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15th May 2014 Washington DC, USA

Thomas Whitehead

by Thomas Whitehead

Senior Trade Policy Advisor

Making trade personal

May is World Trade Month: a time to recognize the benefits of international trade and its impact on our everyday lives. That got me thinking about my own personal history and how it has been shaped and moulded by international trade. My grandfather first came to Pennsylvania from England as a child refugee of WWII. […]

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30th April 2014 Washington DC, USA

Jane Ansell

by Jane Ansell

Second Secretary (Economics)

Women boost the world economy

At the end of March I joined other members of the British Embassy in American University’s Race to Representation, a 5k run organised by the Women and Politics Institute in Washington. The annual race (now in its third year) helps raise awareness of the gender gap in political leadership in the US, while the mission […]

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4th April 2014 USA

Spencer Mahony

by Spencer Mahony

HM Consul and UKTI Regional Director for the South East United States

Come Together, Right Now, Over to Liverpool!

When I was growing up, I remember hearing stories about the mass pilgrimages that people made to Liverpool in the hopes of hearing the Beatles play live. Although Beatlemania has just celebrated its 50 year anniversary, (is there now One Direction mania?), Liverpool still attracts millions of tourists who want to experience the city’s multiple […]

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28th March 2014 USA

by Daniel Gallagher

First Secretary (Economics)

Beer!

There: I thought that would draw you in. What does it have to do with the UK economy though? Well, last week, the UK Chancellor presented the Government’s 2014 Budget. The annual Budget report and statement in Parliament offers an opportunity to take stock of the economic outlook and public finances, while making some policy […]

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28th February 2014 USA

Spencer Mahony

by Spencer Mahony

HM Consul and UKTI Regional Director for the South East United States

A Hidden British Gem in DC

The popularity of Doctor Who in the US is no more evident to me than when I hear people ask if we can get our hands on a Tardis to help them travel to the UK. I recently found out that there is actually a Tardis (of sorts) in Georgetown in the form of a […]

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27th February 2014 Washington DC, USA

Jane Ansell

by Jane Ansell

Second Secretary (Economics)

UK Rolls Out Red Carpet for Film And TV

British films up for Oscars this weekend showcase the UK as a GREAT home for creative industries! One of the many benefits of being a Brit in Washington has to be the ability to watch the many big TV events – which America does so well – at a reasonable hour. While staying up all […]

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4th December 2013 USA

by Daniel Gallagher

First Secretary (Economics)

UK Autumn Statement

Tomorrow, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver the UK government’s Autumn Statement. We’re often asked what the Autumn Statement is and how it differs to the Budget? The Budget (usually held in the early Spring) comes at the start of the UK’s fiscal year, which runs from April to March. Budgets set the […]

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7th November 2013 Washington DC, USA

Maeve Atkins

by Maeve Atkins

Communications Officer

Following Suit: TTIP and the Fashion Industry

Last month, Ambassador and Lady Westmacott hosted a reception to celebrate the Bloomingdales GREAT British Invasion Campaign. The Campaign is a line of menswear designed to honour the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, as well as a ‘Best of Britain’ menswear line featuring 40 high-end and traditional British designers […]

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5th September 2013 Washington DC, USA

Thomas Whitehead

by Thomas Whitehead

Senior Trade Policy Advisor

WTO: Bali and beyond

I had the fortune to spend summer on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva representing the UK at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a 159 country organisation that governs international economic relations. It was a welcome respite from the heat and humidity of DC during the summer – several weeks soaking up the fresh mountain […]

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About Partners in Prosperity

Partners in Prosperity is a blog discussing UK – US economic, business, and prosperity ties from the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates across the US. Our bloggers come…

Partners in Prosperity is a blog discussing UK – US economic, business, and prosperity ties from the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates across the US. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

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