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. […]

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 […]