With an operational area running to over 340 hectares Tarmac’s Tunstead site is one of the largest in the UK and one of the biggest limestone quarries in Europe.
Two careers days organised by the Geological Society and supported by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) will provide Geoscience and Earth Science students with the opportunity to unearth the the latest career options and talk to industry leaders about how to enter the sector.
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.
Our photo competition is back for 2016. Themed this year around a celebration of quarrying and what brings it to life for you. We are looking for entries themed around wildlife, people, minerals or unique locations found in quarry life.
It was great to see so many faces, old and new at Hillhead this year. The site was filled with renewed vigor and vibrancy.
A moving tribute to the 15 men who worked at the Buxton Lime Firms was held at the Tarmac Tunstead site, near Buxton on the 100 anniversary of the battle of the Somme in June 2016.
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).
Focusing on delivering an insight into ‘quarry life’, the 2016 IQ study tour provided 20 delegates with the opportunity to undertake a three–day excursion, visiting six sites spanning across South Wales and into Bristol.