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New Quality Role Created At Growing Chemical Company

A Yorkshire chemical company has continued its recruitment drive with the appointment of a newly-created position due to business growth and increased industry regulations.

Tracey McKenna has joined the business as Quality Manager, a new role driven by continued sales growth and greater customer regulatory requirements due to Brexit.

Tracey, who lives in Bingley, has 17 years experience in quality control and testing, dealing with EU and global regulations. Her previous position was with international inspection, testing and certification company, SGS United Kingdom Limited. She will be responsible for maintaining Airedale Chemical’s quality systems and ensuring customer requirements are met in the face of increased regulations.

Tracey explains: “Since we left the EU, we, our customers and our suppliers have been subject to many more protocols and procedures such as supplier declarations, extra trade barriers and potential tariffs. As Airedale Chemical is also going through a period of growth with a mounting order book and a larger-than-ever range of products, it has created a much greater workload for the compliance department.

“I aim to use my experience to improve quality and customer service systems across the Airedale Group including Airedale Chemical and its ingredients specialists, Rigest.”

Airedale Chemical manufactures and distributes chemicals to customers throughout the UK and across Europe in the water treatment, agriculture, manufacturing, industrial cleaning and oil and gas industries.

Tracey adds: “What I’ve learned over the last two decades is that a business’ success is built on the quality of its services and products and in Airedale Chemical I have found a company that has the same beliefs and passion for quality.”

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Airedale Chemical Holdings Group comprises:

Airedale Chemical: chemical manufacturing and distribution specialists

Airedale Solutions: small pack chemical filling and fulfilment

Rigest: food and beverage ingredient distributors

Alutech: specialist metal surface treatment

Established in 1973, the Airedale Chemical specialises in the manufacture and distribution of commodity chemicals, polymers, surfactants, phosphates and phosphonates to an extensive range of market sectors across the UK and Europe.

Its ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited manufacturing plant facilitates operations such as mixing, blending, chemical reaction and chemical product development.

Airedale Chemical is a leader in chemical contract manufacturing and can undertake a variety of blends on-site from one to 120 tonnes for any type of customer.

Uniquely, Airedale Chemical owns and operates its own chemical transportation fleet allowing it to provide a flexible and reactive chemical distribution service.

To find out more about its products, chemical distribution, chemical manufacturing and toll manufacturing for the UK chemical industry, visit