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Stuart Wickie
17 October 2018

Our regional focus this month looks towards Northern Ireland. Craigantlet-based Stuart Wickie, Shotfirer and Explosives Supervisor at Orica BQS Ltd....

Adam Daniels
05 September 2018

North Wales is a hugely significant region for the quarrying industry. Covering a wide mix of geology including limestone, slate, sand, granite and gravel, it is also the original home of the...

14 August 2018

The history of quarrying activity in Devon & Cornwall stretches back to the late medieval period. The region is unique with a variety of minerals.....

Gordon Dick
16 July 2018

The IQ Lancashire branch is in a region that covers some large towns and cities, including Carnforth, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan and the Wirral. It is also an extremely...


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