Federation of British Industries
The Federation of British Industries (FBI) was founded by the Midlands industrialist Dudley Docker in 1916. It was composed of 124 firms which all gave £1,000 for its foundation. The FBI never took part in labour relations but progressively involved in tariff reform. It slowly gathered other regional and overseas organisations and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1923.

In 1965, it merged with the British Employers' Confederation and the National Association of British Manufacturers to become the Confederation of British Industry
Confederation of British Industry
The Confederation of British Industry is a British not for profit organisation incorporated by Royal charter which promotes the interests of its members, some 200,000 British businesses, a figure which includes some 80% of FTSE 100 companies and around 50% of FTSE 350 companies.-Role:The CBI works...

. It was by far the biggest organisation of the three for it was composed of no less than 9,000 individual firms and 272 trade associations by 1964. One of its former presidents was Sir Harry Pilkington
Harry Pilkington
William Henry Pilkington, Baron Pilkington born 1905 - died 1983. Glass manufacturer and former President of the Federation of British Industries but who is remembered politically as chairman of the controversial Pilkingon Committee that produced the Pilkington Report of 1962...

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