About the Association

SHAPA has been the UK's leading specialist Association for the solids handling and processing industry since its formation in 1981. Our support and assistance has allowed our members to maximise their profitability, whilst taking advantage of the many benefits afforded by the Association.

SHAPA is proud to be involved with International Women’s Day on the 8th March to celebrate and promote successes in the world of Solids Handling and Processing. International Women’s Day provides a spotlight to showcase the commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.

SHAPA canvassed its membership, and below are a few of the influencers within our member companies showcasing their stories, achievements and successes. As an association we are committed to increase the number of women in Engineering, through initiatives with organisations, including, The Arkwright trust, Imagineering, The Primary Engineer and the IMeche. Getting the gender balance right is vital to the success and future of our industry.

International Women's Day 2019

Eleanor Spensley

Marketing Manager at Spiroflow

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Louise Richardson

Marketing Manager at Dustcheck Ltd

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Kathryn Vanes

Marketing Executive at MDS Ltd

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Emily Francis

Sales and Marketing Executive at Gericke RotaVal

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Mel Nader

Marketing Executive at Guttridge Ltd

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