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The Chemical Industries Association is the leading voice for chemical and pharmaceutical businesses located in the UK, committed to establishing the UK as the location of choice for industry growth. With over 200 members, our core membership also includes major multinationals, a growing number of SMEs and associate members.

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How the CIA can support you

Unlock a wealth of advantages for your entire team by becoming a member of the CIA


Representation and Advocacy

We serve as the primary voice for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, advocating for policies that promote innovation, sustainability, and competitiveness on both national and international platforms. 


Expert Advice

Our team of industry experts provides tailored guidance and support to our members on a wide range of issues, from regulatory compliance to market intelligence and strategic planning. 


Networking and Collaboration

Through our events, forums, and collaborative initiatives, we facilitate meaningful connections and foster collaboration among our members, enabling them to share insights, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for partnership and growth. 


Knowledge Sharing

We keep our members informed and empowered through timely updates, reports, and resources, covering industry trends, best practices, and policy developments that impact their operations. 



Extend your reach through our exclusive networking events, sponsorship and content opportunities and CIAMatters magazine. 

Full Membership

Full membership is open to all chemical businesses operating in the UK.

If you’re a manufacturer, processor, formulator, importer/exporter, distributor, or developing new chemical technologies you can join and benefit your business.

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Associate Membership

Anyone who provides a service to a chemical company can be an Associate Member.

You’ll have the opportunity to promote your business through our networks and demonstrate your expertise to our members. You’ll get new leads, a greater understanding of what your customers want, and create the opportunity to build your company’s brand reputation with CIA members and beyond.

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Why become a CIA member

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To keep up to date with UK regulations relevant to your company.

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To understand and influence what is coming down the track (UK, EU and global)

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To receive expert ‘up to the minute’ advice, advocay and networking on key licence to operate challenges affecting chemical and pharmaceutical businesses

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To access practical advice about what new regulations mean for your company and how to minimise costs of compliance and maximise benefits

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To benchmark with others in the sector and share best practice

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To take part in voluntary initiatives that reduce regulatory burden, enhance reputation and provide financial wins

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To be part of Responsible Care

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To access expert help and advice directly and via training courses and other events

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To network with colleagues, customers and suppliers

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To maximise the opportunity for UK business growth

What our members say

“As an SME the advice and support that is provided by the CIA is invaluable to the running of our business. We simply don’t have the resources to gather much of the vital information that the CIA provides.”

Harry Swan, CEO, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd

“As a UK-based multinational employer, the Chemical Industries Association is a vital partner to our UK and European business.”

Steve Foots, Chief Executive, Croda International plc

“The work of the Chemical Industries Association is vital to securing the long term growth of the UK's chemical sector. Its work benefits all UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies and warrants the support of every business in achieving its goals.”

Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman, Ineos

“As an SME the advice and support that is provided by the ClA is invaluable to the running of our business”

Harry Swan, Managing Director at Thomas Swan

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