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 Member John McDowell Receives Queen’s Honour

One of the mineral extractives industry’s longest-serving professionals and fellow of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has been recognised in the New Year’s Hono...

IQBF Tips for Winter Wellness

Short days and the colder weather mean many of us struggle with our health and wellbeing during the darker winter period. Its also a time when colds and flu are...

IQ West of England Branch presents Portland Stone

Local Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches have been at the forefront of adapting to the needs of members by turning to online platforms to host their technical...

22/09/2020 - Institute of Quarrying – Notice of 2020 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the sixty fourth annual ordinary general meeting of the Incorporated Institute will be held at via Zoom from the Tarmac National Ski...

22/09/2020 - IQ Benevolent Fund – Notice of 2020 AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Contributors to the Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund will be held via Zoom from the Tarmac ...

Northern Ireland Branch Donates to Charities

Since 2018, the IQ Northern Ireland Branch has raised an astounding £49,000.00 to support local charities, with the annual Stonecrushers Ball and golf day provi...

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