The BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Transatlantic Growth (TAG) campaign highlights and celebrates the inspiring stories of businesses from SMEs to MNCs that underpin the transatlantic trade and investment relationship between the UK and the USA, creating growth, prosperity and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

The 2022 virtual TAG campaign showcases companies that have invested in and grown in the US and the UK. We will bring them together for two virtual roundtable discussions in May & June and an in person networking reception in July. 

TAG Tracker

Our 2022 TAG trackers recognises companies that have made transatlantic growth and/or investment in either direction over the past year. Read more about the companies and their investment and expansion plans process and future plans. 

US Expansion in the UK

Abilitie

Abilitie is committed to providing the best customer experience in the market when it comes to learning and development. With a quickly growing global client base; we must expand the presence of our teams in new regions to continue to provide that best in class service that has always accompanied our solutions.

US Expansion in the UK

Adience

Adience, a B2B marketing research agency, was launched in New York in June 2020 to fill a void in the research landscape. Since launch, we have developed an impressive roster of B2B brands in the US, UK, and Europe. Our decision to open a London office was designed to ensure we can better support our existing clients and enable further growth.

US Investment in the UK

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon continues to invest in the UK, creating jobs, developing talent and making a positive impact in communities. Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £32bn. Earlier this year we announced that we created a further 25,000 permanent roles across the UK in 2021, taking our total permanent workforce to more than 70,000.

UK Expansion in the US

AppLearn

AppLearn are a digital adoption platform (DAP) vendor on a mission to make software work better for everyone. The organization is headquartered in Manchester, UK and are backed by K1 Investment Management and Silicon Valley Bank. AppLearn is growing rapidly – with offices and employees located across the world.

US Acquisition in the UK

Armstrong Teasdale

In the past three years, Armstrong Teasdale, an Am Law 200 firm, has added nine new offices globally. In 2021, the firm expanded to London with the acquisition of Kerman & Co., and opened a Dublin office in 2022.

US Investment in the UK

Boeing

Boeing has recently surpassed 3000 employees across its more than 30 locations throughout the UK. These employees predominantly support Boeing’s defence and civil customers, who operate over 500 Boeing aircraft in the UK. Over the past five years, Boeing has made over £300m in capital investments from Lossiemouth to Gatwick, spent over £12bn with UK suppliers, and over £100m on UK research and development projects.”

UK Expansion in the US

Bite Investments

Bite Investments expands access to alternative investments. Bite’s enterprise solutions enable wealth management firms and asset managers to utilise technology to streamline and digitise their operations, including the full investment management process. Bite’s investment solutions bring premier investment strategies to the wealth management market. 

UK Expansion in the US

Boyds

Boyds, is a fast-growing global drug development consultancy, based in the UK, US and Europe. Reported year-on-year revenue growth has been driven by an increased demand for its specialist expertise, with 30 percent of all revenue generated in the US.

UK Expansion in the US

Canvas8

Strategic insights practice Canvas8 has appointed semiotics specialist Marian St Laurent as its first US-based insights director, as it prepares to double both the size of its North American team and NA revenues in the coming year.

UK Expansion in the US

Capital on Tap

Capital on Tap is a privately held, financial technology company that provides access to funding to small businesses in the U.K and U.S. Founded in 2012, Capital on Tap has provided access to over $5 billion of funding to businesses.

US Investment in the UK

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic London Hospital has opened at 33 Grosvenor Place. The 184-bed state-of-the-art facility is the newest location in Cleveland Clinic’s expanding global footprint and the second in London, following the opening of Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre.

US Expansion in the UK

Convene

US Co-working and hospitality company convene have opened their first international location. This newest location is an impressive 50,000-square-foot space at AXA’s notable 22 Bishopsgate building in the City of London, and will feature space dedicated to meetings and events as well as membership opportunities in the brand new building at 22 Bishopsgate, London.

US Expansion in the UK

Delta Air Lines

In the UK Delta offers customers an extensive network to over 200 destinations in the U.S. This summer, Delta will operate nonstop service to 7 destinations with up to 12 daily flights out of London Heathrow and Edinburgh.

UK Expansion in the US

EODEX

EODEX, the leading provider of proven Low Order Deflagration capability, expertly deliver all aspects of offshore UXO services, offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ of consultancy, survey, disposal, and full management of unexploded ordnance. With decades of commercial and military operational experience, our teams in the UK and US, excel in delivering unmatched capability in the most demanding specialist operations.

