Charleston | South Carolina | USA is home, workplace and inspiration to more than 802,000 voices, talents, passions and ideas. three quarters of a million people who are globally connected through trade, technology and travel - and locally engaged to craft a legacy for the future.
16 UK firms operate in the three-county Charleston region, including manufacturing, engineering, distributors, and professional services. The region’s growing international community includes the following industry leaders:
With the most productive and efficient seaport in North America, an integrated rail and highway system, and an international airport, Charleston provides seamless connections to the global marketplace. Our central location, roughly halfway between New York and Miami, offers prime access to the U.S. Southeast. Nonstop flights to London depart daily from nearby Atlanta or JFK international airports.
Source: Charleston Center for Business Research
An international travel destination, Charleston is consistently voted the number one city in the U.S. and number two on the World's Best Cities list by top travel magazines. South Carolina offers a moderate climate year-round. It's geographically diverse, offering an easy drive from the ocean to the mountains in just 3 to 4 hours.
Named after England’s King Charles II, Charleston is renowned for beautiful architecture, award-winning restaurants, arts, culture, and independent shops and boutiques. The Charleston region welcomes thousands of new residents each year–bringing new ideas, diversity and passion to a thriving, international community. Professional soccer, hockey, and baseball teams, college and university teams, and an array of annual races, tennis, and golf tournaments satisfy even the most die-hard sports fans and athletes.
Residents enjoy a lifestyle that strikes the perfect balance between work and play – and a warm climate, culture, food, attractive cost of living, European sensibilities, miles of beaches, diverse housing options, one of the best medical hubs in the Southeast U.S.A.. Visit Living Here to learn more.
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The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The IBO, founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with approximately 4,000 schools to develop and offer challenging programs to more than 829,000 students in 150 countries.
Unlike a national curriculum, IB programmes reflect the best practice of a range of different educational frameworks and curricula. It encourages students to be internationally-minded and to think beyond their immediate environment.
|AON Insurance||5 to 9||Commercial re/insurance management, risk financing and captive consulting, captive management|
|Arkonik||10 to 19||Custom luxury automotive upfitter and restorer; North American headquarters|
|Avista / Finastra||20 to 49||Loan origination software|
|BAE Systems EI&S||100 to 249||Electronic security and communications systems design, manufacturing and integration|
|BP (acquisition by INEOS underway, 2020)||100 to 249||Manufacture purified terephthalic acid (PTA)|
|British Airways||10 to 19||Airline providing nonstop flights between London's Heathrow Airport and Charleston International Airport|
|Dennis Eagle Inc.||20 to 49||Chassis assembly for compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel trucks|
|Durham School Services||50 to 99||Contract transportation services|
|Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.||50 to 99||Distribution of residential and industrial PVF, heating, plumbing products|
|Golfbreaks.com USA||10 to 19||Organizes golf travel vacations worldwide; North American headquarters|
|Hesco Bastion, Inc.||50 to 99||New & refurbished gabion baskets (containers filled with concrete, rocks or sand for military applications or road building and other uses)|
|Moneypenny||50 to 99||Call center specializing in answering services and outsourced switchboard|
|Neal Brothers Inc.||50 to 99||Export packing materials; also dry storage, subassembly, and pick-pack services available|
|Organic Standard Solutions Int'l LLC (os2i)||20 to 49||Calibration standards for chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and food safety companies around the world|
|Somo Global||20 to 49||IT with specialties in mobile, marketing, creative, applications, IoT, VR, AR, UX/UI design and AI|
|Sunbelt Rentals||50 to 99||Equipment and tool rental (five regional locations)|
|VT Milcom||250 to 499||Engineering, IT and technical services, fabrication and assembly of communications systems|
|VTL Precision (Charleston) USA||50 to 99||Manufacture precision automotive components|
|Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP||100 to 249||Attorneys|
|Source: Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2020|