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Student Charlie Revill
17 June 2021 | Training
The government is trying to raise the status of vocational training. Now, it says, it’s up to firms to play their part.Until the end of September the government is offering cash incentives of...
WFF logo
15 June 2021 | Legislation / Standards
Stone trade bodies the Worktop Fabricators Federation and Stone Federation Great Britain are working with Health & Safety Executive (HSE) scientists to see if it is possible to develop a...
Simon Souter
15 June 2021 | Market Intelligence | 2 Comments
If clients are seeking proof a worktop company is competent, it’s probably best for the company if the industry has decided what ‘competence’ actually looks like.That’s the...
Cole's Monument
12 June 2021 | Market Intelligence
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council in Ireland is receiving conservation architecture advice from Consarc and has appointed JPM as contractor on a £200,000 project to raise the profile of...
Manchester Town Hall roofs
Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors Ltd has been appointed by lead contractor LendLease to deliver a £1.5million contract to re-roof part of Manchester Town Hall following a competitive...
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Plymouth-based worktop fabricator Mayflowerstone has set a target of doubling its turnover in the next two years thanks to a £600,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment that includes a...
Child labour in a quarry
Child labour is increasing again after 20 years of declining. According to a new report called Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward by the International Labour...
Szerelmey on Ethical Stone Register
Specialist stone contractor Szerelmey Ltd has become the first specialist contractor to achieve ‘Verification’ level on Stone Federation Great Britain’s Ethical Stone Register (ESR...
Normandy D-Day Memorial
7 June 2021 | Natural Stone Memorials
The British Normandy Memorial officially opened on Sunday 6 June, 77 years to the day since D-Day, when the armed forces of Britain and its allies landed on the beaches of Normandy in an operation...
Thames Estuary Visionary
Quarry company Gallagher, which supplies the only remaining source of commercially available Kentish Ragstone, has been named a Thames Estuary Visionary – one of nine businesses so far selected...
HSE Covid inspections video
With Covid restrictions gradually being lifted, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding companies of their responsibility to keep employees and customers safe.And HSE says its inspectors...
BIM Survey
2 June 2021 | Market Intelligence
NBS, which has been tracking the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) via its National BIM Survey for the past 10 year, has expanded the scope of its survey to encompass more of the ways...
Marshalls buys Hiabs
Marshalls, the major landscaping product public limited company (PLC), has been recognised as a European Climate Leader in a list published by the Financial Times and Statista.Marshalls is the only...
Robert Merry
28 May 2021 | Market Intelligence
Stone consultant and Expert Witness Robert Merry is celebrating a ‘significant’ birthday and 10 years of writing this column. This column is officially 10 years old now – just...
Xiamen Stone Fair
27 May 2021 | Events
The 21st China Xiamen International Stone Fair returned to the showground in grand style on 18-21 May after a break due to Covid-19, although following the success of the online version last year it...

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