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Hume Brophy is a PR and lobbying firm with offices in London, Dublin, Brussels and Singapore.
Hume Brophy, London Office: 1 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BR (round the corner from Alternative Investment Management Association)
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Lobbying for big tobacco

British American Tobacco was previously one of the firm's major clients, along with shopkeepers' trade body, The National Federation of Retail Newsagents, which has fought a high-profile campaign in the fight against a tobacco display ban in UK shops.

In February 2011 the Guardian revealed that Hume Brophy had emailed UK MPs claiming a tobacco display ban would have a "devastating effect on the small business sector in your constituency". [1]

More than 80 MPs backed the federation's campaign – and smaller shops were exempted from the ban on behind-the-counter displays for 18 months, which was a significant victory.
BAT confirmed that Hume Brophy had attended meetings between BAT and the federation in which the campaign was discussed. However, BAT denied it used "underhand tactics" or that the federation was a front for the company.[2]

However a former federation president, Colin Finch told the Guardian: "The federation is a puppet of the tobacco industry." He accused tobacco companies of using "retailers to legitimise their campaign" and said tobacco money flowed into the federation "discreetly" via sponsorship of trade events, annual conferences, seminars, meetings and dinners.[1]

People

Directors

Revolving door

  • Having left her role as minister of state for employment, Esther McVey took up a role as senior consultant at Hume Brophy in November 2015. [5]

Previous partners

APPC UK

September 2014-November 2014

Chloe Choquin | Robert Condon | Simon Elliott | Simon Elliott | Caroline Escott | Andrew Gates | James Gittings | John Hume | Graham Kendall | Anna McCaul | Conall McDevitt | Camille Oster | Stephanie Reeves | Joshua Rendall[12]

June 2014-August 2014

Chloe Choquin | Robert Condon | Caroline Escott | Andrew Gates | James Gittings | John Hume | Graham Kendall | Anna McCaul | Conall McDevitt | Camille Oster | Stephanie Reeves | Joshua Rendall[13]

March 2014-May 2014

Chloe Choquin | Robert Condon | Andrew Gates | James Gittings | John Hume | Graham Kendall | Anna McCaul | Conall McDevitt | Camille Oster | Stephanie Reeves[14]

December 2013-February 2014

Chloe Choquin | Robert Condon | Andrew Gates | John Hume | Graham Kendall | Anna McCaul | Conall McDevitt | Camille Oster | Stephanie Reeves | Gary Titley[15]

September 2013-November 2013

Robert Condon | Conor Foley | Andrew Gates | James Harvey | John Hume | Anna McCaul | Stephanie Reeves[16]

June 2013-August 2013

Robert Condon | Conor Foley | Andrew Gates | James Harvey | Adam Honeysett-Watts | John Hume | Anna McCaul[17]

March 2013-May 2013

Robert Condon | Conor Foley | Andrew Gates | James Harvey | Adam Honeysett-Watts | John Hume | Anna McCaul[18]

December 2012-February 2013

Robert Condon | Conor Foley | Andrew Gates | James Harvey | Adam Honeysett-Watts | John Hume | Anna McCaul | Steve McCool[19]

Senior team as of April 2013

Umar Ahmed | Edel Bach |Kees Jan Boonen |Robert Condon| Neil Davidson | Patrick Donaohoe | David Henry Doyle | Carl Gibney Philippe Hamon James Harvey | Adam Honeysett-Watts | Lorna Jennings | Paul Jordan | Anna-Maria Karjalainen |Julie Lassaigne | Gerry Lumsden | Mark Lynch | Belinda Marks | Eva McKeown-Menseau | Jo Ann McNulty | Chris Mehigan | Herman Neukermans | Gary Palmer | Simon Pettinger | Simren Priestley | Kelly Rawlinson | | Anna Sedzik | Trevor Smith | Gary Titley | Karen White | Kelly Zwartouw [20]

Senior team as of October 2011

Umar Ahmed | Robert Condon | Maria Cryan Philippe Hamon James Harvey | Adam Honeysett-Watts | Lorna Jennings | Matthew Kopetski | Gerry Lumsden | Belinda Marks | Claire Marnham | Chris Mehigan | Herman Neukermans | Matthew Orman | Simon Pettinger | Kelly Rawlinson | Dualta Redmond | Kevin Sammon | Anna Sedzik | Trevor Smith | Gary Titley | Karen White |

Former staff

Clients

APPC lobbying register

September 2015-November 2015

Adobe Systems | Aga Rangemaster Group | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Greenwire Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Natixis Global Asset Management | NATS | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Southern Water | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free [23]

