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Florida’s only website for everything British

THIS IS THE ONLY STATEWIDE REFERENCE WEBSITE FOR FLORIDA’S LARGE RESIDENT BRITISH POPULATION.  CONCEIVED AND LAUNCHED IN 1996 BY CURRENT PUBLISHER PATRICIA KAWAJA, EX-LONDONER AND FLORIDA EDITOR OF  “UNION JACK NEWSPAPER ”  FOR 24 YEARS. [UJ News was the USA’s only national publication for expat Brits].  FOR QUERIES OR ADRATES on this website  email the publisher :   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com     Include your city + contact phone.   OTHER:  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.    


► AUGUST 
2020.  JOB-HUNTING?   Now interviewing in Orlando.  A new private, upscale  British Club/Nightlife spot/Restaurant from the UK is opening September 2020 in Orlando. [Similar to London’s famed Soho House] . They want to hire local British staff in many positions.  Interviews are being conducted now. For complete job details,  email your Name + City  to  british5@bellsouth.net.  On subject line put  “Orlando Job query.”  

► NEED IMMIGRATION ANSWERS/ADVICE?  Go to the page called “Immigration Attorney We Recommend” on this website. Contact Matt at Legal Immigration Services you see there.

flagman►► ££$$  Corona or not, you still need access to your money!  Moneycorp’s Florida office is FUNCTIONING FOR YOU.    TIP:   WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING UK CURRENCY?  Or dollars over to UK ? DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [I use Moneycorp myself-PK] TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in London.  The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still 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.   Sent by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB.  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005. 

► 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! 

 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.   

► FOR CURRY-CRAVING BRITS!  See the Indian Restaurants page on this website !

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

► VIRGIN VOYAGES hopes to restart cruises out of Port Miami in October 2020.
To book and see photos of their first beautiful ship the Scarlet Lady and current news go to the dedicated VIRGIN VOYAGES page on this website.   Sign up to get Virgin Voyages enewsletter. 

 FOR UK BRITS WISHING TO MOVE to FLORIDA :    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:  Current city + age + occupation + single/married/children?   Below one 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 : FABBs businessbroker to find us an E2 business to buy, their Immigration attorney to handle our visa application,  FABB’s accountant to do the due diligence before buying, FABB’s shipping company and more.  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.  

► ► The British Bureau has the only statewide database of resident Britons and British businesses in every Florida zipcode, compiled since 1991

►   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. 

  Kickoff finally…almost 7 years later. DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS Miami team INTER MIAMI CF officially launched January 29, 2018 at the Miami press conference I attended, with Beckham present.  See details on the SOCCER IN FLORIDA page on this website.  The team’s first match was played in March 2020 out in Los Angeles.   Home matches are at their new Ft. Lauderdale training facility until the Miami stadium is built.  Now Corona affected,  so see INFO/TICKETS on  www.intermiamicf.com

  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. 

flagman JOIN OUR BRITS IN FLORIDA EMAIL LIST!  Email your name and current
city to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com 

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

►   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.       

► Single?  Want to date a brilliant, suave Brit?  Even an ordinary Brit still beats the rest!! Male or female in any part of the USA. Click on the display ad below.  Add your profile.   www.datebritishguys.com

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

►  FOR ALL UK  NEWS, including Brexit latest, consult the BBC website  www.bbc.com

♦♦♦ ARE YOU JOB-HUNTING ? FABB [Florida Assocation 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.  Pre-pay by VISA/Mastercard then we email you the information within 24 hours. 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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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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►  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 this website –See Property page.  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.   

► FOR CHEAPEST FLIGHTS TO UK and European cities:  Use code 9340.  BEFORE YOU BOOK ELSEWHERE :  Contact the British travel whizz we Florida Brits all use for a farequote:  Richard Hubbard  [786] 552-6214.  NOTE:  Give Richard reference code 9340 for best deal on any airline.  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!  Or email Richard your travel query with your phone number to rih@continentaltravelgroup.com   In email give him reference code 9340. 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.  

►  FLORIDA IS THE USA’S TOP DESTINATION TO RELOCATE said a 2018 study published by national mortgage company Lending Tree.  The company analysed loan requests by destination across the USA.  Overall Florida ranked first.     991 and updated weekly.  To access our British database in your marketing, send query to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com      

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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