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Sarah Fry

Sarah Fry
Head of Membership and Marketing at IQ

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Boost Your Career and Our Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, Membership, IQ Community

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Getting the Most Out of IQ Membership

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has over 2,800 UK members, representing all aspects of the minerals extractive and quarrying industries from health and safety to geology, explosives and sustainability.

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Benefits of upgrading your IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Membership

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In the UK there are hundreds of professional membership bodies covering areas of work including finance, engineering, construction, health, law, journalism, personnel and management. These professional organisations are normally an association or institute, which people with the appropriate background, experience or qualifications can join. What can you gain by joining such a body? Is it worth the money? Will it help your job search?

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CPD best practice from IQ

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Membership

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products sector for more than 100 years. Lifelong learning is at the heart of IQ, which is why, like many professional organisations, it encourages members to actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD).

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How IQ Branches Continue to Connect

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, CPD, IQ Community

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The turbulence of the past nine months has inspired the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and its regional branches to adapt and adopt new technologies to continue to connect with over 3,500 members, delivering regular virtual networking opportunities and providing online access to continuing professional development (CPD).

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A Helping Hand from IQ

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Community, IQBF

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There’s no denying that the global pandemic has significantly disrupted lives in many ways. According to analysis from the Centre for Mental Health, at least half a million more people in the UK may experience mental ill health as a result of COVID-19.

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International IQ Caernarfon Award Recognises Diversity

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in International, IQ Community

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Awareness days dedicated to women working within STEM industries are now well-celebrated and firmly established across the globe. However, workplace gender segregation in the 21st century continues to be an ongoing issue. Now, pioneering work around workplace diversity by Komatsu Australia has been recognised by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) in its prestigious, annual Caernarfon Award.

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Rising to the challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, University of Derby, Membership, Careers

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Last month Martin Riley, senior vice-president of Tarmac, became new President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), succeeding his predecessor Phil Redmond. In a recent Zoom interview with QM, he spoke about a global vision for IQ, the key priorities for the professional body and the challenges facing the minerals extractives sector in the post-pandemic world.

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Delivering value through content

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, Membership

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One of the many benefits of being an IQ member is access to advice, best practice and industry resources. These resources exist in different formats and include everything from textbooks to factsheets, videos to webinars through to industry articles and case studies.

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Explosive findings cut costs for quarrying

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in University of Derby, Knowledge and Innovation

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Progress in business is often measured by increased profitability. How that progress comes about can be the result of technological advances, improved operating practices, smarter deployment of resources; the list is endless. But the common theme that flows through these incremental gains is invariably innovation, something in which the mineral products and quarrying sector excels.

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Smiths Bletchington Gill Mill Quarry - Innovation in Action

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Knowledge and Innovation

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Knowledge and innovation drive the quarrying and mineral products industries. Discovering smarter ways of doing things is at the heart of the sector’s search for meaningful performance improvements that deliver a real difference to the bottom line.

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