The British American Business Council and GSK to Host “Do More, Feel Better, Live Longer” Event on Feb. 5

RALEIGH, N.C.--The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British American Business Council (BABC) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will host a Business Exchange event on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at GSK’s global headquarters located at 5 Moore Drive in Research Triangle Park. Speakers will include GSK executive Jamey Millar, vice president, oncology business unit head, and Spencer Mahony, HM Consul and regional director, East Coast U.S.A., U.K. Trade and Investment, British Embassy, Washington D.C.


“The topic of this program hosted by GSK is an excellent choice for our first major event of 2014,” said Steve Cain, president of the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the BABC. “The success of GSK globally and in the U.S.A. is a fascinating story of innovation through putting patients first. GSK is a highly important company in the Triangle/Eastern North Carolina Region with a large R&D investment in RTP and manufacturing in Zebulon. They are also well known for their support of innovative health and education programs designed to bring sustainable, positive change in this region and across America.”

"At GSK, we serve U.S. communities by discovering, developing, and delivering new medicines, vaccines and other healthcare products to help people do more, feel better, and live longer,” said Jamey Millar. “We are committed to discovering new ways to treat disease, making sure patients get their medicines, and making a difference in the community. Based on initiatives started in RTP, GSK recently announced changes to its global sales and marketing practices to further ensure patient interests come first.”

The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of BABC was founded in 2012 to build on the close professional, business and cultural relationships between North Carolina and the U.K. and to act as a catalyst to help maintain and further strengthen the strong and lasting trade partnerships between the two. The region has grown exponentially as a high-tech hub, hosting industries in medicine, electronics, education, agribusiness, aerospace, biotech, energy, defense and entertainment. The BABC is a transatlantic business network that helps bridge markets between the U.S. and U.K., stimulating collaboration and fostering partnership.

To register for the Business Exchange event, visit http://trianglebabcnc.org/gsk-triangle-eastern-babcnc-business-exchange-event. The cost is $20 for BABC members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information about the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of BABC, visit www.trianglebabcnc.org. For more information about GlaxoSmithKline, visit http://us.gsk.com/.

About Jamey Millar: Millar leads GSK’s oncology business unit in the U.S. GSK’s mission is to improve the quality of human life by helping patients do more, feel better, and live longer – this mission inspires his work in support of treatment solutions with the potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients. Mr. Millar has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and has spent the last decade of his career with GSK in various roles including executive director of marketing (Wellbutrin SR, Zyban, Wellbutrin XL), executive director, respiratory marketing (Advair/Flovent/Serevent/Ventolin), vice president, strategic pricing, contracting and marketing, and vice president, medical center solutions.

About Spencer Mahony: Mahony took up his posting as regional director for U.K. Trade and Investment in December 2010. He is responsible for U.K. exports to the U.S. and leads UKTI teams in Atlanta, Boston, D.C., New York and Miami charged with increasing trade and investment between the U.K. and 21 states on the East Coast of the U.S. Prior to his current appointment, he spent three years as head of UKTI in Western India based in Mumbai. He covered four states accounting for over 40 percent of India’s GDP and managed relations with many of India’s largest investors in the U.K., including the Tata Group of companies.

About the British American Business Council: The British American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 25 chapters and 3,000 member companies, including many of the world's largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Companies can gain access to the benefits of membership in this network by joining one of the BABC's chapters, all of which are independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide their member companies with a broader transatlantic business network and additional member benefits, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities. For more information, visit http://trianglebabcnc.org