23 June 2016

IChemE announces Adrian Chiles as Global Awards host

Adrian Chiles
British TV and radio broadcaster, Adrian Chiles, will host the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards on 3 November 2016. The TV host spent four years on BBC’s The One Show with Christine Bleakley, before moving to ITV to host the football coverage. Adrian recently presented My Mediterranean, a documentary series for BBC Two, and Living in ’66 for BBC One. He also presents BBC Radio 5’s popular 5 Live Daily show every Monday and Tuesday.

Chiles started his career in business journalism, getting his first presenting job on BBC Two’s Working Lunch covering world business, finance and consumer news. He had also written and starred in a number of documentaries for the BBC, before fronting The One Show in 2006.

Born in Birmingham, UK, Chiles is West Bromwich Albion season-ticket holder and presented ITV’s football reporting from 2010 to 2015 including the channel’s coverage of the 2014 World Cup.

The IChemE Global Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the chemical, process, and biochemical industries. Two new categories have been added for 2016, Team of the Year and the Biotechnology Award.
Chiles will welcome over 400 guests to the event, held at The Palace Hotel in Manchester, UK and will present 17 awards in total. This includes the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, an accolade recognising the overall winner on the night. It was won last year by Pacific Northwest Laboratory for their green fracking technology.

The event is sponsored by ABB Consulting, AstraZeneca, Bouygues Energy and Services, Costain, ExxonMobil, GSK, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall, NES Global Talent, Otto Simon, PM Group, Reliance Industries, Rolls-Royce, Shell, and Simon Carves Engineering. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, and those interested should download the sponsorship brochure.

Entries for the IChemE Global Awards close on Friday 8 July at 24:00 BST. Those interested in applying for any of the 17 categories should visit www.icheme.org/awards.

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).