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Robert Merry

Robert Merry gives his views on the stone industry this month.

15 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Robert Merry is an independent stone consultant and expert witness in disputes. He ran his own company for 17 years before becoming first an independent project manager and now a consultant.Firstly,...
Wales Seminar

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Wales Seminar.

14 May 2019 | Stones / Quarries
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA)...
Hot lime

Nigel Copsey will talk about the benefits of hot lime at the symposium in York on 10, 11 and 12 June. To book a place on the symposium, click here.

13 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Want to know about traditional lime mortars? Then book a place on the Building Limes Forum's ‘Traditional Mortars Symposium’ taking place in the Hall of St Anthony in York and York...
 
Trade wars

USA considers tariffs on European granite and quartz - but not marble or limestone.

13 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Europe could soon be joining China in having tariffs imposed on its quartz and granite by America.An American interagency group is meeting on Wednesday this week (15 May) to consider import duties on...
Roofing award

Pictured from left to right are Joanne Green, Director of Quality at Bolton College, Roofing Apprentice of the Year Bradley Heffron and Group Training Officer Sue Wharton. Sue is presenting Bradley with a Welsh Slate Trophy for his achievement

The North West's Roofing Apprentice of the Year  has been rewarded with a trophy in Welsh Slate.Welsh Slate, the UK’s largest manufacturer of indigenous natural roofing slate, supplied...
Historic England

Left to right are Claire Wallbridge, Alison Henry and Clara Willett. They are looking at Practical Building Conservation: Stone, one of the 10 books in the Practical Building Conservation series from Historic England.

11 May 2019 | Stone Heritage
It is useful sometimes to take time out to think about what you are doing and why you are doing it, as well as to hear the latest thoughts on a subject. That was the benefit of this heritage CPD from...
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.
McMonagle

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...
LPE

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...

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