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The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). [1]
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Frequently met organisations

Baroness Wilcox (Baroness Wilcox)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Business, Innovation and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Rt Hon David Willetts MP
Minister of State (Universities and Science), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Hon Ed Vaizey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Edward Davey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

John Beddington
Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

John Hayes MP
Minister of State (Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Stephen Green (Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint)
Minister of State (Trade and Investment), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Mark Prisk MP
Minister of State (Business and Enterprise), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

Martin Donnelly
Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]
21 Oct 2010 -

Nick Hillman
Special adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [4]

Rt Hon Vincent Cable MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [0]

September 2011

BIS met the following for introductory meeting:
Amazon
Infrastructure UK
MML Capital Partners
Post Office Limited

BIS met the following to discuss business:
ExxonMobil
James Cropper plc
Tim Farron MP

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Mail Competition Forum
Post Office Limited

BIS met the following to discuss trade and investment and music industry:
Beggars Group
Songlines

BIS met National Institute of Adult Continuing Education to discuss adult literacy.

BIS met Fujitsu to discuss Big Society.

BIS met Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry to discuss business and science.

BIS met Money Advice Trust to discuss consumer issues.

BIS met Getting on Board to discuss enterprise and women on boards.

BIS met Biomedicine Forum to discuss science, dinner provided.

BIS met NOISE Festival to discuss skills and apprenticeships.

BIS met Confederation of British Industry for regular meeting.

August 2011

BIS met the following for general catch-up:
ASDAN
Allen Consulting Group
Bombardier Transportation
L'Oréal

BIS met the following to discuss postal affairs:
Communication Workers Union
Unite the Union

BIS met Unilever to discuss science.

BIS met St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies to discuss trade and investment.

BIS met Hewlett-Packard for introductory meeting.

July 2011

BIS met the following to discuss trade and investment:
3i
AMEC
AeroSystems
Amgen
Anglo American PLC
Aquamarine Power
Arup ~3 times
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
AstraZeneca
BAE Systems
BBC
BT Group
BUPA
Benoy
Berkshire Capital Securities
Boeing
British Council
British Educational Suppliers Association
British Expertise
British Fashion Council
British Venture Capital Association
Burberry
Cambridge Angels
Centrica
China-Britain Business Council
Cisco
Climate Change Capital
Confederation of British Industry
DP World
Deltex Medical
Diageo
Dyson
EIC Ltd
Education & Society
English UK
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
Federation of Small Businesses
Film Industry Exports Alliance
Financial Times
Freshminds Group
G4S plc
GlaxoSmithKline
Google
Hardstaff Group
High Point Media Group
Hirst Works
Imperial College
Infrastructure UK
Infrastucture UK
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
International & Europe Unit
International Innovative Technologies Ltd
JC Bamford
James Harding
KPMG
Lancaster University
Lloyds Banking Group
Lockheed Martin
London Design Festival
Marsh Ltd
Mercedes GP
North Scotland Industries Group
Payne Worldwide
Pelamis Wave Power
Port of Tyne
PostNL
Powerwall
Priestmangoode Blitz Games
Publishers Association
Ratan Tata
Rolls-Royce ~2 times
Rona Fairhead
Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Institute of British Architects
SELEX Galileo ~2 times
Scotch Whisky Association
Scottish Development International ~2 times
Scottish Enterprise
Serco Group plc
Smiths Group
Technical and Vocational Education and Training United Kingdom
The Glasshouse
The Sorrell Foundation ~2 times
The Times
Triumph Motorcycles
Turner & Townsend
UBS
UK Creative Industries Marketing Strategy Board
UK Music
Umeco
Universities UK
University College London
University of Bedfordshire
University of Essex
University of York
Vasari Capital
WPP plc
Walpole
Wellcome Trust
XIX Entertainment
Yell Group
mydeco.com

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
Cambridge ESOL
NCC Education
PFB Associates
Pearson PLC
The Schools Network

BIS met the following to discuss manufacturing:
Armitage Shanks
Ceres Power
EEF
Golden Bears Products Ltd
Ideal Standard

BIS met the following to discuss apprenticeships:
Bentley Motors
Compass Group
EEF

BIS met the following to discuss banking:
British Bankers' Association
NBNK Investments plc
Virgin Money

BIS met the following to discuss space:
Andrew Jones MP
Magna Parva
Space Florida

BIS met the following to discuss automotive industry:
International Motors Group
Nadhim Zahawi MP

BIS met the following to discuss growth:
British Bankers' Association
Business Growth Fund Group

BIS met the following to discuss regional growth:
Capgemini
East End Foods

BIS met the following to discuss science, dinner provided:
Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Society of Chemistry

BIS met the following to discuss general discussion over lunch:
Alan Rusbridger
Guardian

BIS met Moog Inc to discuss aerospace and manufacturing.

