Key Activities

England’s North West is the UK’s leading chemical manufacturing region with a history going back to Roman times. Today, 650 businesses operate in the sector, directly employing 50,000 people and making an annual contribution of £3bn to the regional economy.

The industry is vibrant and diverse with many innovative companies covering the whole spectrum of modern chemical industry. Leading businesses of all sizes can be found in the North West undertaking research, manufacturing and distribution throughout the world.

The aim of Chemicals Northwest is to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of the industry via the delivery of information, support, projects and programmes within the themes of skills, sustainable development, innovation and image.