Licensing

The GBG has a sister organisation in Business in Licensing. Although BIL has its own membership base there are a number of organisations who enjoy the benefit of being members of both BIL and the GBG.

Business in Licensing (BIL) is a specialist membership organisation focussed on the formation of a better regulatory regime for licensed goods and services in the United Kingdom. BIL membership is largely composed of leading lawyers representing the largest hospitality providers in the country, which equips the group with a unique combination of ground level insight derived from industry, and technical legal knowledge on how regulation can be compiled and improved.

This unique composition means that BIL are not an interest group or trade association representing any particular agenda, but a group with experience in the full breadth of the licensed industries, able to take a holistic view on optimising regulation and influencing government policy, rather than being bound to lobbying on behalf of any particular sectional interest.

This neutral, practical and solution-focussed approach gives BIL considerable credibility with Parliamentarians, Civil Servants and Ministers, arising from the recognition of our non-ideological approach and the technical excellence that BIL members can bring to bear on the policy making process. As the typical users of the regulatory process, policy makers recognise that lawyers are able to offer an invaluable perspective on how to steer the government clear of the unintended consequences of reform, and as a centre of true legal excellence, BIL is recognised as having an invaluable perspective by the Westminster elite.

This empowers BIL to be actively involved in forming policy and ensuring the improvement of its execution, working closely with Government and Civil Servants, offering its members front row seats to informing the debate around licensing rather than merely being subject to it. Furthermore, members are afforded the opportunity to participate in a wealth of mutual experience sharing, in regular meeting environments characterised by generosity and collaboration, enabling a mutual learning process as well as the opportunity to influence and shape policy regulation at the highest levels.

BIL Meeting dates - all meetings start at 11.00 am 

Tuesday 13th Sept 2016 at Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB
Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 at Bond Dickinson, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU
Tuesday 24th Jan 2017 at Bond Dickinson, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU
Tuesday 28th Mar 2017 at Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB
Tuesday 13th June 2017 at TLT LLP, 20 Gresham Street, London SE1 2AU
Tuesday 12th Sept 2017 at Bond Dickinson, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU