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Form Follows Food

Caesarstone has launched a new trend forecast book together with Lidewji Edelkoort, pictured here.

Major Kitchen Trends are being brought to you by Caesarstone and Lidewij Edelkoort in this year's kitchen trend book, titled Form Follows Food.Fish and chips? Pah! People want a whole eating...

James Hart of Lovell Stone Group with Love-to-Learn Bath College student Jeni Wood and her winning carving, 'Read All About It'.

'Read All About It' by Jeni Wood has won Lovell Stone Group's 'Inspired by Space' competition that marked the 50th anniversary of man landing on the Moon.The stone group gave Bath...
Cosentino Newmarket

Paul Gidley (left), the Cosentino UK Area Director, and Ross Stewart, the General Manager for the new Newmarket Centre, officially opening the latest Cosentino Centre.

In case the Spanish food was not hot enough, there was even fire eating at the grand opening of Cosentino's newest Centre in Newmarket, East Anglia, on Friday 26 April.The Newmarket Centre is the...
Nile Trading new premises

Stone wholesaler Nile Trading's new premises in Hemel Hempstead.

Stone wholesaler Nile Trading has moved into bright new premises in Hemel Hempstead, close to the M1 just north of the M25. It is a location Nile intend to use for expansion in the Midlands and North...

Corian Onyx is one of the new launches from DuPont.

DuPont has launched 25 new versions of its Corian solid surfaces, all 'inspired by nature'. It is the company's largest ever launch of Corian at any one time.There is Aggregate (four new...
Nocturnal Animals

The new Nocturnal Animals restaurant in Birmingham with its Tarkett tiled floor.

Eating out has become a national pass-time for a sizeable section of society. But who wants dinner in a boring old restaurant when you can have a whole eating experience served up by a celebrity chef...
Caesarstone Rugged Concrete

Sadly no picture of the 65m-long bar at Spurs' new stadium yet, but this is what it is made of - Ceasarstone Rugged Concrete.

Tottenham Hotspur has finally moved into its new £1billion stadium and last night (3 April) won its first game there 2-0. It was against Crystal Palace. Caesarstone was also a winner, with nine...

Okite is moving to larger premises in Sheffield. General Manager Marco Cioffi, pictured here, says the move is an "exciting new progressive development for us".

Okite, which supplies quartz and marble slabs, has now moved from the London Colney warehouse and office where it has been based since 2013, to a new warehouse near Sheffield.The company says its...
Neolith warehouse

The new Neolith and Granith warehouse in Harlow, Essex.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Neolith sintered stone – and the investments made by TheSize, which makes the material, in 2018 have positioned it for significant growth this year.Part...
New recruits

Hazel Blake (left) and Holly Barns have joined Caesarstone. Hazel is helping fabricators and kitchen & bathroom showrooms in the South East of England while Holly is working in Scotland.

See Caesarstone at Hard Surfaces, ExCeL London, 30 April - 2 May: Get your ticket for Hard Surfaces here...Quartz company Caesarstone has appointed two new sales people with strong backgrounds...
Charles Blair

Charles Blair, who founded stone tool companies Charles Blair (Aberdeen) Ltd and Charles Blair (Diamond Products) Ltd. A funeral service in memory of him was held at Baldarroch Crematorium in Crathes, Aberdeenshire, on Monday 11 March.

Charles Blair, the founder of tools company Charles Blair (Aberdeen) Ltd and Charles Blair (Diamond Products) Ltd, died on 27 February at the age of 79. He had bravely fought against Parkinson's...
Valentia Slate mine

Valentia Slate from Ireland is looking forward to an international future under its new owner.

Valentia Slate, produced from an island of slate just off the coast of the Ring of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, has a new owner.The slate, which has been used for repairs to the floors of the...
Neo Granite new factory

Part of Neo Granite's new factory. This is one of two fully automated Bovone edge polishing lines, with robots loading and unloading the polishers.

Neo Granite's new factory in West Bromwich, England, more than doubling its production capacity, is just about to come on stream following the commissioning of the machinery by the Italian...
Park Lane Bath Stone
The new adit at Park Lane Bath Stone mine opened in 2012 allows modern machinery easy access.
In February last year Blockstone added Park Lane Bath Stone to the range of British stones it produces. Investment at the quarry means the Bath Stone now joins the company’s other stones in...
Strata Stone

Strata Stone has been Verified on the Ethical Stone Register.

Strata Stones Ltd in Ipswich, Suffolk, has joined the Ethical Stone Register (ESR). Strata is the English arm of Indian company Stone Age Private Ltd, which became the first Indian company on the...