Back in 2021, the Institute of Quarrying announced an agreement with the trustees of the National Stone Centre (NSC) to create a world class visitor experience. Since the initial announcement, IQ have moved forward with their ambitious plans to offer an internationally significant centre of excellence for both it's members and the quarrying and mineral products industry.
Mineral products professionals that choose to renew or join membership of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) in 2023 will do so at no extra cost, as the industry body announces a price freeze.
The health, safety and wellbeing of the quarrying workforce continues to be the industry’s top priority. It is imperative that professionals are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards that affect the sector in order to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering safe practices in the working environment.
On Monday 21st November 2022, a detailed planning application for a £6.5m transformation of the National Stone Centre (NSC) near Wirksworth, Derbyshire that draws on influences from local rock formations for the building’s form, has been jointly submitted by the National Stone Centre and the Institute of Quarrying.
Set against the backdrop of the historic IET London: Savoy Place and in front of senior industry professionals, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT) have praised the high-performing students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products at a joint awards ceremony.
One of the immediate benefits enjoyed by members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is belonging to a community of like-minded professionals who can provide the inspiration and incentive to pursue a multitude of future career pathways.
A six month long public consultation process concerning proposals to redevelop the National Stone Centre (NSC) in Derbyshire has received overwhelmingly positive support from the local community.
The annual IQ & IAT Fellows Lunch and Student Awards returns to London this year, with the historic IET London: Savoy Place set to host more than 100 senior industry professionals and special guests of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT) on Friday 28 October.
Viv Russell FIQ, CEO of Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), has been appointed the 70th President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).