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Dow in the UK-Ireland
Our region is part of Dow’s DNA. The first Henry Dow, ancestor of our original founder, came from Norfolk in South East England.
Our workforce is a diverse, vibrant and dedicated community, providing challenging and stimulating employment opportunities. We do not seek to impose boundaries, but rather to provide the freedom to inspire and develop new roles and skills in our employees.
At Dow we strive for a close and collaborative approach to helping our customers. Dow in the UK and Ireland combines the power of science and technology to bring innovative solutions to a variety of industries - such as: packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, agriculture, water, and energy.
UK & Ireland HQ moving to Stockport
The UK and Ireland HQ and the R&D centre in Birch Vale are set to take up residence in a state-of-the-art business park in Stockport, Greater Manchester following the expected completion of the development in spring 2020. Read More
King’s Lynn maintains valuable STEM support
A regular, long term supporter of attracting young people into chemistry-based professions, the King’s Lynn site maintained its connections amongst the region’s fellow campaigners with a presence at the annual Chemistry at Work event in Essex recently. Read More
Dow Announces New Actions to Support Global Efforts on Plastic Waste
Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment. Read More
Barry pools resources for #PullingOurWeight clean-up
Bendricks beach close to the Barry site in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan is 200kg lighter of waste thanks to a clean-up campaign inspired by the Ocean Conservancy and supported by Dow. Read More
Dow King’s Lynn hosts school STEM competition
A group of bright youngsters from four local schools gathered at Dow King’s Lynn for a new STEM-related educational competition recently – and the event was such a success that teachers are eager to repeat it in years to come Read More
Andrew Jones elected to CIA Board
Andrew Jones, President UK & Ireland*, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the organisation which represents and advises chemical and pharmaceutical companies across the UK. Read More
Dow at the heart of US UK trade development discussions
Andrew Jones, President UK & Ireland, recently led Dow’s participation in the US-UK Business Council board meeting (on behalf of Heinz Haller) as well as a series of high level bilateral meetings with UK Government officials. Read More
Dow team breaks £2K barrier after Manchester run
A team of intrepid Dow runners beat the heat and raised over £2K for charity at the same time by joining 30,000 other entrants in the Great Manchester Run on May 20th. Read More
Dewsbury shares in global action for Earth
With an estimated billion people taking part in 192 countries, Earth Day has evolved into what organisers believe is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world – and employees at Dewsbury can count themselves as part of that global movement to protect the planet after a suite of focused activities at the site in April. Read More
Triple winners in Belfast donation drive
Three worthy organisations are the latest to benefit from the Dow Community Impact Grant scheme, with thousands of pounds being shared among good causes in Northern Ireland thanks to great support from the Belfast office. Read More
Barry Employees Support Action for Children with Newly Refurbished Sensory Room
The latest in an established programme of community relations activities has seen employees at the Barry site partner with Action for Children’s Vale Short Breaks. Read More
Dow Building Solutions wins three prestigious contracts in London for its XENERGY™ SL Roof insulation
Dow Building Solutions has secured three business wins in London for XENERGY™ SL – the new high performance, flame-retarded, XPS roof insulation product that was launched last year. Read More
Birch Vale hopes to encourage young people to take up a career in the sciences
Demonstrating Dow’s continued desire to reach out and inspire the next generation of STEM industries, 23 pupils from New Mills School were invited to Dow Birch Vale’s leading-edge facility to experience how the products developed at the site are used in industry. As Klaus Riber, site leader, explained; “New Mills were organising a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) day and were keen for us to be involved – we of course were happy to facilitate a day with the pupils.” Read More
XENERGY™ SL is specified for major new construction programme in Yorkshire schools
Dow Building Solutions’ highly moisture-resistant flat roof insulation, XENERGY™SL, has been specified for one of the largest new, educational buildings projects in the UK. Read More