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The British Benevolent Society of California provides financial aid and compassionate relief to British Citizens in need throughout the Western United States.

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Business Members

Business members are an essential element to maintaining our relief work. With their creative support and financial contributions, we can continue to assist those in need throughout our communities and connect Brits in the Bay Area.


20/20 Productions 

20/20 Productions is a corporate communications production company, specializing in video, events and digital design.

Founded in 1990, based in Edinburgh, Scotland and San Francisco, the company assists Clients throughout the US, Europe and beyond. 20/20 Productions Founder and CEO Andy MacKay has over 30 years of experience in the presentation industry, working globally on projects for Clients ranging from start-ups to the United Nations. The success of the company is based on our creative but ‘common-sense’ approach to communications.



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CBA is a strategic design agency with global reach.

We believe in the power of imaginative design to create successful and enduring brands that make an impact. Our services include brand strategy, corporate identity, packaging design, experiential design and innovation.



British American Business Council Los Angeles

The British American Business Council Los Angeles (BABCLA) is a vital chapter dedicated to their members.

The BABC LA hosts a variety of business, social, cultural and sporting events to meet their needs.

Their members, who represent a cross-section of industries, have a broad range of skills and interests, in addition to one common goal: the opportunity to liaise with like-minded individuals who support the objectives of the BABC.



British American Business Council

The British American Business Council (BABCSF) serve their members by providing a business focused environment that cultivates opportunity, expansion of personal networks, and social interaction by facilitated introductions and events throughout the year, many of which you will find listed on this website.

In addition, they jointly sponsor and promote events with other Bay Area organizations that they believe will be of value to their members.



British-American Business Connections

The Pacific Northwest office of British-American Business Connections fosters a regional network for U.S. and British professionals to connect, share and build business networks. The chapter has been successfully engaged in business, trade and transatlantic interests for more than 20 years and works to:

  • Build and support professional connections to facilitate business opportunities
  • Provide access to regional, transatlantic, and industry expertise
  • Engage professionals in the greater transatlantic community



Brits in LA

Brits in LA was established in 2007 as a mixer for British Ex-pats and not long after became much more.

Brits in LA has helped shape the British Community in Los Angeles, teaming up with some amazing establishments like LACMT, The British Consulate and BAFTA/LA. Brits in LA aim support and promote their community through events in and around the LA Area.




BritWeek is a non-profit organization, established in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe, O.B.E. and the former Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California.

mission is to create greater awareness of the many ways in which Britain and the US work closely together, and further build this relationship to advance business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of these thriving regions of the world.



Florin Pensions LLC

Florin Pensions LLC is an investment advisory firm specializing in UK pension transfers and only advises expatriates in respect of their UK pension plans.

Headquartered in San Francisco, they also have investment adviser representatives located in New York and Florida. Together, they are able to work throughout the United States.



Goldschmidt Vineyard

The Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations.

The goal is to create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site specific harvests. Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernets are crafted with the best possible resources to achieve exceptional richness, quality and balance – the hallmarks of world-class wines. Visit the winemaker page to learn more.




Kiosk is a digital marketing and advertising agency with offices in Novato, CA, Toronto, Liverpool and Los Angeles, CA.

Services include performance marketing, data & analytics, and creative & production. They are five-time winners of the NBBJ’s Best Places to Work award.



The St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles

Established in 1930, The St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles is the oldest organization in southern California devoted to the promotion of Scottish culture.

The purpose of the Society is to promote Scottish history, traditions, and culture by developing educational and charitable undertakings that nurture relations between the Society, the people of Los Angeles and the greater community.

Membership in the St. Andrew’s society of Los Angeles is open to anyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage, or by inclination. And we welcome diversity and inclusion for all.



The St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco

The St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco began in the colorful early days of California’s Gold Rush.

A group gathered in San Francisco to form a society designed to preserve and further Scottish traditions and culture, and to aid Scots in distress. The crossroads of the place and time brought together those who longed to hear their own speech, the skirl of the bagpipe, and the music and poetry of the Scotland they left.

Memberships include people from all walks of life, — business persons, technicians, doctors, educators, high technology experts, lawyers, engineers, specialists in banking and investment, and active and retired military personnel; all of whom have a special interest in their Scottish inheritance and background.



Spirit Works

Spirit Works makes everything in-house from milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling all the way through to bottling and shipments out the door.

They are a Northern California Distillery based in beautiful Sonoma County Sebastopol, CA here in The Barlow. Visit their Distillery Tasting Room here where you can try their spirits, including some of their Tasting Room exclusives. They also have come up with some great Cocktails and a map finder so that you can Find Their Spirits!




Artonomi Fine Art gallery occupies 1,000 sq feet of space in the picturesque and historic Ark Row downtown Tiburon, California and has been founded to advance artistic excellence.  We are pleased to represent the work of established global artists while offering a sublime viewing experience, art advice and education, all in a sophisticated venue.



Watson Immigration Law

Watson Immigration Law is a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law.

They can assist you with all investment visa matters, as well as all family-based and employment-based immigration matters.



Tiburon Tavern

Gastropub Restaurant Experience in Tiburon, CA.

With its chic gastropub vibe, Tiburon Tavern offers farm-to-table dining and creative New American cuisine. Our menus showcase simple, delicious foods using the finest, seasonal ingredients sourced from the area’s farms, gardens, and waters. From outstanding patio seating to fireside dining and a lively bar atmosphere, Tiburon Tavern is an inviting eatery perfect for sharing a meal with family and friends and experiencing the vibrant dining scene that characterizes both the Bay Area and the Napa Valley. employment-based immigration matters.



Willow on the Green

Willow on the Green is a cheese and speciality food shop in the Inner Sunset, San Francisco, offering artisanal British-made speciality food with a particular focus on cheese. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, creating a warm and inviting community gathering spot. Willow on the Green is a proud business sponsor of the British Benevolent Society, committed to supporting their mission of helping British citizens in need in California. Visit Willow on the Green for a carefully curated selection of cheese and accompaniments, friendly staff, a welcoming atmosphere and free tastings every weekend.



Did you know?

On Christmas Eve in 1965, the BBS came to the swift aid of those affected in Maryville and Yuba City by floods. The BBS teamed up with other British societies to raise funds for 11 families and 20 children.

"The BBS' Covid19 support has helped more than I can say. I couldn't pay my rent, & the stress was overwhelming. BBS funds have allowed me to pay a small amount of overdue rent to my landlord, & provided leverage to create a reasonable agreement for future payments. I can't express my gratitude to the organisation for supporting me when I needed them most."