IQ Branch Blog

Sarah Fry

Sarah Fry
Business Development and Communications Manager at IQ

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Lancashire Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 3:26:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, Lancashire Branch, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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The IQ Lancashire branch is in a region that covers some large towns and cities, including Carnforth, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan and the Wirral. It is also an extremely important source of limestone and boasts some stunning natural landscapes, including the North Pennine Hills and Lake District.

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Yorkshire Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 2:39:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Yorkshire Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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Yorkshire is the UK’s largest county. Home to two National Parks, it is visually and geologically one of the most diverse regions in the whole country and has a rich industrial history of mining and quarrying from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution.

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Scottish Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 2:39:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Scottish Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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Covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is the biggest region in the UK. It is also home to Glensanda, the largest granite quarry in Europe, as well as some of the oldest rocks in the world.

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South Wales Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2018 2:38:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, South Wales Branch, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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The South Wales branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) proudly has more than 200 active members throughout Pembroke, south, west and mid Glamorgan, Gwent, Monmouth and Powys.

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West of England Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2018 2:38:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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Quarrying is a large industry within the South West, with some of the major quarrying companies having flagship operations based here. There are large deposits of limestone and basalt throughout the Mendip Hills; granite and china clay in Cornwall; and ball clay in Devon.

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Northern Ireland Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 2:21:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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Northern Ireland is a strong quarrying region with a very diverse geology. Craigantlet, in County Down, is blessed with a large deposit of High PSV gritstone and with its proximity to the Docks in Belfast, there is a lucrative supply line to the south of England and beyond.

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Derbyshire Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2018 2:37:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Derbyshire Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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The IQ branch network is at the heart of our member communities. Local branches provide opportunities to get together and meet other professionals with a view to help and support each other. Some members become volunteers, helping to arrange these events.  Events are designed to share knowledge and ideas affecting quarrying and provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD). These regional blogs will focus on the people that make these branch events so worthwhile.

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London and Homes Counties Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, London and Home Counties Branch, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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London and the Home Counties covers all of the south east; from the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands, which has a geological history stretching further back into the past than most of Europe, as far north as Oxfordshire. 

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West of England Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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The West of England has a long and illustrious history of mineral working; not only for use as aggregate but also for industrial purposes, brick manufacture, building and walling stone, lime and in steel manufacture.

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South Wales Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2017 2:35:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, South Wales Branch, IQ Branches, members, Networking

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The South Wales branch of the Institute of Quarrying is very active with 240 members throughout Pembroke, South, West and Mid Glamorgan, Gwent, Monmouth and Powys. 

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