Chemical Industries Association

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Chemical Industries Association
Legal statusNot-for-profit organisation
PurposeTrade association for chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the United Kingdom
  • Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JJ
Region served
United Kingdom
140 companies
Chief Executive
Stephen Elliott
Main organ
CIA Council
AffiliationsCefic, International Council of Chemical Associations

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the leading national trade association representing and advising chemical and pharmaceutical companies located across the United Kingdom.

Chemicals manufacturing in the UK is largely concentrated in the northern regions of the UK and Scotland, in four key chemical Clusters and are represented locally by well-organised Cluster Teams. In Scotland by Chemicals Team Scotland, Northwest England represented by Chemicals Northwest, Northeast England represented the Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) and in Yorkshire and Humber by Yorkshire Chemical Focus and Humber Chemical Focus.[1]


The CIA represents member companies at both national and international level. The CIA carries out advocacy on behalf of its members' interests. Its remit is to "articulate members’ collective hopes and concerns; improve appreciation of the situation amongst UK and European governments, the media and other key stakeholders; and help address the global competitive issues encountered by our members."[2]


The CIA currently has around 140 members. These members operate from around 200 sites within the UK. The Association is headed by an elected council of 25 industry executives. It is a requirement of membership that companies that committed to Responsible Care principles. Currently, the CIA is presided over by Tom Crotty, Director of INEOS.

The CIA owns and supports Chemicals Northwest.[3]

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  1. ^ UK Trade&Investment. "Chemicals–the UK advantage" (PDF). p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. ^ About CIA Archived May 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [1]

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