After creating a new Department of International Trade in part to assuage concerns of trading partners following last June’s Brexit vote, the British government has appointed a new representative in Raleigh, N.C. The new “prosperity officer” is tasked with deepening U.K. partnerships with North Carolina, a key player in biotechnology, banking, aerospace, furniture, higher education and other sectors. The position is overseen by […]
Book: The Marches Author: Rory Stewart Reviewed by: Shelby Grubbs, executive director, Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation Historian, geographer, linguist, diplomat — these are just a few of the fields where 43-year-old Rory Stewart has established himself as an influencer in modern British society. Now a Conservative member of parliament and holder of […]
The day after the Brexit vote June 23, the United Kingdom reached peak uncertainty, says Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford the country’s Atlanta-based consul general serving the Southeast. Now, it’s time to move on and find the opportunities in the new reality, the diplomat and other business experts suggested at a Dec. 1 Arnall Golden Gregory LLP forum […]
British financial software firm Sword Apak has expanded its Alpharetta base once again, citing strong demand for its platforms serving the automotive and banking sectors. It’s the second time in the last two years the company has moved to new office space, as the company has averaged doubling its employee counts each year since it entered […]
While the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and India consider their countries’ future relations in New Delhi, India, this week, the leaders of the British American Business Council of Georgia and the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce are preparing for an historic cricket match between their members to be held at Oglethorpe University on […]
The University of Georgia and England’s University of Liverpool are offering seed grants of $9,000 each to encourage a wide variety of research collaborations such as novel developments of personalized cancer treatments and the development of textiles used for soldier combat uniforms. The grants, which are to over initial project costs, must be submitted by […]
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones didn’t try to duck the clear sense of uncertainty swirling around the United Kingdom during a visit to Atlanta in early September.
With Powerpoints, acronyms and industry jargon aplenty, the pitches were esoteric — obviously not designed with the layman in mind. But that’s okay with the organizers of Cybercon 2016, an annual cybersecurity conference in Atlanta held Sept. 27 at Georgia Tech. These five-minute, in-person infomercials were targeted to about 15 chief information security officers of […]
Amid the hand-wringing about Brexit, it’s key not to lose sight of what has actually changed in a country whose investors support more than 20,000 jobs in Georgia: not much.
They’ve already tied the knot, so to speak, so why not move in together? Delta Air Lines Inc. has announced that it will move all flight operations into Terminal 3 at London’s Heathrow Airport to be closer to joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic Airways, of which Delta owns a 49 percent equity stake. The move from […]