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

Now in its 20th year, the TAF Awards 2023 are supported by the Department of Business
and Trade, and recognise excellence, innovation, and best practice amongst trade
associations across every sector in the UK.

Tim Doggett, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CBA said “Since becoming CEO nearly
two years ago, we have embarked on a period of evolution, and I want to thank the entire
team for embracing this vision. It is extremely rewarding to be recognised by your peers, as
we continue to strive for excellence in the support we provide not only our members, but the
chemical supply chain and the wider chemical industry as a whole.”

Kate Mingay, Managing Director of Dakram Materials and Chair of the CBA said: ““This is a
very special highlight of my time as Chair of the Chemical Business Association, I am so
proud of the team and that they have received this well-deserved recognition for all of their
hard work and many achievements in representing members and the chemical supply

Emily Wallace, Chief Executive of TAF and Chair of the judging panel said: “The CBA has
clearly had a fantastic year delivering excellent member engagement and sector
representation. The judges commented on their success in engaging members effectively,
mobilising quickly on key issues, and were impressed with how they collaborated with
multiple Government departments to deliver for members.”

About Chemical Business Association:
The Chemical Business Association (CBA), founded in 1923, has a long and illustrious heritage in
delivering for its members and is the leading organisation representing the complete chemical supply
chain. Many of its members are SME’s and include manufacturers, distributors, traders, warehouse
operators, logistics and transport companies, as well as service providers and suppliers who
collectively are the main chemical industry interface providing products and services to virtually every

Such a diverse membership gives the distinct advantage of a 360-degree view and insight of the
global chemical supply chain which, combined with the extensive and in-depth expertise of its staff,
enables the CBA to provide wide-ranging services and support to its members, and to engage and
work closely with Government and other key stakeholders in the UK and overseas.
The chemicals and pharmaceutical industry is the UK’s second biggest industry and is the nation’s
number one manufacturing exporter, and CBA members contribute more than £3 billion to the UK
economy and employ over 10,000 people. Chemicals are vital for society and with more than 95% of
all manufactured products containing inputs from the chemicals industry, CBA members handle
around 6.75 million tonnes and make over 2.5 million deliveries of chemicals each year. Health and
safety, people and sustainability are at the heart of the CBA, and it leads and participates in many
initiatives such as the ‘Responsible Care Programme’ which it has been part of since 1993.
The Chemical Business Association is the voice of the UK chemical supply chain.

About Trade Association Forum:

The winners of all categories can be viewed here.

Since its formation in 1997, the Trade Association Forum has been encouraging the development and
sharing of best practice among UK trade associations and promoting the role of effective trade
associations to government, industry and the wider public.


For further information please contact:
Alf Lombardi, Shrewdd Marketing
Telephone: +44 1422 363424