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Sarah Fry

Sarah Fry
Head of Membership and Marketing at IQ

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IQ Skills Wheel focuses on health and safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, Training, Safety, Skills Wheel

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The quarrying industry has done much to improve health and safety over the years but there is no room for complacency – there remains much still to be done. Knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards affecting the quarrying and mineral extractive industries across all those working in the sector is central to meeting the aim of zero harm.

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Creating Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ, members, University of Derby, students

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The Tower of London has stood tall over the centuries as all around it has changed. The scene of so much history, it provided a fitting backdrop for the first IQ Fellows Lunch, at which the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) unveiled its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ vision and celebrated the IQ Student Awards 2018.

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Apprenticeships: The future of the mineral extractives industry?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Apprenticeships, members, University of Derby

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Apprenticeship programmes are an increasingly popular pathway into the world of work, with many apprentices going on to enjoy successful careers at the highest levels. The quarrying sector is no different, with operators large and small welcoming the flexible approach to personal and professional development both in the workplace and classroom.

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Extracting Excellence: The move to ISO 14001:2015

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, standards, professionalism, environment

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Standards and professionalism is a key segment of the Institute of Quarrying’s Skills Wheel, covering all of the key regulations and standards that affect the quarrying and mineral extractive industries. The most well known environmental standard ISO 14001 is one of the key tools that many organisations use in managing their environmental impacts which in recent years has been revised.

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Membership is much more than a badge

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2018 2:21:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in membership, IQ Member

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When Adrian Wilkinson and Adrian Charters, the directors of Land and Minerals Consulting Ltd (LMCL), took the decision to attend the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Centenary Conference last year, little did they realise that within six months their business would be one of the lead adopters of IQ’s Centennial Pledge.

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International Presidents unveil global development fund

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2018 2:47:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in International

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When the UK’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) marked its centenary in 2017 it was as much about looking to the future as it was celebrating its past. Just 12 months on, this year’s International Presidents’ Meeting in New Zealand provided the perfect setting to discuss how IQ can become a truly international organisation fighting fit for the future.

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Why developing skills throughout your career matters

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2018 2:35:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, IQ Member, membership

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is one of those things in business that often forms part of a wider conversation. It is raised at annual reviews, explored as a means of enabling promotion or introduced as an incentive to keep staff onside. The reality is CPD is so much more; it is embedded in everyday working life, an invisible force that drives us onto bigger and better things in our careers.

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How leadership influences positive behaviour

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Leadership, Safety

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In leadership, people and relationships are more important than tasks. Tasks do matter, but the main role of a good leader is to motivate and inspire other people to do tasks well. So what are the good leadership initiatives that help drive and positively reinforce the winning behaviours helping unlock positive change management in the mineral extractives and quarrying sector?

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Future proofing the quarrying sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:50:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in membership, CPD, University of Derby, lifelong learning, environment, health, Safety

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Just over a year into his tenure, the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) chief executive officer is using the industry’s premiere biannual showcasing event, Hillhead 2018, as a platform from which to share his vision for IQ and what it should be delivering for its members and the wider industry.

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IQ branches connect our quarrying community

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, IQ Branches, CPD, membership, members, Networking

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In today’s fast moving digital age of social networks, email, video conferencing and mobile phones, it’s often easier to Tweet, message or Skype than it is to make time for face-to-face meetings or attend events. But feedback from members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) point out the important role that IQ’s branch meetings play in connecting people working in the mineral extractives and quarrying sector.

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