Tag Archives: CBI

CBI International Trade Conference (Oct 12-13 2020): trade offers one of the most powerful routes to post-pandemic recovery

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 12-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CBI, UK’s premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers, will hold its first-ever international trade conference will focus on what the recasting … Read the full press release

CBI on UK Government’s new Industrial Strategy: Today’s announcement must be the beginning of a strategic race, not a tactical sprint

The CBI has given its initial response to the Government’s new modern Industrial Strategy. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: LONDON, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Nine in ten firms see a modern Industrial Strategy as vital to improving living standards in the … Read the full press release

CBI report: UK universities’ growing range of links with China key asset for deepening UK-China relations

As the UK shapes its economic role in the world following the EU referendum, cementing our position will be more crucial than ever.  LONDON, 14-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — China’s increasing research and economic significance, and the UK’s world-leading universities, with their … Read the full press release

CBI Industrial Trends Survey: UK export order books reached a two-year high

Manufacturing output grew while total orders remained solid, according to the latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey. LONDON, 23-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The survey of 505 firms found that export order books reached a two-year high, suggesting that the depreciation of … Read the full press release

CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn: we must champion and grow the UK’s manufacturing sector

CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn says that we must champion and grow the UK’s manufacturing sector because it matters for prosperity and makes our economy more balanced, diversified and innovative LONDON, 05-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — To succeed in reversing the long term … Read the full press release

Conditions for the UK’s SMEs stabilised over the past quarter – CBI Quarterly SME trends survey

Conditions for the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) businesses stabilised over the past quarter, according to the latest CBI Quarterly SME trends survey, after deteriorating in the previous quarter. LONDON, 05-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The survey of 441 firms reported that … Read the full press release

UK Govt spending on R&D lowest among G8 countries – CBI

UK Government spending on R&D lowest among G8 countries LONDON, 21-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The CBI is pressing the Government to prioritise innovation and science funding in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). Raising total research and development spending to … Read the full press release

CBI: Business paid nearly £175 billion in tax in UK in 2014 – 29% of all taxes, the largest contribution from any group of taxpayers

LONDON, 21-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Businesses must take further steps to demonstrate to the public that not only are their tax affairs legal, but that they are responsible taxpayers, according to the CBI. In 2014, business paid nearly £175 billion … Read the full press release

CBI responds to a speech by John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister, at SNP conference in Aberdeen

LONDON, 21-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The CBI responded to a speech by John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister, at the SNP conference in Aberdeen. Hugh Aitken, CBI Scotland Director, said: “Business shares the ambition to build a more prosperous Scotland … Read the full press release

CBI President Paul Drechsler in Glasgow to highlight the importance of the UK staying in a reformed EU to Scottish growth

Being in a reformed EU is critical to trade and investment. GLASGOW, 3-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scotland should build on its already considerable success in exporting globally and attracting investment to its shores to grow, Paul Drechsler, CBI President, will say in … Read the full press release

Business groups across Britain including FSB, IoD, BCC and CBI support Heathrow expansion

IOD, CBI, FSB and BCC amongst supporters lining up to call on government to act on the Airports Commission’s clear and positive recommendation for Heathrow expansion Over 80 percent of the total 72,000 responses received by the Commission were supportive … Read the full press release

Versalis (Eni) partners with CB&I to market and provide engineering services for Versalis’ LDPE and EVA technologies in North America

“The marketing of our LDPE and EVA through our partnership with CB&I has come to be part of the strategy Versalis is pursuing to strengthen its positioning internationally”, said Daniele Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of Versalis. San Donato, Milan, 28-7-2014 — … Read the full press release

CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey reveals new manufacturing orders growing at fastest rate since 2011

London, UK, 21-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Growth in new manufacturing orders was the strongest since April 2011, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey. In the three months to January 2014, domestic orders rose, uncertainty about demand fell and investment … Read the full press release

UK’s lobbying organisation CBI: High street sales stall but growth expected to return

London, UK, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — High street sales were flat in the year to October, disappointing retailers’ expectations for another solid rise, but robust growth is expected to return next month, the CBI said today. The CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades … Read the full press release

UK CBI Chief Policy Director Katja Hall: EU reform agenda must focus on growth and jobs

23-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The CBI responded to the publication of the first six reports in the Review of the Balance of Competences examining the UK’s relationship with the EU. Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said: “Any EU reform agenda … Read the full press release

Head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland Ellvena Graham won two major professional awards

10-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ellvena Graham, Ulster Bank Chief Operating Officer and recently appointed Head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland, has won two major professional awards. She picked up the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) First Woman in Finance prize, one of the … Read the full press release