CBA Yound Person Award winner named

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has named the winner of its inaugural Young Person Award – Ashley Clinton, an account manager with BTC-Europe.

CBA’s Young Person Award aims to encourage those under 30 years of age and recognise excellence in the chemical distribution sector.

Kate Mingay, CBA Vice Chairman, who led the judging panel, said, “The judges were very impressed by the quality of all four short-listed candidates, but we felt that Ashley was the outstanding candidate and a well-deserved winner of the first-ever CBA Young Person Award.”

Ashley Clinton holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and joined BTC-Europe in 2016. She is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships across Europe and assumed responsibility for BTC’s range of active ingredients for the personal care sector.

In addition to successfully building sales, Ashley studied for a Diploma in Cosmetic Science and achieved a distinction. Outside work, she helped to create the BASF Women in Business Network and is an Ambassador for the science-focused STEM and WISE initiatives.

As part of their prize, all four short-listed candidates will be invited to CBA’s Annual Lunch on 28 April 2021 and be invited to form a Communications Group to promote the industry and how it can provide progressive career paths for young people.

“Whilst congratulating Ashley, I should also acknowledge PAUL WATTAM, depot division lead and account manager at H W Coates Limited who receives a Highly Commended Certificate. The decision between the winner and runner up was very difficult. Both Ashley and Paul were admirable representatives for their companies, and both should be very proud of their achievements,’ said Kate Mingay