BIS met Association of Careers Education and Guidance to discuss careers education and guidance.

BIS met Association of Colleges to discuss colleges.

BIS met British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection to discuss consumer affairs.

BIS met Consumer Focus to discuss consumer issues.

BIS met Financial Reporting Council to discuss corporate governance.

BIS met Anya Hindmarch to discuss creative industry.

BIS met Liverpool Embassy to discuss entrepreneurship.

BIS met The Work Foundation to discuss innovation.

BIS met International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys to discuss Intellectual Property.

BIS met The D Group to discuss science, lunch provided.

BIS met MBDA to discuss skills and apprenticeships.

BIS met Resolution Foundation to discuss social mobility.

BIS met Models Union to discuss welfare and employment issues.

BIS met Centrica for introductory meeting.

BIS met The Spectator Summer Reception to discuss Social.

June 2011

BIS met the following to discuss trade, investment and manufacturing:
Bombardier Transportation
Delcam
EEF
Group Rhodes
Ricardo
Rolls-Royce

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
Capel Manor College
Kingston College
Nick de Bois MP
Zac Goldsmith

BIS met the following to discuss lifelong learning:
Diane Abbott MP
Hackney Community College
Meg Hillier MP
RaceOnline

BIS met the following to discuss trade, investment and energy:
AMEC
Experience Intelligence Credibility
John Wood Group plc
RenewableUK

BIS met the following to discuss competition:
All Party Save the Pub Group ~2 times
Campaign for Real Ale
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

BIS met the following for introductory meeting:
Design Council
INEOS
National Union of Students

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education and lifelong learning:
Association of Learning Providers
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

BIS met the following to discuss Green issues:
Green Economy Council
Transform UK

BIS met the following to discuss lifelong learning, lunch provided:
Greg Hands MP
UcandoIT

BIS met the following to discuss manufacturing and apprenticeships:
BMW Group
Nissan

BIS met the following to discuss Social:
Financial Times Summer Party
Financial Times Summer Reception ~2 times

BIS met British Art Market Federation to discuss artist‘s resale rights.

BIS met China-Britain Business Council to discuss business.

BIS met Chatham House to discuss competition policy.

BIS met BAE Systems Brough Trade Union to discuss defence industry.

BIS met Heritage Railway Association to discuss Further Education and skills.

BIS met Design Council to discuss innovation.

BIS met Qualcomm to discuss Intellectual Property and innovation.

BIS met Society of Motor Manufacturers Limited to discuss motoring and manufacturing industry.

BIS met Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy.

BIS met West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to discuss an update on the Local Enterprise Partnership's priorities.

BIS met Universities UK to discuss Higher Education.

May 2011

BIS met the following to discuss inward investment and employment relations:
American Airlines ~2 times
Capital International ~2 times
IBM ~2 times
Messier-Dowty ~2 times
Panasonic ~2 times
Takeda Global Research & Development ~2 times
ThyssenKrupp AG
Thysseukrupp Tallent
Vattenfall ~2 times
Xerox ~2 times

BIS met the following to discuss business :
Business Advisory Group
Hutchison Whampoa
Wipro

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education and skills:
Canterbury Christchurch University
Laura Sandy MP
Thanet College

BIS met the following to discuss hallmarking:
Birmingham Assay Office
Ian Pickford

BIS met the following to discuss lifelong learning:
Norman Lamb
Paul Morse

BIS met the following to discuss Social:
Jason Cowley
New Statesman's Lunch

BIS met Design and Artists Copyright Society to discuss artist‘s resale rights.

BIS met Ford Motor Company to discuss automotive industry.

BIS met Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss banking .

BIS met Professional and Business Services Group to discuss corporate governance and employment relations.

BIS met Thames Gateway London Partnership to discuss Higher Education, dinner provided.

BIS met Major Developers Group to discuss infrastructure.

BIS met Design Council to discuss innovation.

BIS met AstraZeneca to discuss pharmaceuticals industry.

