Our mission and purpose

We help business create a more prosperous society.

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CBI speaks for business across all sectors and regions

The CBI is a confederation of 148 trade associations, alongside larger and medium-sized and smaller businesses who tend to join the CBI directly.

Across the UK, the CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors which together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of the private sector-employed workforce.

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

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Across the UK, the CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all size and sectors which together employ nearly 7 million people.

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The CBI has significant engagement with government, helping to inform and influence policy, and in turn your business

This engagement means we're ideally placed to help our members in a number of ways:

Influence: We work tirelessly on behalf of our members to build established relationships with the government and key stakeholders to ensure that the voice of business is heard as key decisions shaping the UK business and economic landscape are made.

Insight: Our strong relationships with ministers and policymakers provide us with insights that are communicated to members through personal relationships, reports, briefings, emails and web updates to help shape business planning and decision-making.

Access: Our extraordinary network provides members with invaluable access to people in business and government. Local and national events provide members with opportunities to learn and share best practices for dealing with key issues, and gain connections with potential customers, suppliers and partners.

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