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Walsall Council, its highways partner Tarmac and software developer KaarbonTech are celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award for an innovative tool that improves drainage maintenance and reduces flood risk.
A new road surface using recycled tyres is being trialled on the M1 motorway by Highways England.
Despite wet weather, the Festival of Wildlife attracted almost 2,000 people to Tarmac owned Panshanger Park, near Hertford, to discover and celebrate wildlife.
The winning entries have been announced for the fourth annual Tarmac sponsored Passivhaus Trust design competition, which sought entries from students on new building projects and the retrofitting of existing buildings.
Tarmac has supported the ‘National Parks Big Picnic’, a special celebration marking the 70 years since the ground-breaking 1949 Act of Parliament that established UK National Parks.
Employees from across Tarmac are taking part in a UK-wide employee development programme (EDP) as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to helping its people build careers.
Tarmac’s new asphalt surface at Silverstone was the stage for high drama as Lewis Hamilton clinched a record sixth British Grand Prix victory last weekend.
A pair of rare Oystercatchers have spent more than a month nesting at a Herefordshire sand and gravel quarry.
More than 60 senior highways managers from some of London’s boroughs have attended a supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac, Riney and Total, designed to encourage collaborative working in the capital.
A new access ramp and sash windows has been installed at the historic Vine Pavillion thanks to a £25,000 grant from the Fund, completing more than five years of restoration work.
Tarmac has launched a new drive to enhance customer experience through innovative technology and streamlined business processes that capitalise on the expertise of its people.
Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) ‘Stay Safe’ summer campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes.
Tarmac has been celebrating the completion of the Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas programme 2019 with pupils from schools across the country.
Tarmac has donated £18,000 worth of construction materials towards a new £1.4m residential centre for Girlguiding in North Yorkshire.
Tarmac has donated building materials and provided volunteers to help with the development of Gateshead’s new Swedish inspired garden at Saltwell Park.
Tarmac’s legal and compliance team has won the best ‘In-House FTSE Industry and Commerce Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2019.
Tarmac has clinched a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for its health and safety practices.
Tarmac has helped with the installation of a replica milepost close to Uttoxeter in Staffordshire which helps mark out the route of the former 13-mile long Uttoxeter Canal.
Tarmac has started construction work on a major project to resurface the world-famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. The company is laying a bespoke high-tech surface, designed and developed by the circuit design firm of Dromo specifically engineered for the Silverstone at the Northamptonshire track in time for the venue’s international showpiece events, including July’s Formula One British Grand Prix and the GoPro British MotoGP™ Grand Prix in August.
Tarmac is working in partnership with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust to create an exciting new educational facility at Crown Farm Quarry in Cheshire.
A new rubberised asphalt which uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac. The leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business is the first in the UK to develop a new asphalt technology capable of recycling end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into roads.
More than 70 senior highways managers from local authorities across Wales and the South West have attended a supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac and supply chain partner, Total, designed to encourage collaborative working.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has welcomed new safety guidance for colleagues in the mineral products sector who use machinery.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions business, has recently celebrated the completion of a groundbreaking Personal Enrichment programme which has been co-designed with SkillForce to help sixth form students prepare for the world of work.
Tarmac is delighted to announce the arrival of five longhorn calves at Panshanger Park, the first of 16 expected to be born over the coming weeks.
A community project in Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire, has received over £30,000 from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund to renovate a derelict playground.
Tarmac has revolutionised the production and delivery of its ready-mixed concrete with innovative software that improves product quality and data accuracy to boost site productivity and resource efficiency.
Tarmac has been appointed by Silverstone to resurface its entire world-famous Grand Prix circuit. The company has been tasked with laying a brand-new surface at the Northamptonshire track in time for the venue’s international showpiece events, including July’s Formula One British Grand Prix and the GoPro British MotoGP™ Grand Prix in August.