June 2015-August 2015

Adobe Systems | Aga Rangemaster Group | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action QVC | Southern Water | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free [24]

March 2015-May 2015

Adobe Systems | Aga Rangemaster Group | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Southern Water | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free[25]

December 2014-February 2015

Adobe Systems | Aga Rangemaster Group | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Southern Water | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free [26]

September 2014-November 2014

Adobe Systems | Aga Rangemaster Group | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Southern Water | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free[12]

June 2014-August 2014

Adobe Systems | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Nikko Asset Management | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free[13]

March 2014-May 2014

Adobe Systems | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | European Fund and Asset Management Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | MetLife | Nikko Asset Management | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free[14]

December 2013-February 2014

Adobe Systems | British and Irish Chamber of Commerce | European Fund and Asset Management Association | European Ocean Energy Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | MetLife | Nikko Asset Management | Northern Ireland Communications Forum | Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Renewable Energy Association | Tate and Lyle Sugars | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-Industries plc | World Duty Free[15]

September 2013-November 2013

Adobe Systems | British and Irish Chambers of Commerce | European Ocean Energy Association | Glanbia Cheese UK Ltd | Martindale Pharma | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Renewable Energy Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol BioIndustries | World Duty Free[16]

June 2013-August 2013

Adobe Systems | British and Irish Chambers of Commerce | Consilium Technologies | European Ocean Energy Association | QVC | Renewable Energy Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol BioIndustries | World Duty Free[17]

March 2013-May 2013

Adobe Systems | British and Irish Chambers of Commerce | Consilium Technologies | European Ocean Energy Association | QVC | Renewable Energy Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol BioIndustries | World Duty Free[18]

December 2012-February 2013

Adobe Systems | Consilium Technologies | European Ocean Energy Association | Independent News & Media plc | QVC | Renewable Energy Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | UN Women UK | Vireol BioIndustries | World Duty Free[19]

December 2011

Clients generating a turnover of 200000 € - 250000 €: European Travel Retail Council Clients generating a turnover of 150000 € - 200000 €: LCH.Clearnet Group Clients generating a turnover of 100000 € - 150000 €: Alternative Investment Management Association | Aon | Chatham Financial | Deloitte | Trafigura Clients generating a turnover of 50000 € - 100000 €: Burger King | Dublin Airport Authority | Meat & Livestock Australia | Monsanto | Smiths Detection Group | Wholesale Market Brokers' Association Clients with turnover below 50000 €: BNY Mellon | CME Group | FX Alliance (FXall) | International Rugby Board | London Energy Brokers' Association | Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia | Symphony Environmental Technologies[27]

Hume Brophy previously did not publish a client list but says it worked for:[28] Investment banks, Stockbroking firms, Investment management houses, Hedge fund management companies, Funds of hedge funds, Fund administration, Law firms, Accountancy/Audit firms, Insurance brokerages, Mortgage providers, Airports, Industry Associations, Technology groups, Defense and security agencies.

Previous clients included:

Public Affairs clients and their accolades

  • Nikko Asset Management - “Hume Brophy presented us with a thorough and proactive plan to position the company as the world’s leading Japanese & Asian fund management company and they have been highly successful in raising our profile with journalists from across the investment spectrum.” Charles Beazley, Nikko AM President (Europe) [34] Also 'Interest Group & Association Management'.
  • Qinetiq - Counsel in regulatory affairs to QinetiQ Airport Technologies. “Given their substantial expertise with the aviation sector, Hume Brophy was the perfect partner for QAT. Hume Brophy designed a comprehensive contact programme with senior airport executives across four continents that provided QAT with a platform to market its automatic FOD detection system. Their assistance in lobbying for regulatory changes at both national and EU level has been first-class.” Phil McLachlan, Managing Director [35]
  • European Travel Retail Council (ETRC). EU Advocacy and Issues Management: “Hume Brophy is a firm that delivers. Their highly-experienced team, understands the intricacies of the decision-making process and knows exactly where you need to be to influence decisions in your favour. In recent years, Hume Brophy’s professional advice and essential guidance has ensured that the European duty-free retail industry has successfully defended its interests against a range of regulatory threats at EU and member-state level.” Keith Spinks, Secretary General, ETRC [36]

Registrar of consultant lobbyists

The register of consultant lobbyists documents clients on behalf of whom Hume Brophy have lobbied government ministers, and the firms 2015 filings are as follows:

January - March 2015

Adobe Systems | AGA Rangemaster | Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | British Irish Chamber of Commerce | Children with Cancer UK | Glanbia Cheese Martindale Pharma | Nutricia, Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | QVC | Southern Water | Tate & Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | Vireol Bio-industries | World Duty Free

