CIA announces 2010 Chemical Industry Awards shortlist

8-Jun-2010

Pharma companies including AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and GSK are among those shortlisted

Despite another challenging year for the economy, awards organiser the UK’s Chemical Industries Association says this year’s entries matched the record-breaking crop from 2009.

Commenting on the entries, Steve Elliott, CIA chief executive, said: ‘During the recent election campaign there was much talk of a ‘rebalancing’ of the economy in favour of modern high-tech manufacturing. The message to our new ministers is that the chemical and pharmaceutical industry - contributing over £30m every day to the UK balance of trade - must be at the heart of this rebalancing.’

He added that the award categories seek to capture the best illustrations of leadership, ranging from environment and skills through to reputation and low carbon.

‘In particular I would like to highlight the quality of entries to the Innovation Award as an indication that the UK chemical sector is emerging from the global economic downturn with new ideas, new potential for growth and a world leader in high-tech, efficient manufacturing.’

The short-listed finalists from or working in the pharmaceutical sector are:

Dow Reputation Award

Shasun Pharma Solutions, Cramlington

INEOS Manufacturing Scotland, Grangemouth

Chemical Industry Education Centre, York

EDF Energy Low Carbon Award - Sponsored by EDF Energy

AstraZeneca, Bristol

GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine

Excellence in Engineering Award - Sponsored by BIS Industrial Services

ABB Engineering Services, Billingham

INEOS Manufacturing Scotland, Grangemouth

Syngenta, Huddersfield

Innovation Award - Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Eli Lilly, Speke

Environmental Leadership Award - Sponsored by Johnson Matthey

GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine

GlaxoSmithKline, Ulverston

Shasun Pharma Solutions, Cramlington

ABB Manufacturing and Resource Efficiency Award - Sponsored by ABB Engineering Services

GlaxoSmithKline, Montrose

Responsible Care Special Award for Process Safety Leadership - Sponsored by Shell UK

GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine

GlaxoSmithKline, Montrose

GlaxoSmithKline, Ulverston

The winners of the Awards will be revealed on 24 June at the Chemical Awards Dinner hosted by the Chemical Industries Association at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

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