The CBI is a not-for-profit membership organisation, founded by Royal Charter on 30 July 1965 when the British Employers’ Confederation, the Federation of British Industries and the National Association of British Manufacturers joined together to form the Confederation of British Industry. The CBI provide members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. They represent their members views as they work with policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of the private sector-employed workforce.