Cornelius, an independent European manufacturer and distributor of speciality chemicals, ingredients and raw materials has been recognised at the annual Chemical Business Association (CBA) lunch, winning the overall distributor award for operational site.

The award recognises excellence in all aspects of the company’s business, in addition to its strategy to deliver continuous operational improvement.

Darren Spiby, CEO, Cornelius Group, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised at the chemical industry’s biggest event of the year and thank them for the recognition. The award endorses our commitment to being a leading distributor and delivering continual operational excellence for our customers. Cornelius has been going through a period of restructuring to position the company for growth over the past 18 months. We have implemented a number of new processes, as well as focusing on delivering excellence in customer care, and I’m delighted that our teams have been recognised in this way for their hard work and commitment to business success.”

The Chemical Business Association represents the UK chemical supply chain – from distributors and traders to manufacturers, blenders, logistics and service providers. The CBA annual lunch is known as the chemical industry’s biggest event of the year, bringing together an audience of industry representatives. This year’s event was held at the esteemed Grosvenor House, London on Wednesday 17th April. Guest speaker for 2019 was stand-up comedian, TV host and actor, Miles Jupp who provided a thoroughly entertaining show.

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