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Tim Yates - Marcus Paine

Marcus Paine (right), the new President of Stone Federation Great Britain, is welcomed into the post by his predecessor, Tim Yates, during the Federation's AGM at the Natural Stone Show at the start of this month (May).

5 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Marcus Paine is the new President of Stone Federation Great Britain. He was elected at the Federation annual general meeting on 1 May that took place during the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL in London....
SMC Stone

SMC Stone Machinery Managing Director Phil Birchall introduced his daughter, Shannon, who has joined the company, at the Natural Stone Show in London.

5 May 2019 | Equipment
Watch a video of SMC Stone Machinery at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London, 30 April-2May 2019.

Irish company McMonagle at the Natural Stone Show in London.

4 May 2019 | Events
“Definitely the most successful Natural Stone Show I have ever been involved with during my 11 years in the stone trade.”That was the message posted on LinkedIn by James Price, of new...

The laser digital templater from LPE Group is just the start. Visit the company's stands (D60, E59) at the Natural Stone Show in London to see so much more.

25 April 2019 | Equipment
The Americans achieve some of the highest productivity in the world by devising innovative solutions that reduce waste, save energy and achieve more product per employee.You can see some of those...
The Size spent last year preparing and filling its own 3,000m2 Neolith and Granith warehouse in Harlow, Essex. At the end of the year it also opened a showroom in London. Now it’s ready to rock...

Intermac’s UK Commercial Director Chris Arund (left) and Marketing Manager Andrew Baker in the new Tech Centre in Daventry. They will both be on the Intermac stand (C50, B50, A50) at the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces.


25 April 2019 | Equipment
Chris Arund, the UK Commercial Director at machinery company Intermac, believes ceramic and sintered material is the next big product area for stone processors – an area many have already moved...
Masons Company

This is the Masons' Livery Company coat of arms. The Company is collecting masons' marks on its stand (A20) at the Natural Stone Show.

24 April 2019 | Events
The Masons’ Livery Company (the Worshipful Company of Masons, to give it its official title) is once again at the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May, where it will be...
Slab Centre

Carlos Zanarotti at his Slab Centre yard in Harefield, London, is looking for specialist stone sawers and fixers he can suggest to developers and architects for their projects and hopes to sign some up at the Natural Stone Show in London 30 April-2 May.

24 April 2019 | Events
Slab Centre is looking for specialist stone contractors who can saw and fix and who it can recommend to clients who buy its stone.Carlos Zanarotti, who introduced Slab Centre at the previous Natural...
Welsh Slate

The new Welsh Slate / SFS UK facade system being previewed at the Natural Stone Show in London.

24 April 2019 | Events
Welsh Slate has partnered with SFS UK, a market-leading fastening systems manufacturer, to create a new natural slate facade system it is previewing at the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL 30...
Pietre Santafiora

Stone from Italy is the preferred choice for many projects around the world. The stone here is from Pietre Santafiora.

23 April 2019 | Events
For more than 40 years, the Italian company Pietre Santafiora has been extracting and processing natural stones from its quarries in Tuscany. Its stones are widely used in major construction...
Donegal quartz paving

Donegal quartzite paving from McMonagle Stone.

23 April 2019 | Events
McMonagle Stone prides itself on being the sole producer and exporter of the much-acclaimed Donegal Quartzite and Mountcharles Sandstone, both riven from the rugged landscape adjacent to Ireland...
stone village

The Stone Federation stand (E30) at the centre of the 'Village' of its members at the Natural Stone Show.

23 April 2019 | Events
The Natural Stone Show at ExCeL in London is a two-yearly highlight for the stone industry in the UK and Ireland, and this year's Show, opening on 30 April, has a record number of Stone...

See the latest version of Prodim Factory Draw as well as the new hardware and software for the Proliner digital templater at the Natural Stone Show in London, just to the left of the main entrance.

23 April 2019 | Events
If you are planning to visit Prodim at the Natural Stone Show in London to see the latest developments that make the digital templating system even easier to handle and more powerful with its...

Stone - the most beautiful, versatile, low carbon, sustainable BREEAM category enhancing building material you will ever use. Find out about it at the Natural Stone Show, co-locating with Hard Surfaces at ExCeL London, 30 April-2 May.

18 April 2019 | Events
Whether you want to shout it out with the liveliest of marbles or exotioc onyx, or say it with the subdued authority of limestone or sandstone; whether it's a kitchen worktop or the reception...
Els Zijlstra

Els Zijlstra presents Innovation Meets Design by MaterialDistrict at Hard Surfaces in London 30 April-2 May. Els is also giving the keynote presentation under the same name (Innovation Meets Design) in South Gallery Room 4 at ExCeL London 11.45am-12.45pm on 2 May. Reserve your place at

16 April 2019 | Events
A feature of the Hard Surfaces exhibition at ExCeL in London 30 April-2 May is a display of innovative new materials. It is curated by MaterialDistrict, a company based in the Netherlands that works...