Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has been reaccredited to undertake the rigorous Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) audit process for its whole UK and subcontractor fleet, cementing its status as an industry leader for HGV safety.
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Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has become one of the first signatories of a statement of action for skills, which will see the UK government and employers collaborating to improve apprenticeships and technical education.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has reaffirmed its commitment to skills development by launching its nationwide graduate recruitment programme.
Tarmac has launched a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), the UK’s leading youth charity, to enable more young people to better their life prospects and achieve their DofE Award.
Two employees from Tarmac have been recognised for their work to raise awareness about safety around HGVs with a top industry award.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business, will be talking to students and careers advisors about its apprenticeship opportunities at the Skills Show 2017 on 16-18 November in the NEC, Birmingham.
Tarmac has sponsored the 2017 UK National Parks Conference, which was hosted at South Downs National Park on Friday 27 October.
Madejski Stadium has been home to Reading FC since its construction in 1999. With the playing surface having undergone significant wear and tear over recent seasons, especially given its dual function as the home ground for London Irish RFC, Reading commissioned a full reconstruction during the summer of 2017, in preparation for a renewed promotion challenge.
Tarmac’s Panshanger Park site has received top honours at the Mineral Product Association’s (MPA) Restoration & Biodiversity Awards at the Royal Society in London. The company, along with its partners, the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, were awarded the prestigious Cooper-Heyman cup, in recognition of their work to sensitively manage the grade II* listed landscape at Panshanger.
Tarmac has announced a partnership with The Collab Group of Colleges to develop and deliver an apprenticeship skills programme that will be used set a benchmark for the wider construction industry.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of Scottish Power’s 50 per cent share of the ScotAsh Limited joint venture, a market leader in sustainable construction products.
The Solutions for the Planet programme will be extending its reach to thousands more pupils across the UK, with support from its first national partner, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. The partnership will encourage children to come up with ‘Big Ideas’ as part of an award-winning sustainability and enterprise initiative for schools.
Tarmac has launched an online blocks U-value calculator from its blocks division, to help enable accurate calculation of the thermal efficiency of buildings prior to starting a project.
A new Tarmac rail depot contained within Freightliner’s existing Garston complex, which will take around 10,000 trucks off the roads every year, has been officially opened by the Mayor for Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram and local MP for Garston and Halewood, Maria Eagle.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, recently geared up to successfully resurface a section of the Lydden Hill race circuit in Wootton, Kent.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is celebrating being shortlisted in three categories for a major national awards scheme.
Tarmac is one of the founding partners of a new mental health programme for people working in the construction sector, Mates in Mind.
A slab track system that has been used in high-speed railways around the globe is being tested at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to discover whether it is suitable for UK conditions.
Tarmac has launched a bespoke asset management service offering local authorities comprehensive highways condition reports, help to unlock investment and a preventative maintenance model to combat network decline.
Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland.
Tarmac has been presented with Bronze Corporate Partner status by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The presentation recently took place at the company’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire.
Martin Riley, Senior Vice President, Tarmac, has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years, succeeding Simon Vivian of the Breedon Group.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has presented Norfolk County Council with a gold award for its outstanding support of the Norwich for Jobs project.
Around 3,000 people visited Tarmac’s Panshanger Park recently for the annual Festival of Wildlife to celebrate the rich diversity found in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
An assistant quarry manager at Tarmac’s Wensley quarry in North Yorkshire has become the first person in the country to achieve the MPQC Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations.
Tarmac, represented by two female mechanical engineers, recently talked at the Pathways into Engineering Event hosted at Derby University.
Tarmac is supporting International Women in Engineering Day, with a series of activities to celebrate the achievements and successes of of women engineers across its business.
Tarmac, sponsors of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘Quarry Garden’, has supported the garden in winning a coveted gold medal at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
Concrete is in the running to be declared ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention’ as part of a new BBC television show celebrating the best of UK innovation.
