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.
Marking 100 years since the formation of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), this year's special centenary conference and dinner, which took place at The Belfry, in Sutton Coldfield, on 19 October, celebrated the important contribution the industry has made to the UK and global economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, the North of England Branch organised an evening trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).
The West of England Branch hosted both Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President and Simon Edwards, HM Inspector of Quarries on Monday 10th April 2017 as part of the annual programme of Technical Evenings.
Since the concept of PRIME (Professional Recognition In Mineral Extractives) in 2014 Tarmac have provided their full support to this very important industry lead initiative and taken it to the next level.