BIS met Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy.

BIS met American Pharmaceutical Group to discuss science and business, dinner provided.

BIS met Virgin Galactic to discuss Space.

BIS met JPMorgan Chase to discuss trade.

April 2011

BIS met the following to discuss trade and investment:
Centrica
Digi-Capital
Hitachi
Pfizer
UK India Business Council

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Mail Competition Forum
Post Office Limited
Royal Mail ~2 times
Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited

BIS met the following to discuss general discussion, lunch provided:
Ann Mroz
Mail on Sunday
Ted Verity
Times Higher Education

BIS met the following to discuss business :
Anglo American PLC
DAKS
Standard Chartered Bank

BIS met the following to discuss business:
Arup
Pfizer
Tata Group

BIS met the following to discuss infrastructure and investment:
Deloitte
Ondra Partners
Wellcome Trust

BIS met the following for general discussion:
Daily Telegraph
Sunday Times Business Lunch
Tony Gallagher

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
Open University
Pearsons

BIS met the following to discuss trade:
General Electric
Institute of Directors

BIS met the following to discuss Dinner:
Paul Dacre
The Daily Mail

BIS met the following to discuss Social:
Financial Times
Lionel Barber

BIS met Consumer Finance and Education Board to discuss consumer affairs.

BIS met Money Advice Trust to discuss debt advice.

BIS met Green Alliance to discuss Green issues.

BIS met Crossrail to discuss innovation.

BIS met BSkyB to discuss Intellectual Property.

BIS met Third Sector National Alliance to discuss lifelong learning.

BIS met Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy.

BIS met Johnson & Johnson to discuss science and business.

BIS met McKinsey & Company for general catch-up .

March 2011

BIS met the following to discuss Intellectual Property:
Federation Against Software Theft
Intellect
Motion Picture Association

BIS met the following to discuss science technology , engineering and maths:
Double Negative
Eidos
Skillset

BIS met the following to discuss business:
Amelia Rope Chocolate Limited
Royal Mail

BIS met the following to discuss corporate governance:
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
KPMG

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Coops UK
Royal Mail

BIS met British Art Market Federation to discuss artist‘s resale rights.

BIS met Careers Professional task force to discuss careers advice.

BIS met Mobsventures to discuss careers.

BIS met Confederation of British Industry to discuss competition issues.

BIS met Migration Policy Institute to discuss European issues.

BIS met Office of Communications to discuss Postal Services.

BIS met Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy.

BIS met Mark Thompson to discuss science programming.

BIS met BBC News to discuss Liberal Democrat Spring Conference.

February 2011

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Communication Workers Union
Martin McColl Ltd
Postcomm
Royal Mail

BIS met the following for regular meeting:
Enterprise UK
Institute of Directors
Institute of the Motor Industry

BIS met the following to discuss employment relations:
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Eldercare Group

BIS met the following to discuss higher education:
Moneysavingexpert.com
Royal College of Art

BIS met the following to discuss regulation:
FirstGroup
Investment Management Association ~2 times

BIS met British Horse Racing School to discuss apprenticeships.

BIS met The Peel Group to discuss business.

BIS met British Beer and Pub Association to discuss competition.

BIS met Ascertiva Group to discuss consumer issues.

BIS met The Economist to discuss economics.

BIS met Trades Union Congress to discuss employment.

BIS met Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers to discuss Further Education and teacher training.

BIS met Climate Change Committee to discuss green issues.

BIS met Microsoft to discuss innovation.

BIS met Royal British Legion to discuss reoffending.

BIS met The Industry Forum to discuss skills.

BIS met Everywoman Limited to discuss their Modern Muse Project.

January 2011

BIS met the following to discuss employment relations:
RadcliffesLeBrasseur
Slivers of Time
Trades Union Congress

BIS met the following to discuss business:
Cisco
Pfizer

BIS met the following to discuss copyright:
British Film Institute
Open Rights Group

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Communication Workers Union
Royal Mail

BIS met the following for regular meeting:
British Chambers of Commerce
Trades Union Congress

BIS met UK Financial Investments Limited to discuss banking.

BIS met EEF to discuss business and regulatory issues.

BIS met Edelman to discuss corporate governance.

BIS met EDF Energy to discuss energy issues.

BIS met Google to discuss growth.

BIS met Research in Motion to discuss innovation.

