Actikem Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

Pictured: (L to R) Trevor Gleave (Operations Director), Christine Gleave (Finance Manager), Audrey Mooney (Sales and Marketing Manager) and Andrew Mooney (Managing Director).

Happy Anniversary Actikem!

In March 2019, we celebrated our 15th year of trading. Andrew Mooney (M.D.) commented: ‘I can’t believe it has been 15 years since Trevor Gleave and I set up Actikem. How time flies. There have been so many changes in that time: staff, customers, suppliers, legislative changes with the advent of REACH and GDPR, a change of business premises for us back in 2014 when we relocated the business from Stoke to Warrington, digital innovations, and imminent political changes too with the arrival of Brexit. Who knows what the next 15 years hold? It will be interesting to see what the world will look like in 2034! There’s no doubt that our ability to adapt and embrace change will be tested!

The Evolution of our Company Logo through the years…

Actikem Logo - 2004-2005

Actikem Logo - 2005-2016

Actikem Logo - 2016-present day

Flashback to 2005…and what our Company Brochure looked like…

…and this is where it all began…

Pictured: The original Actikem site, based at Browns Distribution, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Key Dates and Major Accomplishments…

2004 – Trading began
Following an MBO from a large multinational chemical manufacturer, Actikem began trading from a leased warehouse in Chemical Lane, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

2006 – Investment in new equipment
Successes enable Actikem to purchase new equipment including kibbling facilities and a small powder pot filling line.

2008 – Actikem Joins the Chemical Business Association (CBA)
Actikem become active members of the CBA and are committed to its Responsible Care program.

2013 – Accredited to ISO9001
Our Quality Management System drives best practice and these standards are applied to every area of the business.

2014 – Purchase larger premises in Warrington
Actikem celebrates 10 years in the business by relocating to Warrington, Cheshire with new bespoke offices, laboratory and warehouse facilities.

2015 – Actikem Joins Goldman Sachs GS10KSB Cohort
Actikem joined 30 other small owner-managed businesses on the Goldman Sachs sponsored GS10KSB programme delivered by MMU. The programme helped develop Actikem’s strategy and plans for growth.

2017 – Actikem Joins the Manufacturer’s Alliance
In 2017 Actikem joined a no. of like-minded businesses to share experiences and best practice in the manufacturing sector in the north-west of England.

2018 – Actikem wins major Award
Actikem is delighted to the win the Chemicals Northwest ‘Supplier to the Chemical Industry Award’. This award turns out to be the first of many which we will go on to win.

2020 – Our First Exhibition Beckons!
We are pleased to announce that we are embarking on our first trade exhibition at ChemUK2020. This is the UK Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo taking place on the 13th and 14th May 2020 at Event City, Manchester. Come and visit us on Stand C13!

and finally…

Heartfelt thanks to all our customers and wonderful staff, past and present, without whose support we would not be here today.

Here’s to the next 15 years!

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