The CO Research Trust has received sponsorship from the following organisations for the CO Research Conference 2023.

Sponsorship enables the Trust to continue hosting events that will move the debate forward in the critical areas of air quality and CO safety.

Our Sponsors

The Conference has been supported by Kane to celebrate its 60th Anniversary and long-standing commitment to CO detection.

Kane has been involved in a number of CO research projects and has donated equipment to enable research to be carried out.


Kane has sponsored the morning sessions of the Conference, as well as the post-event Drinks Reception.

For more information about Kane click here.


Grateful thanks to AICO for supporting the Research Conference by sponsoring the catering breaks throughout the day.

For more information about AICO click here.

The Gas Distribution Networks, Northern Gas Networks, Cadent, SGN and Wales and West Utilities have kindly sponsored the afternoon sessions of the Conference.

Northern Gas Networks

For more information about Northern Gas Networks click here.


For more information about Cadent click here.

Southern Gas Networks

For more information on SGN click here.

Wales & West Utilities

For more information on Wales & West Utilities click here.

Our Supporters

We are also grateful for the contribution of our partners, who have supported the Conference by helping to deliver sessions focused on their specialist areas.

CO and the Indoor Environment


For more information on UKIEG click here.

Fuel Poverty


For more information on National Energy Action click here.

Solid Fuels


For more information on HETAS click here.

Air Quality


For more information on the Institute of Occupational Medicine click here.

The Chris Bielby CO Research Award

The CO Research Trust has launched a poster competition, dedicated to the memory of former Chair, Chris Bielby MBE.

Chris sadly passed away in July 2022 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. He was a Trustee of the CO Research Trust and was the Chair for more than ten years, remaining an active contributor despite his illness, generously sharing his insights and knowledge.

Chris spent his whole career in the gas industry, with safety being the common thread.

The CO Research Trust has launched the Chris Bielby CO Research Award to honour Chris's passion and commitment to safety and developing people. This is a poster competition, specifically aimed at researchers and academics beginning their research careers, focusing on carbon monoxide research.

Chris Bielby CO Research Award

Applicants are invited to submit a poster and a 250-word synopsis to illustrate their current research project.

Three finalists will be short-listed and will be invited to present their posters during the CO Research Conference on 14th June in Sheffield. The winner will be selected on the day.

For many years Chris was involved with IGEM and we are delighted to announce that IGEM has kindly co-sponsored this award in recognition of his commitment to the organisation.


For more information on IGEM click here.