Celebrating 100 years of professionalism

    A century of continuing professional development

    IQ was established in 1917 by quarry managers committed to raising standards.

    Over 100 years the industry has seen vast improvements across all areas and IQ has been there to support people develop the sector into a modern, vibrant place to work.

    In 2017 we plan to celebrate the achievements of the industry through a series of activities and events. The highlights of which are:


    The IQ Book

    A specially commissioned to look at how job roles have evolved over 100 years. It takes into account the technological innovations, social changes and legislative impacts that have brought the industry to where it is today.

    IQ Conference

    We will be holding an industry conference and dinner on 19th October 2017 at The Belfry. This is the actual date of our inauguration so promises to be a special event. Further details are available here.

    IQ Quarry Garden

    The Quarry Garden is easily the most ambitious and high profile event that IQ has ever been involved with. The show garden was unveiled at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show June 2017, uncover more with our news story.