£2m boost will boost chemical industry’s leadership

Government is to give the chemicals industry over £2m to improve its

body the Process Industries Centre for Manufacturing  Excellence Forum will use the £2.25m over the next four years to
introduce mechanisms to encourage companies to share best practice to improve
the industry’s overall competitive performance.

the package Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt, said: "The chemicals industry
is vital to our economic success, creating jobs, prosperity and value, and we
cannot afford to be complacent. The industry needs leadership and change."

move follows a government report released last December which concluded that
the industry needs improved leadership to improve productivity and
competitiveness performance.

By Paul Nelson

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