Chemicals and Process Industries Recruitment

The UK’s Chemicals sector is one of our primary manufacturing and exporting industries. Employing over 100,000 people directly, and supporting a much larger indirect workforce, it generates over £24bn of exports annually. If you combine this with the Pharmaceutical sector, you have the UK’s largest manufacturing export market.

From petrochemicals to personal care ingredients, and with a swathe of internationally-owned organisations aswell as a host of UK owned and led market-leaders, the UK chemicals sector is an important part of a globally-connected industry. It is also a market in which Berwick Partners has a strong track record of delivery – for both UK-based and international leadership roles – having worked with many of our listed Plc’s and a great number of small to medium sized manufacturers. Recognised as an expert and leader in the Chemicals market, our knowledge coupled with our leadership network enables us to add value to the search process – helping organisations to build and retain teams that are diverse, resilient and fit for the future.

The Berwick Partners team is part of the Odgers Berndtson group’s Global Chemicals Sector Practice – with Partners representing Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US - sharing best practice and collaborating on search assignments, as well as offering a one-company team for global accounts.


Two Critical Senior Roles
“We engaged Jonathan on specific searches for two key and critical roles within our business. In both cases Jonathan thoroughly understood not only the requirements of the role but also the key challenges and stakeholders in the business. This was key in being able to accurately portray the role fulsomely to prospective candidates resulting in short lists that contained candidates that were all credible contenders for the role. Each short list gave us options to consider in relation to the role and candidates which challenged our thinking as a business and resulted in us securing two great candidates.”
Kevin Wilson, VP HR, Venator

Senior & Specialist Roles, Innospec Inc
“We have used Berwick Partners to successfully recruit a number of senior and specialist roles, both in the UK and in Europe. We have been impressed with the thoroughness of their approach and the range of quality candidates identified. They take the time to fully understand our business and culture and as a result they have been able to identify candidates who will work well in our business. Their professionalism and integrity is such that we trust them completely to represent us with candidates. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Cathy Hessner, VP HR, Innospec Inc

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