CNW Goes Out and About

It’s been a bit quiet on the CNW blog recently but with good reason. Over the last month or so, the Chemicals Northwest team has been out and about, working hard to promote a positive image of the chemicals industry to young people from the region and beyond.

First up back in February was Skills Northwest, the region’s largest interactive careers fair for 14-19 year olds. The Chemicals Northwest team, including volunteers from member companies Perstorp, Solvay and Victrex, were on the Make It stand at the Bolton Arena for three days talking to youngsters about their career choices and wowing them with some fantastic plastic (caprolactone).



It was time to unpack the fantastic plastic again last week as Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, with help from Chemicals Northwest, took the ever-popular activity to The Big Bang in Manchester. The national event, which kicked off National Science & Engineering Week, attracted over 22,000 young people, teachers, employers and science and engineering organisations from across the UK.

Catalyst and Warrington-based, Solvay, had a joint stand in the NWDA sponsored exhibition space in Manchester Central. The combination of Solvay’s Solar Impulse model and Catalyst’s fantastic plastic activity ensured that there was a steady stream of visitors of all ages to the stand over all three days of the event ... Great job Team Catalyst, CNW and Solvay!