April - June 2015

Adobe Systems | Nutricia: Advanced Medical Nutrition | Ovarian Cancer Action | UK Travel Retail Forum | World Duty Free

July - September 2015

Nutricia: Advanced Medical Nutrition | Tate & Lyle Sugars | UK Crowdfunding Association | UK Travel Retail Forum | World Duty Free

October - December 2015

Adobe | Alternative Investment Management Association | Martindale Pharma | Nutricia: Advanced Medical Nutrition | Tate & Lyle Sugars | UK Travel Retail Forum [37]

Contact

Hume Brophy London Office 1 Fetter Lane London EC4A 1BR

Hume Brophy Dublin Office 12 Herbert St Dublin 2 Ireland

Hume Brophy Brussels Office 30 Rue de Spa 1000 Brussels Belgium

Website:http://www.humebrophy.com Twitter:@HumeBrophy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jamie Doward and Alex Ascherson Tobacco firms accused of funding campaign to keep cigarettes on display, guardian.co.uk, Saturday 26 February 2011, accessed 9 June 2011
  2. Jaime Doward,British American Tobacco admits funding campaign against display ban, guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 May 2011, accessed 9 June 2011
  3. George Lyon joins Hume Brophy as Senior Consultant Public Affairs Networking, 12 January 2015, accessed 14 January 2015
  4. David Singleton Hume Brophy hires ex-Tory MP Anne McIntosh Public Affairs News, 17 June 2015, accessed 1 July 2015.
  5. ACOBA business appointments, Esther McVey, Gov.uk, accessed 16 February 2016
  6. Hume Brophy Partners, accessed 13 January 2009
  7. Conor Foley Linkedin, accessed 19 October 2014
  8. Steve McCool Linkedin, accessed 19 October 2014
  9. Una McGirr Linkedin, accessed 19 October 2014
  10. PRweek reporters, Hume Brophy hires Paul Jordan as deputy MD in Brussels, prweek.com, Monday, 15 April 2013, 9:56am
  11. Paul K. Jordan Linkedin, accessed 19 October 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 Register 1st September 2014 - 30th November 2014 APPC, accessed 20 January 2015
  13. 13.0 13.1 Register 1st June 2014 - 31st August 2014 APPC, accessed 19 October 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 Register for 1st March 2014 - 31st May 2014 APPC, accessed 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 Register for 1st December 2013 - 28th February 2014 APPC, accessed 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 Register for 1st September 2013 - 30th November 2013 APPC, accessed 24 October 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Register for 1st June 2013 - 31st August 2013 APPC, accessed 24 October 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 Register for 1st March 2013 - 31st May 2013 APPC, accessed 24 October 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 Register for 1st December 2012 - 28th February 2013 APPC, accessed 24 October 2014
  20. Hume Brophy website, acc 17 April 2013
  21. Matthew Kopetski, LinkedIn full version profile, accessed 15 March 2013
  22. Matthew Orman, LinkedIn, acc 26 April 2013
  23. Hume Brophy client list Sep-Nov15, APPC.org, accessed 16 February 2016
  24. Hume Brophy client list, Register Jun-Aug15, APPC.org", accessed 16 February 2016
  25. Hume Brophy client list Register Mar-May15, APPC.org, accessed 16 February 2016
  26. APPC Register Hume Brophy Dec14-Feb15, APPC.org, accessed 16 February 2016
  27. EU Transparency register, accessed 12 December 2011
  28. Hume Brophy website accessed Jan 08
  29. Hedge funds 'must improve look', PR week October 2008
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 Hume Brophy, Our Clients in the news, company website, accessed 9 June 2011
  31. First State Investments (client) celebrates 10 years in the UK and Europe. For more information contact belinda.marks@humebrophy.com, Twitter, accessed 11 October 2011
  32. Chris Jenkins hired as Scipion (client) steps up global investment drive for faultless CTF fund. Email james.harvey@humebrophy.com, Twitter, accessed 11 October 2011
  33. Twitter EquiLend (client) sees 16% growth in securities transactions as it hits 10-year milestone http://bit.ly/pSf0r7 Email equilend@humebrophy.comaccessed 11 October 2011
  34. Direct Advocacy and Lobbying Support, acc 11 October 2011
  35. Regulatory Affairs Counsel, acc 11 October 2011
  36. EU Advocacy and Issues Management, acc 11 October 2011
  37. Hume Brophy profile 2015, Registrar of consultant lobbyists, accessed 8 February 2016