UK US - The Special Relationship

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UK US - The Special Relationship

4th July Special Blog

235 years ago to the day, America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence that seperated the colonies of The United States of America from the control of the British Empire. A landmark in global history, a key date in American life and today, a celebration like no other.

T&D look at the relationship between these two great nations and how the USA helps make Britain, Great Britain. 

In 1775, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of modern day America said: Thomas Jefferson America Father

"Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America". 

In the 7 years years war of 1763 and the years leading upto 1775, relations between the American colonies and Britain were not great. Today they are stronger than ever with trade between the UK and the US worth over $200 billion (£130 Billion). 


Global leading companies such as Apple, one of the worlds most successful companies with revenues of over $170 billion, has a British designer at it's helm - Sir Jonathan Ive who holds a degree from T&D's part of the world, Newcastle upon Tyne. Sir Jony holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northumbria University and is one their most celebrated alumni. 

USA Flag Flying

The 'special relationship' between two of the worlds strongest nations is one that both countries are extremely proud of. Presidents and Prime Ministers past and present have always worked closesly with each other to provide unity and strength for each other. 
What makes the two countries work together so well? The shared similarities between both countries make for an excellent relationship.
T&D have highlighted 5 of the top similarities:
  1. Education, Education, Education - The top ten ranked universities in the world are made up solely of British and American institutions. Producing world leaders, company CEOs, eminent scientists and Nobel prize winners. The American Ivy League and the British Golden Triangle produce are the places to go for world leading research and a first rate education. 
  2. The Colours Running Through Us - Red, White and Blue represent both countries and the flags that fly above rooftops and embassies the world over.
  3. HELLO? - TAT-1 was the first transatlantic telephone cable, laid between Gallanach Bay, near Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland. A landmark in global communication.
  4. Embracing Multiculturalism - The UK and United States are two of the worlds leading countries for multiculturism and ethnic integration. The US ethnicity demographics are extremely varied as are the UK's. 
  5. The Beatles And Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen - The Beatles' U.S invasion began in 1964 and they have been popular ever since. On the other side of the 'pond', Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, a rock legend in the American and world music scene headlined the UK's biggest festival - Glastonbury in 2009.




T&D And The USA.

T&D work closely with some of America's greatest electrical manufacturers and distributors. Actively engaging in a lot more than just trade - great social media interaction and guest blogs form a key part of T&D's marketing strategy. Let's get engaged USA! .

U.S companies provide excellent electrical products alongside excellent social media interaction. 

It is these fantastic companies that we pay homage to on such a fantastic day in American history.

Independence day it may be, but these great relationships are anything but independent!

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