What is the Institute of Quarrying?

Our role is to promote the positive impact of the industry, the career opportunities available and support professionals working within it.

The Institute of Quarrying was founded over 100 years ago by four people with a vision for the mineral products industry.

They wanted the industry to come together to raise standards, share knowledge and be recognised as highly skilled professionals which are the principles that guide the Institute of Quarrying today.

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Latest News and Events

IQ Derbyshire Branch: Reflections of a former hostage

Events hosted by the IQ Derbyshire branch are a place where industry professionals can meet to discuss the latest trends, best practice techniques and issues af... March 14, 2023

IQ Honorary Fellowship awarded for outstanding contributions

After almost half a century working in the quarrying and mineral products industries, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has recognised the outstanding contributio... March 9, 2023

EPC-UK releases its 2023 Best Practice Seminar schedule

Renowned for providing expert industry training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities that are accredited and recognised by the Institute ... March 8, 2023

An interview between three IQ Presidents

In a wide-ranging and enjoyable conversation with Aggregates Business editor Guy Woodford, new Institute of Quarrying (IQ) president Viv Russell and his two pre... February 9, 2023

Major sponsorship to boost visitor learning experience at IQ's 'Centre of Excellence'

Back in 2021, the Institute of Quarrying announced an agreement with the trustees of the National Stone Centre (NSC) to create a world class visitor experience.... February 1, 2023

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