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Quarry Question Time 2013

  • 21 February 2013 - 15:46

    Industry officials to meet at University of Derby to discuss the value of people in the quarrying industry

    LEADING industry figures and members of the community are set to meet at the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road site next week to discuss the value and importance of people within the quarrying sector.

    The Institute of Quarrying’s Annual James Cuthbert Memorial Quarry Question Time, now in its fifth year, will take place next Thursday (28 February) from 6:30pm to 9pm, when all those with an interest in the future of the quarrying industry are invited to discuss ‘People: The industry’s most important resource?’.

    The panel, chaired by Peter Huxtable, secretary of the British Aggregates Association, will comprise: Roy Bush, HM Inspector of Quarries; Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire; Peter Barkwill, chairman of the Institute of Quarrying and managing director of John Wainwright & Company; and Claire Mayo, human resources director with Hanson UK.

    Nigel Morton, programme secretary for the Institute of Quarrying’s Derbyshire branch, said: ‘During a period where rationalization is the name of the game, this is the perfect time to discuss whether the industry truly values its people as its greatest asset.’

    The University of Derby Corporate (UDC) work closely with industry partners, such as the Institute of Quarrying, to deliver a range of flexible programmes that can be completed part-time through distance learning.

    Andrew Hartley, managing director of UDC, said: ‘These talks are extremely relevant and important in a forever evolving industry. It is crucial that UDC works with industry partners to ensure that the programmes we deliver benefit both our students and industry alike.’

    To book a place at this free event, contact John McGough on tel: (01629) 814167; or email via the contact form below.

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