Anna Lawrence wins CBA's Young Person Award 2021

Anna Lawrence awarded Young Person of the Year 2021 by the Chemical Business Association (CBA)

Anna Lawrence awarded Young Person of the Year 2021 by the Chemical Business Association (CBA)

28th April 2022

WhitChem are proud to announce, Anna Lawrence, Technical Sales Associate, has been awarded Young Person of the Year 2021 by the Chemical Business Association (CBA).

The Chemical Business Association’s Young Person Award aims to encourage young people and recognise excellence within the chemical distribution sector. The CBA’s judging panel selected Anna as a worthy winner this year based on her ability and individual performance to contribute towards strategic enhancement of the business at WhitChem.

Anna joined WhitChem 4 years ago in a Marketing Assistant role, developed and launched a new website for the company and implemented new procedures across multiple areas of the business to increase working efficiency. She has since progressed into the external sales team, manages WhitChem’s textile accounts across the UK and Ireland and is also responsible for their textile processing product range offered by supplier, Tanatex.


Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the CBA said, “Anna is a wonderful example of a young person who is actively trying to raise the profile of the chemical supply chain and who has made many significant contributions to WhitChem, and she is a very worthy winner of this year’s CBA’s Young Person Award.”

Kate Mingay, Chair of the CBA stated, “I was delighted to announce Anna as the winner of this year’s Young Person Award. In a strong field of candidates her skills, enthusiasm, and dedication not only to her company and her personal career development but her passion for recruiting other young people into our industry and supporting and mentoring them has proven her to be a very worthy winner. We are so pleased that she has also joined our Young Person’s Forum and look forward to working with her in the future.”

Charles Hawley, Managing Director of WhitChem stated “Everyone at WhitChem is incredibly proud of Anna being chosen for this award. It is nearly four years since Anna joined us for her first job following completion of her Chemistry degree. During that time, she has made great strides in learning about how chemicals distributors operate, and the chemicals industry works. She has contributed to the success of WhitChem and continues to make the most of learning opportunities. Anna is now in a new role driving an important segment of our business and continues to interact well with all her colleagues. WhitChem/Azelis are fully enthusiastic of continuing our graduate scheme with Anna’s future input being an important part in its development. Many congratulations to Anna.”

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