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Published: 18th June 2021

Winner Announced – CIA Skills Award 2021

Congratulations to Emerald Kalama Chemical – Winner of the CIA Skills Award 2021

Cogent Skills is proud to sponsor the CIA Skills Award 2021 and excited to celebrate the award winner, along with all the finalists who demonstrated their exemplary commitment to skills investment.

Whilst all companies who invest in skills training for their people are winners in our eyes, there could only be one winner – Emerald Kalama Chemical Limited, Widnes

Justine Fosh, CEO, Cogent Skills

Watch the announcement film here

Congratulations to all shortlisted finalists:

  • Centre for Process Innovation, Wilton
  • Dow Chemical Company Ltd, Birch Vale
  • Dow Silicones UK Ltd, Barry
  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Limited, Widnes
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd, Fawley
  • Kemira Chemicals (UK) Ltd, Bradford
  • Lianhetech, Middlesbrough

To celebrate our sponsorship of the 2021 CIA SKILLS AWARD and announcement of our recent Competence and Compliance Consultancy expansion, here’s a SPECIAL OFFER WORTH £1,200 for you

Judging took place in late May 2021 and the winner of the CIA Skills Award – sponsored by Cogent Skills, was announced during the virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 17 June 2021. BBC Breakfast’s sports correspondent, TV presenter and former BBC Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins, hosted the awards and stated:

Emerald had a clear vision and strategy to ensure the skills needs of the future were met. The demonstration of clear business benefits and the innovative nature of the strategy make Emerald worthy winners

Chris Hollins, CIA Event Host

After the judging process, involving over 30 sponsors and specialists Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the CIA was pleased to announce the shortlist.

It is fantastic to see so many excellent entries this year when the industry worked exceptionally hard to keep going throughout the pandemic to ensure the products we all need to remain safe, healthy and able to go about our daily lives as normal as possible were available. Congratulations to all on the shortlist – you are all winners

Steve Elliott, Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association.

Why did we sponsor the CIA Skills Awards?

The Skills Award is to recognise the employer who has done the most to contribute to the acquisition of skills by the company’s workforce. Cogent has been a key partner to the Chemical industry for nearly 20 years – researching, developing and delivering support, to ensure that our industry’s workforce is both safer and better skilled.

As a previous award winner ourselves in 2019 as a provider for our Process Safety training, we know and understand just how highly valued these awards are.

To coincide with our sponsorship of the CIA Skills award and as part of our ongoing support – to ensure that our industry is both safer and better skilled, we have launched a wants and needs skills consultation called The Great Industry Skills Debate. Part 1. Compliance. There is a Call for participants and invite you to take part in the:

Great Industry Skills Debate – a wants and needs consultation. Part 1. Compliance

It will take you between 5-10 minutes to complete, thank you in advance for your feedback.


Read more:

Process Safety Management Compliance Courses

Competence and Compliance Consultancy Services

Great Industry Skills Debate. Part 1. Compliance



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