D Group is a business 'briefing programme' based in Mayfair London.
Holding over 100 events each year, D Group describes itself as a 'neutral ground where business, finance, leading institutions, professional services and politics meet to network, hear experts and leaders talk , debate and exchange views'.
Among its activities are seminars on topics of pressing current interest; ad hoc clusters of members created to help each other with common concerns; and bespoke briefings tailored to delivering an individual company’s message.
Its affiliate 'F Group' also 'delivers top quality training and networking events, allowing fast-track future top management to learn from the best and create peer-group networks amongst a sectorally wide range of attendees'.
Discussion on shale gas
In October 2013 D Group ran an event at its Mayfair headquarters looking at 'the impact of shale gas in the UK', with a dinner hosted by the then government adviser and ex-BP chief executive John Browne, who was also at the time the chairman of Riverstone Holdings, part owner of controversial UK fracking firm Cuadrilla Resources.
The event was attended by a range of shale gas industry executives such as Andrew Austin co-founder and CEO of IGas Energy and high ranking government officials including DECC permanent secretary Stephen Lovegrove. Other attendees included: :Cuadrilla | The Daily Telegraph | iGas | ExxonMobil | AMEC | Arup | Oxford University | PricewaterhouseCoopers | BG Group | Church of England | The Global Warming Policy Foundation | Ineos | Schlumberger | Bechtel | Cairn Energy | Statoil | 
- The need to press forward
- Organised a lunch meeting on 17 November 2008 with businesses on tax competitiveness. This was attended by financial secretary.
- DECC Permanent Secretary transparency disclosure, MEETINGS WITH EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS (INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH NEWSPAPER AND OTHER MEDIA PROPRIETORS, EDITORS AND SENIOR MEDIA EXECUTIVES, accessed September 2014