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2021 Chemical Industry Awards

17 June 2021 

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2021 Chemical Industry Awards

The Chemical Industry Awards took place virtually for the first time on 17 June, with some 200 guests and nominees taking part in the event hosted by broadcaster Chris Hollins.

Guests and nominees gathered online to celebrate the achievements of the sector, throughout what has been an incredibly challenging year, but one in which chemical businesses have responded tremendously to provide the core materials and products to keep us going through the pandemic.

CIA Chief Executive, Steve Elliott opened the event by praising the incredible efforts of the industry, the significant contribution we make to the UK economy and notably, the level of political visibility and recognition the sector now has.

 Steve said "Workforces have turned up for every single shift, right across the land, to operate chemical plants in the strictest of safety environments -  enabling the vital work they do to continue, so that essential products and solutions can be delivered to customers. So when we see PPE being worn in hospitals and of course elsewhere; when we see hand sanitiser being made available in every walk of life;  and when we see oxygen, medicines and, most stunningly, vaccines being made available to all of us, let us pause for a minute and remember that this has all come about through the work taking place in chemical company laboratories and factories. What a wonderfully inspirational response in the face of such a global challenge - well done to the entire UK chemical industry workforce."

Congratulations to all our winners:

CIA Company of the Year
Stepan UK Ltd, Stalybridge
sponsored by CIA

Manufacturing & Resource Efficiency Award  
Kemira Chemicals (UK) Ltd, Bradford
sponsored by SLR Consulting

Young Ambassador Award  
Sarah Davidson, Croda
sponsored by Scientific Update

Chemical Industry Service Provider Award 
RPS Group Plc, Warrington
sponsored by REACHReady

INEOS Responsible Care Award 
GSK, Ulverston
sponsored by INEOS

Reputation Award
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum, Widnes
sponsored by Chemicals Northwest

Sustainability Award 
Eastman Chemical Company, Newport
sponsored by WSP

GSK Innovation Award
MOF Technologies, Belfast
sponsored by GSK

Skills Award
Emerald Kalama Chemical Limited, Widnes
sponsored by Cogent Skills

Diversity & Inclusivity Award  
WSP, Newcastle
sponsored by Dow Chemical

Health Leadership Award
GSK, Montrose
sponsored by Macnaughton McGregor

Special Responsible Care Award for Process Safety Leadership 
Stepan UK Ltd, Stalybridge
sponsored by Arco

Nick Sturgeon Unsung Hero Award 
Robert Bird, Venator
sponsored by CIA


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