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Chemical Industries Association

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Managing the challenges facing the hazardous process industries 22 October 2019

This presentation will focus on three key topic areas of central importance to the high hazard industries: Digitalisation and Cyber; Climate Change as a threat to hazardous inventories and processes; and Leadership....

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Brexit worries hold back some investment, but UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies project positive outlook 04 August 2016

The UK Chemical Industries Association second quarter member company business survey found that, despite weakening sales and exports in Q2 2016, chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook over the next twelve months,in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns.  ...

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Scottish chemical industry urges political parties to support shale gas and other growth opportunities 29 April 2016

Launching ‘Advantage Scotland’, the chemical industry in Scotland has issued a challenge to all political parties to work with the industry to deliver environmental, social and economic growth....

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UK chemical industry reports high confidence for 2016 08 February 2016

The latest survey of business confidence for members of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) shows that more than 90% of businesses expect sales volumes to remain or exceed 2015 levels when there was a record 5% growth. More than 40% expect sales volumes to grow in 2016. Similar sentiment was expressed in terms of exports, investment in R&D and investment in buildings and technology....

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Chemical and pharmaceutical businesses show confidence in the UK, but warn of challenges 19 May 2015

Most companies in Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry predict they will increase sales and exports in the next 12 months. The latest survey from the industry’s trade body, the Chemical Industries Association, shows a confident picture for the rest of 2015 and beyond. Nearly 60% of companies expect sales and export growth, while almost 50% of businesses will increase capital expenditure and grow employment numbers....

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Survey shows optimism in UK chemical industry 08 April 2014

In the latest survey of business prospects for the UK’s number one manufacturing exporter – the chemical industry, optimism remains high. Over half of the companies expect sales to increase and there is a renewed appetite for investment. The survey was carried out in March by the industry’s trade body, the Chemical Industries Association....

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UK chemical industry seeks support for expansion from Government 16 July 2013

On July 10, the UK chemical industry handed to Government an interim report on how the sector can grow by 50% in less than two decades. The report was put together by the Chemistry Growth Strategy Group (CGSG), which was set up to examine how the chemical industry can continue to prosper in the current economic and industrial climate. ...

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HazardEx Interview: Steve Elliott, CEO, Chemical Industries Association 16 April 2013

2013 will be an important year for the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the trade association for chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the UK. Government will announce key aspects of the UK’s future energy policy, which will determine the industry’s long-term profitability, and the organisation will help coordinate the publication of a future strategy programme for the sector. CIA Chief Executive Steve Elliott spoke to HazardEx about these and other issues....

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UK Energy Bill includes exemption of energy-intensive industries from renewable switch costs 29 November 2012

UK Energy minister Ed Davey unveiled the government's Energy Bill on November 29, setting out the roadmap for the UK's switch to a low-carbon economy. Mr Davey told MPs: "Britain's energy sector is embarking on a period of exceptional renewal and expansion.” ...

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UK Chemical Industries Association says budget positive, but more is required 22 March 2012

Responding to the Government’s March 21 Budget Statement, Chemical Industries Association (CIA) Chief Executive Steve Elliott said his organisation welcomed the Chancellor’s measures to encourage investment in the energy sector, alongside protecting the science budget to support UK innovation and exports, where the chemicals sector features strongly. ...