CIA to unveil proposals to rebuild UK chems supply chains in July

21 June 2013 09:56  [Source: ICIS news]

Concrete proposals to help rebuild supply chains in the UK chemical industry will be revealed next month, the UK's Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said late on Thursday.

The proposals will be driven by an industry study advocating the uptake of shale gas in the UK and a £7m (€8m, $11m) plan for an industry-driven formulation centre, CIA CEO Steve Elliott said. Speaking at the association's annual awards dinner, Elliott said that the three point plan would be presented to the UK's business minister, Michael Fallon, in July.

"This work has involved CIA, Chemistry Innovation,  the government, and consultation with the regions, the professional organisations, CIA member companies, our sector skills council Cogent and many others,” he added.

The CIA initiative is aimed at “encouraging big companies to strengthen their relationships with UK suppliers and customers in all regions of the country,” Elliott said.

The CIA Company of the Year this year was pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline.

The Association had earlier elected Adrian Whitfield, CEO of Synthomer, as its president from 1 July.

($1 = €0.76, €1 = £0.85, $1 = £0.65)

By: Nigel Davis
+44 20 8652 3214

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index