Discussing the big challenges and opportunities shaping the UK Chemical and Process sectors

At CHEMUK, we work with a cross section of media partners that publish industry leading magazines, newsletters, interviews and podcasts providing latest news and intelligence from the various sub-sectors that comprise the UK’s chemical industries.

See the latest series of interviews taken from CHEMUK 2023 below. If you would like us to host or conduct an interview please contact us at editor@chemicalukexpo.com.

CHEMUK 2023 Interview Series

Pre-recorded video address from George Freeman, Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation at CHEMUK 2023 EXPO.

In the address Minister Freeman discusses the size and importance of the UK’s chemical industry.

CHEMUK 2023 Interview with Chris Finnegan discussing the role of SEAC (Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre), designing for consumer trust with regards to safe and sustainable chemicals, and Unilever’s collaborative work against animal testing.

Further information can be found here: https://seac.unilever.com/

CHEMUK 2023 Interview with Richard Haldimann discussing why sustainability is rapidly becoming minimum requirement for doing business, and how Clariant are achieving their objectives as key enabler of the sustainability transformation whilst, at the same time, coping with global disruption.

Interview with Liran Kessler Maller – Group Director of HR & PR, Chair of 2M Manufacturing, 2M Group of Companies Ltd at CHEMUK 2023, NEC, Birmingham UK. Liran talks ‘Sector Skills & Training’ and the 2M Skills Academy.

Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Secretary – British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA) interview at CHEMUK 2023

Lorna talks on BASA’s input into the CHEMUK23 conference programme, which featured BASA-hosted sessions on the themes of ‘Packaging Adhesives’ plus ‘Construction Adhesives & Sealants’

BCA secretariat team member, John Hibbs, talks about BCA (British Chemicals Association), its industry role, and provides insight into BCA’s input at CHEMUK23, which featured BCA-hosted sessions on the themes of ‘Biocides’ and ‘Water Treatment’

Interview with Steven Gasser, Associate Director, Regions, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Steven outlines the IChemE’s core objectives and talks through IChemE input at CHEMUK 2023.

Patrick Deneny, Industry Member Engagement Executive, RSC interview at CHEMUK 2023

Patrick Deneny from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) talks through RSC’s industry objectives, plus conference inputs at the CHEMUK 2023 event (NEC, Birmingham)

Dr Gill Westgate and Kirsty Mawhinney, Cosmetics Cluster UK interview at CHEMUK 2023

Cosmetic Cluster UK (CCUK) Directors Dr Gill Westgate and Kirsty Mawhinney, talk though CCUK’s core objectives and focus at CHEMUK 2023, including CCUK hosted feature sessions around ‘skin microbiome’ and ‘bio-based innovation’.

Ian Cranshaw, Operations Manager, Chemicals Northwest interview at CHEMUK 2023

Head of International Trade and Regional Affairs, CIA, and Chemicals Northwest’s Operations Manager, Ian Cranshaw, talks through CNW’s industry role and is focus at CHEMUK2023

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Martyn Fordham, MD & Head of Product Development for global scientific research solutions provider Asynt Ltd, explaining the key application & focus areas for Asynt technologies & services, supporting the chemical research sector.

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Stephen Crimin, Account Development Manager for Siemens Digital Industries, talking around its 3 core themes at this year’s event – cyber-security, sustainability, and the digital twin, supporting future chemical plant performance.

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Harriet Bradfield-Morgan, Product Manager Essentials, Brenntag, talking on the company’s focus around the theme of sustainability.

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Lawrence Clarke, Technical Sales Manager with biosurfactant producer Holiferm, talking around the topic of sustainable surfactant solutions for the wider chemical product industries, supporting transitioning from traditional fossil feedstocks.


Neil Maskall, Sales Manager, ROPAC Packaging, Schoeller Alibert interview at CHEMUK 2023

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Neil Maskell , Sales Manager for Schoeller Allibert ROPAC© Packaging talking on the key UN Approved products on show, meeting the specific needs of the chemicals industries.

Interview at CHEMUK 23 with Vincent Hale, Head of Sales for UK & Ireland for BTC, in-house distributor for BASF. Discussing the dominant theme of ‘sustainability’ in BTC’s 2023 show presence, and its significance to the chemicals industry and the role it plays in future global solutions.

Mark Orr, Executive Director, UK & Ireland Spill Association, interview at CHEMUK 2023

UK & Ireland Spill Association Exec Director, Mark Orr, explains the value of hosting the Association’s ‘2023 Spring Conference’ at CHEMUK 23 in Birmingham and talks through the core programme objectives against current and future industry changes.

AZoMaterials Thought Leader Interview Series

CHEMUK 2024 Media Partners - Magazines & E-Newsletters

Periodic Fable PODCAST Series:

Darren Budd – The chemist turned Commercial Director (23/11/2023) – This week the team are joined by Darren Budd, Commercial Director at BASF.
In the chat, Darren details his passion for chemistry from his school days, before going onto study Chemistry at University followed by his PhD. It was during his PhD where his passion for the business side of chemistry grew and Darren never looked back. 27 years later, Darren is now the Commercial Director for BASF, and in this episode, he details his journey and his passion for what he does.

Hannah Roberts the STEM coach (25/09/2023) – This week the team are joined by Dr. Hannah Roberts, the inspirational STEM Coach, helping women in STEM figure out “What Next?”

ChemUK 2023 Podcast (07/05/23): This week, Cameron & Hallam are joined by a new co-host to the podcast, Bryony Parker, who joins the team and discusses her background. Later the team are joined by Ian Stone of ChemUK to discuss the upcoming conference in May, which the podcast will be live at!