Andy Robbins

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The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association used the services of a consultant called Andy Robbins, who worked for a company, organisation or campaign called ‘CMA’.
Robbins attended meetings of the TMA’s Campaign Group in 2000 and 2001.1
According to the minutes of a TMA meeting in January 2001, Robbins was helping the Tobacco Alliance manage a questionnaire that was to form the basis of a report.2 Other minutes say CMA provided “mail support” to the TA.3 Robbins was also part of a TMA “retailer support project” in 1999.4
TMA accounts show that £50,000 was budgeted for “CMA campaign support costs” for the financial year 2000-1, and a further £50,000 for the following year.5
Imperial Tobacco employed an Andy Robbins for 20 years between 1972 to 1992, as General Marketing Manager.6 It is unclear if these are the same person.

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  1. Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, Campaign Group Meeting on 11th January 2001, 5 January 2001, accessed 20 January 2012
  2. TMA, TMA CAMPAIGN GROUP Minutes of meeting held on Thursday 11 January 2001, 11 January 2001, accessed 31 January 2012
  3. TMA, Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors Held on 20 February, 2001, 20 February 2001, accessed 31 January 2012
  4. TMA, TMA Campaign Groups: Minutes of Meeting held on 9th September 1999, 9 September 1999, accessed 31 January 2012
  5. TMA, Tobacco Manufacturers Association: Report for the Year Ended 31 March, 2000, 31 March 2000, accessed 31 January 2012
  6. LinkedIn, Andy Robbins, undated, accessed 8 February 2012