A Tarmac sponsored challenge to find the next rising stars of the architecture and design world is underway. Now in its fourth year, the Passivhaus Student competition, which encourages sustainability and innovation in building design, is open to architecture and planning students, engineers, energy modellers as well as anyone with a design project from participating UK universities. Entrants are invited to submit plans that could transform a real-world structure into a certifiable Passivhaus building.
Easter Sunday’s episode of BBC One’s Countryfile came from Panshanger Park, showcasing the abundance of wildlife and the fantastic habitats that have resulted from the restoration work and successful land management at the park.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions company, has transformed its logistics capabilities and the efficiency of its delivery processes with the successful rollout of an innovative digital delivery tracking system.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has become one of the first major UK construction companies to provide expectant mothers with specialist high visibility maternity protective clothing when required.
Tarmac has teamed up with a training provider and employment broker to give young people from Glasgow with the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the construction sector.
As the Easter Bank Holiday weekend approaches, 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
Riney has started a contract with Harrow Council to deliver highway services in the north London borough for up to 10 years. The £110 million contract started on April 1.
Tarmac Cement’s Blue Circle brand is offering the chance to bag luxury family UK breaks thanks to an on-pack promotion launched as part of the new ‘One of the Family’ campaign.
There are more than 80 places on Tarmac’s apprenticeship scheme up for grabs before the deadlines close this month.
Tarmac has hosted its second annual Future Leaders conference bringing together higher apprentices and graduates from across the organisation, as the company continues to support and inspire the next generation of leaders in construction.
An annual independent study of local authority highways departments across England and Wales has been released by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) – a partnership between the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and Eurobitume UK.
Tarmac’s cement business has launched a packed brand positioning campaign called ‘One of the Family’.
Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry has discovered that national treasure Sir David Attenborough is a fan of the Charnwood region’s unique pink granite.
Tarmac is helping develop new industrialised offsite solutions to boost housing delivery as part of a government-backed collaboration. The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project has secured £6.5m from the Industrial Strategy and Challenge Fund towards fulfilling its goal of constructing new homes 30 per cent more quickly with a 50 per cent reduction in defects.
Tarmac’s Infrastructure business has begun work on a £6 million link road in Castleford, West Yorkshire, that will help to improve commuting times, improve the environment and create new housing, business and employment opportunities.
Tarmac has donated £25,000 towards the upkeep of one of two emergency Land Rover vehicles used by North East Wales Search & Rescue (NEWSAR).
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, today (Friday 8 March) welcomes International Women’s Day.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is marking National Apprenticeship Week with the launch of a national recruitment programme for up to eighty new apprentices and higher apprentices.
The Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Jill Green, has opened a new asphalt one stop shop to provide those working in road construction and repair projects with specialist building materials.
A Victorian clock once used for timekeeping by workers at the now closed Cilyrychen lime quarry has been handed back to the Carmarthenshire village of Llandybie (near Ammanford) by Tarmac.
Tarmac has enhanced its rail freight capabilities with a series of new innovations as part of an ongoing commitment to productivity and supporting delivery of the UK’s infrastructure ambitions.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust has made improvements to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
As part of its ongoing commitment to restoration and biodiversity, Tarmac has begun handing areas of its site at Crown Farm Quarry in Delamere to Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Tarmac has been been working in collaboration with VolkerWessels to resurface Hertfordshire’s Wareside C of E Primary School car park and playground.
A Tarmac supported project to revitalise landscapes of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands has successfully secured a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.
Tarmac is set to start work on a major project in Cambridge to create new walking and cycling connections for the historic city.
Tarmac is celebrating its important role in constructing the UK’s first motorway, the Preston Bypass, which turns 60 in December.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions business has launched a groundbreaking educational programme with SkillForce to help students prepare for the world of work, becoming the first company to partner with the pioneering national educational charity.
Tarmac joined thirty businesses at the recent Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) showcase at Heathrow Airport to explore how best to develop young people for life and work by getting involved with the leading UK youth charity.
