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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.” 

►►  WEST FT. LAUDERDALE [Davie] BRITISH SHOP / ENGLISH TEA ROOM FOR SALE.   Authentic EnglishTea Room and General British Store located on busy main road with a great many followers.  Website and large customer base goes with the business. Also ideal for private parties. Current owner is retiring.  Figures show working owner with Gross Revenue of over $170K and generating over $50K cash flow. Plenty of room to expand this great business. Seller happy to assist in transition. Call for more details.  Asking price $199K.   BBF #: 45809109  Contact British broker Susan Barnes on [407] 933-3342    Email: Susan@RockRoseRealty.com

►  December 7-10, 2017.  MIAMI ART WEEK and ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH  featuring numerous galleries and exhibitors from the UK, this is Florida‘s cultural event of the year.  I have attended every year since its start with art collector friends over especially from London.  It’s enjoyable to ogle handsome English dealers in pin-stripe Saville Row suits as much as their inventory.  No flip-flops here.  You can enjoy over 800 art-related events and parties across the Miami area.  Occurring annually since  2002,  Art Basel Miami Beach features over 250 galleries from dozens of countries, especially the UK.  Participants make it the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring established galleries and dynamic newcomers, ranging from a few hundred dollars to several million for museum-quality masterpieces.  INFO and TICKETS:  www.artbasel.com  Click on the Miami Beach section.  

 ► FOR CHEAPEST FLIGHTS TO UK and European cities from Florida airports: 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. Book your UK Christmas flights NOW before the seats you want are gone.  FACT: Savvy Florida Brits book early to avoid disappointment.  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 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 ► 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.

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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 
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 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

  

  

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►  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