Enter the 2024 CIA Awards

How to enter

Entry is open to the whole of the UK Chemical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry and companies that provide services to the chemical industry as appropriate for each particular award. The awards have been selected and designed in categories deemed the most appropriate to reflect the pace of change in the industry towards enhancement of growth, global competitiveness and sustainability.

Nominations should be submitted electronically on the online nomination form (the online form can be found by clicking the award that you would like to enter below) and sent to Diana Tamayo at  The closing date for nominations is 12 April 2024.

Further details and nomination forms can be found by clicking on the appropriate award.

All entries will be judged by a panel of experts, with short-listed candidates being subjected to a more extensive judging process, in some cases involving a site visit, interview or presentation.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 10 May 2024.  Those shortlisted will be invited to purchase tickets for themselves and colleagues to attend the Awards Dinner on 20 June.

For further information on any award please contact


The 2024 Awards categories

  • young-ambassador

    Young Ambassador Award

    This Award is to recognize an outstanding young person demonstrating communication skills and leadership associated with the chemical industry and contributing to its success.

  • responsible-care

    Responsible Care Award

    Individual sites qualifying for this Award will be invited to apply following submission of IOP data.

  • health

    Health Leadership Award

    This Award is for recognition of the Company or Site that has achieved excellence in health leadership demonstrated by improved or optimum sustained health programme performance and a healthy workforce and workplace. The key characteristics of effective health leadership include senior management commitment, employee engagement and evidence of a culture ...

  • special-responsible-care

    Special Responsible Care Award for Process Safety Award

    Improving Process Safety is key to protecting our people, hardware and the environment, enhancing our businesses and the reputation and sustainability of our industry.

  • manufacturing

    Manufacturing and Resource Efficiency Award

    The Award is open to all UK manufacturing companies in the process sector: chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, food, packaging, rubber and plastics.

  • sustainability

    Sustainability Award

    This Award is for the company or operating unit that can demonstrate excellence in sustainability, through its policies, products, manufacturing processes, and supply chain.

  • unsung-hero

    Nick Sturgeon Unsung Hero Award

    The Award is open to any individual working within or closely associated with the industry and nominated by a peer. Following initial judging, applicants will be notified if they have been short-listed by 10 May 2024. The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner. Winning applicants should ...

  • innovation

    Innovation Award

    This Award is for the company or operating unit which can provide the most successful examples of innovation.

  • diversity-and-inclusivity

    Diversity and Inclusivity Award

    This award is for the company or operating unit that can best demonstrate that it embraces the principles of diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of its business.

  • skills

    Skills Award

    This award is open to companies working in the science industry sector.

  • 3

    CIA Company of the Year Award

    The winner of this Award will be, in the view of the judges, the most outstanding CIA member company – demonstrating growth of its business and a sustained contribution to the UK economy. This is the pinnacle Award of the year and entering companies will have to demonstrate outstanding ...

  • award

    Chemical Industry Service Provider of the Year Award

    This Award is to recognise the contribution of Service Providers make to the success of the UK chemical industry. The award will recognise innovation and outstanding delivery of services for example, engineering, IT, legal, training to the chemical or pharmaceutical sectors.