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Florida’s only website for everything British

Website Publisher:  Patricia Kawaja  [ex-Londoner].  British Bureau office [305] 371-9340 in downtown Miami.  Email queries + adrate requests to publisher@britishflorida.com     NOTE:  For 24 years, Patricia chronicled the activities and business successes of Florida’s British community, as Florida columnist for Union Jack British Newspaper, until it ceased publication in 2016.  This was the USA’s only national publication for the British community.

►  This is the state’s only reference website for everything British.   Look at the various pages to find everything for YOUR expat life in Florida.  

► 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 publisher@britishflorida.com  On subject line put:   Receive Florida eBritnews.  IMPORTANT:   Must include your city + contact phone.  

► WANT TO MOVE TO FLORIDA?  Let FABB tell you how and answer your questions. We’ve been the experts for 2 decades.  If you are over 21,  email your query to publisher@britishflorida.com   On subject line put:  “Move to Florida.” 

 ►   FIRE SAFETY IN FLORIDA:    USE BRITISH-OWNED and OPERATED FIRE RANGER FOR ALL YOUR FIRE & LIFE SAFETY SERVICES – FIRE ALARM INSPECTIONS, SERVICE, MONITORING, AND  UPGRADES.  Commercial and residential accounts.  Owned and operated by Neil Cooper from Portsmouth and Glyn Day from Plymouth,  Fire Ranger is a full service Fire and Safety Equipment Inspection and service company, based in Fort Lauderdale. We have been in business since 1989.  Fire Ranger proudly services clients and accounts covering the entire state of Florida, and the Caribbean.   Fully licensed, insured and experienced we have built our reputation on professionalism, honesty and service.   All Fire Ranger technicians are state licensed, insured and approved carriers of the transport workers identification card (T.W.I.C.) having passed the federal and military security clearance program for drug screening and background checks.  From portable hand held fire extinguishers, fire Hoses, Exit and Emergency lighting and fire alarms to marine fire suppression systems and life safety equipment, we offer one of the most comprehensive services in the state.  We service all of South Florida. To discuss your needs,  call the Fire Ranger office [954] 566-5430  Premises:   4009 NE 6th. Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334.  Find full details on all we can do for you on  www.fireranger.com    Send any query to Brenda@fireranger.com 

►  FLORIDA IS THE TOP DESTINATION IN AMERICA says a new study published by mortgage company Lending Tree.  The company analysed loan requests by destination across the USA from October 2016-November 2017.  Overall Florida ranked first.    

 flagmanPENSIONS!!!  ARE YOU OVER 35?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?  Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?  For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Palm Beach with Florin Pensions direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com   On Subject line put:  “ UK pension query-FABB ”.  Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.   NOTE:  The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.   Mark is a longtime and trusted 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 ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2017  Florida-based  VIRGIN VOYAGES announced it Adults-Only By Design concept on its new “Lady” line sailing out of Port Miami. No children aboard will be welcomed by many and “ a direct result of listening to future sailors and travel partners.”  See full updates and of photos of the beautiful first ship on www.virginvoyages.com   Enter the contest to name the new ship!

flagman                                                                        Fellow Florida Brits! Escape the Turkey Treadmill this year!

Join us on this:  Virgin Vacations, a Florida-based division of Virgin Airlines offer amazing tours and package trips at bargain prices.   We did their Napa Valley 10 day wine tour last year—it was faultless.  So I have just booked to leave November 23 on the Miami-Costa Rica 7 day escorted tour.  This is Virgin’s tour with other travelers through eco-beautiful Costa Rica seeing all the area is known for.  Promo price includes the whole enchilada:  RT flights from Miami /hotels/transfers/meals/escorted excursions,  airline taxes & fuel surcharges, 2 nights San Jose, 2 nights Arenal, 2 nights Monteverde, hotel porterage, all transfers,  9 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach, services of English-speaking tour manager throughout, entrance fees per itinerary and more:  All for an unbeatable $1009.    From a name you know and trust.  We leave November 23 of Thanksgiving week.  For full details and how to book send email to publisher@britishflorida.com    On Subject line put:  Costa trip November 23 

