About the Awards
Since the first British Consul General, Sir Charles Elliot R.N., (pictured right) was sent to the Republic of Texas in 1842 by the Earl of Aberdeen, the UK/Texas relationship has remained strong. One hundred and seventy years later, the UK is the largest foreign direct investor in the Texas economy with $20 billion in investment by UK companies. This investment provides 70,000 jobs in the State making the UK the largest foreign employer as well. There is $10billion in trade between the UK and Texas.
The British-American Business Council International Business Awards programme is looking for UK and Texas companies excelling in this transatlantic commerce. Any Texas or UK headquartered company doing business here and in the UK is eligible. You do not have to be a BABC member to apply.
This is an opportunity for you to shout about your successes, to stand amongst other like minded businesses and receive the recognition you deserve. Let your customers, employees and competitors know that you are a truly outstanding business.
This is also an opportunity to put the spotlight on your clients or vendors. Your clients and vendors will appreciate your interest in their success and interest in the growth of their businesses.
2015 BABC International Business Award Winners
lft-rt: Kathy Eberwein, The Global Edge Group, Small to Mid-sIzed Business Award; Derek Blackwood, BABC President;
lft to rt - Derek Blackwood, BABC President; Andy Aston, Turner & Townsend Large Corporate Award
2014 BABC Consul General Award for Philanthropy
lft-rt: Jason Keline, BG Group - Consul General Award; Her Majesty's Consul General Karen Bell