IQ Branch Blog

Lancashire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Technical Evenings, Lancashire Branch, members

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The series of branch blogs from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) continues. This month the focus is the IQ Lancashire branch and its well-attended continuing professional development (CPD) day.

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Scottish Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Scottish Branch, Technical Evenings, members, Networking

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The Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ended 2018 on a high, winning the coveted President’s Branch Trophy for the first time in its history. With just one branch covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the enthusiastic application and effort in its promotion of quarrying, despite geographical challenges, impressed the panel of IQ board members.

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IQ Branch Focus

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches covering Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Lancashire, London and the Home Counties, Midlands, North of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Wales, West of England, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

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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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