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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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IQ Branches are the Cornerstone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry, IQ Community

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The IQ branch community network has been a benefit of IQ membership from the earliest days of the Institute’s history. By 1920 there were certainly already branches operating in both North and South Wales along with the West, North and Midlands regions of England.

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Doing the Right Thing for Future Succession

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Careers, Engagement Influence and Impact, IQ Community

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Operators across the mineral products and quarrying sector share many recruitment challenges. These include replacing an ageing workforce, skills retention, and presenting the sector as an attractive choice for today’s school, college and university leavers.

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New Reeds Bed in at Smiths Bletchington’s Gill Mill Quarry

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Environment, IQ Community, Knowledge and Innovation

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On the face of it, minerals extraction may appear a relatively simple and straightforward process to the unversed. Reserves are identified and applications are made for the go-ahead to remove the earth’s natural riches. But, as we all know, the process is considerably more complex, wrapped up in a rich mix of consultations, legislation and an equal measure of negotiation, all of which can take years.

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Fifty years young: IQ Southern Africa celebrates its half century

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 12:45:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in International, IQ Community

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The Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) celebrated reaching a landmark in its history at this year’s annual conference and exhibition, held in Durban from 11th to 12th April 2019.

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Staying safe in the south west

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Academy, IQ Community, Standards and Professionalism

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The history of commercial quarrying activity in Devon and Cornwall stretches back to the late medieval period. It’s a unique region with an extensive variety of workable minerals. Businesses operating there also have to contend with a variety of unique challenges associated with Devon and Cornwall’s standing as one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Health and Safety onsite and beyond the gate is top of the agenda for local operators, with companies committing time and resource to knowledge development in this key area.

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IQ Launches Creating Future Leaders Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in University of Derby, IQ Community

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The Tower of London has stood tall over the centuries as all around it has changed. The scene of so much history, it provided a fitting backdrop for the first IQ Fellows Lunch, at which the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) unveiled its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ vision and celebrated the IQ Student Awards 2018.

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Membership is much more than a badge

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2018 2:21:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Membership, IQ Community

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When Adrian Wilkinson and Adrian Charters, the directors of Land and Minerals Consulting Ltd (LMCL), took the decision to attend the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Centenary Conference last year, little did they realise that within six months their business would be one of the lead adopters of IQ’s Centennial Pledge.

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