IQ moves into new home at National Stone Centre   

UK membership organisation the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is setting up operations in temporary accommodation at the National Stone Centre (NSC) in Derbyshire. 
Quarry Products / August 4, 2022
By Liam McLoughlin
The IQ team is moving to the National Stone Centre site in Derbyshire
The IQ team is moving to the National Stone Centre site in Derbyshire

The move comes almost eight months after the IQ moved out of its headquarters in Chilwell, near Nottingham. 

The IQ says the short-term move is part of its long-term vision to create a new minerals extractives and quarrying centre of excellence alongside the NSC, following IQ’s merger with the visitor attraction in 2021.

IQ chief executive officer James Thorne comments: “The IQ team has been effectively hybrid working for some months now, but we have always been keen to get the team onsite at the NSC as quickly as possible. It gives us a point of focus, not only for our hard working staff, but also for our stakeholders and the wider industry. 

He added that the high specification portable offices provide plenty of desk space along with a meeting room. 

"The team will now be able to hot desk as necessary, whilst benefiting from being able to break out into a spacious meeting room from where we will be able to connect with colleagues and partners," Thorne said.

He added that this is the next step on the IQ's ambitious journey towards a new learning and knowledge campus in the heart of Derbyshire. 

The IQ will be unveiling a further iteration of its vision for the site shortly, including detailed new architect’s illustrations as it prepares to submit its planning application for the National Stone Centre.

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