About the CBI

The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level

We are here to provide a voice for businesspeople and their businesses on a national and international level. We speak for companies of every size, including many in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350, mid-caps, SMEs, micro businesses, private and family owned businesses, start ups, and trade associations ...

...and in every sector, including agriculture, automotive, aerospace and defence, construction, creative and communications, financial services, IT and e-business, management consultancy, manufacturing, professional services, retail, transport, tourism and utilities....

...the CBI is a confederation of 140 trade associations, alongside larger and medium-sized businesses who tend to join the CBI directly. Together our 190,000 members employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of the private sector-employed workforce...

...we were founded on 3 July 1965 when the British Employers’ Confederation, the Federation of British Industries and the National Association of British Manufacturers joined together to form the Confederation of British Industry. The CBI is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and you can see more about that here

Read the 2013 CBI annual report
 

"Our mission is to promote the conditions in which businesses of all sizes and sectors in the UK can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. To achieve this, we campaign in the UK, the EU and internationally for a competitive policy landscape."