Future of quarrying is in focus at university talks
LEADING figures from the quarrying industry will meet for a public discussion at the University of Derby later this month.
The focus will be on the people who work in the sector at the Institute of Quarrying Annual James Cuthbert Memorial Quarry Question Time.
The event, now in its fifth year, is an opportunity for people interested in the future of quarrying to hold a discussion.
This year's topic will be People: The industry's most important resource?
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Andrew Hartley, the managing director of University of Derby Corporate, said: "These talks are extremely relevant and important in a forever evolving industry."
The panel will be chaired by Peter Huxtable, secretary of the British Aggregates Association.
Nigel Morton, programme secretary for the Institute of Quarrying's Derbyshire branch, said: "During a period where rationalisation is the name of the game, this is the perfect time to discuss whether the industry truly values its people as its greatest asset."
The rest of the panel will comprise Roy Bush, HM Inspector of Quarries; Heather Wheeler, the MP for South Derbyshire; Peter Barkwill, chairman for the Institute of Quarrying and also managing director at John Wainwright & Company; and Claire Mayo, the HR director of Hanson UK.
Members of the public can also join the talks, at the Kedleston Road campus, on Thursday, February 28, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
To book for this free event, contact John Mcgough by e-mail at jhmcgough@yahoo. co.uk or telephone 01629 814167.
For more information visit www.derby.ac.uk/qqt.