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The Aggregates Industry – A Market Perspective | IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar | December 2018

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Aggregate Industry - A Market Perspective Webinar

Aggregate Industry - A Market Perspective Webinar

Andy Sales of BDS Marketing Research joined us for our IQ Academy Lunch and Learn session for December, concluding our 2018 webinar series.

The aggregates industry plays a pivotal and fundamental role in enabling the government and commercial companies to deliver planned schemes for infrastructure, housing, retail, industrial and all other construction sectors. Without an adequate and well-planned source of aggregates and a national network of producing companies, this would be impossible to deliver.

The presentation provided a market-based view of the aggregates industry to help create an awareness of:

  • Historical trends in the marketplace
  • The current health of the industry
  • The leading producers and how they have evolved
  • Importance of downstream added value products
  • Aggregate reserves
  • Routes to market
  • End-uses for aggregates, ready mixed concrete and asphalt
  • Recycled and secondary aggregates
  • Key industry issues including the planning process, Brexit, major infrastructure projects
  • Market prospects

BDS Marketing Research, founded in 1989, is the leading independent consultancy focussing on the aggregates and associated heavy building materials markets in Great Britain.

Andy Sales is Research Director of BDS, having joined in 2005 after a 20-year career with Hanson, carrying out a number of senior management roles.

BDS publishes a suite of annual, bi-annual and periodic industry reports on products including aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, mortar, packed products, cement, building blocks, concrete block paving and other concrete products. Annual outputs reports provide estimated volumes and market shares for every producing operation and company in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The ongoing monitoring of all 450+ planning authorities in Great Britain and Ireland supports this with data made available to subscribers via an online portal and monthly reporting.

BDS also undertakes bespoke research projects for individual clients on a confidential basis. This can include research to support acquisitions and mergers, market analysis of companies, products and prices, customer surveys, identifying opportunities for new plant and facilities and other topics.

If you missed out, you can catch up on a recording of the session or view a copy of the slides here. 


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Dave Tebbutt

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