Who We Are
Launched in September 1986, by HRH King Charles 111, the British American Business Council of New England, Inc. (BABCNE) is the leading British transatlantic, non-profit, business association in New England. It is dedicated to helping its members build and expand their business between New England and the United Kingdom.
Our membership includes multi-national corporations, as well as middle market and smaller companies and business professionals from all industry sectors.
How We Can Help
We provide introductions and referrals, marketing and networking opportunities and business intelligence through a variety of programs and collaborative events.
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Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, August 23, 2023
Welcome to the BABCNE website!
I am excited about the prospects for 2023, the year that the UK sees its first coronation in more than 70 years.
This comes on the back the wonderful celebrations we held across New England last year for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – followed, of course, by the passing of Her Majesty in September. 2022 will always stand out in my memory as the year that New Englanders showed such great warmth and affection for the Queen in particular and for the British Royal Family more generally.
Sticking with the Royal theme, 2023 will see the Consulate working to maintain the legacy of the Earthshot Prize, the world’s most prestigious environmental prize. Hosted here in Boston by the Prince and Princess of Wales in December 20222, it gives us a wonderful platform to continue our work in New England to help identify and support innovative ways to tackle climate change, including through the offshore wind, alternative energy, climate tech and climate finance sectors.
In other sectors, we are also excited that Boston is once again hosting BIO, the world’s preeminent biotech and pharmaceutical conference, and the UK will be bringing a large, senior delegation to ensure that our presence there is as strong as possible.This summer, Boston will also host the Quantum Tech Congress again, and we are looking to reprise our success in bringing British quantum companies to pitch to Boston-based investors.
Finally, this coming year will also see the Consulate launch a second series of “pop-up” Consulates, whereby we take the full suite of diplomatic activity on the road to states across New England. Each one will feature discussions with senior political leaders, meetings with leading academic and research leaders and, of course, a strong programme of trade and investment calls. This time, with all Covid restrictions behind us, we will be hosting receptions in each state, so please look out for an invitation in due course!
I look forward to collaborating with existing BABCNE members – and prospective ones too! – on all of this and more throughout the course of 2023.
His Majesty’s Consul General to New England
Dr. Peter Abbott
A Letter To Celebrate The King
May 6, 2023
His Majesty The King
May it please Your Majesty:
It is with feelings of tremendous respect and appreciation for your commitment to service, that we wish you success as the world watches the continuation of your family’s legacy. Around the world supporters of the UK and Royal Family celebrate your Coronation and hope the grand ceremonies of the day can inspire everyone to step back, honor history, celebrate differences, and align our goals for caring for the planet.
In 1986 you visited Boston, Massachusetts and one important outcome, at your request, was the formation of the British American Business Council of New England. Since then, the BABCNE has been a stalwart supporter of business and friendship between our two great nations. Please know, that we will endeavor to continue the charter that you set into motion all those years ago.
With warmest best wishes, we remain committed to the special relationship with Your Royal Majesty, Your family, and the UK.
On behalf of the BABCNE, its Board of Directors, and members, I am,