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The Chemical Business Association celebrat…

The Chemical Business Association celebrates the return of its famous Annual Lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

3 May 2022

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) once again welcomed its member companies and guests to its famous Annual Lunch, the biggest event of its kind in the UK’s chemical supply chain. Returning after a Covid enforced absence and often better known as the ‘Floggers Lunch’ it took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, with over 900 people in attendance including VIP’s and dignitaries from around the world.

In a change to previous years, both the previous Chair and the CEO gave speeches along with the current CBA Chair, Kate Mingay. The speeches all recognised that the CBA has grown to be the voice of the UK chemical supply chain industry since it was founded almost a century ago, and that it has been able to adapt and evolve to continue assisting and supporting members, not least through the challenges of recent years.

Karen Harvey, Membership Manager commented, “All our members have felt the impact of multiple and significant disruptions, and whilst these brought many challenges, they also presented opportunities and the CBA has been instrumental in helping our members throughout these uncertain times.”

This year’s guest speaker, Clive Anderson, gave a witty and entertaining speech.

Clive also joined Kate to present the prestigious Responsible Care, Community Interaction and Young Person Awards and to recognise the winners from the last two years. Michael Cooper, the CBA’s Responsible Care Specialist commented “It was pleasing to see that the calibre of entries continues to be high despite the challenges of the last few years.”

Each year, the Chair chooses a Charity to support, and this year it was ‘Societi’, the UK Foundation for Kawasaki Disease, a very serious, yet little known children’s illness which can lead to lifelong heart disease. Kate Mingay commented “This is an incredibly important charity for me having had personal experience of this disease, and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the collection”

Tim Doggett commented “This was my first experience of the Annual Lunch and it more than exceeded my expectations. Thank you to the CBA staff for making this event such a success, and I am already looking forwards to next year when we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary”

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