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FABB Member list: Miami + the Keys: British Businesses/Professionals

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2017    FABB members in Miami are listed below.   See FABB Members in other parts of Florida on their own page on this website.   We have hundreds of UK-based members too, who joined to use our relocation and immigration services, not shown here.  FABB has hundreds of members, a number which fluctuates like all associations.  Many are not listed on this page for requested privacy reasons.   This page, by its very nature,  is a work forever in progress!    TO JOIN FABB:  Send an email to britishflorida@aol.com    On the subject line put JOIN FABB.  Include Name + City + Business details+ Contact phone.   SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE LIST OF  FABB MEMBERS which are :   BRITISH OWNED BUSINESSES and professionals across Florida.  More join FABB every week .   FABB has helped British businesses and individuals succeed in Florida since 1997.   We also have an unequalled team of immigration and relocation experts, in place since 2 decades,  advising UK Brits move to Florida.  NOTE:  We also have thousands of associate British business-owners and professionals across Florida in all fields,  we deal with,  aside from FABB members.    Please support British businesses in Florida.       

FABB MEMBERS BASED IN MIAMI  

 

► British-born lawyer Gavin Tudor Elliot, based in Miami Beach, has been practising law since 2002 and is a member of the bars of Florida, Washington D.C. and the Federal Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.   He has unique international and domestic experience earned in and out of the courtroom on behalf of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in complex business and real estate matters.  He has experience  in UK-USA cross-border transactions, Florida and US transactions and  Florida and Federal litigation and trials.  He seeks long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to the client’s legal needs. He stresses — and clients rightfully expect — good results. To that end, he employs innovative, pragmatic strategies and hard work to ensure the clients’ legal needs are met. Contact Gavin to discuss your needs at [305] 927 0473 or email him at  gelliot@elliotlegal.com    FABB member since December 2016.

► ZIVA  STAFFING is a British owned business and Member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].   Owner Amanda Zeil is originally from Bath in the UK and established in Florida/USA since 2007.   Ziva provides event staff for weddings, large corporate events and private parties in Miami and surrounding areas. So ongoing need for clients and staff.   Team Ziva is seasoned in all aspects of the hospitality industry, luxury brands and high-end clientele.   At ZIVA, we believe the secret to our success is our ability to recruit, hire and train staff that are committed and will deliver each clients vision with passion and attention to detail. Ziva staff are enthusiastic, reliable, polished and execute a high level of brand awareness. For company info see website www.zivastaffing.com  To create a memorable experience for your event please contact Amanda to discuss your needs at her office [305] 582-9358.   Instagram: @zivastaffing  Email: info@zivastaffing.com

MIAMI-LONDON  Anthony Rodgers.  Based in London,  ANTHONY ROGERS is a Chartered Tax Advisor and runs a UK tax advisory business providing advice to expats in Florida on their unique UK-USA tax issues.  Anthony comes over to Florida often—-[Miami especially] to meet prospective and current expat clients.  He offers advice to Brits who may have queries on UK taxes,  UK assets, IHT issues and other UK-USA financial matters such as domicile, residence, business and property portfolio structuring.  Contact him to discuss your needs at Fusion Partners, Chartered Tax advisors.  Anthony is Managing Partners there.  Email  anthony@fusionpartners.co.uk   Or reach him on UK mobile +44 7809 562 855.    OFFICE:   Anthony Rogers LLB CTA, Fusion Partners, 207 Regent Street Third Floor, London W1B 3HH.  He is a Member of FABB, Florida Association of British Business.  

