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New Chief Executive for the Chemical Business Association

4 May 2021

New Chief Executive, Tim Doggett, took the reins of the Chemical Business Association on 1 May 2021 following the retirement of the previous CEO, Peter Newport. Tim Doggett has a thirty-year career in logistics and distribution and has held a number of senior positions in national and international companies. He was latterly Managing Director of Clugston Distribution Services Limited, a road tanker and logistics company with annual sales of £17 million. The company has a fleet of more than 100 HGVs operating throughout the UK and Europe, annual sales of £17 million, and 150 employees.

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CBA Elects New Chair

28 April 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has elected a new Chair – Kate Mingay, Managing Director, Dakram Materials Limited. She was elected by the membership of the Association at its Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2021. Richard Gilkes, Managing Director, Stort Chemicals Limited, was elected Vice-Chair.

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Community Award Winner Announced

1 April 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the winner of its Community Interaction Award – Den Hartogh Logistics. This annual award recognises excellence by CBA member companies in relation to their engagement with the communities in which they operate. Community involvement is an essential part of CBA’s Responsible Care programme - an industry initiative promoting year-on-year improvements in health, safety, security and environmental management.

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Young Person Award Winner Named

31 March 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has named the winner of its annual Young Person Award – ANEEB CHAUDHRY, Process Engineer, Brenntag UK. CBA’s Young Person Award aims to encourage the excellence of young people – under 30 years of age - and recognise their contribution to the chemical distribution sector. Aneeb Chaudhry holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey. He is currently responsible for the asset management and the delivery of related capital projects across the Brenntag UK network incorporating 13 chemical storage and distribution sites.

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Order Books Weaken, Margin Continue to Fall, Rising Employment Trend

31 March 2021

The results of CBA’s latest Supply Chain Trends Survey reveal weakened order books since the last survey and an accelerating decline in sales margins. Trends in employment and training have turned firmly positive against a background of stable current sales and a positive outlook for the next three months.

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Order Books Weaken, Margins Continue to Fall, Rising Employment Trend (Supply Chain Survey – March 2021)

22 March 2021

The results of CBA’s latest Supply Chain Trends Survey reveal weakened order books since the last survey and an accelerating decline in sales margins. Trends in employment and training have turned firmly positive against a background of stable current sales and a positive outlook for the next three months.

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Industry Calls For Changes to UK REACH

2 March 2021

CBA joined with 24 other chemical industry organisations as signatories to a letter to eight key Ministers highlighting the workability and affordability issues with UK REACH and proposing a more effective solution for this central pillar of the UK industry’s new regulatory framework.

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CBA Welcomes Improvements in UK REACH Workability and Affordability

30 October 2020

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has welcomed the reconfirmation of Government’s intention to seek access to the database of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as the ‘only viable solution’ to improving the workability and affordability of UK REACH.

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Order Books and Sales Bounce Back (Supply Chain Survey – October 2020)

20 October 2020

Order books and sales have bounced back since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) in June 2020 and are now showing a positive survey-to-survey swing of more than 50%. Future sales margins, on the other hand, are forecast to fall by more than 25% over the next three months.

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