Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is situated off the northwest coast of Europe (4). It is made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland (5). The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary government (5). Elizabeth II reign since February 6, 1952 (4).

The United Kingdom, a leading trading power and financial center, is the second largest economy in Europe and the fourth in the world (1;4). Its natural resources include coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land (1).

United Kingdom economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 78.9%, industry 20.5% and agriculture 0.7% (2013) (1). Its agriculture products include cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables, wheat, barley, oats, sugar beets, cattle, sheep, poultry, and fish (2;3).

United Kingdom’s industries include Industries:  machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, and other consumer goods, tourism (3).

United Kingdom’s top exports commodities include manufactured goods, oils, fuels, chemicals, food, wheat, meat, butter, livestock feeds, tea, wool, timber beverages, tobacco, machinery, chemicals and oil. (AB). Its top imports commodities include manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, foodstuffs, machinery, ships, locomotives, aircraft, and motor vehicles (1;4).

United Kingdom’s main ports and terminals are Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport, Forth Ports, and Milford Haven (1).

Trade Statistics
United Kingdom was the United-States’ 7th largest goods trading partner during 2013 (6). It was the United States' 6th largest goods export partner and 7th largest goods import partner (6). And United-States was United Kingdom’s 2nd main export partner (7). Florida’s top exports to United Kingdom include: Civilian Aircraft, Engines, Fuel Wood In Logs, Optical Fibers, Metals, Motor Cars & Vehicles For Transporting Persons, Paintings, Drawings. Florida’s top imports from United Kingdom include: Oil (not crude) from Petrol, Ethyl Alcohol, Spirit beverage, Paintings, Drawings by hand As Art, Perfumes and Toilet waters (8). United Kingdom has the first-largest number of foreign-owned businesses (77) in Tampa Bay (9;10). United Kingdom owns about 16% of the Tampa Foreign Owned Companies.

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods imports from United Kingdom in 2013: $52.6 billion (11)
  • United States’ goods exports to United Kingdom in 2013: $47.4 billion (11)
  • Florida’s merchandise exports to United Kingdom in 2013: 880.8 Millions of US Dollars (8)
  • Florida’s merchandise imports from United Kingdom in 2013: 1,580.5 Millions of US Dollars (8)
  • Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and United Kingdom in 2013: 2,461.4 Millions of US Dollars (8)
  • Imports to Tampa Port Authority from United Kingdom in 2010 were $13,749,812 (12)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to United Kingdom in 2010 $12,144,964 (12)

Export Companies
United Kingdom owns 77 companies in Tampa Bay (10).

