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 2023 TAG campaign showcases companies that have invested in and grown in the US and the UK.
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TAG Awards 2023
This year, BritishAmerican Business is recognising two of the biggest transatlantic investment success stories from 2022 with a TAG Award!
Congratulations to Amazon and Pearson for being awarded our 2023 TAG Awards! Learn more about their stories below.
Amazon continues to invest in the UK, creating jobs, developing talent and making a positive impact in communities. In 2022 we invested £12bn in our UK operations, bringing our total direct investment to more than £56bn since 2010.
Our total permanent workforce of around 75,000 employees makes us one of the top 10 private sector employers in the UK.
Our employees are spread across the UK in a variety of corporate and technology functions in Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS), including software development, product management, and engineering, as well as jobs in the operations teams in our fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery station.
London-headquartered Pearson plc, the largest education company in the world, announced in 2022 that it had entered into an agreement with SHL Group to acquire US firm Personnel Decisions Research Institutes LLC (PRDI), to help expand their services to the US Federal Government.
PDRI has significant expertise in providing assessment solutions to the US Federal Government, one of the largest employers in the US with more than 4m employees. The acquisition will further expand Pearson’s portfolio and presence in the US, accelerating the Company’s strategy to capture new market opportunities and grow its presence with large employers.
TAG Tracker 2023
Our 2023 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
Leading global advisory and advocacy firm APCO Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Camarco—a London-based financial communications firm—elevating APCO’s C-suite advisory capabilities and spearheading an ambitious move to extend its counsel to stakeholders in the capital markets arena.
Contiem, a global leader in delivering content solutions and services for large commercial and governmental organizations, expanded presence in Europe, reinforcing its position as an industry leader with the recent acquisition of UK-based company Mekon Limited.
Invisors global expansion began in 2022. They opened offices in Glasgow and London with a tenured UK leadership team. Invisors support Workday clients across Europe and continue to grow by hiring Workday experts while also developing talent from local universities.
As of today, JetBlue’s five daily service provide business and leisure travellers, with low-fares, sky-high experience and a convenient transatlantic flight option every day of the week connecting with key US business markets in New York Boston and to more than 100 destinations across JetBlue network.
- London Gatwick – daily New York JFK and Boston
- London Heathrow – twice daily New York JFK and Boston
Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP
Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, announced the opening of its new London office, with Ms. Ihsane Elidrissi Elhassani joining the Firm as Partner and Office Head.
Mangata Networks, a satellite manufacturing and technology company, will open a new manufacturing plant in Ayrshire, Scotland with the aims of being open by 2024. This investment will further strengthen the UK’s space industry and potentially advance Scotland as a “premier space hub.”
Quiq, the technology company creating the future of conversations between businesses and their customers, recently expanded its services to the UK and Europe to meet a growing international demand for digital messaging and conversational AI.
UPS has invested over a quarter of a billion pounds in the UK, creating hundreds of jobs and expanding their network, including their air hub at East Midlands Airport. Recently, they opened a new state-of-the-art package sorting and delivery facility in Telford, investing £2.5 million and creating over two dozen job opportunities.
Valqari acquired Staffordshire-based IDU Group to help bring their drone delivery solutions to the European market, providing the smart infrastructure to make them commercially viable.
UK Expansion in the US
6 Alpha Associates
6 Alpha Associates has recently opened an office in Providence, RI allowing the business to be at the centre of renewables consulting and where we can offer world class UXO risk management consultancy to existing and new clients.
Babylon Health, a London-based digital-first health company made its foray into the US via a $4.2 billion merger last year, buying a California-based practice, First Choice Medical Group, to push its expansion across the country. Babylon has since expanded into new states, pinning its hopes on a string of partnerships and acquisitions to help cement its place as one of the leading telehealth providers in the US
Bank of London
Bank of London, only founded in 2021, has chosen Charlotte, North Carolina, to open an office of 40,000 square feet.
Bordeaux & Burgundy
Bordeaux and Burgundy, a SaaS marketing specialist firm, opened a new office in New York.
In March 2023, UK-headquartered CarbonChain launched a New York office to meet demand for its carbon accounting products. New carbon regulations are accelerating the need for US companies and financial institutions to measure and reduce their supply chain emissions.
Expert talent advisory and delivery firm Durlston Partners has expanded its footprint with the opening of its first international office in New York. Durlston’s New York team provides advisory services to US-based organisations in the quantitative finance, data science, digital assets and technology sectors.
ecube solidifies its position as the world’s largest aircraft disassembly company after third facility is launched in Coolidge, Arizona. As a result of the expansion, ecube is now the only disassembly company that operates in the two largest regions for aircraft activity, Europe and North America, supporting around 90% of the global market.
Leading sustainability advisory, EVORA Global, opened offices in New York in 2022 after investor demand for industry-leading climate solutions for real assets. With the built environment accounting for over 40% of carbon emissions, the potential for impact in the US is huge.
Flexeserve, the world leader in hot-holding, will open offices in Southlake, Texas this year and unveil even more extensive initiatives as they rapidly grow in the US, helping operators sell more and waste less with their unique equipment and expertise.
Groundbreaking Insurtech company FloodFlash officially launches in US, the largest flood insurance market in the world. The company is poised to advance the US flood insurance market with their unique parametric technology that can pay businesses and livelihoods within a week of flooding.
Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR comes out of COVID stronger than ever, with 30+ employees in the Charleston SC office and projected sales revenues of $25million in 2023. Aggressive growth is forecast over the next 5 years as we service the 30million golfer market.
With the launch of its first US office in New York in 2022, gunnercooke continues its trajectory as the fastest growing UK-based law firm with offices in Germany and CEE, positioned to serve clients with US-UK and European cross border operations.
Legal & General
Legal & General Capital has secured its first US science and technology projects through its newly formed joint venture, Ancora L&G.
Naked Energy, a British engineering, and manufacturing business is leading the global innovation in solar heat and solar PVT. In July in 2022 Naked Energy started a partnership with ELM Companies introducing its products to the US market.
Orion Group, a specialist provider of international recruitment services across the Energy and Life Science sectors, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new office in New Jersey, US.
With US headquarters now established in Houston, Texas, Solidatus is enabling clients in North America to build enterprise data blueprints that connect their data to the processes that create them, the policies that guide them, and the obligations that regulate them. Founded in London in 2017, Solidatus initially focused on supplying data management software to businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, but has since extended its reach to North America. Overall, Solidatus employs more than 110 people. It plans to triple its US headcount over the next year.
Tranch, a buy now pay later fintech company founded in the UK, opened an NYC office in 2022 and recently secured $100 million in funding to continue its US expansion. It now serves US partners, including law firms, software providers, and marketplaces, offering their clients flexible terms for invoices <$500,000.