The Fine Organics sales team will be exhibiting at Specialty and Agro Chemicals America September 6-8th.  It’s a uniquely focussed and compact show, with a really friendly atmosphere.  We’d love to see you in South Carolina, so please make an appointment to see us at Booth 115. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Fine Environmental Services is proud to have been short listed for the United Kingdom Chemical Industry Association’s annual Environmental Leadership Award  This comes after winning the regional NEPIC Industrial Environmental Award in January 2017.  Both awards recognise that we’ve built a successful business around environmentally secure disposal of hazardous industrial waste, bringing benefits not just to our customers, but to society as a whole.   Well done to the team, and good luck in the final round of judging! 

Fine Organics was pleased to take part in Hartlepool College’s annual Big Apprenticeship event on the 9th March 2017, where our ambassadors (Kath Lapworth and Tony Church) talked to students interested in starting a career in the Chemical Industry.  It was great to see so much energy and enthusiasm in the next generation of chemists, engineers and operators!

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NorthEdge Capital has agreed a sale of its chemicals’ manufacturer Fine Industries Limited to Chinese-listed life sciences company Lianhe Chemical Technology Company Limited (“Lianhetech”).


Chris Gowland, CEO at Fine Industries, commented: “Becoming part of the Lianhetech team is a very exciting opportunity for Fine Industries and we feel privileged that they have selected our business to be the platform for their European expansion strategy. The brand and reputation of both Lianhetech and Fine Industries are well known and respected in the chemical manufacturing industry and I expect the union of the companies to further strengthen our position in the global market.”

Fine Organics Limited is pleased to report a successful conclusion to this week’s FDA inspection of its Seal Sands facility in the UK.  As in our last audit in January 2015, we received no FDA Form 483s (i.e. no written non-conformances).  Fine Organics would like to take this opportunity to thank all its staff for their professional participation during the inspection.  We are also grateful to our customers for their constructive auditing, which undoubtedly helps Fine Organics ensure its quality systems are robust and practical.

0170Fine Organics is delighted to be the 2017 recipient of the coveted Industrial Environmental Award from NEPIC.  A team from Fine Organics attended the prestigious NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner, held at Hardwick Hall on the evening of Friday 20 January, where they not only picked up their award, but also a cheque for £2000, which will be presented to High Clarence Primary School for them to spend on environmental projects.

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OHSAS 18001Fine Organics is delighted to be awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management.  This adds to our existing ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO14001:2015 (Environmental Management) certification, and demonstrates Fine Organics' commitment to employing the highest standards appropriate for our areas of expertise.

Simon Rowell and Nigel Parkinson will be at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals Show in Charleston - booth number 115.  Please feel free to visit us, it will be great to see you. 


7th-9th September, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina, USA


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Simon Rowell and James Rankin will be visiting CPhI in October.  Hope to see you there.


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Teesside-based chemicals manufacturer Fine Industries has added to its board with the appointment of a non-executive director. Dr Christopher Richards has previously held the roles of president and chief executive at Arysta LifeSciences Corporation, as well as various positions with Syngenta. At Fine Industries, Richards will assist with the continued commercial and strategic development of the company. The Teesside manufacturer, which operates in the crop protection, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals sectors, has previously been backed by a £25m NorthEdge Capital investment. Under NorthEdge’s ownership, Fine Industries has enjoyed strong growth with turnover increasing from £41m in 2013 to £51.4m in 2015 and employee numbers rising from 241 to 305. Richards said: “I am delighted to be joining Fine Industries, where we have a solid platform to build a world-leading provider of fine chemicals. “Despite operating in a tough marketplace, the business has been performing exceptionally well with the support of NorthEdge so it’s an exciting time to be getting on board.” Ray Stenton, partner and head of new business at NorthEdge, added: “This is a great move for Fine Industries. “The board has gone from strength to strength and I am confident that Christopher’s industry knowledge and awareness of key customers will bring huge opportunities to the business.”

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1 November 2015

Fine Industries appoint Chris Gowland as CEO Fine Industries, a Teesside based manufacturer of fine chemicals for use in the crop protection, pharmaceutical and speciality chemicals markets announce the appointment of Chris Gowland as CEO of the Fine Industries Group, which incorporates the Fine Organics business. Chris Gowland added: “Fine Industries has been through a substantial period of growth. I am looking forward to working with customers and staff to build further on the platform that has already been created, and hopefully to take advantage of further growth opportunities”.

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