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WorldSkills UK
24 May 2020 | Training | 1 Comment
...by Marc Pate, Man of Stone and UK Expert in Architectural Stonemasonry for WorldSkills, the two yearly international youth vocational skills competition, the next of which is due to take place in...
Carlos Zanarotti
Carlos Zanarotti, who, as UK representative of Solancis from Portugal has major large external cladding projects underway in London, Ireland and Jersey, has now also been appointed as UK Sales &...
Millennium Wall book
22 May 2020 | Stones / Quarries
Twenty years ago we were all relieved to have survived the ‘millennium bug’, which turned out to be a damp squib, unlike the current bug.There were all sorts of celebrations and...
 
Lee Jones of NBS
21 May 2020 | Market Intelligence | 1 Comment
...says Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, an integrated global platform for everyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment.In March, the Government...
Sick pay reclaim
The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online next week (26 May).The scheme enables companies with fewer than 250 employees to claim back coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay...
Back to work
The Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures have been updated for a fourth time. The changes have been made to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of...
Alfie Best
Colourful self-made park home multi-millionaire Alfie Best has taken over the Marnhull stone quarry at Red Lane in Todber, Dorset. Alfie, the owner of Wyldecrest Parks, says he was aware of the...
Innovative Forms – The Lettering of John Skelton
17 May 2020 | Events
An increasing number of exhibitions that could not be held this year because of the coronavirus pandemic lock-down have gone ahead digitally.The American Coverings exhibition in New Orleans; the New...
Mark Priestman
16 May 2020 | Training
The Coronavirus pandemic is like something out of a fiction book.So, at the outset, I would like to say I hope that you and your loved ones are well, although I recognise that isn’t going to be...
Lottery fund money grant applications
16 May 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is now welcoming applications for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.Applications open on Thursday 21 May and close on...
Ian Knapper
15 May 2020 | Market Intelligence
The world has changed in the past few weeks, yet it is a change that could bring a positive new approach as we move through and out the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.We all need to look at the...
Back to work
In response to the Prime Minister's announcement last Sunday outlining a return to work and the follow-up 50-page document published on Monday, Stone Federation Great Britain has published a...
Robert Jenrick
14 May 2020 | Market Intelligence
The government has told local authorities not to stand in the way of sites that want to continue to work until nine at night. It is even considering allowing 24-hour working. The announcement...
Digital NSS
14 May 2020 | Market Intelligence
As many subscribers to Natural Stone Specialist magazine are working at home, and many subscriptions are delivered to office addresses, we are now producing digital versions of the magazine as well...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to end of October
13 May 2020 | Market Intelligence
The 80% furloughed worker pay scheme has been extended to the end of October.Industry calls for those on furlough to be allowed to work part-time have been acted upon, although the company will have...

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