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Profile of registrant

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd.

Identification number in the register: 92040678068-73
Registration date: 14/02/12 11:35:43

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/01/14 18:28:36
The date of the last annual update was 21/01/14 18:28:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd.
Acronym: SMMT
Legal status: Private, limited by guarantee, no share capital
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  Seftton Samuels
Position: Group Legal Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Konstanze Scharring
Position: Director of Policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 71 Great Peter Street 
London SW1P 2BN
Telephone number: (+44) 2072357000
Fax number: (+44) 2072357112
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.

SMMT represents the interests of the UK automotive industry through the membership of companies involved in design, concept, manufacture, sale, after sale, disposal and recycling of motor vehicles, components and accessories.

SMMT engages with policy-makers, is involved with policy implementation at UK and EU level, and represents the industry in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

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

Number of persons: 18
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:


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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


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

Member, CBI (The Confederation of British Industry)
Member, CLEPA (The European Association of Automotive Suppliers)
Member, FIGIEFA (Fédération Internationale des Grossistes Importateurs et Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles)
Associated Organisation, ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
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.