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Profile of registrant

Scotch Whisky Association

Identification number in the register: 9201911441-69
Registration date: 29/09/08 19:15:41

The information on this organisation was last modified on 02/09/14 15:49:23
The date of the last annual update was 02/09/14 12:16:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Scotch Whisky Association
Acronym: SWA
Legal status: Trade Association
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  John Bartholomew
Position: Director of Finance and Administration

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Nick Soper
Position: Director of European Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 20 Atholl Crescent 
Edinburgh EH3 8HF
Telephone number: (+44) 131 222 9200
Fax number: (+44) 131 777 8080
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To promote and protect the interests of the Scotch Whisky industry
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: 17
Complementary information: In addition to the European Affairs Department (3 people), other SWA departments (International Affairs, Operation and Technical, Legal, Government and Communications) are involved, to a lesser degree, on activities falling within the scope of the register.

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:

The Scotch Whisky Association's key roles include ensuring that Scotch Whisky can be sold without restriction and on equal terms with all other spirit drinks. To that end, in the European context, our activities include: promoting, supporting or opposing EU and/or national legislative trade-related measures; and pursuing the removal of intra-EU trade barriers.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade


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

We are members of spiritsEUROPE

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 700000  € - 800000  €
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:

Code of conduct

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