Today we’re launching the Catalyst Chemicals & Coatings Fast 25, which ranks the fastest-growing, privately owned chemicals and coatings manufacturing businesses in the UK. The UK continues to stand out as a global leader in chemicals and coatings, with a record for innovation, a highly-skilled workforce and high-quality products all playing well in both domestic and international markets.

The Fast 25 places the spotlight on the leading companies in the industry and covers a diverse range of sub-sectors, including cleaning and hygiene chemicals, industrial coatings and flavours and fragrances. Despite a changing market environment, these companies have grown and prospered through a dedication to quality – not only in the products they manufacture, but also in the service they provide to their customers.

Over the next 12 months we’ll be publishing a series of follow up articles discussing different aspects of our Fast 25 report, analysing what is driving change and generating growth opportunities, investment activity and the outlook for the industry.

For now, let’s celebrate the success of these dynamic companies and their contribution to the UK chemicals & coatings sector.