Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is the UK’s premier lobbying organisation, providing businesses with a voice on national and international issues. The CBI represents over 250,000 public and private sector businesses and works with the UK government to help UK businesses compete effectively.

The challenge

  • 11 offices, including two international offices located in Brussels and Washington
  • The management of CBI's IT environment required a diverse workforce and skills at each location
  • Secure data access is essential due to global presence and voice communications needed to be efficient and economic

The solution

  • Managed, centralised IT and telecommunications solution and management
  • All services are underpinned by a single SLA
  • Hosted IP telephony service is underpinned by UK WAN and provides IP voice connectivity to international offices - enabling CBI to benefit from free calls between all sites.
  • Data management provides secure, immediate access to stored data

Why Redcentric

  • Has a resilient infrastructure and proven operational skills
  • Able to provide support and strategic leadership
  • Framework to allow the CBI to control future costs
  • Utilising Redcentric's managed IT services frees up CBI resources to focus on strategy



Industry / Sector

Government / Public Sector


  • Data Management
  • Hosting
  • 5 Mbps Internet access
  • IP Telephony, over 300 users across multiple locations
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