BAB Accelerate

Build a Network to Grow Your Transatlantic Business

BAB Accelerate is a targeted business networking community offering insights and connections for middle market companies, growth businesses and startups looking to establish a transatlantic footprint.

With events held regularly in the US, UK, and also virtually, BAB Accelerate sessions feature inspirational guest speakers from our network such as CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs and Funders offering practical and personal insights to the entrepreneurial audience in attendance. Attendees can expect a comfortable, collaborative, and casual networking environment as they learn how to thrive in the transatlantic business community and beyond.

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Accelerate Steering Committee


Roger Barton

Managing Partner

Barton LLP

Nick Barton

Founder & CEO

The Barton Partnership

Abigail Greystoke


The British International School of New York

Allan Rooney

Founding Partner

Rooney Law

MaryLee Sachs



David Timms

Senior Business Development Manager Matchday

Chelsea Football Club

Martin Wise



Christy Woskobojnik

Tax Manager

Dyke Yaxley, LLC

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Richard Sexton


Office Concierge

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Niamh Corbett

Head of Americas

Board Intelligence

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Chris Clarke

Fire on the Hill

Recent Event Highlights

In-Person Networking Receptions in New York

In 2023, BAB in New York was delighted to welcome back friends and members for in-person networking sessions as part of the Accelerate program. 

Many thanks to our hosts Laura Devine Immigration and CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), and our sponsors for helping make these events possible.

Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by Laura Devine Immigration – September 2023

Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) – November 2023

An Insider's Guide to Growing & Expanding Your International Business in New York City

In 2023, BAB ran a workshop session aimed at US-inbound companies who were looking to hit the ground running as they expanded operations across the Atlantic in New York City.

We were delighted to be joined by a panel of expert speakers from our network including: 

With discussion moderated by:

Many thanks to our sponsors: Capalino and Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air lines

Past Events

Accelerate: Fireside Chat and Networking Reception with Charles Gibb, CEO North America, Fever-Tree USA

Accelerate: Networking Reception at Charles Tyrwhitt

Accelerate: Networking Reception at The Churchill Tavern

Accelerate: Dinner with Jim Toffey, LiquidX

Accelerate: Networking Reception at Cad & The Dandy Penthouse

Accelerate: BAB New York Accelerate Speed Networking & Reception

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Accelerate: Fireside Chat with Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue

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Emma Sherborne

Associate Director, Events & Marketing

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Accelerate Workshops

Our Accelerate Workshops offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain hands on, practical knowledge for expanding and growing their business across the Atlantic.

These workshops are led by industry experts to allow attendees to take a deep dive into the granular details of what it takes to expand your business across the pond, and each session offers concrete takeaways and actionable ‘to-do’ items.

In-Person Networking

BAB’s Accelerate series is a fantastic opportunity for networking with like-minded individuals and businesses.

As both the UK and US continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, BAB will begin to transition more events from their current virtual format, to in-person events with face-to-face networking.

Check BAB’s Upcoming Events page regularly to join our next Accelerate event, or sign up to our Mailing List.

Pictured (left): London Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by Deloitte – November 2021, (right): New York Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by Laura Devine Immigration – September 2021