Meet Our 2022 Sponsors

It is thanks to the continued support of our sponsors that we are able to come together each year and celebrate the work of the companies and individuals that make up the North East Process Industry Cluster.

Alpek Polyester UK

Alpek is a leading petrochemical company in the Americas, operating two business segments: Polyester (PTA, PET and polyester fibers), and Plastics & Chemicals (polypropylene, EPS, caprolactam, and other specialty and industrial chemicals).​ Alpek is a leading producer of PTA and PET worldwide, the largest expandable polystyrene manufacturer in America, and the only producer of caprolactam in Mexico. Alpek also operates one of the largest polypropylene facilities in North America.​ Alpek is a publicly traded company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol ALPEK.

Altrad UK, Ireland & Nordics

Altrad Services is an international leader in the provision of critical industrial services principally to the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. The multi-disciplinary service we offer includes access systems, insulation, specialist coatings, passive fire protection, engineering services, refractory linings, environmental services, oil and gas storage tanks and heat exchanger replacement and refurbishment. Altrad Services delivers safe, reliable and intelligent solutions both on and offshore, employing over 8,000 across the UK.

Anglo American 

Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project, Anglo American will become a world leading producer of polyhalite, a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer containing potassium, sulphur, magnesium and calcium. The £2.4 billion project is constructing Woodsmith Mine – south of Whitby, North Yorkshire – to extract polyhalite, and a tunnel system to transport it to a materials handling facility and harbour at Teesside. The polyhalite deposit is the world’s largest and highest grade. At full production the Project will create over 1,000 direct jobs and many more indirectly. It has the potential to generate over £2 billion of annual exports for the UK.

Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with over fifty patent and trademark attorneys and litigators.

Who we are and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive.

We help our clients protect and monetise their intellectual property, and manage post-grant challenges, should they arise.

We offer broad sector and industry knowledge, plus the ability to adapt our services to specific client requirements, in an agile way.

With offices in UK innovation hotspots, we are positioned to give clients expert strategic IP advice in the UK and worldwide.


BellBridge is the newest addition to the Wolviston Group driven by the changing demands of the company’s clients plus the needs of the industries to which we provide our services.

Project Management as a Service, Project Management and Consultancy Services are at the heart of our unique provision. Offering a complete range of multi-discipline services including engineering, design, procurement, construction and project management delivered from our North East or North West UK locations or clients’ sites.

Working collaboratively with our clients to understand the business objectives and strategy to successfully deliver OPEX and CAPEX project portfolios. With a keen focus on adding value, we provide the highest standards of project management services, drawing from our team of experienced project resources. Driving business benefits in line with client plans and objectives delivering projects safely, on time and within budget to the highest quality.

We specialise in forming long term partnerships with our clients, consultants and contractors and focus on long term goals not short-term financial gains. We offer highly professional services tailored to suit our clients’ needs and welcome full integration with the client and their teams, whether they are in-house or external specialists.

CPI – Centre for Innovation

At CPI we work with our partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

Our partners operate across diverse markets including Healthcare, Food & Agriculture, FMCG, Electronics, Energy, Transportation and Construction. CPI is able to support these industries through our unique innovation processes, together with our diverse and expanding platform of technological expertise. These include therapeutic biologics, industrial biotech, nanotechnology, chemistry and formulation, printed electronics and sensors.

Overall the combination of CPI’s innovation processes and our outstanding scientific expertise, enables our partners to get more products to market faster and at a lower overall cost.

Royal Den Hartogh Logistics

Royal Den Hartogh Logistics is one of the leading Logistics Service Providers. The family-owned organisation was established in The Netherlands in 1920. As a bulk logistics service provider for the chemical, gas, polymer and food industry, we combine the best elements to create the optimal solution for each situation. Safety and operational excellence are embedded in our culture.

Den Hartogh has a presence in every region of the world, with premises/offices in 47 locations within 27 countries. Our workforce consists of more than 2,000 people and our modern equipment includes more than 23,000 tank containers, 6,000 dry bulk containers and specialised dry bulk trailers, 320 tank trailers and 630 trucks.