MIAMI   Grahame Ménage is an established professional British artist and designer of interiors, offering frescoes, trompe l’oeil, gilding and faux effects. He has worked for prestigious clients around the world, including the Royal Berkshire Polo Club where Princes Charles, William and Harry play, the Welsh National Opera, The National Theatre in London and created scenery for fifty movie productions.     Now he is bringing his thirty-plus years experience to bear on the private sector, painting in homes, restaurants and hotels around the world. “I like to think that when I paint a room I’m taking art out of the frames we tend to associate with it, “ says Grahame.   “My goal is to create works of art that surround you – fantastical spaces that clients can step right into.”  While the tools may be the same, designing residential interiors serves a much different purpose, : he says.  Rooms that I have painted are immersive,” he says. “They have an energy to them. They are environments you experience through personal interaction. You can touch them. You can examine them in detail, or stand back to take in the bigger picture. These are rooms to be lived in, not just looked at.”    A member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB] since February 2015,    contact Grahame directly to discuss your needs on his cell 678] 230-4033 via email grahame@grahamemenage.com  See his work, testimonials  and client list on website  www.grahamemenage.com   GOT A DOG OR CAT?  Grahame also does excellent pet portraits–ask to see examples.  

►   ROBERT DIXON is one of FABB’s excellent  array of British lawyers, based in MIami.  Originally from the UK,  Robert has been practicing Personal Injury law in Florida since 2006.   NOTE :  His firm can represent  visitors from UK who have accidents while here.  That happens fairly often, especially in Orlando!   The Law Firm of Robert Dixon represents clients in a broad range of such cases:  car accidents, bus crashes, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents,  medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, slip and falls, and defective products, reckless or careless actions, wrongful death claims.    For a complete overview of how Robert Dixon can act for you, consult his comprehensive website www.flaccidentattorney.com   He serves clients in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and throughout the State of Florida.  Says Robert:   “We protect the rights of victims via negligence lawsuits.  My sensitive staff will assess the details of your situation and provide you with dedicated representation to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.”   Please Robert Dixon’s office 24/7 on (877) 499-4878 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.   Or contact them online via their website [live chat available].    

FABB member Jasmin Schumer is a Licensed Realtor and an Expat from London. Says Jasmin: “ I was a successful Estate Agent for almost two decades in Prime Central London and pride myself on my reputation. Ensuring my clients’ expectations are met, it doesn’t matter how much time or energy it takes,  I work efficiently to finding YOUR dream home or create opportunities for the highest return yield on YOUR investment. Every client interaction I have stems from a foundation built on trust, honesty, integrity and confidence. Dedication and listening to YOUR needs and close attention to detail sets me apart from other real estate agents.  I am well travelled, refined, and appreciate and respects the variety of cultures encountered in my personal and professional life.  I enjoy new people and new experiences, thriving on success with a competitive edge. “  Her sales area is Miami Beach, South Beach, South Of Fifth, Brickell, Star Island, Fisher Island, Palm & Hibiscus Island, Venetian Islands and Sunset Islands. Jasmin is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. She works with the respected Douglas Elliman brokerage of Miami Beach. Contact Jasmin direct on [305] 890-3236  Skype:  Jasmin.schumer  Email: jasminschumer@gmail.com  Website: www.miamipropertyfinders.com  FABB Member since March 2015.

► KOPIKATS is a printing, signage and promotional items production business in downtown Miami.  With local British owners Kopikats offers the following range of services for your business:   We are a full service signs, printing services and photo gifts shop based in Downtown Miami. We handle everything from simple products like photo gifts and accessories to all of your commercial printing and signage needs. With an extremely experienced in-house staff, we also offer top notch design services as well. Now offering a full range of bridal stationery of all types.  FIRST:  Call the British owners direct tollfree on [844] 456-7452 in first instance to discuss your needs. Then come in and view all their services and samples.  Or send email to admin@kopikats.com  Put  “Kopikats query from FABB” on the subject line.  put  A Member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB] since September 2014.

