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 […]

18 November 2016

Winning formula for Top of the Bench young scientists

Sixty young scientists from across the region were invited to the Top of the Bench Science Investigation Day, at Briar Chemicals, where they were tasked with chemistry conundrums around the theme of the Olympics. The main aim of the event, which has been hosted at Briar Chemicals for over 15 years, was to challenge budding young scientists […]

11 November 2016

Introducing Carmina – Work Placement Student

Student Engineer, Carmina, joined Briar Chemicals this summer as part of a work placement programme for her Chemical Engineering degree. Having studied three years at Loughborough University, Carmina will be spending a year in industry before returning to University for the final year to complete her Masters in Engineering (MEng) and a Diploma in Industrial Studies […]

1 November 2016

Day of experiments proves chemistry is fun

Briar Chemicals invited people to immerse themselves in science and get hands-on with Chemistry at the first ever Norwich Science Festival. The Chemistry Day, sponsored by Briar Chemicals, was organised by the East Anglian section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and attracted over a 1,200 people from across the region. Norwich’s first major science […]

27 October 2016

Young poets celebrate at nature inspired poetry awards

Briar Chemicals Young Poet of the Year poetry competition, now in its 12th year, attracted more than 1,200 entries from schools across the region. This year the young poets joined television nature presenter and writer Jess French, the final stage judge for the poetry competition, at the “Exploring Nature” themed awards event held in the […]