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Florida’s only website for everything British

 ARE YOU A FLORIDA EXPAT BRIT? Or UK-based with property here? Stay in Florida’s British loop via our eBritnews:  Email your name + city to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews.

!!! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  EFFECTIVE JANUARY 16, 2024 Expat Brits abroad can vote in UK elections. The 15 year rule/ law has just been changed after decades of attempts by the Conservative Party.  DEADLINES:  17th June – Deadline for application to register to vote.
18th June–Deadline for application for postal votes.   26th June–Deadline for applications to vote by proxy.  HOW TO VOTE FROM USA—go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

►  SARASOTA:   RYAN AND THERESA SKRZYPKOWSKI  are licensed British realtors originally from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. They are part of the RSTS Group Coldwell Banker Global Luxury of Sarasota, established 2015. They are excited to assist fellow Brits find your new home in the Sarasota or Manatee county area on the exquisite Gulf of Mexico. They are also part of a USA nationwide referral network. Specializing in relocations, new home purchases, and investment properties, they have a vast knowledge base. Ryan and the RSTS Group are a Top 100 Coldwell Banker Agency in Florida of 20,0000 and Top 10 in the Sarasota area. Members of FABB [Florida Association of British Business]. Fellow Brits Ryan and Theresa will happily assist you with any query.  See website www.rstsgroup.com for company info. Reach Ryan directly on his cell [941] 387-6630 or email ryan@rstsgroup.com  OR THERESA on cell [941] 662-0382 email  theresa@rstsgroup.com  

Are you a UK Brit wanting to move to Florida? Click on the green HOW TO EMIGRATE box on this website.   

flagman  Got a British-American query?  Email it to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  Our Florida-based team of British professionals will get you answers! 

£$£$ TIP: WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER UK CURRENCY,  DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  USE MONEYCORP. At lower rates than any bank. Expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report savings and satisfaction. It’s a UK company with a Florida office.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–highly recommended–Publisher]  TO FIND OUT MORE:  Call Moneycorp’s USA Senior Country Manager Kelly Cutchin on cell  [863] 207-6616 in Orlando. OR email your query to kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com  On subject line put  ” TO KELLY–FABB query.”   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted FABB members since 2005.


flagmanA BRITISH REALTOR UNDERSTANDS YOU BETTER!  Looking to buy or rent in Florida?  FABB’s British realtors network was established 25 years ago and we strongly advise UK buyers to use one from our team listed on the PROPERTY page of this website.  Each is a qualified, Florida-licensed expat British real estate professional.  They work closely with UK-based Brits and resident Florida expats to find them their ideal Florida home.  Avoid the pitfalls of negotiations in a foreign land.

flagman ON THIS WEBSITE: Click on the side menus to find British events in Florida,  British realtors here on our Property page, Financial advice for expats,  UK-USA Tax accountants, British-owned businesses and professionals, British shops, British Pubs,  British Clubs here,  the British Government in Florida, Scottish Festivals,  E2 qualifying Businesses for Sale and business Brokers,  Soccer in Florida–where to watch locally with fellow Brits, Jobs for Brits, UK pensions, Immigration attorney we recommend, FABB’S UK-Florida relocation services,  UK-USA Currency exchange by Moneycorp, British solicitors/attorneys,  Shipping to/from UK,  How to Renew Your UK passport and more.  

flagman USE A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT.  Add class and influence to your message. IDEAS:  Come to your Miami location and record a British accent greeting on your business phone system.  OR record something for you in a British accent.  OR read stories to your group of Miami children in a clear British accent.  OR teach Hispanic accent reduction via British accent.  Ask for what you need!  These days a British accent is a superb marketing asset: persuasive, authoritative, classy, always in style, trendy and alluring–a great sales tool. Offered by ex-Londoner and professional, experienced British voiceover actress and Miami resident.  Many satisfied local clients. Call the British Bureau on [305] 450-1755 in downtown Miami to discuss your needs or email query to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com Fees negotiable, hourly or by project. 

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

NEED A US WORK VISA? Call Legal Immigration Services [LI.S.] for a FREE CONSULTATION:  If you’re in the UK call 0207 558 8064 and ask for Matt Selby, the British office manager.  If you’re in the USA, reach him on his cell [954] 603-7769.  He’ll explain ALL your options for getting a US visa.   We have worked with L.I.S since 1997—highly recommend—FABB President.     

flagman For current Royal news and photos,  view their OFFICIAL website www.royal.uk

   flagman  Want to find out if you’re eligible for a UK pension?  Read the UK PENSIONS page on this website.   

  SOCCER:  To watch Premier League with local Brits,  consult the PUBS page on this website. Then call your nearest one for current information.  Also see the Soccer in Florida page on this website.  There you’ll find latest  on DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS Miami team INTER MIAMI CF, local Florida soccer teams and where to watch English Premier League matches live in Florida.

 The preferred way to move your beloved pets to/from the UK. www.airanimal.com See Air Animal services on the SHIPPING page of this website.  

 I recommend a Virgin Voyages cruise from Port Miami. Owned by Brilliant Brit Sir Richard Branson, who comes often to Miami and owns a home here.  [I was invited media inaugural guest onboard the ship Scarlet Lady in September 2021 and sailed as passenger on their December 2022 Christmas cruise to Mexico. Had a super experience in every way—–PK, publisher.] For info/to book a cruise an any of their ships see www.virginvoyages.com     

flagman 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 on this website. 

Need a Job in Florida?  See the JOBS FOR BRITS page on this website. 
  flagman UK GOVERNMENT IN FLORIDA, for UK visa matters, Emergency UK passports, UK Trade and more. Call the British Consulate-General [305] 400-6400 in downtown Miami. Also see the UK Government page on this website

  flagman For current UK daily news always consult the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk  

 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 BRITISH BUSINESSES + PROFESSIONALS IN FLORIDA ARE LISTED ON THE Brilliant Brits page on the left menu of this website.   The British Bureau maintains the only statewide database of resident Britons and British businesses in every Florida zipcode. Compiled since 1991 and updated daily.   

►   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 are a British business-owner or professional in Florida, join FABB to showcase and market your business/service to the resident British community in all parts of Florida.  Find FABB’s member British businesses and professionals in Florida listed on left menu of 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 query.” Or call [305] 450-1755 during Florida business hours.


THIS WEBSITE CREATED 1996 BY THE BRITISH BUREAU OF FLORIDA, established 1991.  Miami office  [305] 450-1755.
Email queries to:  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com

Publisher Patricia Kawaja, ex-Londoner.