T&L Sugars Limited

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Oct 2019 - Sep 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    T&L Sugars Limited   (Tate & Lyle Sugars)

    EU Transparency Register

    50465929991-70 First registered on 25 Oct 2012

    Goals / Remit

    The main activity of the EU Affairs team is to try and establish a level playing field for cane sugar and beet sugar as regards the EU legislative framework.

    Tate & Lyle Sugars is a historic and cherished brand in the sugar market in Europe. Specialists in cane sugar refining, the business has around 1,200 direct and contract employees manufacturing sugar at our two refineries and associated manufacturing sites in Europe.

    Tate & Lyle Sugars is almost unique in Europe in focusing solely on cane sugar. Our cane sugar supply chain stretches across developing countries around the world.

    In Europe, sugar is manufactured from both sugar beet and sugar cane. The two models have co-existed since the early 1800s. A competing sweetener, isoglucose manufactured from cereals, now also plays a role in the European sugar market.

    Sugar is a heavily regulated market in Europe. Cane sugar currently accounts for around 17% of the total sugar and isoglucose availability in Europe. B (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Main EU initiatives include:

    - campaigning for a level playing field in the EU sugar market, in particular as regards access to raw material for cane sugar refiners

    - building relationships with Members of the European Parliament, in particular following the introduction of co-decision in European Agriculture policy

    - building relationships with the European Commission and the Permanent Representations in Brussels

    - following various international trade dossiers

    - following various development dossiers

    - following various competition dossiers


    Head Office
    Thames Refinery
    Factory Road, Silvertown
    London E16 2EW
    EU Office
    Office 615 c/o Regus
    Square de Meeus 37
    Bruxelles 1000
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Zara HARINGTON 16 Mar 2019 14 Mar 2020
    Mr Gerald Mason 10 Nov 2018 09 Nov 2019
    Mr Gerald Mason 09 Nov 2017 09 Nov 2018
    Gail ORTON 16 Sep 2017 07 Sep 2018
    Ms Claire CRILL 13 Sep 2017 13 Sep 2018
    Mr Gerald Mason 05 Nov 2016 04 Nov 2017
    Gail ORTON 17 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Ms Claire Campbell 17 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Mr Gerald Mason 14 Nov 2015 05 Nov 2016
    Ms Claire Campbell 01 Oct 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Gail ORTON 23 Sep 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Mr Gerald Mason 12 Nov 2014 10 Nov 2015
    Gail ORTON 05 Sep 2014 01 Sep 2015
    Ms Claire Campbell 05 Sep 2014 03 Sep 2015
    Mr Gerald Mason 14 Nov 2013 12 Nov 2014
    Mr Anthony Bennett 14 Nov 2013 03 Sep 2014
    Mr Gerald Mason 01 Feb 2013 26 Oct 2013
    Mr Anthony Bennett 01 Feb 2013 26 Oct 2013

    Complementary Information

    Gerald Mason
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    +44 (0)207 257 9646

    Claire Crill
    Corporate Affairs Manager
    +44 (0)207 257 9661

    Zara Harington
    Head of Government Affairs
    +44 (0)207 247 9647

    EU Affairs twitter address @TateLyleSugars

    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


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Full Membership of the following:

    - European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA) http://sugarrefineries.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2019 - Sep 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    The above costs represent the costs estimated to have been incurred representing our interests to the European institutions in our last full and closed financial year. This is the year to end September 2020.

    The estimate includes:

    - salary costs representing the proportion of time spent by staff representing interests to European institutions

    - administrative costs of our Brussels office including rent and general office expenditure

    - travel costs

    - expenditure on professional advice

    - costs of any campaign work

    The cost range also includes membership fees of the trade associations listed above.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    9 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 Apr 2018 Location brussels
      Subject EU sugar sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Sugar industry needs access to raw material / Expected market development
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade agreement with Mexico
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Oct 2015 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Sugar
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject EU trade policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 May 2015 Location London
      Subject EU future trade policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Services Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Denzil Davidson (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Competitiveness of the EU sugar sector in the run-up to 2017 and the abolition of sugar production quotas. concerns and brief you on Tate & Lyle Sugars current activities at EU level. discuss the CXL duty on sugar cane imports from certain third countries as well as sugar access to the EU market by way of FTA’s currently being negotiated.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
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