The aggregates and extractives sector is celebrating all things stone, with the launch of our first National Minerals Week taking place 17 - 23 October 2016.
Chartered environmentalist Dr Miles Watkins FIQ takes up his presidency at the IQ after almost five years as the organisation’s chairman. Miles is widely recognised within the industry, joining BRE in 2013 to take up the pivotal role of Group Business Development Director, following a 17 year stint at Aggregate Industries.
Further to the recent election by the IQ board and our members, we are pleased to welcome in our new Deputy Chairman Martin Riley of Tarmac. Over the coming years Martin will be taking up the post of Chairman before undertaking the IQ Presidency.
It was great to see so many faces, old and new at Hillhead this year. The site was filled with renewed vigor and vibrancy.
IQ is looking to recruit a new Deputy Chairman and Board Members as part of its annual Board renewal cycle. This is major opportunity to take a leading role in the development of your Institute.
A new skills academy designed to raise professional performance standards in the quarrying, construction materials and related extractive and processing industries has been unveiled by the UK’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
In conjunction with the Institute of Quarrying, EPC-UK hosted its fifth series of Best Practice Seminars during 2015.
QNJAC (Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee) is focused on promoting the health and safety in all sectors of the quarrying and associated industries, with a firm commitment to striving towards making the industry a safer place, through the raising of training standards and competence. Its underlying purpose is to debate and develop health and safety policies along with implementation strategies to complement these.
Commercial fraud is an ever-present risk to businesses both within and outside of the extractives sector. In 2014, a report from The BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) Information Security Breaches Survey reveled 81% of large organisations had fallen victim to security breaches at some level, the cost for this running to on average between £600,000 and £1.5 million.