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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 UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to britishflorida@aol.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews. IMPORTANT:   Must include your city + contact phone.  

 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                                                                        Fellow 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.   [Sign up to get their emails with future deals on  website www.virgin-vacations.com ]  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 £$£$:      If you want to bring your money from the UK to Florida. Or vice versa.
  The pound is pitiful!  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings.  But Moneycorp’s rates are currently [OCTOBER 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 has a UK office too so Kelly may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.   Sent 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.

► ►  IN UK :  AVAILABLE FOR EXPATS:  A final resting place over in your beloved England.  We take care of everything for you:  “Imagine being laid to rest on specially consecrated acreage in the peaceful Lancashire countryside, surrounded by fields where Shire Horses graze, with  gently rolling Parbold and Winter Hills in the background. Each burial resting place is set amongst wild flowers and native trees including Oak, Ash, Cherry, Chestnut, Silver Birch, Beech and Lime,”  says Funeral Director, Geoff Whalley, offers full funeral services with a fleet of funeral cars, a beautifully built on site chapel, burial and cremation. Regular maintenance, grass cutting etc., is performed by Mr Whalley and his family.   TESTIMONIAL:  “ The funeral service and burial were just what I had hoped for…he is now peacefully at rest in your beautiful burial ground.”    For further details, including photos, relevant costs, etc., please contact fellow expat Peter Hemingway based in Fort Lauderdale [954] 638 4788 or email peter5540pro@aol.com   He has set this up with the made the funeral director over in Lancashire.

► ► We have 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   

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

2017:   Get 20% Off your bill at ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT 3801 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. [954] 964-007.  [Dine-in after 5p.m. only].  Just show this ad to your server. —Publisher of britishflorida.com   

► ► 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