CIEC's Sponsors 2018

CIEC are a not for profit organisation based in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of York. We would like to say thank you to organisations and companies, for supporting our pursuit of science and enterprise with young people. The generosity and vision of our sponsors, both in-kind and through direct donations, has enabled CIEC to provide thousands of children with unique science based experiences. Hundreds of teachers have received professional development to raise the standard of science provision in their schools, and the evidence of impact is outstanding.

Science is both awe-inspiring and critical to our economic future; sponsoring CIEC is a great way to raise awareness with schools, businesses and the wider public. Sponsorship can be by direct donation or through collaboration on a specific initiative. We value every donation and welcome all enquiries.

If you would like to discuss funding our work please contact Joy or Louise at: ciec@york.ac.uk.


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) are a world leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) supporting their partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their biologic, viral vaccines and advanced therapies. With over 25 years of experience in process development and cGMP manufacturing, a dedicated staff of over 1,200 and a reputation for excellent customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, FDB have become a trusted partner to some of the most prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.

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Johnson Matthey is a world leader in sustainable technologies, they are currently funding two CIEC projects in addition to contributing to core funding.

Johnson Matthey is committed to supporting projects that promote an interest in science among young people and as a result , we have researched and participated in a wide range of programmes over the years. CCI stands out as one that really does change young peoples’ perceptions about the chemical industry and careers in science. Compared to other programmes we feel it provides a great return on our investment

Sally Jones, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Johnson Matthey

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The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) is a stand-alone company, which was created and is owned by its member companies to represent the companies and supply chain of the Process Industry in the region. Many of its member s actively donate funding to actively support CIEC to carry out the Children Challenging Industry Programme across their region.

This is our future workforce and Children Challenging Industry is an investment in that future, for industry in our region.

Dr Stan Higgins Former C.E.O. NEPIC & European Cluster Manager of the Year 2014

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PX group delivers innovative management and engineering services for high hazard and highly regulated environments as well as owning, operating and managing Saltend Chemicals Park.

We do this by taking full advantage of our team of experts and service offering, operating with integrity and responsibility, and providing clients with appropriate and results focused solutions.

Our focus is improving operating performance of commercial and industrial facilities, with zero harm to people, environment asset and reputation.

PX is delighted to be working alongside CIEC to develop the programmes that inspire a generation of young scientists. Ensuring that we have aspiring talent coming into our industry is essential, which is why we are committed to supporting such programmes within the communities that we operate in.

Katie Woods-Ruddick - Head of HR

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The Salters' Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry education, taking a lead role in curriculum development and the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in Chemistry and related sciences. The Salters' Institute supports CIEC as it enthuses students by setting the science they do in school in a real-world context, particularly linking with chemistry-related industries.

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TAP are part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group, a global provider of laboratory and pharmaceutical equipment. Our site is based in Royston, near Cambridge, in the UK and specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced automated cell culture and fermentation systems for use in the booming biotech sector. For over 20 years, our automated systems have been installed worldwide, supporting research activities in drug discovery and regenerative medicine, bioprocess development and biologics production.

"We are delighted to support this programme which inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers. It also has the added benefit that our team thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to pass on their enthusiasm to the children."

Nick Cooke, Managing Director

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Thomas Swan is a fourth generation family run business that manufactures intermediates and promotes innovative technology.

CIEC is our Primary Charitable donation because it is quite simply supporting our long term future as a chemical company in the UK. We believe in the organisation and the impact it has on young people and their future choice of careers. CIEC opens the eyes of teachers and children to their local companies and the role chemicals play in our lives.

Harry Swan, Managing director

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