Tarmac’s Building Products business has announced the a new product line – Topscape – aimed at combining and enhancing its offer to customers in the commercial landscaping market.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, was headline sponsor at the MPA’s annual conference and AGM for 2017, which took place on 7 June at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in the heart of Westminster.
Tarmac’s partnership with Groundwork Hertfordshire recently saw another successful project delivered by nine Hertfordshire volunteers.
Tarmac has donated £30,000 to the St Albans Museum and Gallery Trust, to build a windowed walkway, called a glazed link, on the west side of the building.
Tarmac is sponsoring the Norfolk & Norwich Festival's outdoor programme for the third year in a row as part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement in the region.
With the warmer weather approaching in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes
The team at Tarmac’s Bestwood Quarry, in Nottinghamshire is celebrating after becoming the first site to be awarded PRIME (Professional Recognition In Mineral Extractives) site status by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), for its commitment to workforce engagement, training, and continuous professional development.
250 tonnes of sand supplied by Tarmac's Hints quarry has been used to suppress a safely detonated bomb in Birmingham.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of civil engineering and highways maintenance contractor, JB Riney
Tarmac has hosted 22 pupils from The Royal High School in Edinburgh at its Dunbar Cement Plant, to round off the school’s five 50 minute-lesson project called ‘Concrete in the Classroom’.
The industry’s first small scale liquid lime delivery vehicle has been unveiled by Tarmac, and has already started making deliveries of Tarmac’s Kalic and Kalic HS milk of lime to sites across the UK in a route affectionately dubbed the ‘milk round’.
Congratulations to Richard Denman Jnr, who has become the first Tarmac employee to achieve the Minerals Products Qualification Council (MPQC) Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Roadbuilding and Construction).
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has added 40brand new trailers to its line-up of moving floor trailers as part of its commitment to continuously improving the safety of its fleet of HGVs.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has bolstered its fleet of plant machinery with the acquisition of a new excavator at its Mountsorrel quarry in Leicestershire.
With the Easter holidays underway and warmer weather approaching, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has been awarded an extension on its £3.5m per year highways maintenance contract with Rutland County Council.
Pupils at Robert Miles Infant School in Bingham are celebrating receiving an unusual accolade – the ‘Golden Duster Award’ from Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Plant.
The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) - a partnership between the Mineral Products Association and Eurobitume UK - has published its annual independent survey of local authority highways departments.
Tarmac, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Herts Natural History Society have won a prestigious Hertfordshire High Sherriff Award for their successful work at Panshanger Park, receiving the ‘Highly Commended Award for a Voluntary-Private Sector Partnership’.
‘Never give up on your dreams’ was the headline of an inspirational talk given by Tarmac’s Josie Morrissey, environmental coordinator at Barnstone Cement Plant.
Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement plant has played host to over 16 members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) as part of a workshop to share best practice in developing and maintaining good community relations.
Employees at Tarmac’s Bayston Hill quarry have been working with Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT), to provide civil engineering students with an insight into the opportunities available and skills needed in the industry.
Tarmac joined industry partners to raise awareness of vulnerable road user safety at the London Bike Show, the UK’s largest annual cycling exhibition.
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, recently paid a visit to the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has honoured three Tarmac colleagues for gaining top marks in their Minerals Extractives Technology foundation degrees.
Galliard Homes’ Baltimore Tower is an exclusive 45-storey residential development in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf. With its striking design offering coveted high-rise homes in one of the city’s most fast-paced districts, it has helped to redefine the financial district – having made use of Tarmac’s intelligent screed solutions during its construction.
Around 60 pupils from year five at Buxton Junior School were given a first-hand experience of the quarrying industry when they visited Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire recently.
Tarmac’s Panshanger Park site recently hosted a group of arboriculture and forestry apprentices from Capel Manor College.
Tarmac is creating a new, simplified structure for its Aggregates and Asphalt (A&A) and Readymix (RMX) business units, to enhance customer experience.
Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant donated over £600 towards the cost of a community defibrillator.