We are today celebrating #CBI50 years of your CBI at #CBI2015
Doing today what it has always done – the Mission which is on the back of every CBI business card
'Delivering prosperity for Britain'
This mission is set by the shareholders of the CBI #CBI2015
Through our grassroots parliament, the 800 entrepreneurs – mostly elected – who are our governing process and who give us our mandate
We were born in 1965.
Our voice became stronger in 1977 with the first CBI Conference, at which it was said: "The Government and the nation were living beyond their means. Enterprise was being strangled by bureaucracy. It had become vital to shift the balance back in favour of the wealth producing sectors."
And now at #CBI50, our mission is the same – what has changed is our confidence.
At last year's Conference, instead of worrying about the TSR2, we welcomed onto stage R2D2, celebrating our innovative, creative nation.
At #CBI2015 our theme is Global Ambition Britain means business
Building on the sound foundations of a broadly based recovery
There are four steps which are essential to 'Delivering Prosperity for All' #CBI2015
1. 'Scoring Britain' building new National Champions so that we have the next Facebook built here
2. Getting education right first time
We need every business at #CBI2015 to get involved in your primary schools We need better & earlier careers advice We need multiple learning pathways
3. Resolving our European destiny outside of ever-closer Union
Most, but not all, businesses want to be in a reformed #EU but many issues need resolved to achieve this outcome
4. Business must be the Consumers Champion
Most businesses are responsible & ethical, but business reputation is under challenge