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 Launches New Membership Tool

Becoming a member of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is now even easier with the launch of a brand new, interactive tool.

Applications invited to join the IQ Board of Trustees

IQ is looking to recruit Trustees as part of its annual Board renewal cycle. This is major opportunity to take a leading role in the development of your Institu...

IQ London and Home Counties branch get into confined spaces

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) London & Home Counties (L&HC) branch is the 2nd largest branch according to the number of members it represents. Its region cove...

IQ North Wales branch discuss dredging

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) North Wales branch has a special history given that Caernarvon is the birthplace of IQ, where it was founded in 1917 by four peo...

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 ...

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