“My initial interest in Appleton Greene was their client base, I wanted to work with much larger and more established companies. I had worked as an independent consultant for some time and had experienced working with a number of consultancies that focused upon small and medium sized businesses. This was good experience, but I became frustrated because most of the services that I was providing could be considered fire-fighting or crisis management. I wanted to provide services that were implemented over a more sustainable period of time, with clients who could afford that level of commitment and had the resources to benefit from what I did. The thought of productizing what I wanted to do, made perfect sense to me, because it would not only clarify my understanding of what I was going to do, but my potential clients’ understanding as well. I also have an engineering background so the thought of a detailed process and structure always appeals to me. Developing my own corporate training program at Appleton Greene has enabled me to take my consultancy career to the next level and I feel that I am providing clients with something that is much more sustainable and worthwhile.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Chemicals industry.

  • Air Liquide
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Basell
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • BP
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Degussa
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • ExxonMobil
  • Huntsman
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Lyondell Chemical
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsui Chemical
  • Shell
  • Sinopec
  • Solvay
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Total
  • Yara International

The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. Central to the modern world economy, it converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. In the U.S. there are 170 major chemical companies. They operate internationally with more than 2,800 facilities outside the U.S. and 1,700 foreign subsidiaries or affiliates operating. The U.S. chemical output is $750 billion a year. The U.S. industry records large trade surpluses and employs more than a million people in the United States alone. The chemical industry is also the second largest consumer of energy in manufacturing and spends over $5 billion annually on pollution abatement. In Europe the chemical, plastics and rubber sectors are among the largest industrial sectors. Together they generate about 3.2 million jobs in more than 60,000 companies. The chemical sector alone represents 2/3 of the entire manufacturing trade surplus of the EU. The chemical sector accounted for 12% of the EU manufacturing industry’s added value. Europe remains the world’s biggest chemical trading region with 43 % of the world’s exports and 37%of the world’s imports, although the latest data shows that Asia is catching up with 34% of the exports and 37% of imports. Even so Europe still has a trading surplus with all regions of the world except Japan and China where there was a chemical trade balance. Europe’s trade surplus with the rest of the world today amounts to 41.7 billion Euros. The chemical industry has shown rapid growth for more than fifty years. The fastest-growing areas have involved the manufacture of synthetic organic polymers used as plastics, fibers and elastomers. Historically and presently the chemical industry has been concentrated in three areas of the world, Western Europe, North America and Japan. The European Community remains the largest producer area followed by the USA and Japan.


“The success of Appleton Greene’s programs is in their delivery. They are very well planned, developed and managed, but it is the way in which they are implemented which is so refreshing. Each learning provider acts as a project leader and is responsible for development and implementation, but there are so many knowledgeable consultants who are engaged from all over the world and this is what makes the program delivery so exciting.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Chemical industry.