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Florida’s only website for everything British

This unique website reaches Florida’s large resident expat British community and UK Brits wishing to move here.  Conceived and launched in 1996 by current publisher 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     Include your city + contact phone.  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 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.   

►  For Tax time 2021:  For answers on your expat UK-USA tax issues, see the FINANCIAL SERVICES page on this website.

►  SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, including FT.MYERS and NAPLES AREA.  FABB Member Donna Mitchell is a licensed and experienced expat British realtor who specialises in the desirable Naples area in southwest Florida. Originally from Middlesex, she has lived in Florida since 1993 and helped many British buyers/renters find their ideal property.  Donna is a Broker/Owner for Win Realty, LLC who specializes in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  Their website is  www.winrealty.org   Reach Donna direct on [239] 297-0517 or email  dmitchell@winrealty.org 

► ROYAL MAIDS FRANCHISES.   This ongoing Franchise opportunity is useful for those seeking to buy an E2 qualifying business in Florida or other states, who don’t have much experience running a business .  This is a successful British-owned franchise operation, with offices across Florida and the United States which has been established for many years.   Royal Maids is a topline residential cleaning service, much in demand by Americans, who love everything with a British theme. You don’t have to undertake cleaning yourself [unless you want to get involved]—you hire workers.  You can start one anywhere in Florida or the USA.  Most are run by British immigrants, who got their E2 visa this way.  It has been featured in Emigrate USA and other UK publications and they have been FABB members since 2003.  The British owners are Joanne & Tim Hollindrake, with in Sterling, Virginia.  Royal Maids franchisees are operating in Florida. First,  peruse their website:  www.royalmaidservice.com   Then if you are interested, contact them. Their email is office@regalmaids.com  Joanne and  Tim have worked with FABB for many years, and have other locations in Georgia and Virginia known as Regal Maid Service   Phone [703] 975-8728 and ask to speak with Joanne. 

 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.  

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

 ►    NEED A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT,  RADIO/TV COMMERCIAL, VOICEOVER or other purposes? The British accent is in great demand in the USA as a sales tool and to the American ear carries the sound of authority and sexiness.  Hire the professional velvet British voice of Patricia Kawaja in Miami. Patricia has years of professional experience and has done voiceovers for Cunard cruiselines,  WSVN Channel 7 in Miami,  Shangri-La World Class Hotel Chain and other local clients in South Florida.   Call her office on [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs or email query to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  Put BRITISH ACCENT on subject line. 

► JOB FOR BRITS!  APRIL 2021. LOOKING TO HIRE LOCAL BRITS for Tea Room and British Marketplace in Davie, west Ft. Lauderdale.  THEY NEED:   1] Cashier at British Marketplace, Part Time in  British Marketplace shop. 2]  Waitress/Waiter, part-time at Let’s Have Tea tearoom   3]  Line Cook, part time at Let’s Have Tea .  TO APPLY call the tearoom on [954] 584-8888 

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.  Send email to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:   Receive Florida  eBritnews.  IMPORTANT:  Include your city.   

► 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! 

 

  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 + book a cruise + see photos of their first beautiful ship the Scarlet Lady go to the dedicated VIRGIN VOYAGES page on this website.
ALSO:    Sign up to get Virgin Voyages enewsletter. 

► ► 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. 

 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.   

►   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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►  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.   

 ► 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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