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The culmination of our centenary year

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 11:55:15 AM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Centenary, Industry, International, IQ

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Last week saw the culmination of many of our centenary celebrations with a packed week of activities.

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Centenary activities in full swing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2017 2:10:00 PM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Industry, IQ

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As everyone knows, 2017 sees IQ celebrate its centenary and as we reach the halfway point in the year it is a good time to reflect on activities so far and look forward to the second half of the year.

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A 16-billion-pound project, 20 years in the making

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 2:25:11 PM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in Industry, Education, University of Derby, IQ

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Used by more than 30 countries worldwide and even powering the Mars Rover, nuclear power generates around 14% of the worlds electricity from over 400 nuclear power plants around the globe.

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Reflections on the first month at the helm

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Industry, IQ

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It hardly seems believable but I have reached the end of my first month with the Institute of Quarrying, it has been a packed few weeks and I have enjoyed every minute of it, needless to say it has been a huge learning curve for me. With every conversation there is something new that I learn and an appreciation of how much more there is for me to understand.

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Awarding top IQ students under the bright lights of Vegas

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Emma Bellingham posted in IQ Academy, Education, IQ

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Our Head of Education, Julian Smallshaw was jetting off on his travels again this week, taking in the bright lights of Vegas at the Graduation for the IQ and NSSGA (National Stone Sand and Gravel Association) Graduate Conversion Programme.

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IQ Quarry Garden to appear at RHS Chatsworth

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 8:50:44 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ

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There are just 109 days until RHS Chatsworth and the public unveiling of our Quarry Garden.

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Don't wake up dumber than when you went to bed!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 12:08:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, IQ

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I love an e-newsletter or email alert. Well mostly. Like a lot of you I subscribe to many different news alerts to try and keep on top of the latest thoughts and ideas that could affect our members. And probably like many of you I delete many almost instantly after a 5-10 second glance to see if there is anything of interest.

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A centenary of professional development

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2017 12:26:09 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, Centenary, CPD, IQ

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We've mentioned it a few times but 2017 is a special year for the Institute of Quarrying, after all its not every year you get to celebrate a birthday as momentous as being 100 years old!

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A New Year and a new qualification for IQ Academy!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 11:28:00 AM / by Emma Bellingham posted in IQ

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As people go back to work in the New Year and start to look at their Continual Professional Development goals for 2017 we are happy help with the launch of a new qualification developed for the industry by IQ Academy.

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Wrapping up 2016 with the IQ elves

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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The workshop at HQ is very busy this time of year, filled with merry jingles as the IQ elves are trying to wrap all the presents ordered from ShopatIQ ready for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve.

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