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01 May 2009 | Business & Finance
Myths, perceptions, hazards, risks and solutionsBy N.C. Jackson, Jackson ConsultingIn this second instalment of his two-part article looking at the role aggregates play in the economy, how aggregates...
01 April 2009 | Business & Finance
Myths, perceptions, hazards, risks and solutionsBy N.C. Jackson, Jackson ConsultingIn this first instalment of a two-part article looking at the role aggregates play in the economy, how aggregates...
16 October 2008 | Business & Finance
Quarrying and its associated downstream activities of building products and road construction represent one of our country’s oldest, most basic and essential industries.In developed western...
01 July 2008 | Business & Finance
The downturn in the construction industry and soaring fuel prices are forcing quarry firms to look at all aspects of production to see where costs can be reduced. Karen Wilde offers an overview of...
Tagged in: plant efficiency
01 July 2008 | Business & Finance
In August, the Northern Ireland arm of the Quarry Products Association (QPANI) sent out a call to action from Government as the quarry industry in the province was in ‘crisis’.The QPANI...
03 March 2008 | Business & Finance
The importance of quantifying the quarrying industry’s value-adding activitiesBy Dr Miles Watkins, director of group environmental and corporate social responsibility, Aggregate Industries UK LtdThe...
03 September 2007 | Business & Finance
Unfortunately, for most in the aggregates related industries the answer to the question in the title is usually no. Finding and retaining skilled plant operatives is a full time job for many...
Tagged in: employee retention
01 June 2007 | Business & Finance
As the country struggles to increase its recycling capacity before it is hit with fines for failing to meet EU landfill reduction targets in 2010, the matter of how best to finance plant investment...
Tagged in: JCB
03 April 2006 | Business & Finance
Can quarry workers expect a balance?I was asked to give this presentation because of my involvement with annualized hours schemes as both a manager and a member of the workforce. When I came into the...
03 April 2006 | Business & Finance
The following article is based on the keynote address given by Dawn Gibbins, founder and chairman of Flowcrete Group plc, world leaders in specialist flooring, at the Institute of Quarrying’s annual...
Tagged in: Flowcrete Group
01 February 2006 | Business & Finance
Where are future quarry managers going to come from?When I was asked to speak at the 2005 Institute of Quarrying conference on ‘Quarrymen – The Next Generation’ (meaning where are future quarry...
Tagged in: employment
01 February 2006 | Business & Finance
Understanding the image of the quarrying industry in the minds of investors and the publicIs this a case of déjà vu? In October 1998, in Telford, I delivered the Institute of Quarrying’s annual...
02 January 2006 | Business & Finance
The key to winning and keeping business-to-business customers. Brenda Stewart of Cape Consulting explains why finding out what keeps your customers happy can increase your business by as much as...
01 September 2005 | Business & Finance
Three decades after its publication, Nigel Jackson reflects on how the seminal Verney Report helped to shape today’s aggregates industry and contemplates the challenges facing the industry over the...
01 December 2003 | Business & Finance
Mike Foster, executive director, RMC Group, gave the following keynote speech at The Institute of Quarrying’s 2003 annual conference symposium in Newport, South WalesThe theme for this year’s...

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