Tarmac took home two top accolades from the national Highways Awards 2018, with wins in the hotly contested Highways Maintenance Efficiency and Highways Industry Product categories.
Tarmac has become the latest organisation to be recognised by BRE (the Building Research Establishment) for its commitment to ethical sourcing practices.
Tarmac is continuing its sponsorship of the Active Rutland Community Sports Awards, which recognise local clubs, teams and sports people, as well as coaches and volunteers, for their achievements and contribution to community sport in the County.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions company is rolling out a revolutionary new digital system for tracking and recording deliveries to boost efficiency and enhance its customer service.
Tarmac employees at its Solihull-based headquarters have kicked off a nationwide focus on pension awareness, with a visit from Scottish Widows and the Pension Awareness Day tour bus.
Tarmac recently played host to The Worshipful Company of Paviors and GB Railfreight at its Harper Lane site
A team of Tarmac employees recently donated their time to help construct an impressive cardboard castle as part of a spectacular regional arts initiative.
Research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), of which Tarmac is a national partner, shows that the UK’s perceptions of the traits that make a good leader are shifting from tradition – however a third of young people still believe men are naturally better leaders.
Rare nocturnal bird the nightjar have been spotted at RSPB The Lodge nature reserve, near Tarmac’s Sandy Heath Quarry.
Tarmac is continuing its focus on mental health wellbeing, by supporting World Suicide Prevention Day.
To celebrate National Wildlife Day, Tarmac hosted a group of wildlife enthusiasts at its Ladds Farm site in Kent, to encourage local people to get involved in a special Grasshopper and Bush Cricket Field Study Day.
Tarmac has been shortlisted for four national highways awards in recognition of its achievements product innovation, efficient highways project delivery and talent development. The company is in contention for four accolades across three separate categories in this year’s prestigious Highways Awards 2018, including ‘Highway Industry Product of the Year’, ‘Highways Maintenance Efficiency’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’.
Tarmac’s Nosterfield Quarry and the Lower Ure Conservation Trust (LUCT) are celebrating after tracking a record number of species at the site as part of the national BioBlitz campaign.
Wigan Council and Tarmac have successfully completed major improvements to the busy A580 East Lancashire Road in record time, significantly reducing disruption for local motorists.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading highways services and sustainable construction solutions business, has become this first in the UK to adopt a cutting-edge planning and real-time software technology to optimise road construction logistics and boost productivity.
Students from Birmingham are celebrating taking home the top prize in the Big Ideas competition run by Solutions for the Planet. The award-winning social enterprise encourages young people to consider science and technical careers and engage with sustainability issues and has been supported throughout this year’s programme by its national partner Tarmac.
Via East Midlands has announced the extension of a contract with Tarmac that will see the companies continue to collaborate on the delivery of highway services within Nottinghamshire. The new extension of the Term Service Contract builds on an existing successful partnership between the two organisations, stretching back to 2013 when an initial deal was signed between Tarmac and Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC).
Tarmac has once again urged local communities living around quarries to remain vigilant during the school holidays, and remain aware of the dangers of swimming in quarry lakes.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, is to restructure the distribution model for its Cement and Lime division to deliver an enhanced service for its customers.
Tarmac recently spent three days with companies from around the world at Hillhead for the bi-annual exhibition that showcases quarry machinery, equipment and services.
Tarmac is taking toddlers on a virtual journey from the sandpit to the quarry in an educational video introducing them to the industry in a safe, fun way.
Tarmac has secured an extension to its major highways maintenance contract with Norfolk County Council.
Tarmac completes deal with Breedon Group
Tarmac has acquired a new bespoke rainbow-coloured paver to guarantee a high-quality finish for clients taking advantage of the vibrant tones in its Ulticolour asphalt range.
Tarmac is continuing its partnership with Groundwork Hertfordshire by supporting a team of local volunteers transform the grounds at Saffron Green Primary School.
