Aims of Industry
Aims of Industry was founded in 1942 as an independent free enterprise corporate lobby group by business leaders in industry. It came into existence to combat nationalisation of key British industries such as sugar, iron and steel. It campaigned against the creation of the National Health Service in 1945. It was known as Aims for Freedom and Enterprise from 1975-78 and Aims from 1978-80.
- Lord Michael Forsyth of Drumlean, president (former Conservative Secretary of State for Scotland, 1995-97)
- Sir Nigel Mobbs, Chairman
- Mike Fisher, Trustee
- Nigel Vinson
- Sir Neil Shields
Its former Director and Consultant was Michael Ivens (Joint Founder and Vice-President, Freedom Association, 1975-2001). Aims of Industry claims 800 members, with six full-time members of staff.
- Aims of Industry profile, Britain in Europe website, accessed January 2004
- Balfour Beatty profile, Corporate Watch, Winter 1996
- Tories' business backers: are they ethical?, Friends of the Earth press release, 4 June 2001
- Chris Marsden,, "British mercenaries planned assassination of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan", Sunday Times, 24 August 1999.
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