BIS met University of Oxford to discuss Intellectual Property.

BIS met Birkbeck, University of London to discuss part-time learning.

BIS met Financial Reporting Council to discuss regulation.

BIS met Royal Mail Pension Plan Trustees to discuss Royal Mail.

BIS met Atkins to discuss skills and jobs.

BIS met Hutchison Whampoa for introductory meeting.

December 2010

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
Mark Wilkinson Furniture Limited
Sandwell College

BIS met the following to discuss innovation:
Carbon Trust
Energy Technologies Institute

BIS met the following to discuss publishing:
Amazon
Publishers Association

BIS met the following for general discussion:
James Harding
The Times

BIS met Aberdeen Asset Management to discuss banking.

BIS met BT Group to discuss broadband internet.

BIS met Lotus to discuss economic development.

BIS met Engineering UK to discuss engineering .

BIS met Entrepreneurs Union to discuss entrepreneurship.

BIS met National Union of Students to discuss Higher education.

BIS met Fujitsu to discuss inward investment.

BIS met Interserve to discuss procurement.

BIS met Hooper Communications to discuss Royal Mail Report.

BIS met Engineering UK to discuss skills.

BIS met Association of Investment Companies to discuss the business investment landscape.

BIS met Institute of Credit Management to discuss the investment landscape.

BIS met Lara Morgan to discuss Women Entrepreneurs.

BIS met The Work Foundation for general catch-up.

BIS met Energy Technologies Institute for Routine update meeting.

November 2010

BIS met the following to discuss science, lunch provided:
Atrium
Avanti
Inmarsat
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

BIS met the following to discuss banking:
Banking Commission
The Savings Bank Limited
Virgin Money

BIS met the following to discuss innovation:
3M
Business Services Association
Centre for Process Innovation

BIS met the following to discuss the Arms Trade Treaty:
Amnesty International
Oxfam
Saferworld

BIS met the following to discuss broadband internet:
British Telecom Openreach
London School of Economics

BIS met the following to discuss Teesside cast products:
Sahaviriya Steel Industries
Tata Steel Europe

BIS met the following for Routine update meeting:
Academy of Medical Sciences
Prospect

BIS met London Stock Exchange to discuss a Foresight Project.

BIS met Small Business Summit (SME Day) to discuss business.

BIS met Phonographic Performance Limited to discuss copyright.

BIS met Henry Jackson Society to discuss Electric Infrastructure Security.

BIS met RWE npower to discuss energy and low carbon.

BIS met SSE plc to discuss engineering .

BIS met Clasado to discuss healthy eating and prebiotics.

BIS met Co-operatives UK to discuss mutualism.

BIS met National Federation of SubPostmasters to discuss postal issues.

BIS met Royal Mail to discuss postal services.

BIS met Beermat.biz to discuss Project Gumption.

BIS met Centre of Rural Economy and Land Use to discuss RELU and GO Science engagement.

BIS met Smiths Detection to discuss security .

BIS met Institute of Physics to discuss to meet the incoming President.

October 2010

BIS met the following to discuss banking:
Barclays PLC
Lloyds Banking Group
Standard Chartered Bank ~2 times

BIS met the following to discuss broadband internet:
Digital Region
Virgin Media

BIS met the following to discuss Intellectual Property:
Consumer Focus
Small & Medium Sized Enterprises Innovation Alliance

BIS met the following to discuss Women Entrepreneurship:
Essex Chamber of Commerce
YTKO

BIS met Which? to discuss consumer issues.

BIS met ADS Group to discuss economic development .

BIS met Oxford Innovation to discuss economic growth .

BIS met Action4Education to discuss Education, lunch provided.

BIS met North West Business Leadership Team to discuss enterprise .

BIS met Association of Business Recovery Professionals to discuss insolvency.

BIS met PricewaterhouseCoopers to discuss inward investment .

BIS met British Chambers of Commerce to discuss local enterprise partnerships.

BIS met National Micro-electronics Institute to discuss microelectronics .

BIS met Everything Everywhere to discuss mobile telecommunications.

BIS met University of Cambridge to discuss nuclear education at Cambridge.

BIS met Science is Vital to discuss Science.

BIS met Social Enterprise London to discuss social enterprise.

BIS met Integral 2 for introductory meeting .

BIS met Carbon Trust for Routine update meeting.