Tarmac’s Readymix team once again proved to be top dog for self-compacting concrete by supplying materials for a unique prize-winning bench installed in Houndsditch in the historic heart of the City of London.
National Road Planing (NRP), Tarmac’s industry-leading road planing contractor, is driving improved productivity on a major highways project with the introduction of a new high performance planer as part of a drive to boost output and lean efficiency.
Martin Riley, senior vice president at Tarmac and chairman of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), has underscored the economic and social importance of the quarrying and mineral products sector in his welcoming speech at the flagship 2018 MPA conference.
Paul Firth, emissions monitoring technician for Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business, has been elected as the Chairman of the Source Testing Association’s (STA) Process Operators’ Group for 2018-2020.
Solutions for the Planet, with support from its first national partner, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has picked up a top prize at the Global Good Awards.
Tarmac’s Women in Cement group has held its first networking event with colleagues from across the company’s Cement and Lime business coming together to discuss key industry challenges and opportunities.
A new specialist training facility at Tarmac’s Alrewas Quarry in Staffordshire is helping students from the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) learn first-hand the technical skills needed to deliver the future of the UK rail industry.
Tarmac has strengthened its commitment to safeguarding employees within its business and the construction industry by becoming the first organisation in its sector to sign up to a public initiative aimed at eradicating modern slavery and labour exploitation.
Tarmac has launched a new software application in partnership with the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) to enable employees to showcase their knowledge and maintain an accurate record of their continuing professional development (CPD).
Thousands of visitors to this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival are set to enjoy world-class performances from across Europe and the UK in the region’s open spaces completely free of charge, thanks to support from Tarmac.
Tarmac is continuing its ongoing commitment to building skills and employee development by taking part in Learning at Work Week 2018, the annual campaign which focuses on the importance and benefits of learning and development in the workplace.
Drone technology, cutting-edge pumping systems and state-of-the-art data monitoring software are among the exciting innovations set to be taken forward by Tarmac as part of its 2018 Innovation Challenge, an initiative designed to deliver added value and greater efficiency to further improve customer experience.
Tarmac is continuing to lead safety in the quarrying industry, and support organisations in promoting safety for those working in and living around quarries.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has bolstered its Contracting senior management team with the appointment of Andy Brown as Director, Tarmac Infrastructure.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions company, has enhanced its logistics capabilities for customers with the roll out of an innovative new digital delivery tracking solution across its 1,800-strong vehicle fleet, which is set to deliver improved efficiency and boost customer service.
A crisis simulation exercise at Tarmac’s Tunstead quarry in Derbyshire has helped teach essential skills to the next generation of industry leaders by sharing best practice in the case of a serious incident.
Representatives from Tarmac’s graduate population are attending a roundtable event hosted by Highways Magazine, to celebrate 2018 as the Year of Engineering.
Tarmac, the company delivering highways services on behalf of Norfolk County Council, is recruiting six apprentices in the county as part of a nationwide programme set to create 100 new apprenticeships in 2018.
Two large-scale projects in Norwich have been shortlisted for an award by the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.
Tarmac has celebrated a highly successful evening at this year’s prestigious Highways England Supplier Recognition Scheme which highlights the vital contributions made by suppliers who help to operate, maintain and improve the strategic road network in England.
Following the successful launch of its 2018 apprenticeship scheme, Tarmac is continuing to build on its commitment to developing employees by hosting a new event to support the career ambitions of colleagues and inspire the next generation of construction leaders.
The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) – a partnership between the Mineral Products Association and Eurobitume UK – has published its annual independent study of local authority highways departments across England and Wales.
Through its new partnership with DofE – the UK’s leading youth charity – announced in December 2017, colleagues from across Tarmac’s business are being offered the opportunity to earn their Gold DofE as part of a national 18-month programme.
