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Florida’s only website for everything British

This unique reference website reaches Florida’s large resident expat British community and UK Brits wishing to move here. Published by the British Bureau of Florida, established 1991. The website was conceived and launched in 1996 by British Bureau owner Patricia Kawaja,  ex-Londoner and Florida editor of Union Jack British Newspaper for 24 years.  CONTACT THE PUBLISHER:  For queries or advertising rates, send email to :   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com     IMPORTANT:  Include your city.    Ask any  relevant questions on British matters and our professional British team guarantees to get you sorted, as we Brits say!   OR phone the British Bureau office [305] 371-9340 during Florida office hours.   

 flagmanTESTIMONIAL [Just one of hundreds on file]  ” Your website is the best I have ever seen for expat Brits and I’ve been on lots!” –OLIVIA HILL in Gwent, Wales.

  flagman  GREAT NEWS re pounds/dollars!  GBP/USD rate is at its highest rate since 2018!  Great time for Brits to bring over funds from the UK.  ► TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?  DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to   kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com    The pound is unpredictable. That affects all expats in Florida who have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank   THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.    Moneycorp’s HQ is in England. 

flagman  Brilliant British restaurateur Gordon Ramsay is opening a Miami Beach location of his Lucky Cat restaurant in 2022. See updates on www.gordonramsayrestauarants.com

flagman  August 2021: FOR SALE: LET’S HAVE TEA ENGLISH TEAROOM in West. Lauderdale [Davie]. Includes 18 years of reputation and following, name, logos and websites. Newly updated with new finishes, paint and remodeled dining room. Brand new kitchen with new appliances and tableware. Brand new linens, tables and chairs. Lease has 2 years remaining with a 3 year renewal option. VERY LOW RENT! Listed for sale at $39K. Call [954] 584-8888 and ask for current owner Andrew Mason. 

flagmanNEED TO RENEW YOUR UK PASSPORT?  Or apply for a new one for your British children?  Just go to the PASSPORTS page on this website  and follow the steps there If you prefer, use the excellent UK passports service to save you hassle—-call 1-800-806-0975!  

flagman   A BRITISH REALTOR UNDERSTANDS YOU BETTER!  Looking to buy/rent in Florida?  FABB’s realtors network was  established in 1997 and we strongly advise UK buyers to use one from our team listed on the PROPERTY page of this website.   FABB has the only statewide network of qualified, Florida-licensed expat British real estate professionals.  They work closely with UK-based Brits and resident Florida expats to find them a holiday home, permanent residence or commercial property.   A fellow Brit understands you better.  Avoid the pitfalls of negotiations in a foreign land.   IMPORTANT :   Only select a realtor operating in the LOCAL Florida area you wish to live.   

flagman ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR A UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY HERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  We’ll keep YOU in the local British loop!  Send email to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  Include your city.  On subject line put:   Receive Florida  eBritnews.  

 flagman FOR CHEAPEST FLIGHTS TO/FROM UK and European cities:   Use code 9340.  BEFORE YOU BOOK ELSEWHERE :  Contact the British travel whizz we Florida Brits all use for a farequote. Miami-based Richard has served British and American clients across Florida for 2 decades—-anybody who wants to fly to Europe.   Great personal service from a fellow Brit!          FIRST:  Email Richard your travel query with your phone number to rih@continentaltravelgroup.com   IMPORTANT:  Give Richard reference code 9340 for best deal on any airline.  OR call Richard Hubbard on his cell  [305] 905-0950.    NOTE:  Richard handles flights FROM the UK too–maybe you want to buy a ticket for family to come over to visit you?  Ask Richard for a quote.

 flagman   YOUR UK PENSION:  ARE YOU OVER 55?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?    Want to access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA? Many expat Brits have done this.  Find out how by contacting Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on [561] 793-1311 or via email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “UK pension query.”   Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.   

flagman  FOR UK BRITS WISHING TO MOVE to FLORIDA :    First step is to join FABB.  Since 1997,  FABB has helped more Brits get established in Florida than anyone else.  Avoid being conned!  We strongly recommend you join,  to use our trusted, expert team and advice custom to YOU.  TO APPLY:  Send an email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  with “JOIN FABB from UK” on the subject line.  Include your current city + age + occupation + single/married/children?  Here’s of the many testimonials from our UK members who used FABB for their move :   “We made it to Florida–thanks to FABB!  We used FABB’s trusted, experienced team.   FABB gave us peace of mind and oiled the works for this major step in our lives. The small membership fee saved us worry, precious time and possible fraud by others. “—OLWEN STUBBS,  who moved to Central Florida from Wales in 2007.  THE ULTIMATE TESTIMONIAL:   “All UK Britons planning to emigrate to Florida are recommended to join FABB.” —Her Majesty’s British Consul-General for Florida stated at a public function in 2002.  

