Confederation of British Industry

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Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

a UK organization which represents the collective interests of employers. The CBI is run by a centrally-elected committee, a secretariat, and a network of regional and local branches which provide a forum for company executives to meet and discuss affairs of mutual concern, and act as a means of disseminating information on the government's industrial policy European Union directives on employers' obligations, etc.

A major objective of the CBI is to promote industrial enterprise and efficiency, thereby helping the country to increase its wealth and create employment.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

a UK organization that represents the collective interests of member companies in dealings with government and TRADE UNIONS.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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