National Pothole Day 2018 is another opportunity to focus on the challenges faced by the UK’s local road network, as well as reflect the sentiment of many people and businesses towards the condition of our roads. Read more from Tarmac Contracting's managing director, Paul Fleetham.
Tarmac is celebrating after being shortlisted for five categories in two national industry award schemes run by Highways England. The nominations recognise the company’s achievements in delivering innovation, supply chain collaboration and an ongoing commitment to health and safety best practice.
At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Tarmac is set to offer 100 new apprenticeships as part of its 2018 programme. The pledge is part of a major corporate commitment to helping UK construction develop a talented, diverse and highly-skilled workforce. The company will recruit apprentices from across the UK and is offering roles ranging from HR commercial and general management through to mechanical and electrical apprenticeships.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has so far taken on 45 former Carillion employees, including two apprentices.
Tarmac’s Contracting business has been awarded a significant two-year, £30 million road surfacing contract across Gloucestershire. Tarmac will take over the contract in April 2018. As part of the council’s commitment to the county’s highways over the next five years, the new contact will deliver £10 million of resurfacing works in its first year and £20 million in its second year.
Tarmac has become the first in its industry to roll out a new smart card for HGV drivers, which aims to further enhance safety and support driver training, while delivering increased customer confidence on the competency and quality of its entire supply chain.
Tarmac is calling upon current and potential supply chain partners of all sizes across the UK to share innovative ideas that will drive innovation and deliver even greater value for customers.
Tarmac’s Dene Quarry in Derbyshire is the latest mineral extractives operation to achieve Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
Costain and Tarmac are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award recognising the success of their long-term partnership in building best-practice collaboration across the supply chain.
The current news surrounding Carillion does not relate to Tarmac. Carillion and Tarmac are separate businesses and have been since 1999.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business, has hired its first new starter through its involvement with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) which supports ex-military personnel with new careers.
Tarmac has developed two bespoke concrete solutions to help housebuilders comply with new technical guidance issued by the National House Building Council (NHBC).
Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced that Griffiths has become part of their Contracting business.
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.
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.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has starred in a new programme created by ITN productions to promote road safety in the construction industry.
Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has opened a rail facility which will ensure that 2,500 truck movements will be removed from the road each year as the company delivers on its pledge to support sustainable delivery of materials, and cut transport CO2.
Tarmac has recruited six new apprentices in Norfolk as part of the leading highways maintenance solutions company’s ongoing commitment to develop skills and create employment opportunities for local people.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has reaffirmed its commitment to skills development by welcoming 37 university leavers to its nationwide graduate scheme.
Tarmac, UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is showcasing their career opportunities at the 2016 Skills Show hosted at the NEC in Birmingham.
Last week marked a successful day at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) annual Health and Safety Awards for Tarmac.
Local school children in Ludham learnt an important lesson in road safety this week, thanks to a visit from Tarmac and Norfolk County Council’s highways team.
Big Data has been a business buzz phrase for some time, but what does it mean and what does it have to do with highways?
Forty youngsters from the Rhoose area have been given vital first aid training thanks to Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant.
A Freightliner class 66 diesel locomotive has been named “Poppy” in memory of 15 workers from Buxton Lime Firms (now Tarmac) who served and died in the Battle of Somme.
Tarmac has awarded a new strategic national rail off-loading contract to specialist company Rail Freight Services for grab off-loading of materials arriving at sites across the country.
Tarmac's Building Products division has announced that it is to boost manufacturing of Durox aerated blocks by re-opening the second of its two existing factories at Linford, Essex.
A partnership between Tarmac and Nottinghamshire County Council has become the first highways maintenance contract in the UK to achieve Ultra Site status with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting the significant progress that the business is making against its sustainability framework commitments and targets.
Tarmac has led a 26-hour continuous pouring operation to help complete work on Sunderland’s new bridge across the River Wear. The company supplied more than 200 loads of concrete to the pour that recently took place.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has boosted its capability to deliver aggregates by rail from its Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire with the arrival of a new fleet of state-of-the-art rail wagons.
