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COP26
More stone companies highlighted their commitments to carbon reduction as the COP26 summit in Glasgow at the start of November shone a light on the whole issue of global warming.The latest statements...
Normandy Veterans at Ver-sur-Mer
11 November 2021 | Natural Stone Memorials
D-Day Veterans, whose invasion of Normandy marked the beginning of the end of World War II, have finally been able to visit the splendid British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer, officially opened...
WINS official launch
10 November 2021 | Training
The new Women in Natural Stone (WINS) group was officially launched at The Landscape Show on 3 & 4 November. Claire Wallbridge, of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) and Stone...
Mark Proestman
9 November 2021 | Training
Mark Priestman is a Director of a training consultancy whose mantra is: Qualify the Workforce! Here he reflects on the role of the CITB in achieving that.The CITB. It’s a bit like Marmite (...
The message from James Simpson
8 November 2021 | Stone Heritage
James Simpson, OBE HonDSc FRIAS, Consultant to Simpson & Brown Architects and co-founder of the Building Limes Forum (BLF), twice being its Chairman, predicted a fruitful future for lime mortars...
Pack Masonry personnel
It’s been a crazy summer, says James Pack of Pack Masonry. Most of the houses being built in Holburne Park, Bath, sell for more than £1million. And there are nearly 200 of them. They...
After Pisano by Jude Pollock
5 November 2021 | Market Intelligence
The Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving, run in conjunction with the Masons’ Livery Company by the prestigious Gallery Different in London’s West End, is back at the...
SEM at the National Stone Centre
5 November 2021 | Training
A scanning electron microscope, usually only found in laboratories, has been getting the general public and school children up close and personal with insects and micro-organisms at the National...
Marco Cioffe, Director of UK Solmar
As the UK left the European Union last year Italian stone company CMP Solmar formed a British company, UK Solmar, in conjunction with Marco Cioffe, an Italian who set up home in the UK 15 years ago...
Doulting Quarry
29 October 2021 | Stones / Quarries
Colin Keevil has put Doulting Quarry, which he says has 200,000 tonnes of reserves of Doulting limestone (not all consented), up for sale.He is offering for sale the freehold of the 60-acre site,...
Quarry company Leiths (Scotland) Ltd, which bought the Fyfe Glenrock natural stone business in 2017, has been fined £130,000 following the death of a man in one of its quarries. Inverness...
Teddy Boy
25 October 2021 | Events
Marmo+Mac, the big annual European Stone Show in Verona, Italy, this year invited exhibitors and visitors to choose the stonework that will help promote the exhibition for the next five years. They...
Steve Walley with children in Budhpura
21 October 2021 | Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental | 1 Comment
The No Child Left Behind campaign is aiming to get children out of quarries in India and into school. Landscaping product company London Stone has thrown its weight behind the campaign and Director...
Marshalls: End Modern Slavery
Elaine Mitchel-Hill (pictured above) describes herself as “a bit of a human rights geek”. She is the Business & Human Rights Director of Marshalls, a role that influences every aspect...
Marshalls commits to Net Zero by 2030
15 October 2021 | Environment
15 October was Climate Action Day. It was the day hard landscaping leader Marshalls, which famously operates quarries across the UK and sells both indigenous and imported natural stone paving...

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