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Facts about the CBI


Business voices


Founded over 50 years ago


Regional and subject based policy standing committees and councils


Economic and policy specialists, the largest policy unit outside of Whitehall

  • Where we're located

    To properly speak for UK business both to government and on the world stage, we have to represent you in your area – on the ground. That’s why we have offices in 13 UK regions; in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; and in five international offices.

  • Our people

    We’re a group of experts from all walks of life, passionate about building a better future for UK business. Learn more about the people taking your voice to government and bringing business together to learn from one another.

  • Our history

    The Confederation of British Industry is a not-for-profit membership organisation, founded by Royal Charter on 30 July 1965 – meaning we’ve been championing the voice of business for over 50 years..

Governance and compliance

For further information on how the CBI is run, managed and how it secures its mandate to speak as the voice of business, please download the relevant PDF.

Governance and compliance

Annual Report and AGM

Our Annual Report contains more information on our governance arrangements, key highlights from the year’s activities and details on our financial information. And every year our members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting.

Annual Report and AGM

Gender and ethnicity pay gap

The CBI is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, attracting and retaining diverse talent which reflects the members and communities we serve.

Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap

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