Tarmac’s Hindlow quarry near Buxton has received some artistic attention, after becoming the showcase for a 75 metre long piece of land art produced by contemporary artist Eddy Dreadnought.
A major new UK-GBC report supported by Tarmac has set out recommendations to help design, construction and property professionals.
National Road Planing (NRP), Tarmac’s industry-leading road planing contractor has developed an innovative new lighting solution to highlight safety zones around planing machines.
George Cooper, an electrical apprentice based at Tarmac’s West Thurrock site in Essex, has been named Apprentice of the Year by Mid Kent college after completing an NVQ level 2 in engineering operations.
A woolly mammoth tusk discovered at Tarmac’s Clifton quarry in Worcestershire, is about to go on display at a local museum.
The sale of twenty jars of locally produced honey has led to a donation from Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant to help save the local Rhoose Library.
Seven Tarmac employees have recently completed their final exams in the three-year Minerals Management foundation degree at the University of Derby, achieving six distinctions and one merit between them.
Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton recently hosted its largest school visit to date, when over 100 students from Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, came to visit its operations.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has today acquired 11 readymix concrete sites from Breedon Aggregates and Hope Construction Materials.
On 18th September, Tarmac will be demolishing their iconic 200 foot chimney at Westbury, having picked the winner from a drawing competition which was launched in April.
Tarmac’s Contracting division has won a prestigious national Investors in People (IiP) award in recognition of the steps it has taken to embed corporate social responsibility across its operations.
Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton has donated to Buxton Community School’s educational project to provide students with once in a lifetime experience of visiting the Space Centre in Korolov, Russia.
A highways surfacing project on the M9 has set a new benchmark for laying output in Scotland and demonstrated how to boost productivity, cut timescales and minimise disruption to road users. The project on the M9 between Junctions 6 and 7 of the northbound carriageway saw Tarmac and Amey lay 2,460 tonnes of asphalt in just 29 hours – a significant time saving compared to similar scale road schemes usually delivered within a 48-hour working window.
Volunteers from Tarmac’s contracting team based in Bellshill have donated their time at Wester Overton Primary School in Strathaven, to help improve the school’s playground.
Tarmac has been showcasing its range of career opportunities, new product innovations and community engagement activity at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Apprentices at Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton have proudly unveiled a poppy made in memory of 15 men who worked at the Buxton Lime Firms and served at the Battle of the Somme, to mark its centenary.
Tarmac has committed £30,000 to the regeneration of St Giles Churchyard in Newcastle-under-Lyme as part of an £800,000 project in partnership with Newcastle Borough District Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Tarmac has worked with the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to unveil a new heritage interpretation board, following an extensive restoration programme for its former quarry at Godmanchester.
Tarmac will be joining companies from around the world at Hillhead this week for the bi-annual exhibition that showcases quarry machinery, equipment and services.
Tarmac has been appointed to Highways England’s new Construction Works Framework (CWF) for the East Midlands (Area 7).
Tarmac is stepping up to provide much needed funding to help the Peak District National Park employ a new member of staff to support its conservation volunteering programme. This donation will see Tarmac commiting £20,000 each year for the next five years and is directly providing the money and volunteer hours needed to care for and protect the very special landscape of the UK’s first National Park.
Dannika Bannon is a prime example of the career development opportunities that exist within the quarrying and construction sectors. With the support and encouragement of Tarmac, her hard work and commitment has been rewarded. Having begun her career in the Logistics team, she is now the Quarry Manager for both Bestwood and Calverton quarries in Nottinghamshire.
Tarmac has teamed up with the Taylor Bennett Foundation to host a visit from a group of six trainees to its headquarters in Solihull. The graduates spent the day with Tarmac’s Communications and Corporate Affairs team learning about the business, gaining insight into work the team does and their individual career paths.