Industrial Technology Systems (ITS)

Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS) is a market-leading, independent and specialist systems integrator with over 29 years’ experience in the design and integration of automation solutions in highly regulated industries, including chemical, biotech, energy and pharmaceutical.

ITS delivers innovative solutions to improve performance including Management Information, Process Control, Product and Resource Tracking, Vision Systems, Cyber Security, Data Analytics. Together with our complementary Regulatory Compliance Training Courses and Computer System Validation Services, we work in partnership with our customers to increase their operational efficiency, quality and compliance.

ITS’ team is committed to providing high quality services and we are passionate about understanding our customers’ needs and processes to ensure that we deliver solutions that meet expectations.

Being a Carbon Neutral company, we deliver our projects without leaving a carbon footprint and we can help you to reduce your carbon footprint, too.

Kluber Lubrication Great Britain

In the chemical industry the demand for speciality lubricants continues to increase due to the higher demands on machinery and processes and the extreme conditions involved. Our special lubricants resist high temperatures and corrosive or solvent media which helps to support plant availability/uptime, process reliability, reduction in maintenance time and longer re-lubrication intervals. Through direct consultation and world-wide experience we help our customers select the right lubricant for the right application to extend the service life of the lubricated components. Applications in focus include Gas compressors, air compressors, fasteners used on flanges, ball valves, pump bearings, mechanical seals, and gear boxes.

Liberty Industrial

Liberty Industrial, a multi-award-winning provider of specialist decommissioning, deconstruction, remediation services have expanded into Teesside.

This milestone is a major move for Liberty Industrial on its mission to deliver best-in-class deconstruction, remediation solutions to the oil and gas, heavy industrial and power generation industries.

Originally from Australia, Liberty Industrial has built an unrivalled reputation for delivering some of the most complex engineering and challenging deconstruction & remediation projects in the world, which has seen multinational clients support their international expansion.

The decision to expand to the UK builds upon Liberty Industrial’s growing operational presence outside Australia and is representative of strategic plans for further market expansion across Europe.

Mitsubishi Chemical Methacrylates

As the world’s largest producer of Methacrylates – the building block of all acrylics – Mitsubishi Chemical is where you’ll find some of the industry’s most talented people who ensure this amazing product improves quality of life around the world.

Acrylics are part of daily life for almost everyone. From protective screens to signage, paints and coatings to fittings and furniture, baths to automotive parts and more, they play an important role in your day whether you realize it or not.

Our philosophy is KAITEKI – the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth – which we aim to bring to life every day. Focusing our energy on solving environmental and social issues, we strive together with our supply chain partners, customers and everyone around us for a better future.

With manufacturing sites, sales offices and distribution networks stretching across Asia, the Americas and Europe, we supply Methacrylates reliably everywhere.

Net Zero Teesside

Net Zero Teesside is a Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project, based in Teesside in the North East of England. In partnership with local industry and with committed, world class partners, it aims to decarbonise a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030. Each year, the Project plans to capture up to 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to the annual energy use of up to 2 million homes in the UK.


COVID-19 testing and risk management. Recovery4Life provides specialist drug, alcohol and mental health services. We offer testing, training and treatment services for business, including testing for COVID-19 to support your business continuity.

Our mission is to transform how businesses manage their people-related risks. We provide a range of clinical services and treatments including, mental health, suicide prevention, treatments for opiate and alcohol addiction.

We are considered disruptive and transformative in corporate healthcare and health and safety fields. This is because we go beyond simply identifying problems: no matter the case complexity, we always implement a workable solution.

Sterling Pharma Solutions

Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd is a full service API CDMO offering services from the discovery through to commercial manufacture. Our mission is to be the preferred partner and provider of API services to the pharmaceutical industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer flexible, tailored solutions to our clients and our unparalleled expertise and commitment to customer service and quality ensure that all aspects of clients projects are executed to the highest level.

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