The importance of place is critical to the Chemistry Council as the manufacturing is regionally dispersed. In 2018 it established a new Regional Working Group to support regional growth and development. This group is led by Paul Booth OBE, chairman of the Tees Valley Unlimited LEP, and has representatives from the regional clusters, Scotland and links to the LEPs.

The Regional Working Group has developed a strategy consisting of programmes based around two core themes of:

  • Driving Regional Economic Development
  • Supporting Clean Growth

The Working Group has also highlighted a number of priorities related to skills which have been captured within the Skills and Education section of this strategy.