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On Thursday 13 June at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, the Chemical Industries Association announced the winners of their 2019 Awards. In a speech before the presentations, Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Association said “You have all shown the high quality that exists in workplaces right across this country. Women and men delivering for their employer; companies delivering for their owners, their customers, their workforces and, ultimately, this country.  Thank you for what you do and well done”.

The winners were:

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 

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




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About the UK chemical industry

  • The chemical and pharmaceutical industry adds £18 billion of value to the UK economy every year from total annual turnover of £50 billion.
  • In addition to gross value added, the sector also contributes to the UK economy in its position at the head of many supply chains within manufacturing and its employment of a well remunerated, high-skilled workforce. We support 500,000 jobs both directly and indirectly Chemical manufacturing adds £9 billion in gross value added annually and pharmaceutical manufacturing £9 billion.
  • The wider chemical and pharmaceutical sector (manufacturing plus distribution) is the largest exporter of manufactured goods with annual exports of over £50 billion. The export of motor vehicle, trailers and semi-trailers is the sector with next highest exports of £35 billion. Aerospace is £32 billion.
  • 63% of companies in the sector export what they make to the world, the highest proportion of any goods manufacturing sector in the UK economy. 60% of our exports go to the European Union and 75% of our imports and raw materials come from the European Union.
  • The sector’s level of business investment is £4.3 billion, compared to automotive £2.7 billion and aerospace £2.1 billion, while the expenditure on research & development is £5.0 billion (automotive £2.7 billion and aerospace £2.1 billion).
  • The products and technologies of the Chemical industry are essential parts of medicines, food & drink, telecommunications, energy-saving, I.T, clothing and much more.
  • For every tonne of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitted, our products and technologies enable over 2 tonnes of GHG emissions savings.

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