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Derbyshire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Derbyshire Branch, University of Derby, Networking, IQ Community

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For many members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), one of the main benefits is networking with industry professionals at local branch events, with the value of sharing knowledge, experiences and advice second to none.

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IQ West of England Treasurer steps down after more than 30 years of commitment

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, IQ Community

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One of the industry’s best-recognised members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is stepping aside from his roles as branch committee member and treasurer after more than 30 years.

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Scottish Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Scottish Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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The Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ended 2018 on a high, winning the coveted President’s Branch Trophy for the first time in its history. With just one branch covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the enthusiastic application and effort in its promotion of quarrying, despite geographical challenges, impressed the panel of IQ board members.

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IQ Branch Focus

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Networking, IQ Community

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches covering Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Lancashire, London and the Home Counties, Midlands, North of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Wales, West of England, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

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London and Home Counties Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in London and Home Counties Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Gary Langton FIQ is the Chairman of the London & Home Counties branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). He has been chosen as our ‘Member of the Month’ for November.

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Northern Ireland Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Our regional focus this month looks towards Northern Ireland. Craigantlet-based Stuart Wickie, Shotfirer and Explosives Supervisor atOrica BQS Ltd,has been put forward asthe Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Member of the Month.

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IQ Presidents Branch Trophy Winners for 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Scottish Branch, IQ Community

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From left to right: Anne Smith, Phil Redmond, Andy Gillon and Ian Christie.

Congratulations goes out to the IQ Scottish branch, winners of the IQ Presidents Branch Trophy for 2018.

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North Wales Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2018 12:24:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in North Wales Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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North Wales is a hugely significant region for the quarrying industry. Covering a wide mix of geology including limestone, slate, sand, granite and gravel, it is also the original home of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

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Devon and Cornwall Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2018 11:46:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Devon and Cornwall Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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The history of quarrying activity in Devon & Cornwall stretches back to the late medieval period. The region is unique with a variety of minerals. These include Ball Clay, Kaolin, Tungsten, hard rock, sand and gravel, as well as tin; all of which need quarrying skills and expertise.
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Lancashire Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 3:26:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Lancashire Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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The IQ Lancashire branch is in a region that covers some large towns and cities, including Carnforth, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan and the Wirral. It is also an extremely important source of limestone and boasts some stunning natural landscapes, including the North Pennine Hills and Lake District.

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Derbyshire Branch

Chairman
Patrick Bowles MIQ

Vice Chairman
Phil Shimwell MIQ

Secretary
John Hattersley MIQ

Devon and Cornwall Branch

Chairman
Jonathan Attwood TMIQ

Deputy Chairman
Andy Thomas

Branch Secretary
Penny Brodie

Lancashire Branch

Chairman
Sam Wrathall MIQ

Vice Chairman
Thor Atkinson

Secretary
Mark Broadley MIQ

London and the Homes Counties Branch

Chairman
Gary Langton FIQ

Deputy Chairman 
Will Taylor MIQ

Hon. Secretary 
Mary Carter FIQ

Midlands Branch

For any queries about the Midlands branch please contact the IQ office on 0115 972 9995 or mail@quarrying.org.

North of England Branch

Chairperson
Hazen Bowskill MIQ

Vice Chairman
Mike Young FIQ

Secretary
Susan Arnott TMIQ

North Wales Branch

Chairman
Mark Jones TMIQ

Vice Chairman
Adam Daniels MIQ

Branch Secretary
Dan Green TMIQ

Northern Ireland Branch

Chairman
Roy Wallace MIQ

Vice Chairman
John Moore MIQ

Secretary/Treasurer
David Johnston FIQ

Scottish Branch

Chairman
Alan Mackenzie FIQ

Secretary
Ian Christie FIQ

South Wales Branch

Chairman
Nicola Bartholomey MIQ

Vice Chairman
Daniel Morgan MIQ

Secretary
Brett Morris

West of England Branch

Chairman
Mark Hughes

Hon. Secretary
Val Isaac

West Midlands Branch

For any queries about the West Midlands branch please contact the IQ office on 0115 972 9995 or mail@quarrying.org.

Yorkshire Branch

Chairman
Tim Harvey MIQ

Vice Chairman
Carl Rowley MIQ

Branch Secretary
Kevin Parker FIQ

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