We travelled to every region and nation of the UK, speaking to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to understand what helps businesses to compete internationally, and where the government can better support companies to sell overseas.
This evidence-gathering was a vital first stage, ensuring that the recommendations to the government’s Export Strategy accurately reflected the needs of members. And with differing needs around the country, whether on infrastructure or skills, the CBI’s Regional Councils inputted and gave a steer to the eventual report, Winning Worldwide.
A cross-sectoral evidence base, including goods and services firms, continues to underpin the CBI’s exports work.
Our members are our mandate
Because our members are our mandate, our consultation processes inform the stance the CBI will take and any future recommendations we make - all to ultimately protect the competitiveness of UK businesses.
Across the UK, the CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors. The CBI’s corporate members together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of private sector-employees.
With offices in the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.