20 December 2018

Insight into Industry 2018

Briar Chemicals has hosted several successful Insight into Industry visits this year for students in the local Norfolk Community. Last month, a team of Briar’s chemists and chemical engineers welcomed pupils currently studying chemistry and other sciences at University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN). In 2018, students of various ages have visited the Briar Chemicals site from the University of […]

23 November 2018

Young Scientists flourish at RSC Science Investigation Day

For over 15 years, the Science Investigation Day run by the Royal Society of Chemistry has been hosted at Briar Chemicals. The aim of the day is to challenge teams of young scientists from schools throughout the region with experiments and tasks they have never seen before. Each participating school had a team of 4 […]

9 November 2018

UEA students discover industrial scale Chemistry

On Wednesday 24th October 2018 a group of Chemistry and Biochemistry students from the University of East Anglia were welcomed for an afternoon at our Norwich site. 8 Students from UEA in second year of studying Chemistry and Biochemistry spent the afternoon taking a tour of the  site, first looking at our technical laboratories and […]

26 October 2018

Chemistry Day Spectacular at Norwich Science Festival 2018

Briar Chemicals are proud to have sponsored a brilliant and spectacular Chemistry Day at Norwich Science Festival. The 3rd Norwich Science Festival kicked off on Friday 19th October with a speech from one of this year’s patrons, evolutionary biologist and broadcaster, Dr Ben Garrod. The Forum’s atrium in Norwich City centre was transformed into “The […]

25 October 2018

Briar invites Yr 8 students to explore careers in STEM

Students from Taverham Hall were invited to visit our Norwich site and talk to our STEM specialists. During the visit, the students were given a tour of our chemical production facility, this included a close look at our control rooms and laboratories. Our technical specialists and engineers from various career stages including recent graduates and […]

28 July 2018

Statement 28/07/2018

One of our colleagues, Rob Cranston, tragically lost his life yesterday (27th July) and the company extends its deepest sympathies to all affected. Rob was a hugely liked and much valued colleague and friend and everyone at the company is devastated by his loss. We are fully co-operating with the Police and the Health & […]

27 July 2018

Statement 27/07/2018

There has been an accident on site this afternoon and tragically one of our colleagues was seriously injured and died in hospital As you will understand, the police are on site and have started their investigation There is no risk to our neighbours or the general public. All of our other staff are accounted for […]

9 November 2017

Briar Chemicals welcomes Engineering Apprentices

Two Apprentice Maintenance Engineers joined Briar Chemicals this summer to start their training to become qualified engineers. Jacob, 18 years old and Niall, 17 years old enrolled on a four-year engineering apprenticeship course at the EEF Engineering Training Centre in Birmingham, as part of Briar’s Apprenticeship Programme. The young apprentices will spend their first year […]

24 October 2017

Norwich Science Festival encourages interest in Chemistry

Briar Chemicals celebrated the 2nd Norwich Science Festival by sponsoring the Chemistry Day held at The Forum in Norwich. Throughout the nine days of the festival, people were invited to explore the wonders of the universe, meet with scientists from across the region to learn and take part in hands-on fun-filled science experiments and activities. […]

11 October 2017

Insight into Industry: inspiring the next generation

Briar Chemicals hosted two Insight into Industry visits this month for students from Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College and the University Technical College Norfolk. The visits, led by a team of Briar’s chemists and chemical engineers, welcomed pupils currently studying chemistry and other sciences at colleges in Norwich. Jess Gopee, Director of Science at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form who […]