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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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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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Monthly bulletin: IQ Branches

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2020 1:27:12 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Derbyshire Branch, West of England Branch, North Wales Branch, Yorkshire Branch, Lancashire Branch, Devon and Cornwall Branch, London and Home Counties Branch, South Wales Branch

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With a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches, attending events, connecting with peers, sharing knowledge and developing skills is made accessible for all members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

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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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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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Northern Ireland Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 2:21:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Northern Ireland is a strong quarrying region with a very diverse geology. Craigantlet, in County Down, is blessed with a large deposit of High PSV gritstone and with its proximity to the Docks in Belfast, there is a lucrative supply line to the south of England and beyond.

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Northern Ireland Branch Field Trip, September 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 9:15:32 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Twenty three members of the Branch enjoyed a very successful field trip in September.  A visit to Dalradian Gold mine was followed by a trip to Aughey Screens, Monaghan.

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Northern Ireland Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 2:31:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Northern Ireland is one of the most diverse geological areas in the world for its size. The province has Lough Neagh at its centre with various rivers flowing into and out of it, the Upper and Lower Bann being the main river originating in the Mourne mountains, flowing through Lough Neagh to the north coast where it enters the North Atlantic ocean. Sand for the contracting and construction industries is dredged from Lough Neagh.

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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
John Moore MIQ

Vice Chairman
Patrick O'Connor Associate

Secretary/Treasurer 
Pierce Kirwan Associate

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
Steve Davies

Hon. Secretary
Rod Noble

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
Carl Rowley MIQ

Vice Chairman
Simon Broad MIQ

Branch Secretary
Kevin Parker FIQ

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