► Gordon Barnett , British owner   CITY:  MIAMI BEACH, Florida. Joined FABB  May 2013  Business Name: The Grooming Loft Pet Grooming  Telephone:  [305] 531-0155  Email: DrGordonBarnett@ymail.com and info@groomingloft.com   WEBSITE  www.groomingloft.com    INFO:  Business wise, we will initially expand within the Miami Area, before seeking some form of diversity in our business portfolio.   We are the premier dog and cat grooming salon on south beach, having won the category of best on Miami Beach for the last 2 years (2012 and 2013).  We provide bathing, shaving and haircut packages for all breeds of dogs and cats. Owners have a choice of a la carte menu of services or cost effective packages. Like any business we respect loyalty and will go that extra mile to get long term customers.  In addition we sell accessories, food, treats, toiletries, beds and carriers. We only stock what our clients buy, thus, if you need something particular we will start stocking it. Our prices are similar to internet prices so we are very competitive in comparison to the PetCo, Dog Bar and Petsmart businesses.

► Janet Edgar British owner  of Cross Stitch and Needle Arts supplies   Tel. [305] 629-8694
Email:     janet@miamicrossstitch.com   The Cross Stitch Station, Inc. the specialist cross-stitch store in Miami.  Located at 1365 NW 98th Court, Suite 1, Doral, FL 33172. We offer cross-stitch, canvas embroidery and needle art supplies, fabric, fibers, tools, sundry gifts for stitchers, embellishments, books and charts. Local designs and designers, and unique Miami and Everglades samplers. Classes and framing services.  WEBSITE for purchases www.stitchers-paradise.com  FABB member since October 2003

► ELAINE SOLOMON .   Want to buy or rent in the Magic City?  FABB member and fellow Brit Elaine Solomon is our Miami and Miami Beach specialist.  She has been in the USA since 1974, in New York and Miami, working in New York’s financial district for years before moving down to Florida as a licenced realtor.  “I love Miami, the vibrancy, the passion and the diversity of the city make it the perfect place to live, “ says Elaine.  “One has the best of both worlds, the fabulous restaurants, shopping and cultural events and the marvellous beaches at your doorstep. Living and working in the heart of it gives me a unique perspective on what someone is looking for and how to make that happen for my British clients. I work with one of Miami’s largest realty companies with all their resources at my disposal and bring all the savvy ex New Yorkers have!  I am  ready to help you find the perfect Miami place!  Contact Elaine:  Cell [305]  979 6521  Email:  livedowntownmiami@gmail.com  Her website:   www.livedowntownmiami.com    FABB member since January 2011.

► The British Consul General of Miami since July 2014 is David Prodger.  The Consul is always made an honorary member of FABB, our customary policy since FABB was founded in 1997.   See full details of his duties on the BRITISH CONSULATE page on this website.  

  JAMES ANDREWS  a chartered British accountant and Florida certified accountant on the FABB relocation team, with 30 years experience and a Florida resident for many years. His fee is reasonable and varies according to the work involved JIMMY ANDREWS ACCOUNTING  Cellphone [305] 323-1278   email:   jand592040@aol.com    NOTE TO UK BUYERS SEEKING BUSINESSES FOR AN E2 VISA :    When you have found a business to buy and are ready to make your offer to the sellers  DO DUE DILIGENCE. This is standard procedure when buying a business in Florida….contact Jimmy Andrews to find out more.  He is based in the Ft Lauderdale area and has clients all over Florida and the UK.   FABB Member since 2000.

 KEVIN JONES British realtor in Florida   CITY:   Miami  Email: kevin@youinmiami.com  Cellphone: [305] 776-7131   Description: Fellow British expat licensed Florida realtor Kevin Jones specialises in Miami area real estate sales. Contact Kevin to find the property right for YOU in YOUR price range.

► BRITISH MASTER YACHTSMAN, SAILING INSTRUCTOR, and licensed yachtbroker Anthony Wall offers British Master Yachtsman Yacht brokerage 30-70ft, sail or power. Allow us to help you find the yacht of your dreams, or sell your existing boat. Fast results.  Biscayne Bay Sailing Academy, Miami  Come sailing!  Maybe the greatest thing about the Miami area is it’s beautiful coastal waters-and we can make that dream a reality for you! American Sailing Association courses Basic Keelboat through Bareboat and beyond, with Captain Tony Wall, USCG 100 Tons Master and ASA Instructor of the Year Captain Tony Wall USCG 100 Tons, 50,000 plus blue water miles worldwide and frequently published  contributor to sailing publications such as Sail and Blue Water Sailing Magazine.  A member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB] Anthony has lived in Ft. Lauderdale Florida since 1998, operates out of several South Florida marinas and participates in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Boat Shows annually. For sailing lessons or info on any of the above contact Anthony Wall direct on [954] 243-4078 or email tonysailventures@gmail.com   Website www.sailventuresinc.com and www.tonysails.com   FABB member since December 2013.

