Natural stone news, events, jobs

Hanson Bath & Portland Stone is holding an open day for current and prospective customers at its Monks Park Bath Stone underground quarry near Corsham, Wiltshire, on Monday 1 August. The drop-in event, which includes underground tours and block cutting demonstrations, runs from 10am to 4pm. To book a place, contact Gary Sales on 01225 810003 or email



Vacancies: Sales executive / Stonemason-fitter / CNC operators… there's more

Natural Stone Bulletin – 13 July 2016

Realstone's works shut and employees made redundant  

Negotiations to buy the assets of Realstone, in Administration since 18 May, and the shares of Block Stone continue following the closure of Realstone's site in Derbyshire… read more

£16,000 fine for stone company after apprentice is hurt when he touches an overhead power cable 

An apprentice stonemason was seriously electrocuted when he touched a power cable while working on scaffolding read more

Why go to Italy for your stone fabrication?

stoneCIRCLE offers precision CNC manufacturing half an hour from central London, as the largest manufacturer in southern England, supplying the UK’s foremost stone contractors. 

Dust cabinets can help combat RCS exposure

Air Control Industries help to reduce exposure to respirable crystalline silica with cyclone cabinets read more

Chance to win £250,000 for Worker of the Year – nominate your colleagues and staff 

Workwear company Dickies has joined with Honda and Asda to offer the employee of the year not only a chance to win £250,000, but also goodies that include a car, a motorbike, a boat and a year's free shopping… read more

New apprenticeships mean qualifying companies will have to pay two levies next year

CITB and the Government's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have reached an agreement that will leave qualifying firms paying two levies next year… read more

Stone Federation rolls out sector groups for members

Stone Federation Great Britain recognises the diverse interests and requirements of different sectors of its membership and the industry with focus groups for heritage and interiorsread more

Stone sculpture on show at On Form

The biennial On Form exhibition in Oxfordshire once again saw some of the best in contemporary stone sculpture… read more

See 50 years of classic Italian stone design in Verona

Marmomacc, the Italian stone exhibition in Verona at the end of September, this year includes a major retrospective of Italian design in marble… read more

Construction still kills more people each year than any other sector

Deaths in the construction industry increased in the past year but continue longer term fall… read more

Stoneevents 2016:
  • 100% Design, Olympia, London, 21-24 September… read more
  • Marmomacc stone show, Verona, Italy, 28 September-1 October… read more
  • Surface & Materials Show, NEC, Birmingham, 18-20 October… read more
  • Natural Stone Awards presentation and lunch, London, 2 December… read more

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