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As the UK's most effective and influential business organisation, the CBI works to create the best environment for business and economic growth. We do this by providing a collective, progressive voice to government and policymakers on the key issues impacting businesses like yours. Together we can drive the conditions in which businesses, and everyone, can thrive.

CBI membership gives you;

  • Influence over the big topics shaping the UK business and economic landscape,
  • Insight to plan ahead and take your business to the next level, and,
  • Access to the people who can help get you there.

In short, we provide our members with a powerful voice in government, valuable information and a formidable network. Whether you're an ambitious start-up, established local company, or a prestigious multi-national, CBI membership can help your business succeed.

Benefits of membership


The CBI works tirelessly on behalf of our members, building on our established relationships with government to ensure the voice of business is heard where and when it matters, from setting the skills agenda, to exports, infrastructure, innovation, tax, regulation and beyond.

With business leaders steering our agenda, and a diverse, vibrant membership giving their views on the ground, senior policymakers and government ministers actively seek our input when legislative or policy decisions are about to be made.

We are driven by the issues that matter to your business - and if there's something holding you back, the CBI is here to help.


Whether you're managing the impact of legislative change or planning your next business move, knowledge is power.

With the largest policy team outside Whitehall, powered by the collective know-how of our members, we have a wealth of cross-sector expertise to help members grow - and we can offer practical support and advice on policy changes and the issues that impact on business success.

Our market leading economic surveys, forecasts and analysis help you plan ahead.

Reports, briefings, email and web updates, webinars and podcasts give you valuable intelligence on the latest policy and economic developments, best practice and business trends.


It is the seniority of our network and access to policymakers that sets us apart from other business groups.

The CBI's local and national events give you the chance to hear from high-profile business and political leaders, while networking with your peers, potential customers and suppliers - the people that matter to help your business grow.

Alongside additional member services, our Member Lounge is your space in our London HQ, for you to host your meetings or meet with CBI policy experts.

Fill out the form or call 02920 977601 to find out more about how membership can benefit your business.


Be part of the business voice with Associate Membership 

If full membership of the CBI is not right for your business, but you wish to participate as part of the voice of business, then our low-cost Associate Membership is a great way to get your opinions heard. Find out more