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Barney Mullet

Goodbye to Barney

The end of May saw the end of another Chem Resist era, after almost 44 years Barney (Richard Balmforth) retired. He joined on 1st June back in 1978; we look back.

“The name Barney comes from when I was about 8 years old, there was a guy a bit older than me, he started it off from my last name Balmforth and it stuck, so it’s always been Barney.”

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Chem Resist ChemUK22 stand

A Very Successful ChemUK22

We had a very successful ChemUK22 earlier this month.

Over the course of the 2-day event at the NEC we met with a great mix of existing customers and new prospects. It was great to be part of a leading industry event and for it to be so busy!

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odelle and mike shoemark

Our Commitment to Safety, Quality and the Environment

As part of our ongoing continuous improvement programme, a new role has been created at Chem Resist; Health and Safety Manager.

Simon Hewitt, Managing Director explains, “Over the last 18 months we’ve experienced a period of very strong growth across all our divisions, we’ve also achieved ISO 45001 to sit alongside our existing 9001 (Quality) and 14001 (the Environment) accreditations. We take our responsibilities to health and safety, quality and the environment very seriously, which is reflected in the creation of this new dedicated role and we welcome Mike to Chem Resist.”

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“I do love a good gathering”

As we near the end of 2021, after 44 years at Chem Resist we’re celebrating the retirement of Seamus Quinn. We take a look back with him at his career, moving up North, rugby and singing…

‘I was born in 1953, came over from Ireland in 1955 to Plymouth in Devon, where for the next 20 years my parents ran pubs. Between 1973-75, I went to the University of London to study Biological Sciences (Chemistry and Biology) and I was also the Union Treasurer. Of course, coming from a family that had run pubs all their lives, they’d said to me, “The union bar does not make any money”, and I said, “That’s impossible!”. We then made so much money we were able to buy a minibus.

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ISO 45001: Our H&S Commitment Recognised

Our commitment to Health and Safety has been recognised with ISO 45001 accreditation.

Driven by market, customer and our internal demand to achieve the latest and highest standards, we have been awarded ISO45001 accreditation. This now gives us three ISO standards including 9001 (Quality) 14001 (Environment) and 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety), illustrating our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in every aspect of the business.

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Third Time Lucky!

Tom Carroll re-joins the team

Back in the summer of 2017, Tom Carroll joined Chem Resist for a 6-week summer internship as part of his degree in Chemical Engineering. He returned for another 6 weeks in 2018 and now he’s back for a third time, joining the team on a permanent basis and looking forward to solving customers’ problems.

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Ian Guest retires after 46 years at Chem Resist

“I look back and I’m really proud of what’s been achieved”

After over 46 years of working at Chem Resist, our longest serving employee Ian Guest (pictured here with Simon and Odelle Hewitt and Seamus Quinn) is retiring on 25th February 2021. We talk to him about some of his memories and achievements since starting in August 1974.

“My working life actually began with 9 years at Resinform, which is where I used to work before I came here, and the move was all down to my mother really.

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New announcement for 2021

Exclusive Munsch distribution for the UK and Ireland

Chem Resist are excited to start 2021, with the announcement of our exclusive UK & Ireland distribution agreement with the world’s leading-manufacturer of mechanically sealed pumps, Munsch.

In the 25th Anniversary year of the Fluid Transfer Division, the announcement cements Chem Resist’s position as the UK’s specialist distributor of premier-branded pumps for aggressive and corrosive applications.

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Chem Resist – A Review of 2020

2020 – Our Year in Review

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone; we’ve used new ways of working to continue to manufacture and supply our customers throughout. We’d like to share some highlights…

70% of our workforce have 5 years’ service or more. Thank you to everyone for their commitment and hard work during 2020.

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Water recycling scheme chemiguard and control panel

New Water Recycling System to save 4M litres

Investment continues with Recycling System for Hydrostatic Test water

Last month a further £70k was invested in ongoing site improvements, in the form of a recycling system for water used in Hydrostatic testing our Thermoplastic Storage Tanks.

As we continue to manufacture ever-larger capacity tanks, driven by our customers maximising their site space and streamlining processes, we continually improve our own capabilities for production, handling, storage and also testing.

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