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2023 Chemical Industry Awards

Thursday 15 June 2023

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The gallery below includes a small range of photos from the Chemical Industry Awards.  To view all the images from previous years, please scroll down the page to the relevant event heading and use the login details that are provided for each event to access the Mint Events photo gallery. 

2022 Chemical Industry Awards


On 16 June, at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, CIA presented trophies to the winners of our 2022 Awards. It was an evening that celebrated the success of the UK chemical industry and the superb achievements of its workforce.

Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of CIA said in his welcome speech, “What you have all achieved over the past two and a half years has been nothing short of victorious. You have shown the way in leading this country and this economy to a new level of resilience. Whether it is Brexit, the pandemic, the cost of living crisis or Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… this industry repeatedly steps forward in providing solutions for all. And throughout all of these challenges, we have had three years of growth. Whilst it’s true that the rate has slowed over that period, we are now at a level which is over 6% higher than our pre-COVID position. That’s an unprecedented performance in the British economy… and that is down to you.“

Whether you were able to join us in Leeds, entered any of our awards or were not able to do so, we at CIA want to thank all of you for continuing to show what this truly innovative industry does for the whole of the UK and beyond.

Photos of the event can be downloaded free of charge from the following website: CIAAwards2022.
The password is Leeds.

Congratulations to all our 2022 winners!


2020/21 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 Dow Chemical

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

2019 Chemical Industry Awards


The winners of the 2019 Chemical Industry Awards were announced at a celebration dinner held at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on 13 June.

The winners are:

CIA Company of the Year Award sponsored by Finch Consulting 
Croda International

ABB Manufacturing & Resource Efficiency Award 
Stepan UK Ltd, Stalybridge 

Chemical Industry Service Provider Award sponsored by REACHReady 
Cogent Skills Training Ltd, Darlington 

Environment Agency Special Commendation Award
INOVYN ChlorVinyls Limited, Runcorn

Environmental Leadership Award sponsored by ERM 
Croda Europe Ltd, Hull 

GSK Innovation Award 
Green Lizard Technologies Ltd, Redcar 

Health Leadership Award sponsored by the Health and Safety Executive 
Livent, Bromborough 

INEOS Responsible Care Award 
Venator, Hartlepool 

Low Carbon Award sponsored by CIABATA 
Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd, Derby 

Outstanding Contribution to the Chemical Industry
David Topliffe, Shell Chemicals UK Ltd

Reputation Award sponsored by CIA 
Airedale Chemical, Keighley 

Special RC Award for Process Safety Leadership sponsored by HFL Consulting 
Mexichem Fluor UK, Runcorn 

Skills Award sponsored by Lucite International UK Ltd 
GSK, Montrose 

Young Ambassador Award sponsored by Scientific Update 
Hallam Wheatley, SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd, Redcar 

Photos from the event are still available on the Mint Events photo gallery:

Gallery ID: CIAAwards2019 
Password: Liverpool

2018 Chemical Industry Awards


Pictures of the 2018 Chemical Industry Awards are still available for download.  To view and download any of the images from the 2018 Awards, please use the below web link to the Mint Events photo gallery: 

Gallery ID:  CIAAwards2018
Password:  Newcastle