Business for New Europe

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Business for New Europe
BNE logo.jpg
Founded 2006
Type Nonprofit organisation
Fields European Union, EU-UK relations
Key people
Lucy Thomas
(Campaign Director)
Roland Rudd

Business for New Europe (BNE) is an independent coalition of business leaders advocating a positive case for reform in Europe, with offices in London and Brussels.[1] It was set up in 2006 by Roland Rudd, a former journalist of the Financial Times and founder and chairman of the financial PR firm Finsbury to promote the benefits of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.[2] BNE provides a platform for debate on European issues to business leaders and policy makers, seeking to ensure that a reasoned, pro-European voice is heard in the UK.[3]

BNE's Advisory Council consists of Chairmen and CEOs of FTSE 100 companies and its Executive consists of experts in foreign and economic policy, including former heads of the UK diplomatic service and senior journalists.[4]

The organisation is not-for-profit and is funded by donations from the private sector.


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