The Chemical Industries Association, the trade body representing
British chemicals manufacturers, has hired Politics International to
provide public affairs consultancy. It follows a 15-way pitch in which
CIA’s current consultancy Westminster Strategy did not take part.
Politics International, which starts work on the account this month,
will mainly provide monitoring as well as occasional strategic
Issues currently facing the association include the value of sterling,
which they see as damaging chemicals exports, environmental management
concerns such as landfill and industrial relations.
Chris Guyver, director of Politics International, said: ’The Chemical
Industries Association is blue chip and a benchmark for where we have
got as an agency. It is a significant win.’
The Chemical Industries Association counts 170 members, ranging from
petrochemical giants like Shell, BP and ICI to small and medium-sized