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IQ West of England discuss near-zero carbon emissions

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, IQ Community

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With COP26 drawing to an end, there is an intense focus on how the country can achieve its net-zero emissions ambitions.

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Yorkshire branch announces future events for members

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2021 8:16:01 AM / by Louise White posted in Yorkshire Branch, IQ Community

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Yorkshire is the UK’s largest county. Home to two National Parks, it is visually and geologically one of the most diverse regions in the country and has a rich industrial history of mining and quarrying from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution.

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IQ London and Home Counties branch get into confined spaces

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in London and Home Counties Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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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 covers all of the south east, from the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, and as far north as Oxfordshire. Geologically speaking, parts of the region stretch further back into the past than most of Europe.

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IQ North Wales branch discuss dredging

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in North Wales Branch, IQ Community, Knowledge and Innovation

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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 people with a vision for the mineral products industry.

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IQ West of England Branch presents Portland Stone

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, IQ Community

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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 evenings and networking events.

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Northern Ireland Branch Donates to Charities

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2020 3:30:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Northern Ireland Branch, IQ Community

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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 providing the jewel in the crown events for the branches calendar year fundraising efforts.

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Putting the NHS First

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2020 12:56:06 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Leadership, North of England Branch, IQ Community

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Hazen Bowskill, Quarry Operations Manager, Heights Quarry, Aggregate Industries and IQ North of England Branch Chairman shares his positive approach to the current corona virus crisis.

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Loughries Integrated Primary School had a blast in Ballystockart Quarry

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Engagement Influence and Impact, IQ Community

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Primary 3 and 4 pupils from Loughries Integrated Primary School visited Ballystockart Quarry on Friday 24th January. 

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Midlands Health and Safety Conference 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2019 11:41:33 AM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Midlands Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Championing safety in the minerals extractive sector through continuing professional development (CPD), the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) recently organised a Health and Safety Conference for its Midlands-based members.

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Northern Ireland Branch host regional IQ Excellence Awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 5:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Networking, Excellence Awards, IQ Community

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The ‘Stonecrushers Ball’ organised by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Northern Ireland branch is an industry highlight for many. The annual event was the perfect setting to celebrate the Northern Ireland winners of the IQ Excellence Awards.

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Derbyshire Branch

Chair
John McGough FIQ

Vice Chair
Chris Rowan FIQ

Lewis Pinch

Secretary
John Hattersley MIQ

Devon and Cornwall Branch

Chair
Brian Wiltshire FIQ

Vice Chair
James Tupman MIQ

Branch Secretary
Penny Brodie Associate

Lancashire Branch

Chair
Thor Atkinson Associate

Vice Chair
Thomas O'Boyle TMIQ

London and the Homes Counties Branch

Chair
Sam Tarr MIQ

Vice Chair
Gary McNeely 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

Chair
Hazen Bowskill MIQ

Vice Chair
Mike Young FIQ

Secretary
Susan Arnott TMIQ

North Wales Branch

Chair
Mark Jones TMIQ

Vice Chair
Adam Daniels MIQ

Branch Secretary
Dan Green TMIQ

Northern Ireland Branch

Chair
Patrick O'Connor MIQ

Vice Chair
Edward Nethery Associate

Secretary/Treasurer 
Pierce Kirwan Associate

Scottish Branch

Chair
Harry Cant FIQ

Vice Chair
Michelle Latimer MIQ

Secretary
Ian Christie FIQ

South Wales Branch

Chair
Daniel Morgan MIQ

Vice Chair
Richard Harris MIQ

Secretary
Brett Morris Associate

West of England Branch

Chair
Otto Harhunen MIQ

Vice Chair
Gary Edmends MIQ

Secretary
Rod Noble FIQ

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

Chair
Carl Rowley MIQ

Vice Chair
John Carlon MIQ

Branch Secretary
Kevin Parker FIQ

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