Airedale Chemical is proud to be recognised as a star player by its industry contemporaries for outstanding work with key stakeholders having been shortlisted for the 2015 Chemical Industries Association (CIA) awards in the prestigious ‘reputation’ category.
The CIA Awards recognise companies demonstrating excellent performance in their chosen field and celebrates outstanding performance in the chemical industry.
The ‘reputation’ award is given in recognition of an organisation which has demonstrated excellence and innovation building and enhancing its own reputation and that of the wider chemical industry.
Airedale Chemical has been identified as demonstrating exceptional engagement and investment in what it recognises as its three main stakeholder groups: our customers, communities, and employees.
Having recently invested £500,000 to expand our fully-owned transport fleet which involved bringing in 3 new intermediate bulk container vehicles to ensure flexibility, consistency and control over availability and costs, to meet customers’ requirements immediately and ultimately improve their bottom line.
Airedale Chemical has also been commended for its policy of allowing qualified customers supervised access to its laboratory facilities to get involved in tweaking and adapting of their chemical recipes to suit their individual needs.
The business has also contributed heavily to the local community investing in the three areas of sport, education and healthy living. Organisations such as Ilkley RFC, Keighley RFC and Cowling football club have gained from sponsorship contributions, while local schools have benefitted from our knowledge and expertise during a number of open days.
Airedale Chemical is also proud to support and nurture its staff, 95% of which have been recruited from the local area.
We have made a concerted effort to fund and support one of our team and his wife to fulfil a life-long dream, to spend three months in South Africa helping to build a school and develop British teaching methodology to educate local children.
Daniel Marr, Group Marketing Manager has added: “We recognise that valuing our communities, whether that is the local school, our own team members or our customers, is just as important as taking care of profit margins. So, we have worked hard to put something back, and to have that recognised by such a major organisation as the CIA is truly rewarding”.
The award ceremony will take place at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel on 18 June. Previous winners have included chemical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline.