About us

Chemicals Northwest is the industry-led, chemical cluster support organisation for the North West and surrounding areas chemical sector, the largest in the UK. We are a funded by our members and owned and supported by the Chemical Industries Association. We are a membership organisation that supports and promotes the interests and activities of the chemistry-using industries.

We are an established business network wholly owned by the Chemical Industries Association, centred around a dynamic membership structure that brings together many different facets. With over 140 members we actively promote this important regional sector and help support membership to grow. 

Our aim is to improve the sustainability, competitiveness and image of the industry by:

  • Facilitating networking events, common interest groups, interactive workshops and an annual awards dinner, all aimed at covering topical industry issues.
  • Supporting projects and programmes that identify and enhance business performance and generally support continuous improvement across the sector.
  • Promoting the science and engineering-based skills landscape, addressing the region’s future needs.
  • Improving the image of the industry overall, including generating a positive reputation through communicating achievements and success.
  • Contributing to the industry’s strategic voice and the national growth agenda aligned to the work of the Chemical Industries Association.
  • Connecting the community of chemistry-using businesses and the vital supply chains here in the northwest.
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    Chemicals Northwest continues to host and participate in a number of industry-related seminars, workshops and networking events through the year for the benefit of the cluster and the region.

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    Awards 2024

    Up to 300 guests from across the industry gather on the night and everyone can see for themselves the amazing achievements made by our organisations and our people.

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    CNW Events

    Find out about our breakfast networking opportunities. With no specific theme, delegates are encouraged to make new contacts and indeed some will make short pitches about their company, its products and services and any other news they may wish to announce.

  • Elements spring 2024


    LAtest round of member round up of member news, specialist features on topical chemical industry issues and 'spotlights' on new company members.

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    A round up of news from the sector, funding calls, advice, events and other information beneficial to the industry.