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British-American Business Council Houston 
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This Week at BABC
21-25 October 2013 







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Day: Wednesday 30-Oct-13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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40th Annual DBE Festival
Day: Saturday 2-Nov-13 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs more from our membership.

BABC was pleased to welcome over 250 guests for the 4th Annual BABC International Business Awards Luncheon last week at the Omni Houston Hotel. A special surprise award was given to Susan and Kevin Howard in appreciation of their tireless work raising funds for the British American Foundation of Texas which BABC supports. It's not an easy task surprising the Howards, but I think we succeeded this time!

lft-rt - James McLennan, BABC Board Member,
Susan Howard, Kevin Howard

 Governor David Dewhurt, left; Bill Schneider, rightWe were very honored to have Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in attendance to give our opening remarks which included, "“Welcome to Texas! We are interested in you. We want you. The red carpet is out.”  BABC board member Michellle Sandlin wrote a great article about the event for the Houston Chronicle. I would encourage you to read it for more details of Mr. Dewhurst's comments, etc. Click here.

lft-rt, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider, keynote speaker for the event, spoke on the government shutdown's affects on business which led to some lively discussion during Q&A, with even the Lt. Governor participating.

The true purpose of the event was to announce the winners in our annual BABC International Business Awards programme. The awards honor British and American companies who are excelling in trade and investment between the US and the UK based on percentage of revenue growth, job creation, annual capital expenditure and innovation in their products and systems.

lft-rt, eceptionist; British School, TopGolf
eceptionist, left; British School, center; TopGolf, righThis year's winner in the Small to Medium Enterprise category was Eceptionist, a medical software company. The Large Corporate award was given to TopGolf, a golfing experience entertainment enterprise. The British School of Houston was honored with this year's Consul General Award for their contributions to the British American community through education. Other finalists in the event were Spencer Ogden and Reflex Marine in the SME category and Michael Page in the Large Corporate category.  Introductory videos for each of the finalist were shown at the event and can be viewed on BABC's YouTube page. Special thanks to BABC Member Blue Atlas Marketing for their work in producing the videos. Photos of the event can be found here.

A hardy thanks go out to all our sponsors who make the event possible; Presenting Sponsor United Airlines; Platinum Sponsors Blue Atlas Marketing, BP, Wood Group PSN; Thank You Reception Sponsors FosterQuan, LLP and Compass Box Whisky. 


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The Center for High-Performance Computing will keep BP at forefront of seismic imaging technology, enhancing capabilities in exploration, reservoir management BP announced today it has opened a new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research, highlighting its commitment to leading-edge technology in support of its core oil and gas business around the globe. The Center for High-Performance Computing, located at BP's US headquarters in Houston, will... [More Info] 

Official photo shows rare British royal gathering
LONDON (AP) - Britain's monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together. The image released Thursday shows Queen Elizabeth II and three future kings: her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William, and her great-grandson, 3-month-old Prince George. READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE
BBVA Compass Stadium to host Eagles and Scottish Rugby Union
BBVA Compass Stadium to host Eagles and Scottish Rugby Union
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Gov. Perry honors the enduring strength of Texas, UK partnership
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BABC Investment News - October 2013
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