24 May 2017

Young writers’ explore the world through poetry as competitions returns

Briar Chemicals Young Poets of the Year competition launches to schools across the region. This year’s theme is ‘Planet Earth’ and youngsters are asked to take their inspiration from their surroundings and write creatively about their perception of the world. The final stage judge for the competition is Evolutionary biologist and TV presenter Ben Garrod. […]

22 May 2017

Briar Chemicals shortlisted for Reputation Award

Briar Chemicals are excited to announce they have been shortlisted for the Chemical Industry Association’s Reputation Award. The prestigious Reputation Award is in recognition of a company who demonstrates excellence in enhancing a positive external reputation with key stakeholders, and that of the chemical industry. Briar is passionate about encouraging young people to develop their […]

10 May 2017

Chemistry students offered insight into chemical industry

Briar Chemicals welcomed a group of Chemistry students from the University of East Anglia who are studying Chemistry to provide an insight into the manufacturing industry. The 2nd year Chemistry students met with a team of Briar’s Chemists and Chemical Engineers to understand first-hand how the chemistry they learn at University can be applied on an industrial scale. The […]

7 April 2017

Briar Chemicals announce sponsorship of the Norwich Science Festival

Briar Chemicals are excited and proud to be sponsoring the Norwich Science Festival Chemistry Day again this year; hosting a day of fun and interactive experiments for all the family, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Norwich Science Festival celebrates the vibrant and ground breaking scientific discovery and research in the eastern region. Last […]

24 February 2017

Installation of largest ‘behind the meter’ solar PV in Norfolk

RenEnergy has completed construction of a 1.9MW solar Photo Voltaic (PV) plant at the Briar Chemicals site in Norwich, UK. The PV array will provide low carbon energy into the Briar Chemicals facility. The development is built on a site adjacent to the plant, utilising otherwise undeveloped land to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of […]

10 February 2017

Girls in STEM: Inspiring the future scientists

Women have made significant contributions to science through the years, however despite the remarkable achievements the proportion of the UK’s female STEM workforce is only 21%, according to Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Briar Chemicals are passionate about encouraging more girls into STEM careers and are proud to sponsor and lead exciting initiatives that […]

4 January 2017

Chemical industry experts optimistic for future growth

Briar Chemicals attended the Chemical Industries Association annual business conference, which this year was focussed on “Brexit” and the UK Chemical Industry’s future strategy. The event provided an excellent forum for senior management of UK chemical manufacturing companies, alongside UK Government Ministers and other stakeholders, to come together and define policy and opportunities. There is no […]

21 December 2016

Briar Chemicals inspires young scientists at schools first science fair

Pupils at Wensum Junior School have been working as scientists this term and celebrated by showcasing their work at its inaugural science fair. The school organised a spectacularly scientific day, welcoming children, their families and science experts from across the region. Pupils from each year group specialised in a certain scientific area, and created a […]

16 December 2016

Local MP visits chemical manufacturing site

Briar Chemicals welcomed Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich South, to their manufacturing site to find out more about how the Company generates substantial added value for the UK and global economy. Briar Chemicals delivers contract and custom manufacturing solutions to world-leading companies in the crop protection, fine and speciality chemical sectors. The chemical and pharmaceutical industry […]

30 November 2016

Pupils learn the importance of fire safety

Briar Chemicals firefighters paid a special visit to Mile Cross Primary School to help pupils learn about fire safety as part of their Great Fire of London project. The eager youngsters were thrilled to meet Fire Safety Officer, Sam Fisher, to learn about fire safety in the home. As part of the fire safety education for children […]