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Profile of registrant

Incorporated Society of British Advertisers

Identification number in the register: 53164362058-30
Registration date: 24/07/09 12:14:06

The information on this organisation was last modified on 11/07/14 09:54:25
The date of the last annual update was 11/07/14 09:54:25

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Incorporated Society of British Advertisers
Acronym: ISBA
Legal status: limited not for profit company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mike Hughes
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Ian Twinn
Position: Director of Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Henrietta Street 
London WC2E 8LH
Telephone number: (+44) 20 7291 9020
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: We are the representative body for British advertisers. We seek to promote responsible advertising and advertising self regulation as well as give advice to advertisers about their relationship with the media, agencies and regulatory and legislative authorities.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

discussions with Commission officials, and MEPs on proposed legislation affecting advertising and the internal market.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

In the UK: UK ICC and the Advertising Association
In EU the Wolrd Federation of Advertisers
Globally: International Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Advertising Commission

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 04/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

we are a not for profit membership organisation with a staff of 27 and an annual turnover in 13-14 of approx £2.7m

most expenses are a result of membership of the WFA, and the consequent costs of attending meetings in Brussels

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.