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Innovation: leader or follower?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2018 10:36:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, innovation, membership

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 A quick review of the annual reports of the top FTSE 100 companies and there’s one buzzword that appears over and over again. Innovation; whether it’s a company value or a brand expression, innovation is everywhere.

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IQ partner with National Fluid Power Centre

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 3:52:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, CPD, innovation

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James Thorne, newly in post as chief executive at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is clear about the importance of the Skills Wheel and why IQ is championing the benefits of continuous professional development to its members. He is equally clear about the importance of up-to-date knowledge and the application of innovation within the mineral extractives sector.
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Keeping up with independent innovators

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 3:59:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Quarrying, CPD, innovation

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 A Case Study on Glendinning Quarry and Concrete Products.

The UK quarrying and aggregates sector is dominated by a handful of large, multinational operators. However, the multitude of smaller, privately owned businesses play an increasingly important role in shaping the public’s perception of the industry, as well as fulfilling the construction industry’s insatiable demand for concrete and aggregates.

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