US Investment in the UK

FedEx

US logistics company, FedEx, are expanding their presence at Newcastle International Airport Base ,creating 20 new jobs to the current team of 4. It will upgrade from its current B737-400 aircraft to an ATR72 – 3 times the size and adds about 149,000lbs of inbound and outbound capacity each week.

UK Expansion in the US

Frog Bikes

Frog Bikes, a market leading manufacturer of lightweight, affordable kid’s bikes, has developed an extensive international portfolio since the business was launched in 2013, with its products being sold in over 50 countries.

UK Expansion in the US

Greenstone

Greenstone provides sustainability and ESG software solutions to enable organisations to achieve their sustainability goals and become responsible businesses. Greenstone has been providing software solutions since 2007 and its clients are currently in over 100 countries worldwide across 15 industry sectors. Greenstone is headquartered in the UK and expanded to the U.S. in 2021.

UK Expansion in the US

Nuclera

Nuclera is the leading pioneer in making biology accessible through its eProteinTM desktop bioprinting technology. Founded in 2013, Nuclera has since grown to 90 employees across two continents as the Company delivers on its founders’ vision to make biology accessible to everyone through desktop bioprinting.

UK Expansion in the US

Ocorian

Expanding our presence in the US reflects our continued commitment to expand across all of our service lines and centralises our local relationship management capabilities.

UK Expansion in the US

Paragraf

Paragraf, the leading developer of graphene electronics, is powering towards its vision of transforming the electronics world using this next-gen material. The company’s recent $60m investment will continue the businesses rapid growth, expanding product manufacturing and cementing a global footprint across the US and Asia.

US Acquisition in the UK

Pipe

Pipe spotted an opportunity in the UK to help healthy businesses grow without taking on restrictive debt or dilutive equity capital. This financing model was thriving in the US, and we’ve been very excited to introduce it to the UK market.

UK Expansion in the US

Power Photonic

PowerPhotonic Ltd UK- leader in design & manufacture of wafer scale optics for advanced lasers and optical systems, announced that its US subsidiary has signed a long-term lease for manufacturing facilities in the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, Sahuarita, Arizona, USA.

UK Expansion in the US

SecurityHQ

World-leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), SecurityHQ, continues significant expansion across the UK and the US to provide customers with full visibility of their threats, response capabilities, risk reduction and peace of mind. Read more on their investment story here.

UK Expansion in the US

SimplyPayMe

SimplyPayMe is an award-winning payments company that plays an essential role in providing SMEs with personalised invoicing solutions and core banking services. Their cloud-based platform offers a complete mobile payments infrastructure, allowing small enterprises to run their business and get paid from a single application.

US Acquisition in the UK

The Experience Department (ted)

Founded in 2000, ted is Europe’s largest leisure entertainment experience company. The Experience Department, popularly known as ted, has been acquired by a New York-headquartered provider of visitor attractions and experiences. Its acquisition will expand ted’s services to include new Halloween and seasonal holiday experiences complete with design and fabrication.

US Expansion in the UK

The Routing Company

TRC expanded into the UK after successfully applying to a CivTech challenge (a Scottish Government programme for public-private innovations), which explored using technology to transform rural transportation. This led to partnering with a local operator, who now runs 3 separate on-demand transportation services in Scotland using TRC’s operating system.

UK Expansion in the US

Unipart Logistics

Unipart Logistics has won a five-year aftermarket contract with Jaguar Land Rover to expand business in the US from a new facility in New Jersey, adding to the existing services Unipart Logistics provides to the automotive manufacturer in the region.

US Investment in the UK

UPS

American postal and logistics service, UPS has opened its expanded air hub at East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK, positioning it as a vital connection to world markets – in particular for small businesses looking for new, cross-border customers.

US Expansion in the UK

United Airlines

This Summer, United will make hopping across the pond even easier with 25 flights per day to the U.S. from London and Edinburgh; once service begins, United will offer more flights between New York City and London than any other U.S. carrier.

UK Expansion in the US

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways have launched a new direct service to Austin, the capital of the Lonestar state of Texas and the airline’s first new route to the US since 2015.

Events

TAG will host business leaders, political representatives and key stakeholders for two executive roundtable discussion and an in person networking reception

TAG Video 2022

The video will be shared here shortly.

Recordings

Watch the recordings of our two virtual roundtable direction focused discussions with the 2022 TAG companies.  

Transatlantic Growth Roundtable for 
UK to US Growth & Investment

Transatlantic Growth Roundtable for
US to UK Growth & Investment

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Emma Sherborne
Senior Manager, Events and Marketing
+44 (0)20 7290 9875
esherborne@babinc.org

Alice Mount
Executive Director, London
+44 (0)20 7290 9873
amount@babinc.org