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Awards celebrate the northwest’s chemical industry

22 January 2009

Industry-led membership organisation Chemicals Northwest has launched its own awards in recognition of the sustainable companies within the region which are succeeding despite the difficult economic conditions, and helping to improve the face of the industry.

Jenny Clucas CEO Chemicals Northwest (left) Richard Shone, vice president Innospec (middle) and John Lewis, managing director of 2DHeat.(right)
Jenny Clucas CEO Chemicals Northwest (left) Richard Shone, vice president Innospec (middle) and John Lewis, managing director of 2DHeat.(right)

CNW’s chief executive Dr Jenny Clucas said: “We recognise that companies are having to be more innovative and sustainable in the current economic climate and we have launched these awards to highlight the expertise here in the region and inspire smaller developing chemical firms.

“There are some wonderful examples of companies which have turned their businesses around, improved their efficiency, and helped change the view of the industry.

“The northwest is key to the UK chemicals sector, as the largest chemical producing region in the UK, with a turnover of around £10 billion, and we feel it is only fitting to have an awards ceremony dedicated to the northwest.”

Categories cover “Process Innovation”, “Product Innovation, “Sustainable Manufacturing”, “Investor in Training”, “Best Community Project”, “International Trade”, “SME award”, “Rising Star” and “Chemicals Northwest Company of the Year”.

The northwest’s chemical companies have collected a whole host of industry accolades over the past 12 months, and dominated the prestigious Chemical Industries Association Awards in June of last year.
There are at least 800 companies in the region’s chemical sector directly employing over 50,000 people.
The inaugural Chemical Northwest Awards 2009 will be held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on May 14 2009.


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