Best in the business and out on the field

We proved to be the best in the business out in the field as well as in the lab as Burnopfield Juniors U14s football team swept all before them in their first outing in Chemtech-sponsored kit.

With our leader John Campbell watching on, the Burnopfield boys put in a perfect performance in their new gear, winning six games out of six – scoring 35 goals and conceding precisely none – in storming to the R&T Tours Flamingo Land Football Festival title.

The tournament was the debut for the away kit, but we have also provided a full home kit, goalkeeper’s home and away kit and training tops for the U14s, who will also have a new club name and badge when they kick off their U15 season, as a switch of home ground sees the formation of Durham Quakies FC.

Burnopfield coach Barrie Smith, whose side play at the pinnacle of North East youth football in the Pinpoint Recruitment Junior Premier League, said: “The lads looked fantastic in their new kit at Flamingo Land and produced football to match. We’re massively grateful to John and everyone at Chemtech Environmental for their incredible generosity.

“We look forward to wearing the kits with pride at the summer tournaments we’ve got coming up, and then in league and cup football against the other best teams in the North East next season.”

Editor’s comments: “As the sponsorship came out of my budget I hope the lettering doesn’t come off in the wash…”

Lights, camera, action!

Our illustrious if not somewhat reluctant leader (not Ken) was recently persuaded by his team to star in a local campaign aimed at raising aspirations of the county’s young people and encouraging them to stay and work in the region once leaving education.

Approached as a business advocate for County Durham, John Campbell joined other local role models in a short film designed to tell his story. The campaign, ‘My Future is Durham’ is currently airing in primary schools across the region to support assemblies and lessons for 8 to 11-year olds.

Graeme Fawell, Head of Digital at LocaliQ (producers of the film) said: “The video is fantastic, the Council is extremely pleased and it goes down as our best video of the campaign so far!”

Editor’s Comment: I’m sure John’s daughter will be hugely proud to see her Dad take a starring role in this local production (once she gets over her total embarrassment).

Leader of the pack

In the words of the late, great John F Kennedy;  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”.

And we at Chemtech couldn’t agree more. So, it made perfect sense to put our Team Leaders through their paces and train for a BTEC Level 2 Award in Principles of Team Leading.

The 6-day course was delivered on site at Chemtech HQ by Gateshead College, where our illustrious team developed knowledge relating to team leadership styles and developing team performance. Julie Kelly, Curriculum Operations Manager at Gateshead College said: “It’ great to see Chemtech invest in its staff and we’ve really enjoyed delivering the training to their Team Leaders. They were all really enthusiastic, keen to develop their skills and put into practice what they’d learnt.’

Editor’s comments: “Congratulations to Jamie Burbeck, Louise Wilson, Omeed Karimi, Joanne Baker, Keith Gargett and Terri Pipe who all passed with flying colours!”

Not so much 3 lions on a shirt…

More like there’s only one Ken Tech – on the pocket.

Our superstar team of Chemists and Technicians don the latest in fashion apparel for the 2019 season: grey lab coats!

Once again bucking the norm, Chemtech Environmental trailblazes the ‘get down and dirty’ look. The charcoal grey with printed green logo and company mascot pocket detail offers a practical and stylish solution to hide the muck, water and effluent stains.

Needless to say, the photo was taken on day of delivery. After a few hours of hard graft, the look will be less Naomi Campbell and more John Campbell.

Elaine Chapman of Johnsons Apparel master, Gateshead branch said:

“We were delighted to win the contract to produce Chemtech lab coats. The Ken Tech detail on the pocket was a bit challenging but the result is great. And keeping them clean will be far less problematic for us in the future. It’s win/win all round”.

Editor’s comments: “Lab Manager, Steve Bradley, assumes the captain’s position without being prompted. Clearly, he’s a natural for the job!”

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