   flagman ► TIP £$£$:   Want to transfer money from the UK to Florida. DON’T USE YOUR BANK!
Use Moneycorp.
  [I use Moneycorp myself—Publisher].   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings.  But Moneycorp’s rates are currently [NOVEMBER 2017] the best.  To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend the services of Moneycorp.  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save you the considerable exchange fees.  Moneycorp does that for you.   NOW is the most advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:  Moneycorp.   At lower rates than any bank.   Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licensed to deal in 50 states.   Expat Brits here–including many personal Brit friends of mine–have used this currency service for years and report savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in the UK.  Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.     [2017]


► ► FEATURED FLORIDA REALTOR OF THE MONTH [DELRAY and BOCA RATON].  JILLY CAMMISA, British multilingual realtor and longtime FABB member, specialising in residential luxury waterfront homes the chic and cosmopolitan Delray and Boca area.  The area is popular with Brits, with British clubs and pubs in the area.  Jilly’s accent is on results!  “ I am primarily a listing agent and this is why finding the right buyer for your estate property is  well within my domain, “ says Jilly.  In 2015 her closed sales volume was circa $25,000,000 and she was Ranked One of the Top 1000 Realtors in the Nation for 2016 by The Wall Street Journal.  Be guided by an understanding and knowledgeable agent who herself has moved in three countries!  Member of National, Florida & Board of the Palm Beach Realtors Association. She is an active member of the International Business Council, award winning expert for buying & selling residential waterfront property, vacation homes & investment property and dedicated & committed to your transaction. Jilly joined Premier Estate Properties to take her to another level. As a member of the Million Dollar Guild, recognition based on outstanding performance awarded by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Jilly closed sales volume in excess of 19 million dollars 2011-2012.  I can attest that Jilly is one of the most dedicated, efficient, work-for-you realtors I know and I have seen her build her business from scratch in 1999 to its current success—PK, FABB President.  WEBSITE   www.jillycammissa,info  Contact Jilly on cell [561] 271 7010 or e-mail   jilly@premierestateproperties.com    +

 NEED A UK PASSPORT? Want to save the hassle of doing it yourself? Use the above UK Abroad service.
Call [800] 806-0975 and they will explain all.

► ► The British Bureau has the only statewide database of resident Britons and British businesses in every Florida zipcode, compiled since 1991 and updated weekly.  To access our British database in your marketing, send query to publisher@britishflorida.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.

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► ► 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. 


flagman  Want to reach the huge resident British expat community in any Florida city? The British Bureau of Florida has the only email address database of thousands of Brits in every part of Florida—you don’t!   Use our eBlast service,  established 13 years ago.   We have a long list of  British and American satisfied clients,  even the mighty BBC!   For details +  rates call our office [305] 371-9340 or email query to publisher@britishflorida.com
On subject line put ” British Bureau publicity services.”

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.

flagmanFlights to UK—-Save money year round!    Quote code 9340   
BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS FLIGHTS TO UK BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!    BEFORE YOU BOOK ELSEWHERE :  FOR BEST DEALS ON FLIGHTS TO ALL UK CITIES and any city in Europe, contact the British travel whizz we Florida Brits have been using for 20 years:  Richard Hubbard.  For your farequote call him direct on [786] 552-6214 and give reference code 9340 for the best deal.    Or email Richard your travel query with your phone number to  rih@continentaltravelgroup.com    Quote reference code 9340.  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! 

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

WATCH UK TV RIGHT HERE IN THE USA! Go to website www.mytvabroad.tv




►  BBC AMERICA MIAMI OFFICE Phone [305] 461-6999.  For the greatest daily source of UK news always view the BBC website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk

►   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 in Florida listed on this website.  To ask how membership can bring YOU more customers + help your business grow,  email your query to publisher@britishflorida.com.  On subject line put  “FABB Membership Florida Business.  Or call FABB office [305] 371-9340.

THE ROYAL FAMILY:  Always find latest info on their official website    www.royal.gov.uk