Warrington based Combined Chemical Services has received a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Established in 2008, the chemical distributor was honoured as a result of its success in developing its global reach, providing chemical solutions to countries including USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Singapore and Australia. Selling to major blue-chip organisations, Combined Chemical Services has enjoyed sustained growth over the past 3 years and last year achieved overseas sales of £1.8m, which accounted for 52% of the overall turnover.

Specialising in high purity and commercial grade inorganic chemicals, the firm provides chemicals for a variety of uses, including water treatment, metal finishing, catalysts, renewable energy and pharmaceutical purposes.

Commented owner, James Marshall: “Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade is a great honour, since it demonstrates how much we have developed as a global business. As well as offering a range of chemicals, we also provide technical support and innovative solutions to our portfolio of clients which includes some of the biggest companies in the chemical industry.

“What makes Combined Chemical Services different is that we keep a wide range of chemicals in stock at all times, allowing us to distribute them immediately to our UK and international clients as they are required.”


Press notes

Located in Appleton Warrington, Combined Chemical Services (UK) Ltd was established in 2008 and is a global supplier of specialty chemical raw materials and formulated products. It offers customers a high quality of products and services on a bespoke basis. Overseas sales have risen from £0.66 million in 2016 to £1.8 million in 2018 an increase of 176%, and exports now represent 52% of total turnover. In terms of markets the top 5 are North America, Germany (speciality chemicals), Italy, Germany (water treatment chemicals) and Czech Republic. Combined Chemical Services’ team have experience from working across several sectors including metal finishing, pharmaceuticals, plastics and polymers, reagents and laboratory chemicals, water treatment, and aerospace. The company has clear plans for the continuing development of its domestic and international markets which are clearly differentiated by territory and product sectors. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Company name
Combined Chemical Services (UK) Ltd 

Organisation Address:
Unit 3g4 Lyncastle Way,
Barleycastle Road Appleton,
WA4 4ST 

Description of goods/services
Industrial speciality chemicals

Website address

Head of organisation
Mr James Marshall
Managing Director

Contact Number 

+44 (0)1925 213 620