September 2010

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Post Office Limited ~3 times
Royal Mail
Strategic Mailing Partnership for Royal Mail
Unite the Union

BIS met the following to discuss Party conference – general discussion over dinner:
Daily Telegraph
Ian MacGregor
Murdoch MacLennan
Tony Gallagher

BIS met the following to discuss skills:
German Industry UK
London First
Monster

BIS met the following to discuss flexible working:
Demos
Woman Like Us

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
City and Guilds
Sutton Trust

BIS met the following to discuss publishing:
Bloomsbury
Booksellers Association

BIS met the following for general catch-up:
GEO
Hutchison 3G

BIS met AT&T to discuss broadband internet.

BIS met Professional Business Services Group to discuss business services strategy.

BIS met London Stock Exchange Group plc to discuss corporate governance.

BIS met The National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs to discuss entrepreneurship.

BIS met Confederation of British Industry to discuss science, dinner provided.

BIS met Association of Corporate Treasurers to discuss supply chain finance.

BIS met Takeover Panel to discuss takeover regulations.

BIS met UK Steel to discuss trade.

BIS met Communication Workers Union for regular catch-up.

BIS met Association of Colleges for regular meeting.

August 2010

BIS met the following to discuss consumer issues:
Consumer Credit Counselling Service
Money Advice Trust
Which?

BIS met the following for general catch-up:
Everything Everywhere
TalkTalk
Trades Union Congress

BIS met Towerhouse Consulting to discuss business rates.

BIS met British Chambers of Commerce to discuss business.

BIS met Recruitment and Employment Confederation to discuss employment.

BIS met Working Families to discuss flexible working.

BIS met PRS for Music to discuss intellectual property.

BIS met Communication Workers Union to discuss postal services.

July 2010

BIS met the following to discuss aerospace:
ADS Group
Air India
Airbus ~2 times
GKN plc
Thales Group

BIS met the following to discuss banking:
Barclays PLC
Lloyds Banking Group

BIS met the following to discuss postal services:
Post Office Limited ~2 times
Royal Mail ~2 times

BIS met the following to discuss science:
Avanti
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

BIS met the following for regular meeting:
Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited
Trades Union Congress

BIS met the following to discuss general discussion over lunch:
Alan Rusbridger
Guardian

BIS met Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to discuss motor industry.

BIS met Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited to discuss Royal Mail Pensions .

BIS met National Institute of Adult Continuing Education to discuss Adult learning.

BIS met AgustaWestland to discuss aerospace industry.

BIS met British Bankers' Association to discuss banking industry.

BIS met Hitachi to discuss business and investment in the UK.

BIS met Confederation of British Industry to discuss business issues.

BIS met Institute of Directors to discuss employment issues.

BIS met National Federation of SubPostmasters to discuss postal affairs issues.

BIS met Trades Union Congress to discuss Regional Development Agencies.

BIS met British Retail Consortium to discuss retail.

BIS met Siemens AG to discuss technology.

BIS met Siemens AG to discuss telecommunications industry.

BIS met UK India Business Council to discuss trade with India.

BIS met Regional Broadcasters and Lobby to discuss Reception (No10).

June 2010

BIS met the following to discuss corporate governance:
Institute of Directors
Standard Chartered Bank
Tesco
The Quoted Companies Alliance

BIS met the following to discuss Further Education:
Federation of Awarding Bodies
Joint Council for Qualifications
Pearson PLC

BIS met the following to discuss manufacturing:
Dyson
Finmeccanica
Jaguar Land Rover

BIS met Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss banking.

BIS met Bank of England to discuss business and banking.

BIS met Tata Group to discuss business and investment in the UK.

BIS met School for Start-Ups to discuss enterprise.

BIS met Dyson to discuss innovation.

BIS met Phonographic Performance Limited to discuss Intellectual Property.

BIS met Microsoft to discuss skills and apprenticeships.

BIS met Hutchison Whampoa to discuss telecommunications.

May 2010

BIS met the following to discuss business:
EEF
Institute of Directors
The Work Foundation

BIS met the following for general catch-up:
British Chambers of Commerce
EEF
Institute of Directors

BIS met the following to discuss science:
Logica
Royal Academy of Engineering

BIS met the following to discuss small business:
Federation for Small Business
Federation of Small Businesses

BIS met Universities UK to discuss Higher Education.

BIS met Royal Mail to discuss postal services.

BIS met Association of Convenience Stores to discuss retail.

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