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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.


The CBA is hiring

23 August 2022

The Chemical Business Association is seeking a person for the role of ‘Regulatory and Supply Chain Support’ to help support and deliver its expanding portfolio of core services to member companies, ensuring the highest levels of customer service and communication to ensure the best possible membership experience.


CBA are proud to sponsor the launch of the CILT and Logistics UK unique government backed campaign, Generation Logistics

15 June 2022

The logistics industry has today (15 June 2022) taken a decisive step to address the industry’s long- term recruitment and staff retention issues with the launch of a major new awareness and recruitment campaign, Generation Logistics.  Co-ordinated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Logistics UK, in partnership with the Department for Transport, the campaign has already gained significant support and sponsorship from a wide range of businesses of all sizes from across the logistics industry.