The Genesis Initiative

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WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it may not be probable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

Lobbying Costs

10,000€ - 24,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Genesis Initiative

    EU Transparency Register

    05221658419-01 First registered on 09 Apr 2012

    Goals / Remit

    The Genesis Initiative was established to enhance the level and quality of dialogue on SME policy development, both in the U.K. and across the EU. This objective is achieved through research, the drafting of policy papers, the issuing of a regular Manifesto on improved measures to assist SME creation, access to more diverse funding sources, facilitating scaling-up etc, and by acting as an advocacy body in the common interests of small businesses, vis-à-vis the UK Government ministries and members of the EU Parliament. This has become even more important in the light of the UK's departure from the EU, and the need to sustain bilateral EU-EU SME trade.

    The Genesis Initiative follows closely the activities of the newly-formed EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly

    Main EU files targeted

    - Consultation with MEPs and EC officials on Genesis Initiative SME policy issues;
    - Regularly chair lunchtime debates under the auspices of the Kangaroo Group at the EU Parliament on current financial services legislative proposals, with rapporteurs, EC officials and industry representatives/EU trade bodies;
    - Submission of position papers/responses to EC public consultations on SME policy issues, ie, late payments, access to finance, Capital Markets Union (CMU), CRDIV, securitisation regulation, Prospectus Regulation, crowdfunding initiative, removing barriers to cross-border trade, public sector contracts, etc;
    - Debates at Westminster Parliament throughout the year on SME policy, frequently with an EU dimension, with more recently a debate on the impact of the Capital Markets Union;
    - Organisation of talks at the EU Parliament on entrepreneurship and removing obstacles to set-ups and access to financing (with SME-Europe, BusinessEurope, etc).


    Head Office
    Church street
    Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6BH
    EU Office
    Church street
    Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6BH


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 22 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr David DOYLE 31 Jan 2023 30 Jan 2024
    Mr David DOYLE 14 Nov 2019 14 Nov 2020
    Mr David DOYLE 16 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Mr David DOYLE 17 Oct 2017 16 Oct 2018
    Mr David DOYLE 11 Oct 2016 09 Oct 2017
    Mr David DOYLE 29 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2016
    Mr David DOYLE 27 Aug 2014 21 Aug 2015
    Mr David DOYLE 20 Jun 2013 17 Jun 2014
    David DOYLE 29 Feb 2012 01 May 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    The UK All Party Parliamentary SME Group (Westminster)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME#The Kangaroo Group (
    The Kangaroo Group (

    Other activities

    Organising quarterly Board meetings at Westminster to discuss SME policy and take account of, and report on, EU initiatives to boost SME development.

    Publishing a regular Genesis Initiative Manifesto on SME growth and recommendations for revised public policy.

    Participated in meetings with EU trade bodies in Brussels, ie, SME-Europe, et al.

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 16 Sep 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Soil health data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jul 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Soil health data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Economic situation in Europe, EU financial regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
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