Company Parent Country County NAICS Titles # of Employees
Advantage Sales & Marketing, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers 10 to 29
Aggreko, LLC United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Commercial & Industrial Machinery & Equipment Rental <10
Aircraft Service International Group United Kingdom Manatee Other Airport Operations <10
Alexandre London, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Men’s Clothing Stores <10
Allied Electronics, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas Other Electronic Parts & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 10 to 29
Altadis U.S.A., Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing 500 to 999
Ambius, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Interior Design Services <10
Astrazeneca Limited Partnership United Kingdom Hillsborough Surface Active Agent Manufacturing 30 to 49
Atlantic Microwave Corporation United Kingdom Pinellas Relay & Industrial Control Manufacturing <10
Blakell North America, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers <10
Bridon-American Corp. United Kingdom Multiple Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers <10
Bunzl USA Tampa, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Industrial & Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers <10
Carleton Technologies, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Boat Dealers <10
Case Atlantic Company United Kingdom Pinellas Other Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 50 to 99
Castle Supply Company, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Plumbing & Heating Equip. & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant 100 to 299
City Electric Supply Co. United Kingdom Multiple Electrical Apparatus & Equip., Wiring Supplies & Related Equip. 100 to 299
Clockwork Home Services, Inc. United Kingdom Sarasota Other Individual & Family Services 50 to 99
Cobham United Kingdom Pinellas Other Aircraft Part & Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing 100 to 299
Compass Group USA, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Vending Machine Operators 100 to 299
Corin USA United Kingdom Hillsborough Medical, Dental & Hospital Equip. & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10 to 29
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC United Kingdom Pinellas All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing <10
Diploma Holdings, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas Other Electronic Parts & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers <10
Douglas Machines Corp. United Kingdom Pinellas Other Commercial & Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 30 to 49
Doyen Medipharm United Kingdom Polk Packaging Machinery Manufacturing 30 to 49
Equilon Enterprises, LLC United Kingdom Multiple Other Gasoline Stations 50 to 99
ERM-NA Holdings Corp. United Kingdom Hillsborough Environmental Consulting Services <10
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Plumbing & Heating Equip. & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant 300 to 499
Filmco, Inc. United Kingdom Manatee Administrative & General Management Consulting Services <10
First Vehicle Services, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Passenger Cars Leasing 10 to 29
Food Group, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Advertising Agencies <10
G4s Secure Solutions USA, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Security Guards & Patrol Services 100 to 299
G4s Youth Services, LLC United Kingdom Multiple Other Residential Care Facilities 100 to 299
Glaxosmithkline LLC United Kingdom Pasco All Other Support Services <10
Grandtecotech, LLC United Kingdom Hillsborough All Other Business Support Services <10
Grant Thornton, LLP United Kingdom Hillsborough Offices of Certified Public Accountants 50 to 99
Greyhound Lines, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Interurban & Rural Bus Transportation 30 to 49
Hayward Baker, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Engineering Services 50 to 99
HB Sealing Products, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing 100 to 299
HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation <10
IIR Communispond, Inc. United Kingdom Sarasota Vocational Rehabilitation Services 50 to 99
Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Hotels (except Casino Hotels) & Motels 100 to 299
Intertek U.S.A., Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Surveying & Mapping (except Geophysical) Services 10 to 29
Invest Financial Corporation United Kingdom Multiple Securities Brokerage 30 to 49
J.C. Ehrlich Co., Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Exterminating & Pest Control Services <10
Jiffy Lube International, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Automotive Oil Change & Lubrication Shops 100 to 299
Lasalle Bristol, LP United Kingdom Polk Air-Conditioning & Warm Air Heating Equipment & Commercial 30 to 49
Merlin Entertainment United Kingdom Polk Amusement & Theme Parks 1000 to 2999
Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing 100 to 299
Monarch Homes of Florida, Inc. United Kingdom Manatee Residential Remodelers 30 to 49
Morrison Homes, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple New Single-Fanily Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) 100 to 299
Morrison Management Specialists, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Cafeterias 50 to 99
Ocean Optics, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing 100 to 299
Pacom Systems North America, Inc. United Kingdom Sarasota Computer Systems Design Services <10
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Management Consulting Services <10
PB Americas, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Engineering Services 100 to 299
Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas Commercial & Institutional Building Construction 50 to 99
Post Buckley Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Engineering Services 500 to 999
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Accounting Services 100 to 299
RC Treatt, Inc. United Kingdom Polk Other Grocery & Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 30 to 49
Regus Corporation United Kingdom Hillsborough Lessors of Other Real Estate Property <10
Rentokil Inc Pest Control Services United Kingdom Hillsborough Exterminating & Pest Control Services 30 to 49
Resource Recycling, LLC United Kingdom Pinellas Materials Recovery Facilities 10 to 29
Sage Software, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Software Publishers 500 to 999
Samsonite Company Stores, LLC United Kingdom Manatee Luggage & Leather Goods Stores <10
Signature Flight Support Corporation United Kingdom Multiple Other Airport Operations 100 to 299
Six Continents Hotels, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Hotels (except Casino Hotels) & Motels 50 to 99
Smith & Nephew, Inc. United Kingdom Pinellas Surgical Appliance & Supplies Manufacturing 100 to 299
Southeast Service Corporation United Kingdom Multiple Janitorial Services 30 to 49
Stauffer Management Company United Kingdom Multiple Office Administrative Services <10
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. United Kingdom Multiple Construction, Mining & Forestry Machinery & Equipment Rental 50 to 99
TONI & Guy USA LP United Kingdom Hillsborough Beauty Salons <10
Trak Microwave Corporation United Kingdom Hillsborough Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, & Nautical <10
Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Commodity Contracts Dealing <10
Trent Severn Environmental Services, Inc. United Kingdom Polk Office Administrative Services 50 to 99
Williams Scotsman, Inc. United Kingdom Hillsborough Other Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers 10 to 29
Woodrow Taylor Homes Ltd. United Kingdom Sarasota Residential Property Managers <10

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html
  2. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/615557/United-Kingdom/44689/Economy
  3. http://worldfacts.us/UK.htm
  4. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Northern_Ireland.aspx
  5. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/united-kingdom/
  6. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/top/top1312yr.html
  7. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2050.html
  8. http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/profile-fl-top-trade-partners-united-kingdom.pdf
  9. http://www.tampabay.com/news/german-american-chamber-of-commerce-to-open-florida-office-in-tampa/1241123
  10. http://www.tampabay.org/sites/default/files/NEW%202011%20FDI%20STUDY_0.pdf
  11. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/europe-middle-east/europe/european-union
  12. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/GBR/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php