Confed. of British Industry (CBI)
Confederation of British Industry website: www.cbi.org.uk
The Confederation of British Industry is a "lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues." Major British companies that are members of the CBI include:
3i Group, Anglo American, Astrazeneca, Aviva, BAA, BAE Systems, Barclays, BG Group, Boots, BP, British Airways, British American Tobacco, British Land, BT, Bunzl, Cable & Wireless, Cadbury Schweppes, Capita Group, Centrica, Compass Group, Corus Group, Diageo, Dixons, Exel, Gallaher Group, GlaxoSmithKline, GUS, Hanson, HBOS, Hilton Group, HSBC, Imperial Tobacco, InterContinental Hotels, Kingfisher, Land Securities, Legal & General, Liberty PLC, Lloyds TSB, Marks & Spencer, mm02, National Grid Transco, Northern Rock, Old Mutual, Pearson, Prudential, Reed Elsevier, Rentokil Initial, Reuters, Rexam, Rio Tinto, Rolls-Royce (part of BMW), Royal & Sun Alliance, SABMiller, Sainsbury, Schroders, Scottish & Newcastle, Scottish Power, Severn Trent, Shell, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Smith & Nephew, Smiths Group, Standard Chartered, Standard Life Assurance, Tesco, Unilever, United Utilities, Wolseley, WPP Group, Xstrata
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