Presidents Blog

Getting through this together

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, IQ Community

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As this issue of QMJ lands on your desk, we mark another step in our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month we were preparing ourselves for the early effects of the virus; now we are seeing the full extent of its short-term impact.

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Leadership in challenging times

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Leadership, Industry, IQ Community

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A Joint Statement from IQ President Phil Redmond and IQ Chairman Martin Riley

As we write this column, all of us are experiencing or expect to experience significant disruptions to both our daily and working lives, regardless of where we live and work across the globe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions being taken in many countries are unprecedented, with the sole aim being to safeguard the health and wellbeing of as many people as possible.

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Assessing Risks Leads to Continual Improvement

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Standards and Professionalism

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We are all faced with the daily challenges of making sure that we deliver the best results for our companies, teams, customers, communities and for ourselves. In my last column, I reflected on competence and its importance for delivering an efficient, safe and healthy industry.

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Evaluate competence to build professional success

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in CPD, Industry, Membership

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As we all settle back into work after the seasonal break, many of us will be re-evaluating our professional lives and setting new goals for the year ahead. What that looks like will vary widely, but I’m sure that we all set out with the best intentions. 

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2020 A Year of Opportunity

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Membership, Excellence Awards

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What a year 2019 finally turned out to be; a changing of the prime ministerial guard, a snap election and whichever way we may feel about it individually, hopefully, a resolution to the impasse of Brexit. Now with the election firmly behind us, we can finally enter 2020 with greater certainty about where the industry is heading.

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Members at the heart of our success

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2019 10:31:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Membership, IQ Community

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This month’s President's blog lands on your doorstep just a matter of days before the UK general election. It’s not certain what next year will bring for the country or our industry, but as the end of 2019 approaches, I think that we can be positive and proud of our progress and that of our colleagues in the sector. Whatever the outcome of the general election, we can be sure that our industry’s contribution is of fundamental importance in supporting the drive for economic success for the country.

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Celebrating success at all levels

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Skills Wheel, University of Derby, Excellence Awards, IQ Community

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It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the IQ Fellows Lunch and Student Awards at the Tower of London. It was a great environment to celebrate the successes of students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products. I look forward to returning this November to celebrate another year of academic achievements.

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Making waves in recycling and sustainability

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 3:45:00 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Environment, Knowledge and Innovation

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Celebrating what we do in the mineral attractiveness sector is something we should do more often. We work in an industry which we can be proud of and we should share that pride in how we present what we do to our colleagues, our families, our communities, the press and the wider public.

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Sharing innovation globally

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2019 4:33:15 PM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in International, Knowledge and Innovation

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Every now and again it’s worth taking time to reflect that what each of us does in our daily jobs plays a small but important part in a much bigger global industry and profession, driving social and economic development and growth.

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Diversity is key for innovative industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Industry, Careers, Knowledge and Innovation

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In my last column, I outlined a number of the approaches and activities to drive innovation that the industry and IQ have undertaken over the years. Rapid advances in technology, and its application to what we do, means we are now facing unprecedented changes in the way we work.

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