F&L’s Melissa Harkcom shortlisted for ‘Woman in Business’ in the inaugural Transatlantic Growth Awards 2018

San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2018 – the Transatlantic Growth (TAG) Awards 2018 announced today that it has shortlisted Melissa Harkcom for the Woman in Business Silver Award. The Award is the first of its kind to honor the women in the US and the UK who are making a significant impact on the growth of transatlantic trade and development.

About Melissa

Melissa’s appointment as Director of North America in 2010 has proved crucial to the business over the past 8 years, influencing the entire firm’s business development strategy. Prior to joining F&L, Melissa trained and qualified as a lawyer in the UK but through both family ties and previous work roles, she had spent lots of time in the US and gained a detailed understanding of the business culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

Melissa was tasked with opening F&L’s first office outside of the UK and in August 2010, she relocated with her family to San Francisco.

Melissa enjoys a rare mix of skills - her legal training allows her to appreciate the complexities and challenges of providing a professional service to clients, whilst her natural networking and marketing skills mean she can successfully develop relationships and identify opportunities for both clients and F&L. 

“Melissa has set the standard for global expansion advice,” said F&L Partner, Kiki Stannard. “Being shortlisted for this transatlantic Woman in Business award is a testament to the skill, practical approach and service excellence that Melissa provides.”

About the TAG Awards

Presented by BritishAmerican Business, Inc. (BABi), the TAG Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions of business leaders and small and medium sized UK and US companies to the transatlantic business corridor.

The judging panel who nominate and select the TAG Awards winners, is comprised of leading authorities in transatlantic business including Allyson Stewart-Allen, John Simmons, Steve Allen, Priya Guha, Lesley Batchelor OBE and Andy Simpson.

Website: www.babtagawards.com

Twitter: twitter.com/BritAmBusiness

About Fitzgerald & Law

F&L is a foreign direct investment-driven, full service advisory firm with offices in the US and UK and affiliates in over 40 countries. F&L is a uniquely valuable resource for North American companies, providing advice when they set up in the UK and continuing to support them as their EMEA operations grow. F&L sets itself apart from other firms by employing the best people in the industry and through the range of services it provides including tax, accounting, audit, financial advice, employee benefits, payroll, legal and HR. F&L’s specialist teams work together to help clients meet their obligations and solve their problems. They are dedicated yet flexible in their approach and strive to build lasting relationships with the people they advise.

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