler Training as a client in 2001 while selling business technology and consulting...

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  • Gary Towning

    Marketing & Industry Relations

    As the EVP of Digital Business Solutions, Gary ensures that TBE is creating the best digital experiences....

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  • Rachel Wade

    Product & Portfolio Strategy Director GlaxoSmithKline Rachel L Wade Kahungi serves as Director,...

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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.

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