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Queens Hotel, Leeds  |  15 June 2017

BASF Young Ambassador Award











This Award is to recognise an outstanding young person demonstrating communication skills and leadership associated with the chemical industry and contributing to its success.





The award is open to any person 29 or under on 30 September 2017 who is employed in the chemical manufacturing industry or is working for a company supplying key services to chemical manufacturers in the UK.


A manager of the company should nominate the candidate. Each site or major unit of a company may submit up to three candidates. Nominations should be sent by the closing date 10 April 20017 to Mike Lancaster (see below).


Following an initial review of the nomination forms selected candidates will be invited for interview on 20 April in BASF’s Cheadle office applicants will then be notified if they have been short-listed.  The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner on 15 June in Leeds and each short-listed candidate will receive an invitation to attend. Winning applicants should be willing to participate in publicity.





Candidates will be assessed on a combination of:

  • Ability, or potential, to convey to others the excitement and opportunities the industry offers.
  • An appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the industry and its vision.
  • Strong personal commitment to the chemical industry.
  • Sensitivity, good humour and leadership skills.





Nomination forms will be used to identify a pre-shortlist of candidates who will be invited for to give a presentation and be interviewed by a panel of judges on 20 April in BASF’s Cheadle office.  Short listed candidates will be notified shortly after the interview and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at which the winner will be announced.


The judging Panel will comprise the sponsor, a CIA staff member and an independent judge.


The CIA and the sponsor will arrange a programme of activities for the winner, including being chair of the Future Forum. Submission of a nomination will be regarded as commitment in principle to fulfill this programme.





Entries to be made electronically in confidence to Mike Lancaster on the Entry Form signed by a member of the company leadership team, by Monday 27 March 2017.





For further information please contact:


Mike Lancaster


Kings Buildings

Smith Square


SW10 3JJ


Tel: 01430 421077






All information provided in the entry form will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will be used solely for the purpose of judging.


Applicants will be consulted in case it is wished to use some material for future publicity purposes or for development of case studies.



Please click here to download the application form.

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