Read the full text of CBI leaders' addresses on key business issues
Sir Mike Rake at CBI Northern Ireland Annual Dinner
In a speech which covered a wide range of issues, the CBI president said that as recovery gains pace, the benefits of growth must be harnessed to generate more jobs and reduce youth unemployment
CBI Northern Ireland chair urges Executive to put aside political difficulties
In his opening remarks, the chair of CBI Northern Ireland noted how important it was for the Northern Ireland Executive to set aside recent political difficulties and focus on tackling key challenges such as education and skills, public sector reform and energy
John Cridland speech to the Business Class Symposium
"Employers need to be engaged in schools, rolling up their sleeves and getting involved, and we need schools to value our support"
Sir Mike Rake speech at the Lord Mayor's T&I Dinner
"With fewer economic risks, business is doing the right thing by focussing on growth, taking the opportunities available to them in the world economy, and investing more"
Neil Bentley speech to JETRO
"Enterprise is helping to deepen our relationship year after year…And so it’s great that we’re here to foster a much better understanding of UK-Japanese relations"
John Cridland speech to Sustainable Energy event
'Whichever way you look at it, we’re going to need investment in a balanced energy portfolio if we are to ensure a secure, low-carbon and affordable system for the future'