7 Reasons For Being A Member Of Chemicals NW

Lucy Bell-Young

by Lucy Bell-Young

4th December 2020

ReAgent is part of the largest industry in the UK: the chemical sector. To stand out in this sector, we have to constantly look for ways to improve and be ahead of the competition. That’s why we appreciate support from organisations such as Chemicals Northwest, which sets up networking events and projects, as well as provides information about key issues in the industry, giving us confidence that ReAgent will never be left behind.

In this post, we’ve compiled our top seven reasons – which are by no means definitive – for being a proud member of Chemicals Northwest.

Chemicals Northwest logo

1. Chemical Industries Association

Chemicals Northwest (CNW) is owned and supported by Chemical Industries Association, the “most powerful collective voice in the industry”.

Representing chemicals and pharmaceutical businesses all across the UK, CIA is one of the top manufacturing exporters in the United Kingdom. By being wholly owned by this industry giant, CNW is able to facilitate networking events, support key projects, connect businesses with supply chains, and contribute to the success of the Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Industry.

2. Access to fresh industry information

Chemicals Northwest ensures its members understand emerging issues in the UK chemical industry, so we’re always prepared for any changes or advancements so that we can remain current.

Chemicals Northwest distributes Elements magazine, where members can read about the latest industry news and updates. This reliable source of information helps us to continue improving our services as we get to hear about the best materials for safety and the environment, as well as changes in the market and any alternative methods that would be useful to us and our customers.

3. Networking and learning events

As a member, ReAgent receives free or reduced entry to networking and learning events that are ran by Chemicals Northwest. These events provide us with the chance to meet other businesses in the industry and set up new contacts; our address book is growing substantially as there are over 150 members, and that number only increases each year!

A survey conducted by CNW found that 85% of members stated that their main reason for joining the organisation were the chances to network and share information. This is a statistic that reflects our own stance on the organisation, as we’ve gained valuable customers from previous events ran by Chemicals Northwest.

Loading IBCs onto a lorry
CNW is able to connect its members with vital supply chains in the chemical industry

4. Advertising and exposure

CNW members can receive exposure in both the organisation’s magazine and directory. The magazine places a strong focus on members and includes any news of note. It also features members, which is a priceless form of publicity. Additionally, members have the opportunity to advertise, which is useful for when you want to share information about services.

The members directory gives ReAgent exposure to a group of people that may require our services and get in touch with us. Being a member of Chemicals Northwest automatically gives us a profile on their website and entry into the directory

5. Support with regulation issues

Regulation is rigid in the chemical industry, and there are countless rules to follow to ensure products are suitable for use in the UK.

Chemicals Northwest provides support with the strict regulation issues. Being knowledgeable about all of the standards in the industry means our customers can be assured that their products adhere to regulations, and that we take full responsibility for that, giving peace of mind that our products will always be safe and legal.

6. Opportunity to present ReAgent

As CNW members, we’re given the chance to speak at networking events and widen our visibility, allowing us to spread the word about the services we offer.

Back in 2014, we exhibited at a Chemicals Northwest Breakfast Event, where our Sales Director, Darren Wilson, spoke about life at ReAgent and our goals for the future.

After the talk, we had the opportunity to chat to new people in the chemical sector who we hope to be working with long into the future. The Breakfast Events are held regularly and around 40-60 people attend each time, so it’s a great opportunity to exhibit to a wide audience.

7. Support for the chemical industry

Chemicals Northwest supports the growth of the chemical industry and aims to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of the industry by providing information and support for those in the industry

Key areas of focus include creating opportunities for people to grow and promote their business, contributing to the industry’s voice, and improving the image of the sector, at a regional and national level.

A mixing tank in the ReAgent Chemicals factory
ReAgent is proud to be a member of Chemicals NW, who give us the confidence to grow into the future

If your business is part of the chemical or pharmaceutical industries in the Northwest, then you may want to consider joining this community as a CNW member, so that you can get the assistance, publicity and contacts needed to grow. 


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