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Tarmac accelerate plans for the future at exclusive customer event

Tarmac welcomed around 120 key customers and industry leaders to their second NextGen 2030+ event, which took place at Tunstead Quarry Tarmac welcomed around 120 key customers and industry leaders to their second NextGen 2030+ event, which took place at Tunstead Quarry

Company welcomes key customers and industry leaders to second NextGen 2030+ event at Tunstead Quarry

FOLLOWING the success of the 2023 event, Tarmac hosted their second NextGen 2030+ event on Thursday 27 June 2024 to continue leading the conversation and accelerate change in the industry. Focusing on digitization and diversity, as well as the role that collaboration within the building materials industry can play, the event introduced more of Tarmac’s dynamic solutions to support ongoing challenges.

Welcoming around 120 of the company’s most valued customers and industry leaders, this year’s NextGen 2030+ event was held at Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry, in Derbyshire, a significant and historically important operation that includes quarrying, building products, and cement operations.


Joined by colleagues from CRH, Tarmac’s parent company, attendees gathered to hear more about the company’s 2030+ strategy and what changes the industry can expect to see across clean construction and sustainability over the next decade.

Sam Sabel, Tarmac’s strategy director, welcomed guests to the event with an introduction about the strategic importance of Tunstead Quarry. The conversation was continued by Bevan Browne, Tarmac’s managing director, and Lenora Moore from CRH, who discussed the pace of the move to clean construction and the scale of the UK construction transformation.

Following the NextGen 2030+ keynote speakers, Sabine Nyszczcota, head of customer experience at CRH, chaired a panel featuring industry experts Jo Stott from Miller Homes, David Lowery from Galliford Try, Mike Evans from Arup, Glen Sabin, formerly of Polypipe, and Jack Dalton from CRH.

The panel began with a discussion around the Scope 3 emissions challenge and the importance of improving efficiency within the industry and the need for diverse and inclusive teams. Conversations continued around key industry topics, including dealing with floods and drought, how innovation is a prerequisite for manufacturing, the Future Homes Standard and decarbonization, and a sharing of insights into the innovation taking place across the UK.

The fitting debate set the scene for discussions with colleagues across the day as guests were taken on an exclusive tour of Tunstead Quarry. The tour started with a quarry blast, before guests were fully immersed in the world of Tunstead, learning about the entire production process from extraction to cement manufacturing.

Tarmac strategy director Sam Sabel said: ‘This year’s Next Gen 2030+ event was an important reminder of the importance of working collaboratively across our industry so we can deliver solutions for future generations at pace. From the discussions which took place between our customers and colleagues, we’re confident that we can address our shared challenges and continue to progress advances to make construction cleaner and more sustainable.’


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