"When I was offered the opportunity to relocate to Houston in 2011 to launch a new Regional office for my company, one of the first things I did was to contact the BABC Houston Chapter. I met with Becci on my first visit to Houston prior to creating my business plan. Becci Himes was a fantastic source of information and insight on everything from the Houston marketplace to where to live! She provided me with a broad range of contacts from UK Trade & Investment to potential clients for me. If you are looking to launch or expand a business in Houston you must meet with Becci and join BABC. Since 2011 the BABC Houston has provided me with a range of both business and personal connections. Several BABC members have become key business partners; others are key service providers to my business and many have become very good friends. Houston is a well networked city and BABC Houston will get you established and on the map."
Huw Rothwell, PetroPlan
"BABC provides Turner & Townsend the opportunity to network with both UK and US businesses in the Houston market. Membership has provided access to business leaders, industry and maket information, and the opportunity to participate in the business and social events hosted by BABC. Finally, the support to BAFTX (the charitable arm of BABC) fits squarely in our corporate social responsibility objectves and Corporate commitment be an active member of our Community."
Paul Campbell, Turner & Townsend
"BABC provides an invaluable resource for information about business opportunities with British companies entering or expanding in the U.S. market. BABC offers many opportunities to develop substantial business relationships while participating in educational and enjoyable programs and events. British companies, of any size, entering the U.S. market can benefit from BABC membership by "showcasing" their leadership in their field while gaining access to well-established professional service providers, potential suppliers and subcontractors and, most importantly, prospective clients. American companies wishing to develop opportunities with the British business community will find no better platform from which to make or expand significant business relationships than through membership in BABC in Houston."
Kenneth Harder, Dunbar Harder, PLLC
"We recently opened an office in the Houston area and became members of the BABC. Since we’re new to the area, networking is super important to us. Not only does the BABC have fantastic networking opportunities, but the members who attend are friendly and serious about doing business. Through the BABC not only have I met a great group of people but received quite a few quality leads as well. We’re excited to be part of this organization and grateful for all of the support Becci at BABC has provided."
John Haagensen, MHG Insurance
"As a small UK software company we arrived in Houston looking for get started fast and efficiently. Becci at BABC has been brilliant at helping us to get to know Houston and it's business networking community. She's also provided invaluable advice in our efforts to promote events and immigration issues! We've had a great experience working with Becci at BABC, I recommend her highly as a great point of contact in Houston and look forward to building our activities with BABC in the near future."
Sarim Khan, SharpCloud Software
"I have been a proud member of BABC for five years and am so lucky to be a part of this organization. I have been able to build my network, connect with like-minded individuals and develop a large amount of business due to BABC. Becci is a gem and is always able to make introductions to companies that can benefit from our services. I would highly recommend any company wanting to connect with British organizations to join and get involved in BABC!"
Lauren Stockard, The Credit Concierge
"We have enjoyed making new friends and establishing new relationships within the British-American Business Council community. We appreciate opportunities to provide our services to so many of the members."
Craig Beyer, CBRE, Inc.
"I find the BABC Houston to be a bit like 'the best kept secret in Houston'. The range of capabilities, experience and know-how of member companies is really impressive, but perhaps not as visible as it might be. I have spoken to personnel of many new companies to Houston who have received excellent support and guidance from BABC Houston members to help them become established and operational in Houston. However, in addition I have found the same level of support, guidance and education is available from member companies to help well established companies like Wood Group improve aspects of our business. The latest thinking and application in website design and functionality; development of Apps; different and eye-catching marketing techniques have all been impressive."
Derek Blackwood, Wood Group PSN