For this month’s IQ Academy Lunch and Learn session we were joined by Adam Daniels, Operations Director for Sibelco in the UK and responsible for their Ball Clay, Kaolin, Toll Processing and Industrial Silica Quarries across the country.
Our Lunch and Learn session this month welcomed David Jameson, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and member of the IMMM with over 25 years’ international consulting experience in the mining, quarrying and construction sectors.
Mineral Planning - Current Threats was the hot topic for our IQ Academy Lunch & Learn webinar this month, where we were joined by our guest speaker, Spencer Warren of Heaton Planning who provided an insight into the system that impacts our industry in so many ways.
We were pleased to welcome James Dodds of Envireau Water to present the first in our compelling new series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars. James provided us with an insight into the transitional arrangements and new requirements for abstraction licensing, which came into effect 1st January 2018.
Last week saw the culmination of many of our centenary celebrations with a packed week of activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.