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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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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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March IQ Branch Events

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2020 2:24:43 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Derbyshire Branch, West of England Branch, Scottish Branch, North Wales Branch, CPD, Yorkshire Branch, Lancashire Branch, Devon and Cornwall Branch, London and Home Counties Branch, South Wales Branch, Networking, Membership

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With Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches covering all corners of the UK, members are invited to attend events to develop their skills and meet like-minded industry professionals.   

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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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West of England branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Attending regular technical evenings organised by the regional Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches is a great way for members to keep up to date on key industry issues. IQ branch events provides its members with valuable networking and CPD opportunities.

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HSE Hot Topics with Simon Edwards - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2019 9:41:39 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Simon outlined the areas he was going to cover: fatalities, entrapment, isolation, rock projection and Pedestrian Safety.

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

[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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Hot Topics by Simon Edwards - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 1:56:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Simon began his talk with the worrying statistic of 3 fatal accidents in quarries in 2017, over a 7-week period. He gave a brief outline of the circumstances surrounding each accident.  He went on to state that he could not give full details of the incidents as investigations were still ongoing but HSE viewed it as being important to get brief details out into the public domain to try and avoid any re-occurrences.

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West of England Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2018 2:38:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Quarrying is a large industry within the South West, with some of the major quarrying companies having flagship operations based here. There are large deposits of limestone and basalt throughout the Mendip Hills; granite and china clay in Cornwall; and ball clay in Devon.

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West of England Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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The West of England has a long and illustrious history of mineral working; not only for use as aggregate but also for industrial purposes, brick manufacture, building and walling stone, lime and in steel manufacture.

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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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