The British American Business Group (BABG) announced last week that Mike O’Brien, the United Kingdom’s minister of state for international trade and investment, is scheduled to visit Atlanta Tuesday, July 13. The BABG is to host a luncheon for Mr. O’Brien at the 103 West restaurant in Buckhead with a cost to attend of $35 for its members and $40 for guests.

The BABG also is organizing a trade mission to the U.K. from Oct. 3-6 to further develop business ties with Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

The recently elected officers of the organization for 2004-2005 are Lambert Schuyler Jr., president, Schuyler & Associates Ltd., president; Sarah Gilbert, company secretary, Windsor Staffing Services, 1st vice president; Richard Keck, partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2nd vice president; Alex Knight, CPA, CFA, Stephen M. Berman & Assoc. LLC, treasurer and Lynn Concha Esq, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin LLP, secretary.

Matthew Gunbie, partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, is the immediate past president.

New directors include Keith Badham, CEO, Cognisa Security Inc.; Peter Dean, partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP; Mark Jackson, CEO and chairman, Moreson Conferencing Inc.; Brenda Robbins, senior project manager, Georgia Power Co.; Michael Watt, chairman, Scientific Research Corp. and J. Glenn Whitley, vice consul investment, office of the British Consulate General.

BABG Atlanta is one of the principal chapters of the British-American Business Council, a transatlantic business network with more than 30 chapters and 4,000 member companies in North America and the U.K.

To register for the luncheon with Mr. O’Brien go to or call (404) 681-2224.

To learn more about the trade mission, visit or send an e-mail to either or to