Senior business leaders from companies including Atkins, Interserve, Carillion and housing associations came together at Tarmac’s Portland House headquarters when it hosted a roundtable with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) West Midlands and Oxfordshire.
As part of Tarmac’s employee volunteering scheme, staff from the company’s regional office in Birtley spent a day improving the outside area for local children’s charity Heel & Toe.
Three employees from Tarmac are celebrating after graduating with a BSc honours degree in Minerals Management from the University of Derby.
Two Tarmac trainees have been recognised for their expertise by industry experts at the prestigious Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales Annual Dinner.
Tarmac’s Contracting division has retained the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award in recognition of its approach to people development and the way the business communicates to employees on how they can support the company’s strategy and ongoing success.
As part of Tarmac’s ongoing commitment to its local communities, the business has confirmed its sponsorship of this year’s ‘Tour of Hertfordshire Series’.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched a new large goods vehicle (LGV) Driver Training Academy- taking a fresh approach to recruitment to build on its existing 2,500 driver fleet.
By Mark Joel, Managing Director, Tarmac’s Building Products division. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 mandate that came into effect from 4 April 2016, represents a key milestone for collaboration in the UK construction industry.
As the RIBA Awards 2016 begin to be announced from 14 April, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has confirmed that it is continuing its sponsorship of the RIBA Project Architect of the Year award in 2016.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has formed a joint venture with Max Bögl, the largest privately-owned infrastructure engineering company in Germany, to deliver a new slab track system specifically for high speed rail applications in the UK.The JV draws upon Tarmac’s expertise and manufacturing capability for the UK rail industry and combines this with Max Bögl’s extensive experience of working on high speed projects.
A team of young apprentices based at Tarmac’s Birtley office Tarmac is hoping for success after entering a prestigious national award scheme.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has highlighted the benefits that greater collaborative working can bring, at an industry event designed to share insights on infrastructure and greater industry productivity.
Guy Tooth, a 23 year old apprentice from Walsall has secured a permanent job with Tarmac, the construction solutions company delivering the highways repair and maintenance contract for Walsall Council
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has long advocated the benefits of closer collaboration with clients and across the supply chain. Now this approach has been officially recognised with the award of the prestigious BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships - granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) - to its Contracting division.
The findings from this year’s ALARM Survey provide another timely reminder of the ‘perfect storm’ of funding, traffic and resource challenges facing councils when maintaining local roads in England and Wales.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has hosted a visit from Derek Mackay, Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands at its Craiginches Sidings rail freight depot in Aberdeen.
Four young people from Knowsley have started their apprenticeships with Tarmac. The Operations Apprentices who live in Huyton, Kirkby and Prescot are aged 19-21. They will be based at the Knowsley Borough Council’s Stretton Way depot in Huyton and will work as part of the Tarmac team delivering highways surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing as well as footway and carriageway repairs across Knowsley.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has begun its five-year highways maintenance contract with Knowsley Council to deliver surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, and footway and carriageway repairs.
Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has announced the creation of up to 50 new apprenticeships for 2016, including nine higher apprentices.
A former Tarmac quarry has undergone major restoration to become a popular local nature site. Eardington Nature Reserve, which was previously an active sand and gravel quarry in Shropshire, is celebrating after it has been officially recognised as a Local Wildlife Site after gaining ‘Wildlife Site’ status by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Panshanger Park Forest School at Tarmac’s Panshanger Park has celebrated its one-year anniversary with a visit from local MP and leaders from Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Tarmac has bolstered its role within the quarrying sector through the appointment of senior vice-president Martin Riley and quarry manager Kim Shilcock to the Institute of Quarrying Board of Trustees.
A former Tarmac quarry has undergone major restoration to become a popular local nature site.
Tarmac's Senior Vice President, Martin Riley, last night joined the panel at the Institute of Quarrying's technical evening to discuss his views on employee engagement.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched a new recruitment campaign set to inspire both those already working in construction and those considering it as a career path.
