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Four wins for ICIS at RBI Achievement Awards

ICIS had a record haul of trophies at last night’s RBI Achievement Awards.   Winning in four out of the 24 categories, a strong contingent from ICIS London and Houston celebrated among the 1,500 guests at the annual awards bash for parent company Reed Business Information in London’s Battersea Evolution nightclub.   Presented by cult […]

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Top Award for ICIS – Data Service of the Year

Great excitement at ICIS today after we scooped the top award at the RBI Achievement Awards last night. The whole ICIS team piled onto the stage to accept the award at the glittering awards ceremony and Xmas party at London’s Battersea Evolution in front of 1,500 guests from across Reed Business Information.   The final […]

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Reed Elsevier sets sail with new CEO at helm

I’ve left the car at home this morning because I’ll be going on the train up to Tower Bridge this evening to a reception on board HMS St Albans. So I’m on an early morning long-distance X26 bus from west London to south London, along with all the school kids in their smart blazers, and […]

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Telegraph advises Reed to keep ICIS

The Blog’s ICIS colleagues were preening themselves today as a major newspaper noted that Reed Business Information (RBI) would be well-advised to hang on to ICIS.   “RBI assets worth keeping would probably include ICIS, which provides market intelligence for the chemical and energy industries,” said the article in the Daily Telegraph, the UK’s highest circulation newspaper, speculating […]

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Oil and chemicals background for new Reed Elsevier CEO Smith

The new boss of Reed Elsevier and hence ICIS has an industry background which includes “the oil, consultancy, healthcare and construction sectors,” according to this profile of Ian Smith in today’s Financial Times. “Mr Smith started his career at Shell,” the article continues, heralding his arrival as chief executive in March.   Reading this on […]

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Dr Who, Hamlet and chemicals

The Blog is bouncing with glee because the long-awaited Hamlet with David Tennant (aka Dr Who) has opened, and we already have our stalls tickets in hand, even if it is for a Saturday in deepest November. The play opened last night at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon theatre to glowing reviews, and already the RSC is sending us emails warning us not to try to resell the tickets, because they will be invalidated, or even try to bring the car into Stratford on the day, because the motorway and town will be gridlocked.

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Reed Business Information on Dutch satirical news site

Imagine my astonishment when this Dutch joke article on the sale of our own Reed Business Information (parent company of ICIS) popped out of Google this afternoon. It is from the website 925people.nl (nine to five, gettit?) and titled: “Te Koop, zgan: Reed Business Information, met aantrekkelijke woekerlening” – or “For Sale, as good as new: Reed Business Information, together with an attractive loan package.”

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Totally recyclable PLA cups for ICIS smoothies

It’s getting everywhere. These recyclable PLA (polylactic acid) smoothie cups were spotted in the ICIS canteen on Wednesday. The big recycling push here at Reed Business Information (RBI – ICIS’s parent company) has extended to food packaging and even paper napkins made from recycled paper. Recycling is encouraged across our offices as it is in so many others now. I wonder what the full impact will be on virgin petro-polymer demand?

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New “Divestment Watch” Blog

Curious news today from my colleague Adam Tinworth, head of blog development at ICIS’s parent company RBI (Reed Business Information), who finds that one of our fellow bloggers in this very building has started up a blog on the sole subject of Reed Elsevier’s proposed divestment of RBI: the aptly named “Divestment Watch”.

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There’s no “I” in Team

The chemicals market was on hold for two hours on Monday afternoon as frontline ICIS reporters turned their minds to building constructions from elastic bands, tubes and sticks in the pursuit of grouping and bonding. Screens were dimmed and phones stood silent in the hi-tech ICIS London office, as the editorial team turned themselves into their three new groups, based in a very loose fashion around crude oil, olefins and aromatics.

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