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AkzoNobel inspires new generation of schoolchildren to follow a career in science

AkzoNobel is helping to inspire a new generation of local schoolchildren to pursue a career in science-based industries - through an initiative spearheaded by a group of its undergraduates. The eight undergraduates from the Research & Development (R&D) department at the company’s Slough head office, showcased the rich and varied opportunities available in the STEM sector to students at nearby Langley Grammar School.

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AkzoNobel launches fresh £50,000 fund for colleagues to help their local communities

AkzoNobel is helping colleagues make a difference in their local communities with the launch of a fresh £50,000 in its True Colour Community Fund. The initiative began last year where food banks, hospices, homeless shelters and children’s wellbeing groups were among the grassroots initiatives that benefited from the donations.

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Dulux Decorator Centre kick-starting careers for young people through Prince’s Trust Partnership

Dulux Decorator Centre kick-starting careers for young people through Prince’s Trust Partnership Dulux Decorator Centre is helping to usher a new generation of talent into the business - by providing a host of roles to disadvantaged young people.

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AkzoNobel voluntarily returns full £2.8 million of UK government’s furlough funding

AkzoNobel has voluntarily decided to return the full £2.8 million received through the UK government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS), also known as furlough. The emergency employment support scheme was ...

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Work begins on new research and development laboratories at AkzoNobel site in Slough 

Leading paints and coatings business – and home of Dulux – AkzoNobel is signalling its intent to continue pioneering innovation in the UK with the news that it is redeveloping its Slough head office to accommodate new research and development facilities.  Work has begun on the construction of state-of-the-art research and development facilities and laboratory space. The development includes the major refurbishment of an entire wing of the three-story AkzoNobel Building on Wexham Road in Slough and construction of two new research and development buildings – a warehouse and a central utilities building. Fiona McLachlan, Technical Director Colour, AkzoNobel, says: “The development opens up a world of possibilities – bringing together our UKI Decorative Paints business and our Slough-based research and development community – to focus on the delivery of pioneering products and innovations and help us set the standard in colour and protection.”

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AkzoNobel backs colleagues doing good in their communities with 49 grants totalling £50,000

AkzoNobel has donated a total of £50,000 to 49 deserving community projects nationwide which were nominated by colleagues.   Through its True Colours Community Fund powered by #AkzoNobelCares, it has now ...

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