This year’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘Inspiring for Generations’ centenary conference provided the backdrop to a rare gathering of the Institute’s presidents from around the world.
A new garden space - donated by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations - has been officially opened at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Institute of Quarrying's centenary quarry garden project wins hat trick of awards at first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
The Institute of Quarrying has long provided membership and professional development services to individuals and organisations operating in the minerals and extractives industries. Now in its centenary year, IQ is celebrating by showcasing the hidden role that the sector fulfils in everyday life with its Quarry Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's first ever Chatsworth Flower Show in June 2017.
QM spoke to James Thorne, the new chief executive officer of The Institute of Quarrying, about the growth opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and his quest to ensure IQ continues to be at the forefront of education and training excellence, and professional competence within the sector.