CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte chapter of the British-American Business Council honored Womble Bond Dickinson (US) CEO and Chair Betty Temple Wednesday with its British Consul General Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in support of bilateral trade and investment between the United States and the United Kingdom throughout North and South Carolina.

“We are honored to recognize Womble Bond Dickinson (US) as one of the region’s preeminent businesses for their contributions to the growth of economic ties between the Carolinas and the United Kingdom,” said John Williams, BABC President, and Domtar Corporation CEO. “Betty Temple has demonstrated exemplary leadership forging the Womble Bond Dickinson partnership on both sides of the Atlantic, and is deserving of this honor."

In 2017, Temple led Womble Carlyle’s combination with UK law firm Bond Dickinson. Today, Temple co-chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s Global Board and the firm has become an active advocate of transatlantic trade. Recent highlights include participation in a delegation promoting collaboration between the US and UK automotive industries and working with several clients on their first ever business investment in the other nation.

“The trade partnership between the US and the UK is incredibly important to many of our clients, so to be recognized by the BABC, one of the most significant contributors to advancing that relationship, is truly an honor,” Temple said. “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the more than 3,000 attorneys and staff in the US and UK who make Womble Bond Dickinson the transatlantic law firm close to home.”

In addition to her firm leadership roles, Temple is a veteran corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience advising public company boards on their highest strategic priorities.