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Annette

Annette Godfrey with slabs of Ceralsio and CRL Quartz in her new role as European Marketing Manager for American company CR Laurence at its European headquarters near Manchester.

The UK arm of American company CR Laurence, which includes CRL Stone, has appointed Annette Godfrey as European Marketing Manager.The Americans moved into the UK in 2009 as a base for expansion into...
Pavestone

Tom Parker is the new Chairman of Pavestone while Krystal Williams becomes Managing Director of the landscape division.

The board of hard landscaping group Pavestone has announced the appointment today (28 October) of Tom Parker as its new Group Chairman, replacing Peter Smythe, who is retiring after 17 years.Tom, the...
Belgium Blue

SigmaRoc is buying what is said to be the largest Belgium Blue limestone quarry.

AIM-quoted buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc has entered into a provisional share-purchase agreement to buy CDH Développement SA, the holding company of Carrières du Hainaut SCA and...
 

Alan Hamilton and his son-in-law, Adam Main, in the company’s  offices, where detailed stone cutting schedules are drawn up from clients’ designs using Alphacam CAD/CAM software.

Cumbria Quarry Services, with three sandstone and two limestone quarries of its own and a major factory also processing block from other quarries, is ready to add sales both north into Scotland and...
Grupo Guidoni

Rayner Guidoni, Rafael Guidoni and Jose Antonio Guidoni at the opening of their second quartz plant in Europe.

One of the world’s largest stone companies, Brazilian Grupo Guidoni, which exports to more than 70 countries including the UK, has opened a second quartz line in Spain to make jumbo size slabs...
John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again. This time he took part in the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, said to be...
Yaz

Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.

 
About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in...
Lapitec

Sintered Lapitec, in all its uses, is now available for use with BIM software.

Lapitec has entered the world of BIM.From 1 October, Lapitec slabs, supplied in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, have been made available for BIM software....
TAB

Famous for its stone, now there is also TAB quartz.

Not just a natural stone supplier but a natural stone dreamer. That’s how TAB describes itself. Now it is also an engineered quartz dreamer.India is the largest single source of dimensional...
Indiana Limestone

One of Polycor's Indiana limestone quarries. It has now bought the Indiana limestone mining operation of Elliott Stone. 

Polycor Inc in Canada, which merged with Indiana Limestone (ILCO) this time last year having previously bought four of Rocamat's quarries in France (read more of that here), has now taken over...
Qatar Airways

Michael Adams, Mace: "...Cadeby Stone delivered the client's exact requirements using the latest manufacturing methods in five axes CNC cutting..."

PLP Architecture’s new London headquarters for Qatar Airways at 10-11 Conduit Street in Westminster shows the level of sophistication that the UK stone industry can deliver when it is asked to....
Budri

Budri's stand at the Monaco Yacht Show this month.

While much of the Italian stone industry exhibited at Marmo+Mac in Verona this month (25-28 September), one Italian company, Dudri, decided to make its debut just about as far up-market as it is...
Harrison Goldman

The impressive former terminal building of Croydon airport is now a commercial centre just right for high flyers. This is the home of Harrison Goldman.

The consultancy practice of Harrison Goldman sees itself as the marzipan that sticks the icing to the cake – or in its case the stone to the building.The consultancy of Harrison Goldman has...
Welsh Slate

The Welsh Slate feature waterfall at the new €105million offices of Eurojust.

Natural slate walling and decorative aggregates from Welsh Slate are bringing a soothing calm to the new headquarters of an international crime agency.Welsh Slate’s Cwt-y-Bugail blue/grey...
Fyfe memorial

Fyfe making the Flanders Cross in Corrennie pink granite from Tillyfourie Quarry in Scotland that now commemorates the Highland Regiments’ sacrifices in the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Fyfe wants more Scottish memorials to be made using Scottish stone.

Scots continue campaign for more indigenous stone to be usedScottish stone companies are continuing their call for more local stone to be used.Following the formation of the Scottish Stone Group by...

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