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 […]

1 October 2017

Science themed poetry competition winners announced

The winners of Briar Chemicals’ Young Poet of the Year 2017 poetry competition have been announced, in what is the competition’s 13th year. With a theme of planet Earth, youngsters from the region’s schools were asked to take inspiration from their surroundings, wildlife and the environment. Ruby Emms-Wright, from Saxlingham Primary School, was crowned the […]

13 July 2017

Insight into chemical industry for Chemistry students

Chemistry students were invited to Briar Chemicals to gain a valuable insight into the chemical manufacturing industry and the diverse range of careers opportunities available. Pupils from Taverham High School, Notre Dame High School and Hellesdon High School joined a team of Chemists at Briar Chemicals for the afternoon, along with their teachers. Briar’s ‘Insight into Industry’ visits […]

27 June 2017

Briar launches ‘Farm to Fork’ campaign

Briar Chemicals launched its new initiative, the ‘Farm to Fork’ campaign earlier this month by facilitating a trip for pupils from Mile Cross Primary School to a local farm. Briar’s new ‘Farm to Fork’ campaign is being introduced into local schools to teach children about the lifecycle of crops and how Briar play a part in […]

28 May 2017

Briar continues sponsorship of Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Briar Chemicals has sponsored the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for many years and continued their support this year by hosting a performance by Luke Wright, an award winning poet, theatre maker and broadcaster. Every May, the arts festival transforms the city and over 75,000 visitors attend a wide range of events and performance. In addition, […]

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. […]