pharmaceutical factory

Regional Reports

The chemical industry represents one of the largest and most diverse industry sectors in the UK. Companies in the sector, big and small, play a leading role in all stages of the supply chain. This is done by utilising a myriad of technologies and supplying a diverse range of mission critical minerals and innovative products for industrial and consumer needs. 

Chemical businesses are located throughout the UK, with many of them clustered together in the North East of England, North West of England and Central Scotland. These factories and laboratories, operated by a highly trained and skilled workforce, make a significant contribution towards the UK’s productivity performance – double that of any other manufacturing industry and triple that of any part of the UK economy.