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.

Series Sponsor

London Accelerate Networking Reception with Casual Films, in association with Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels.

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



Erik Schmidt

Head of Delivery


David Timms

Senior Business Development Manager Matchday

Chelsea Football Club

Martin Wise



Christy Woskobojnik

Tax Manager

Dyke Yaxley, LLC

Recent Event Highlights

BAB Accelerate Workshops for UK-Inbound Companies

Sponsored by JetBlue – This series of videos features expert insights on a range of essential topics for any businesses looking to set up shop in the United Kingdom.

Sessions include:

Immigration Summary for UK-Inbound Companies

Presented by Ross Kennedy, Senior Client Manager, Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law

Talent: Acquisition and Management

Presented by Nicholas Barton, Founder & CEO, The Barton Partnership

Legal Considerations of Doing business in the UK

Presented by Simon Walsh, Partner, Oury Clark Solicitors

In-Person Networking Receptions in New York and London

In Autumn 2021, BAB’s offices in New York and London were both 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 (in New York) and Deloitte (London) and our sponsors for helping make these events possible.

New York Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by Laura Devine Immigration – September 2021

London Accelerate Networking Reception hosted by Deloitte – November 2021

Accelerate Workshop for Inbound US Companies

In Autumn last year, BAB ran two workshop sessions aimed at US-inbound companies who were looking to hit the ground running as they expanded operations across the Atlantic.

Spread across two days, these workshop sessions covered everything from successfully marketing your business to a US audience, the legal considerations for doing business in the US, to navigating the American tax system, and even hiring and managing American talent.

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

You can watch the sessions from both days on our YouTube channel using the links to the left

Many thanks to our sponsors: Barton LLP; Brandpie, and JetBlue

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

Accelerate: An Insider's Guide to Expanding into NYC

Accelerate: Incorporating the ESG Agenda to Drive Growth

Accelerate: Transatlantic Entrepreneurship

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BAB Accelerate Workshop for US Inbound Companies Day 2 - Tax & Recruitment

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BAB Accelerate Workshop for US Inbound Companies Day 1 - Branding & Marketing & Legal Sessions

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BAB Accelerate with Brendan Drake, US CEO, Hotel Chocolat

Accelerate: UserTesting the Market, with UserTesting

Accelerate: Immersing into the US with Tom Symonds, CEO, Immerse

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Akosua Nunoo

Senior Events and Marketing Manager

+44 (0)20 7290 9870

New York

Emma Sherborne

Senior Manager, Events and Marketing

+1 212 661 4060

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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