The Award is to recognize the company or individual operating unit that can demonstrate world-class manufacturing performance or the most successful improvement to its manufacturing performance involving demonstrable excellence and/or significant improvements to resource efficiency (raw materials, energy, water, utilities etc) within the manufacturing process.


The Award is open to all UK manufacturing companies in the process sector: chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, food, packaging, rubber and plastics. The award is aimed equally at individual operating units or multi-site manufacturing within a single company, and will be judged on both quantitative and qualitative improvements to manufacturing performance over the past two years as well as overall excellence in performance. The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner.


There is one Award category to cover the full scope of manufacturing processes; both batch/specialized product manufacture and continuous/high volume manufacture. Success in the award will be based on evidence of an organization that has developed or is developing its processes, people and systems towards achieving excellent manufacturing & resource efficiency performance, and benefiting customers in terms of quality, cost and delivery achievement. Particular emphasis will be placed on demonstrated process improvement or evidence of best in class performance.

The judging panel will consist of the sponsor, a CIA staff member, and at least 1 independent expert. Please note this is a change to previous years as we will not be conducting site visits.

Entries to be made electronically, in confidence to Diana Tamayo on the Entry Form by 12 April 2024.

For further information please contact:

Diana Tamayo
Kings Buildings,
Smith Square,
SW10 3JJ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7963 6791  
Email: tamayod@cia.org.uk

All information provided in the entry form (except the 50 word summary, which will be published if you are shortlisted) will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will be used solely for the purpose of judging.

Applicants will be consulted in case it is wished to use some material for future publicity purposes or for development of case studies.