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Let’s Rock for National Minerals Week

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2016 1:43:44 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Industry, IQ

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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.

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New President Takes Up Post at Institute of Quarrying

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2016 12:44:01 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Leadership, Industry, IQ

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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.

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New IQ Deputy Chairman and Trustees elected

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2016 12:22:56 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Leadership, Industry, IQ

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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.

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Thanks for joining us at Hillhead 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2016 10:19:14 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Industry, IQ

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It was great to see so many faces, old and new at Hillhead this year. The site was filled with renewed vigor and vibrancy.

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Deputy Chairman and Board Members Recruitment

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 3:48:44 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Industry, IQ

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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.

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Institute of Quarrying Unveils New Skills Academy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 3:37:05 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Safety, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Education, Training, IQ

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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).

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Institute of Quarrying CEO to move on

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 3:29:07 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, IQ

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Best practice seminar success

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry

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In conjunction with the Institute of Quarrying, EPC-UK hosted its fifth series of Best Practice Seminars during 2015.

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QNJAC launches fresh new website and app

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, QNJAC

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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.

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Safeguarding against fraud: education and awareness

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry

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Safeguarding-against-Fraud---Education-and-Awareness-IQTechnologyinMinerals.pngCommercial 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.

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