Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association will be joining the panel session How bio-CO2 can boost your revenues at ADBA National Conference 2021 on 14th December, prior to her talk, we spoke to Ellen for a sneak preview of what she will be focusing on.
She leads a membership body representing a dynamic industry, which impacts on critical aspects of everyday life in areas including medical care, manufacturing, technology, transport, food and drink.
The recent situation with headlines about the C02 situation several months ago reflects how vital compressed gases are.
With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.
The sector puts great emphasis on developing products and services to ensure a safe, successful and healthy nation.
Members of BCGA operate in a highly regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers’ working environments.
Formerly the Head of Public Affairs and Policy at the British Coatings Federation, Ellen has held the BCGA leadership role for two years.
Her first year in the post involved negotiating the Covid-19 environment, building on the vital role BCGA members played in providing medical gases and other related essential gases and equipment during the pandemic, and working with the government and key groups on transport, standards and regulations in a post-Brexit era.
Ellen’s work also includes broadening the BCGA’s work in the digital space, to highlight the rewarding careers in STEM within the compressed gases industry.
Sustainability and the environment are priority areas too, with the BCGA team setting out how compressed gases, such as hydrogen, LNG and CNG, can underpin greener economies and support better air quality.
That includes urging government to change its current direction of policy in the use of compressed gases for greener energy as an alternative to electric vehicles.