Young Professional Series
Inspiring the Next Generation

BritishAmerican Business is starting a new Young Professionals series, focusing on inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, which are told through fireside chats, and aimed at our network of rising professionals. This event offers a great opportunity for our young professional members to meet innovative entrepreneurs who will discuss their journey, the development of their work, and offer practical advice for those aspiring to be/work with entrepreneurs.

The Young Professional event series provides a dynamic platform for individuals to make new connections and practice networking skills amongst a diverse set of motivated peers from the BritishAmerican Business network. Designed for members with up to 15 years of professional experience, this interactive and engaging series helps pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow to meet and converse with one another as well as form longstanding, beneficial relationships.

Meet Our Speakers

Claire Mason, Founder and CEO, Man Bites Dog

Claire is a born entrepreneur and innovator. She worked on her first business at 14, published a book at 25 and aged 30 founded Man Bites Dog – a multi award-winning thought leadership consultancy with global reach.

Man Bites Dog specialises in working with intelligent organisations at the nexus of technology, professional and financial services to deliver visionary global marketing programmes to build reputation, deepen relationships and generate revenue.

Claire has developed future-oriented global research and economics-based campaigns on subjects from the future of work and the rising stars of global trade to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, entrepreneurship and the levers of growth.

With more than twenty years’ experience leading global strategic marketing and thought leadership programmes, Claire develops strategic positioning and signature global campaigns for the world’s smartest organisations, including the Big Four, top ten global law firms, Korn Ferry, BP, S&P Global, Standard Chartered and Google.

Claire is an experienced keynote speaker on topics including global trade, entrepreneurship and diversity and inclusion. She is currently campaigning to close the Gender Say Gap® – the underrepresentation of women and other diverse groups in business and in public life – by increasing the visibility of thought-leading diverse experts.

Claire holds Board Directorships at organisations including Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Brighton Economic Board. She is also Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Library.

Man Bites Dog has won more than eighty national and global awards from Best Place to Work to Best Global Campaign. Claire has an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a research MA with distinction from York University. She is also an alumnus of business growth programmes at Cranfield School of Management and Said Business School, Oxford.


Amanda Thomson, CEO and Founder of Thomson & Scott

Amanda Thomson is CEO and Founder of B Corp certified Thomson & Scott, voted one of Business Insider’s Coolest People in Food & Drink 2019, and is leading the global shift to alcohol-free drinking with her game changing Noughty – the first top quality organic, vegan non-alcoholic low sugar sparkling wine.

Thomson & Scott is also driving the debate for greater transparency in wine production and labelling.  Thomson wants consumers to push to know what’s in their wine bottle.  To this end, the company produces limited edition no added sugar vegan Champagne, top quality organic and vegan Prosecco alongside its alcohol-free bottle – Noughty.

“I recognise that alcohol is the new tobacco. We are offering consumers the chance to make a change without disrupting their desire to party.  Sparkling wine is a celebration, but it needn’t be alcoholic to be rock ’n’ roll.”

Raised on a plant-based, no sugar diet by her health-conscious mother, Thomson has always had a keen interest as to what’s in her food.  Formerly an Arts Broadcaster at the BBC, Thomson moved her young family to Paris and studied for her Diploma in Wine at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School where she was Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and an EY Winning Woman.

Thomson & Scott now sells in key territories around the world including the U.S., Canada, Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, and Mexico.  From day one, the company has had many big name fans but it doesn’t use influencers or sponsorship deals to push the brand.  Instead it has built smart partnerships with like-minded pioneering brands.



Note on BritishAmerican Business policy in regards to COVID-19 virus.

We and our partners are aware of the growing concern surrounding COVID-19, and we are monitoring the situation closely.

At this time, we will proceed with our programme of events and meetings as planned unless official government and health officials advise otherwise. We will also review each event as they arise and take into account the policies from host venues and event sponsors.

We are following recommended health guidelines. We advise all of our guests to follow the professional advice from UK health experts and self-isolate if they are experiencing cold, cough, fever and flu-like symptoms; if they have been in touch with someone with confirmed coronavirus or if they have recently travelled to an area with high risk of coronavirus. It is important to reduce the risk of further spread of the infection. Therefore, we ask that if you have visited the following countries in the last 2 weeks, please do not attend: Mainland China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. For more information, visit

For guests attending our events, we will supply sanitizers and access to washing facilities, and we encourage thorough hand washing and other hygienic practices. We recommend refraining from physical contact during greetings.

Event Details


11 March


6:00pm – 8:30pm


Office Freedom

33 Broadwick St, Soho

London W1F 0DQ

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