Making a ‘highly valuable contribution’
Local MP Hannah Bardell praises Aggregate Industries’ Levenseat Quarry during recent visit
DURING a recent visit to Levenseat Quarry in West Lothian, local MP Hannah Bardell praised Aggregate Industries quarry for the ‘highly valuable contribution’ it is making in helping to construct the region’s infrastructure.
Ms Bardell, who has been the Member of Parliament for Livingston since 2015, visited the sand quarry in Fauldhouse, Bathgate, to meet the production team and take an exclusive tour of the site.
The visit also involved a roundtable discussion between Ms Bardell and key Levenseat staff, such as Ian Waddell, director for Scotland at Aggregate Industries, on a range of important issues including upcoming projects in the region and the potential to strengthen links to the community through government funding.
Gender diversity in the workforce also proved an engaging topic with Aggregate Industries having recently been named as an ‘Endorsed Employer of Women’ by WORK180, a pioneering jobs platform that pre-screens employers to ensure they support women’s careers.
Ian Waddell said: ‘We were delighted that Ms Bardell was able to join us at our Levenseat Quarry and see first-hand how the materials we produce supply many of region’s most high-profile construction projects.
‘Crucial to the success of these projects is having a diverse workforce, with our company-wide targets to boost female employees being one of the topics that was discussed with Ms Bardell.’
Hannah Bardell MP added: ‘I’d like to thank Aggregate Industries for inviting me to visit Levenseat Quarry and its incredible facilities, which provide a highly valuable contribution to the local community and the region’s construction industry.
‘The visit was a great success, with the roundtable providing much food for thought on how local businesses such as this can to strengthen vital links to the community through government funding. It was also great to see a market leader in construction making a concerted effort to build a diverse workforce and bring more women into the industry.’