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YOUNG PERSON AWARD WINNER NAMED

29 April 2020

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has named the winner of its inaugural Young Person Award – ASHLEY CLINTON, an Account Manager with BTC-Europe. CBA’s Young Person Award aims to encourage young people – under 30 years of age -and recognise excellence in the chemical distribution sector.

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CBA RESPONSIBLE CARE AWARD WINNERS UNVEILED

29 April 2020

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the winners of its Responsible Care Awards. These annual Awards recognise excellence by CBA member companies in relation to the operation of its Responsible Care programme, an industry-wide initiative promoting year-on-year improvements in health, safety, security and environmental management and on member companies’ interaction with their local communities.

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‘LIVING THROUGH A PERFECT STORM’ – CBA CHAIRMAN

29 April 2020

In a message to members of the Chemical Business Association, its Chairman, Darren Budd, Commercial Director, BTC-Europe, has said that the challenges faced by the industry – Covid-19 and Brexit – amounted to a ‘perfect storm’ for many companies. He said, “We have the immediate reality of the Covid-19 pandemic and waiting in the wings we have the prospect of further Brexit uncertainties.”

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Supply Chain Trends Survey- March 2020

17 March 2020

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association shows a continuing positive trend for order books and current sales – though this trend is forecast to decline rapidly over the next three months. Sales Margins are neutral and are also forecast to decline in the immediate future. Employment and training trends remain positive.

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CBA WELCOMES POTENTIAL ACCESS TO CHEMICALS DATABASE

4 March 2020

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has welcomed the UK Government’s intention to ‘agree data sharing mechanisms’ through its Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU). Peter Newport, CBA’s Chief Executive, said, “This is a positive step forward and will be welcomed by the UK chemical supply chain. It is an approach CBA has advocated as the simplest and most cost effective method of maintaining chemical safety and animal welfare.”

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CORONA VIRUS ALERT

3 March 2020

CBA is continuously monitoring the development of the Corona Virus and is following official advice in relation to travel restrictions

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REGULATORY ALIGNMENT VITAL FOR CHEMICALS SECTOR

27 January 2020

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has said it is vital that the UK’s chemical sector achieves a level of regulatory alignment with the European Union (EU) after Brexit that preserves its frictionless access to important EU markets.

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ORDER BOOKS AND SALES TURN POSITIVE; MARGINS UNDER PRESSURE – CBA

25 November 2019

The Chemical Business Association’s latest Supply Chain Trends Survey shows that the outlook for both order books and sales have turned positive, but sales margins remain under pressure and employment prospects remain weak.

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MAJOR FALLS IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – CBA TRENDS SURVEY

15 July 2019

Both order books and current sales have fallen by 60% in the three months since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey in April 2019. Sales margins have declined by 40%. The number of companies expecting to create more jobs in the next three months has fallen to its lowest level since these Surveys began six years ago.

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