► REBECCA [last name removed]. a licensed expat British realtor.  Was based in Miami, joined July 2104 but moved away in 2016–so info removed from this page] —FABB office.

 Shirley Pardon, originally from London, is a licensed and experienced professional Realtor specializing in Miami/Miami Beach and surrounding areas.  A longtime Miami resident, involved in many local community activities, Shirley is delighted to show you her knowledge when it comes to real estate.  Shirley has helped other Florida and UK Brits with property purchases and sales over the years.  Reach her in Miami on her cell [786] 525-4621 [Member since 2006].    

► British–owned Mughal & Associates of Miami is HIRING!  [You must already have a US work visa].  A Member of FABB the Florida Association of British Business since 2013, they are looking for Recruiters that we can train OR Recruiting Managers who have significant recruitment experience within the following areas of expertise:  Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Accounting and Finance. These Recruiting Managers will be able to build and manage their own teams and will work out of our newly built-out state of the art offices in Midtown Miami.   We are also willing to hire Sales professionals with management experience that we can train and develop as top-notch Recruiters.  We are looking for people who have a positive can-do attitude, exceptional multi-tasking skills, and are looking to excel in this role with plenty of career growth.  We offer an excellent base salary as well as the highest commissions in the business!!  COMPANY INFO see www.marecruit.com  Please apply direct to:   Tinam@marecruit.com.   ON SUBJECT LINE PUT:   To Mughal Associates —British applicant.

►Richard Hubbard [British travel agent]  [SEE his services on the UK travel page on this website]  Tel.  (786) 552-6214    Email: rih@continentaltravelgroup.com    He works with established agency Continental Travel Agency. Cheap flights to UK and European Cities our speciality from Miami, Orlando and Tampa. GREAT DEALS ON BUSINESS CLASS to UK and European cities. ASK RICHARD. BEFORE YOU BOOK ELSEWHERE  Contact the British travel whizz we Florida Brits all use for a farequote:   Miami-based Richard has served British clients across Florida for over 23 years.   Great personal service from a fellow Brit!  He also does reversal fares, which are often cheaper,  where you book FROM the UK to Florida—-ask him about this. FABB Member since August 1997.

MIAMI   Robin HILL, British  owner  based in Miami Beach    [305] 532 4750    rh@robinhill.net      Business Type: Photography and TV Host   Business Name: Robin Hill & Co Photography Inc.   Cellphone [305] 785 6538   FABB Join Date: March 2008  Robin Hill Photography specializes in Architecture, Design and Fine Art Photography. Working with some of the Giants in the in Architectural profession including Frank Gehry, Cesar Pelli, Maya Lin and Arquitectonica. Robin Hill is also the host of ‘Emmy’ award winning PBS TV series ART 360, which covers the Arts in South Florida. FABB Joined  Aug. 1997

Scotsman Brian Corbett  MBE, a realtor  in Key Biscayne, Miami.  Email: brian_corbett@bellsouth.net   He handles property sales in Key Biscayne, all Miami and South Florida and works with Coldwell Banker Realty. Reach him on [786] 427-7225   “I’m dedicated to finding the ideal property for your needs and to negotiate on your behalf, ” says Brian.   Coldwell Banker is one of the top ten most ethical companies in the USA.  Relocation advice based on many years of living abroad himself.  FABB Member since November 2012.