  WELSH JOKE:  Two Texans Rex and Chuck were touring Wales when they came to the town with the world’s longest name:   LLANFAIRPWLLGWNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH  said the sign.  They argued about how say it.  Stumped. So they went into a local burger place and asked the waitress.
REX:    How do you correctly pronounce the name of this place please?
CHUCK:           Say it really slowly.
WAITRESS:    MAC—-DON—ALDS.

flagman  Want to find out if you’re eligible for a UK Government pension?  Read the UK PENSIONS page on this website–all explained simply!  

► Single?  Want to date a brilliant, suave British man or woman?  Even an ordinary Brit still beats the rest!!  Go to www.datebritishguys.com 
Add your own profile! Update: The Special $1 offer does not apply. But plenty of loving prospects still await you!

  SOCCER FANS IN FLORIDA!!  Go to the Soccer in Florida page on this website.  There you’ll find latest  DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS Miami team INTER MIAMI CF which officially launched January 29, 2018 at the Miami press conference I attended, with Beckham present.  LATEST :  Now playing MLS matches here in Florida! 

BRITISH BUSINESSES + PROFESSIONALS IN FLORIDA ARE LISTED ON THE FABB MEMBERS PAGE on the top left menu of this website.   

► VIRGIN VOYAGES first ship Scarlet Lady will start cruises out of Port Miami, as soon as allowed! For latest information/photos + book a cruise +  go to the dedicated VIRGIN VOYAGES page on this website. ALSO:    Sign up to get Virgin’s enewsletter. 

flagman The British Bureau maintains the only statewide database of resident Britons and British businesses in
every Florida zipcode. It’s been compiled since 1991 and updated daily. 

►   NEED SOMETHING SHIPPED FROM or TO THE UK from anywhere in Florida?  Don’t risk your precious possessions! Use one of the companies on the SHIPPING page on this website. 

  flagman HIRE A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT! Persuasive, authoritative, attractive, always in style, trendy and alluring–a great sales tool. For commercials, radio, your company phone system or any other purpose.  Call the British Bureau office [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs. 

►   UK-USA FACT:  Each country is the biggest investor in the other. That has been the case for decades, before the UK joined the European Union,  so unlikely to change after Brexit.  Trade in UK and US totalled an estimated $235.9 billion in 2017, according to the US Trade Department.  Every day more than a million Brits go to work for American companies and vice versa.       

 ► THE ROYAL FAMILY, all their members:  Always find the latest, accurate [!]  info on their official website  www.royal.gov.uk   

►  FOR ALL UK  NEWS consult the BBC website  www.bbc.com

♦♦♦ ARE YOU JOB-HUNTING ? FABB [Florida Association of British Business] compiles a unique list of all job websites in Florida. This leads you to every employment vacancy in all professions in the Sunshine  State. Our list includes British headhunters and recruiters who take an extra interest in British job-seekers.  Nobody else has this complete list.  Our work saves YOU days of research time.  Small one time fee of $99 to cover staff time. Email your query with name + city+ contact phone to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com On subject line put:  FABB’s Jobs List.  FABB office in Miami [305] 371-9340  

►   FABB  [Florida Association of British Business]  was voted the Best British Business Group in the USA in 2010 by the UK Weekly Telegraph,  reaching expatriate readers in 49 countries.   IF YOU ARE A BRITISH-RUN BUSINESS IN FLORIDA,  JOIN TO SHOWCASE AND MARKET YOUR BUSINESS to the resident British community in all parts of Florida.  Find  FABB’s member British businesses and professionals in Florida listed on this website.  To ask how membership can bring YOU more customers + help your business grow,  email your query to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put  “FABB Membership Florida Business.  Or call FABB office [305] 371-9340 during Florida business hours.

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 ► DO YOU NEED TO BUY AN E2 QUALIFYING BUSINESS for your Florida move? Find them on the BUSINESSES FOR SALE PAGE on this website.

 ► ► Do you own a vacation home in Orlando/Kissimmee?  Need peace of mind while you’re away?
Use our experts from the Property Management page. 

 FACT:  The World Wide web, now known as the Internet,  was invented in 1989 by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, born in 1956.

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Need a Job in Florida?  Obtain FABB’s Jobs Websites list.  For details email Name + City + Phone
to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On Subject line put: FABB’s Jobs list 
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