IQ is pleased to welcome 16 of its members onto Council. The combined knowledge and experience will help to provide a representative and professional view of our industry, helping influence the way the Institute is run and operated.
Martin Isles has been appointed to the Chair of RoSPA’s National Occupational Safety & Health Committee.
The Institute of Quarrying are pleased to welcome our two newest members to our Board of Trustees.
Eric joined the Institute of Quarrying as a Graduate member 55 years ago in 1961. He joined the West of England Branch in 1973 and was with them until 1986 when he was relocated to HSE’s head office in London. In 1989 he moved back to Bristol and back to the West of England branch. Then posted to Liverpool in 1990 as the Principal Inspector of Quarries, he remained on the committee of West of England. He retired from the Civil Service at the time he was Branch Chairman 1997 to 1998. Eric has been on the committee ever since, totalling 30 years of service.
We are pleased to congratulate Dr Miles Watkins, Fellow and Chairman of the IQ on being awarded a prestigious BSI (British Standards Institution) Leadership Award in 2015. The Leadership Award distinguishes those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, helping sectors to develop and grow whilst also helping to safeguard consumers.
It is with regret that we advise the death of Eric Cash. Aged 89, he was a former President of the Institute of Quarrying and one of the most respected quarry engineers of his generation. Eric joined the industry in 1943 as a trainee draftsman with Roads Reconstruction (1934) Ltd and the following year he was called up for national service, which included spells in the signals unit at Bletchley Park and in Singapore. In 1948 he returned to quarry engineering and, after a series of promotions, in 1974 became Group Machinery Engineer of what, by then, had become ARC Ltd. He retired from full time employment in 1990, but continued his lifelong interest in engineering through private consultancy work well into his 70s.
Charles Cleary Weston was born on 14 June 1939 at St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester and was given the family name from both sides of his family, Weston from his father and Cleary from his mother's Irish roots. He was brought back to the Weston family home in Buxton where his family had an established cobbles business, with his grandfather heading up the bespoke boot and shoe making business.
Wiltshire-based company Hills Quarry Products’ newest quarry at Cerney Wick is scheduled to open 1 September 2015 and will be managed by production manager, Ian Southgate who has taken on the new role of production manager for quarries in the Cotswold Water Park. The Cerney Wick site resides on the western side of the Water Park in South Gloucestershire where sand and gravel have been extracted for nearly a century.
Dr Ivor Brown, Honorary Fellow of the Institute, former Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch and long standing member of its committee was recently introduced to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a reception for a representative number of past recipients of a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.