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Chemical Business Association News

Chemical Business Association welcomes UK REACH announcement

10 November 2023

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) welcomes the announcement today (9th November 2023), from Government on UK REACH and the alternative transitional registration model (ATRm).


CBA’s CEO joins TAF board

19 July 2023

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) is delighted to announce that its CEO, Tim Doggett, has been elected to the Trade Association Forum’s (TAF) Board of Directors.


CBA’s Chemical Supply Chain Awards are now OPEN for entries!

23 June 2023

Whilst we are celebrating our 100th anniversary this year, we also want to celebrate you, our fabulous members, so we have created some special awards that you can all enter, in addition to our usual ones, just for the occasion. So, get your thinking caps on and get entering! Which one will you take home?


CBA-sponsored Business of Science Conference a resounding success

7 June 2023

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) were proud sponsors of this year’s Business of Science Conference, which took place at the University of Leeds on 18th May. The event, first held in 2016 to celebrate the commercialisation of science, innovation and technology, featured several notable industry speakers, including Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, Indro Mukerjee, CEO of InnovateUK, Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, and Kully Thiarai, Creative Director & CEO of Leeds 2023. By invitation of the organiser, Steve Bennett, several members of the Association’s Future Council attended the conference, as well as a day of talks prior to the event. The pre-conference session, named the Future Leaders Forum, had the aim of encouraging networking and further engaging young people with the conference and industry.


Chemical Business Association wins prestigious awards

10 March 2023

Chemical Business Association (CBA) is pleased to announce it has won both the ‘Sector Representation of the Year’ and the ‘Membership Engagement’ awards at the 2023 Trade Association Forum (TAF) Awards. The Association, which represents the whole of the UK chemical supply chain, was also shortlisted for the 'Crisis Management Award' and the 'Innovation of the Year Award’, the latter of which was highly commended by the judging panel.


Latest Chemical Business Association trends survey released

8 March 2023

The latest quarterly survey of Chemical Business Association (CBA) member companies has revealed insight into the sector, with order books, current sales, and margins showing some improvement*. Despite supply chain constraints remaining a concern, the business outlook for the next three months is beginning to look a little more positive.


Colin Wainwright

31 January 2023

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Colin Wainwright, on Monday, 16th January.


The CBA joins with other industry trade bodies in appeal to government on Shortage Occupation List

24 January 2023

The Chemical Business Association has co-signed a letter to the Minister for Immigration, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick along with the UK Warehousing Association, Logistics UK, British International Freight Association - BIFA, Cold Chain Federation and RTITB highlighting the industry’s critical labour shortage ahead of the upcoming Shortage Occupation List (SOL) review.


Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

13 October 2022

The Chemical Business Association (CBA), which represents the UK chemical supply chain, has announced the recent appointment of two key team members.