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IQ Marks Centenary with 100 Quarry Cycle Trails

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2017 9:08:41 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Centenary, Industry, IQ

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Cyclists of all abilities across the UK are encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors with tailor-made ‘Quarry Trails’, a cycling initiative launched by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations.

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IQ Student Awards Presented at Centenary Dinner

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 10:07:39 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, Industry, IQ Academy, Education, IQ

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The Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) annual Student Awards took pride of place at this year’s ‘Inspiring for Generations’ centenary dinner at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

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Centenary Pledge to Drive Sector Forward for Next 100 Years

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2017 7:46:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Insider, Quarrying, Centenary, Industry, IQ

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Martin Riley - Tarmac (Far left), Neil Farmer – CEMEX, Daniel Cooper - Hanson, Miles Watkins - IQ President, Ben Williams – EPC-UK, François Pétry - Aggregate Industries.    

Creating a quarrying and mineral extractives sector future proofed for the next 100 years is the goal of a new skills pledge launched by membership body the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) at this year's 'Inspiring for Generations' annual conference in Sutton Coldfield.

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Presidents Outstanding Individual Awards 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 2:29:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, Industry, IQ

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Launched in 2017, the Centenary year of the IQ. The President’s Outstanding Individual award recognises exceptional people who have made a significant contribution to the Institute, their own organisation or the sector.

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Presidents Branch Trophy Winner 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 1:49:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, North of England Branch, Industry, IQ

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Congratulations to the North of England branch, winner of the IQ Presidents Branch Trophy for 2017. Iain Smith was on hand to recieve the accolade which was presented at this years 'Inspiring for Generations' conference.

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Fitting new home for IQ Quarry Garden

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 4:09:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Centenary, Industry, IQ

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The multiple-award-winning IQ Quarry Garden featured at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and was designed by garden expert Paul Hervey-Brookes. It won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal.

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Northern Ireland Branch Field Trip, September 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 9:15:32 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Northern Ireland branch, IQ

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Twenty three members of the Branch enjoyed a very successful field trip in September.  A visit to Dalradian Gold mine was followed by a trip to Aughey Screens, Monaghan.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Guest Speaker at IQ Centenary Dinner

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2017 8:16:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, Centenary, Industry, IQ

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Helen Glover, the winner of Great Britain’s first Olympic Gold Medal at London 2012 is the Institute of Quarrying’s special guest motivational speaker at this year’s ‘Inspiring for Generations’ centenary dinner at the Belfry on 19th October 2017.

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IQ Board of Trustees election results for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 4:20:00 PM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in Insider, IQ Member, Quarrying, Industry, IQ

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Following on from the recent elections, we are pleased to welcome Rob Donnelly MIQ and David Johnston FIQ as our two newest members to the IQ Board of Trustees, with Kevin Gough FIQ elected to serve a further term in post.

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CEMEX Pallett Hill Achieves the PRIME Site Status

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 9:13:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, PRIME, IQ

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Better known as a garrison town for the British Army, Catterick in North Yorkshire is now cementing its reputation for professionalism as home to the latest quarry site to achieve PRIME site status from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

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