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Lapitec, the superdense surface sold in the UK by stone wholesaler The Marble & Granite Centre, introduced Nero Assoluto and Bianco Assoluto to its colour pale

Marco Peva

Marco Peva exlains how Lapitec meets the needs of complex architectural design.

Last year, Grants Group purchased Blockstone. Now it is offering to invest in other stone companies in need of support (not just quarries, either).

Lee O'Connor

Grants Group CEO Lee O'Connor at Cadeby Quarry. He is offering to help stone companies with investment and management expertise.

The CITB has extended the availability of the Skills & Training Fund to 29 March 2018.  Though an on line application can be submitted at any time,  additional scoring points when applications

Trainees at work

CITB has extended its Skills & Training Fund to next year.

Moves are being made by the aggregates and minerals side of quarrying to encourage more youngsters to embark on a career in primary extraction.

The workforce of the future

Quarrying needs you...

The picture here shows a new block stone called Rutland White that Clipsham Quarry Company is introducing.

Rutland White

New from Clipsham Quarry Company is Rutland White oolitic limestone.

John Krause, the Managing Director of London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker, loves to run and this year combined a family holiday in August with another feat of athleticism on the world stage

John Krause running

John Krause in action during the duathlon/triathlon in Canada.

Instarmac Group PLC, which makes products such as UltraScaper and UltraTile, has gained a RoSPA Gold Medal, given to companies that achieve five consecutive Gold Awards in the annual RoSPA health &

RoSPA Gold Medal

RoSPA’s Chairman, Michael D Parker CBE (left), presents Instarmac’s Quality & Operations Manager, Darren Gough, with the Gold Medal award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Johnston Quarry Group, based at Great Tew, Oxfordshire, is buying Bath & Portland from Heidelberg Cement-owned

Monks Park

The entrance to Monks Park underground Bath Stone quarry, which is being bought from Hanson Bath & Portland by Johnston Quarry Group along with Bath & Portland's Keynsham masonry works and the reserves of Bath Stone owned by Bath & Portland at Hartham Park.

Christophe Gontier

Christophe Gontier, the Managing Director of Cosentino UK, says there is a lot of growth yet for Cosentino in the UK.

It’s here. It’s now. And you’re part of it. It’s the fourth industrial revolution. It gets bundled together as i4.0 because the term is snappy and sounds modern.


We are all part of the fourth industrial revolution and it is changing our lives.