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Orton Trust

Under new Manager Peter May, Orton Trust is spreading its wings and trying to attract students from outside the industry. If you are a stonemason looking to advance your skills, perhaps in carving or lettering, or a novice interested in learning the basics, the weekend (actually Friday to Sunday) courses of Orton Trust have a lot to offer. Visit

British stones

See the stones of the British Isles laid out in easy-to-view pages in the Natural Stone Directory.


Christophe Gontier is leaving Cosentino UK and Ireland and moving to Australia.

2 October 2017 | Company News

After almost 11 years at the helm of Cosentino UK and Ireland, Regional Director Christophe Gontier is moving to Australia.

Verona 2017

Crowds around the Nag Arnoldi statue of a horse at the front of the Verona showground waiting for the opening of the 2017 Marmo+Mac stone exhibition.

30 September 2017 | Market Intelligence

Marco Peva

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

26 September 2017 | Company News

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

Lee O'Connor

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

25 September 2017 | Market Intelligence

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

Trainees at work

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

19 September 2017
The workforce of the future

Quarrying needs you...

14 September 2017
Rutland White

New from Clipsham Quarry Company is Rutland White oolitic limestone.

13 September 2017
John Krause running

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

13 September 2017
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.

12 September 2017
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.

11 September 2017
Christophe Gontier

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

10 September 2017

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

5 September 2017