Dr Martyn Kenny, sustainability director at Tarmac, discusses how collaborative innovation and the continued development of sustainable solutions will help to deliver future-resilient infrastructure in our ever-changing world.
Martin Riley, former Managing Director of Tarmac’s Aggregates & Asphalt business, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Tarmac.
Tarmac is increasing its rail freight capacity to support delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and road ambitions.
UK-GBC is launching a new piece of work that will explore industry approaches, tools and behaviours to ensure that the non-domestic buildings we design, construct and operate perform in a robust and reliable way. The project, which is supported by Tarmac, will focus on energy performance and wider building performance in health, wellbeing and productivity terms.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions provider, is spreading some festive cheer across the UK with its bespoke Christmas livery.
Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant has donated 50 children’s and 15 adults’ high visibility jackets to Buxton Junior School in time for Christmas.
Open Energi has announced a landmark partnership with Tarmac. The agreement will help to harness flexible energy demand from their equipment which Open Energi then aggregate to unlock new capacity on the National Grid.
As the UK embarks on some of its biggest infrastructure projects, including HS2 and a £15 billion road building programme, senior business leaders from the construction industry are in a buoyant mood regarding the UK’s infrastructure outlook.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is recruiting its biggest graduate intake to date, with 37 university leavers set to join its nationwide programme next year.
Showcasing one of the most complete Ice Age baby hyena skeletons ever found, Tarmac has funded an exciting, new exhibition, 'Hyena!'
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions provider, has put the finishing touches to a £1.6million, state-of-the-art velodrome built by Willmott Dixon at the Middlesbrough Sports Village.
We can confirm with great sadness that our colleague, Adam Donaldson, who was working for a contractor, lost his life at Harden Quarry in Northumberland yesterday morning (7 October). Our thoughts are with Adam’s family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the authorities and supporting the Health and Safety Executive with their investigations.
Tarmac has been awarded a two-year extension on the annual £12 million highways maintenance contract with Nottinghamshire County Council.
Tarmac arranged a fun day out for 59 children and volunteers from the Vale Parent/Child Homework Club as part of the community partnership at Aberthaw Cement Plant.
Midlothian Council is leading the way by becoming the first authority in Scotland to use an innovative lower temperature asphalt, UltiLow, to build a series of link roads around its state-of-the-art waste treatment facilities for Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum near Chichester has received a welcome donation from Tarmac after the company’s marine business discovered parts from a WWII German dive bomber involved in the Battle of Britain.
Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has today unveiled a state-of-the-art asphalt plant inside the M25 at Harper Lane, Hertfordshire.
Local astronomers are now able to observe the skies much more clearly, thanks to support from Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works.
Pupils at Knighton Primary School Powys enjoyed an interactive lesson in cycle safety as part of a joint initiative between the school and constructions solutions company Tarmac.
Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant was proud to be one of the main sponsors of Dunbar Lifeboat Station’s annual gala day.
Tarmac’s Tunstead quarry has donated 20 tonnes of limestone to Bugsworth Basin, situated in the village of Buxworth in the High Peak of Derbyshire, as part of its commitment to the community.
A 27 year old award-winning apprentice from Norwich is celebrating after landing a permanent job with Tarmac
In an industry first for the sector, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has underlined its commitment to improving vulnerable road user safety by becoming the first company in the UK to trial a new Econic concrete mixer.
Two iconic British construction brands, Tarmac and Blue Circle have today come together to form Tarmac, the UK leader in building materials and sustainable construction solutions, under the new ownership of CRH plc.
A new wildlife watching hut was unveiled last weekend during an open day held at Farndon Willow Holt Nature Reserve.
Mark Mitchell has been appointed as restoration project officer for RSPB Scotland, working alongside Tarmac on the Whitesands Quarry project*, based at Oxwellmains, Dunbar