► BARRY/CHRISTINE CHILD  Telephone: 305-785-2021 Miami  Email:  barry.child1@btinternet.com   Florida Plans: They have a business in the UK and property in Miami–seeking to move to Florida.     NOTE FROM FABB OFFICE: This UK member joined to use FABB’s team of immigration and relocation experts to emigrate/set up business in Florida. Their situation is likely to change and they don’t update us on progress, so phone them direct for current info.   They have a business in the UK and property in Miami–seeking to move to Florida, not necessarily Miami. FABB Member since March 2012.

► THE BRITISH BUREAU of FLORIDA British-American Public Relations/Marketing—owner.  Also President and co-founder of FABB in 1997.     Phone [305] 371-9340  Email:   BritishFlorida@aol.com    The British Bureau [established 1991] specialises in public relations, publicity and marketing services focused on Florida’s British community, businesses and individuals. We reach the British market for our clients. Everything we do is on our website www.britishflorida.com. If you need to reach the British community in Florida–ask us what we can do for you!  We have the only statewide British contacts database in Florida

► FABB Member and acclaimed British artist Leonard Pardon is a Master in the field of the “faux” decorative artform, with over 50 years in the business.  A longtime resident of Miami,  the beautiful, original work of this talented artist can be found in the homes of local clients,  across Florida, other states and around the world.  He has worked for  many of the Royal Family, including the Queen at BuckinghamPalace, the late Queen Mother and in many celebrity homes.  NOTE from FABB office:  His membership lapsed in 2015 so contact details removed.  

► BARRY SMITH is a British attorney based in the Cayman Islands with a Miami home.   He is Your Cayman Islands connection.  He has has lived and worked in Grand Cayman for over 40 years, with many British and international legal contacts and clients. He has visited Florida for many years and knows it well.   If you need any professional advice re Cayman Islands, Barry can advise you. He is one of Grand Cayman’s most respected and best-known attorneys.  If you wish to buy any property or land, establish a business or seek residence  in Cayman contact Barry Smith, Attorney at Law. PO Box 856, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman KY1-1103. Office [345] 943-7700   Cell [345] 326-2058 or email:  barry.smith@forbeshare.com    FABB member since January 2003.

► BRAD MARTIN is your local British internet marketing expert . A member of FABB, he moved from London in  2010 and is now based in Weston, between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.   He owns an online marketing agency POZITIVE MEDIA, with offices in Central London for 15 years. Now in Florida, he would like to find local British clients and offers these specific services:   Professional Web Design, Brand Building, Social Media and PPC Management to boost your business.   Contact Brad to discuss your business online needs on cell [954] 573-5118 or email  brad@pozitivemedia.com   Website  www.pozitive-media.com

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►  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  The pound is plummeting.  That affects all expats in Florida who still 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 via our partner Moneycorp.  NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   We highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.   At lower rates than any bank .  FABB [Florida Association of British Business] recommends  MONEYCORP of the UK with an office in Florida.   Moneycorp 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.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their 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.  Moneycorp have been trusted FABB members since 2005. 


►   2]  Are you over 35?  Did you pay into a company / private UK pension years ago?  You may
be sitting on a large sum of money in the UK which you could use over here.  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.     The Florida Association of British Business [FABB] has now accessed millions of dollars in UK pensions for hundreds of expat Florida Brits like you since first offering this service 17 years ago.   There is a way to access your money early and spend it now.  Many Florida Brits have done this.  NEXT:   Contact FABB’s British pensions expert to explain it and answer your questions.  He has successfully worked with many Brits in Florida and other USA states to “unfreeze” their much-needed funds.   Contact FABB’s British pensions expert Mark Solomons, who will explain it.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  Contact Mark by phone [561] 793-1311 in Palm Beach OR email him:    ukpensions@gmail.com  Include a sentence about the type of pension you paid into and your contact phone number.   On subject line put:    To Mark Solomons—re pension    [NOTE:   This is NOT the UK Government pension you get at age 60/65–to apply for that you write to the pensions office in England ….address on PENSIONS page on  www.britishflorida.com