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Diageo plc (; other possibilities are or ) is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England. It is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine. [1]
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$20,049,000 spent on lobbying in US, covers roughly through Q2, 2014 [2]

UK government doesn't require disclosure of lobbying spend in UK.

JAMES BLYTH OF ROWINGTON (Lord Blyth of Rowington)
Director, DIAGEO PLC [21]
1 Jan 1999 - 30 Jun 2008

EVAN MERVYN DAVIES (Lord Davies of Abersoch)
Director, DIAGEO PLC [20]
1 Sep 2010 -

CLIVE RICHARD HOLLICK OF NOTTING HILL (Lord Hollick)
Director, DIAGEO PLC [22]
19 Dec 2001 - 19 Oct 2011

June 2011

  • Mark Baird, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Diageo Great Britain Limited gave evidence related to Public Health on 21 Jun. [19]

Dec 2011 - Feb 2012

  • Edelman provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo GB. [18]
  • Edelman provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo plc. [18]

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

  • Edelman provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo GB. [16] [17]
  • Edelman provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo plc. [16] [17]
  • Aiken PR provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo. [17]

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

  • EDELMAN provided UK public affairs consultancy services to Diageo. [15]

September 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • DIAGEO met with Stephen Green, Minister of State, to discuss trade and investment, along with 41 others. [3]

July 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
Her Majesty's Treasury

May 2011

Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Diageo met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general discussion, along with 11 others. [5]
Prime Minister's Office
  • Diageo met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss business issues, along with 11 others. [6]

April 2011

Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Diageo met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, for Business Competitiveness Forum, along with 11 others. [5]

February 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Diageo GB met with Mark Prisk, Minister of State, for general catch-up. [7]

January 2011

Her Majesty's Treasury

December 2010

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Diageo met with Jeremy Browne, Minister of State, to discuss Diageo business in countries covered in the Minister's portfolio. [10]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Diageo met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Joint Key Interest Groups Briefing with HMRC, along with 13 others. [11]
  • Diageo met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Business Tax Forum for Competitiveness, along with 11 others. [11]

November 2010

Cabinet Office
  • Diageo met with Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, to discuss Business and the Civil Service lunch with Permanent Secretaries and various business leaders. [9]

October 2010

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Diageo met with Henry Bellingham, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss trade and investment. [10]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Diageo met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general meeting. [11]
  • Diageo met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Controlled Foreign Companies and the general Anti-Avoidance Rule. [11]

September 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
Home Office
  • Diageo met with James Brokenshire, Parliamentary Secretary, to discuss alcohol sales and licensing regulations. [13]

August 2010

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • DIAGEO met with Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss China, economy and trade issues. [14]

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