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MQP aids local school

Hugglescote School

Hugglescote Community Primary School took delivery of an extra batch of reading material thanks to a donation by MQP.  

The school, which has 420 pupils ranging from 4-11 years old, is based in Hugglescote, Coalville, and received a cash injection from the company to buy extra books.

 Paul Driver, Headteacher said: "We approached nearby quarry operator MQP for some assistance and and we are extremely grateful for the generous donation. It has enabled us to purchase a variety of books to enhance our library provision and will benefit pupils throughout the school. We look forward to working in partnership with MQP on other projects to further develop our community links."

Photo caption: Paul Driver Headteacher of Hugglescote Community Primary School (right) with David Bagshaw, Managing Director of MQP and pupils from Hugglescote Community Primary School 

26 April 2017


MQP assist with rock donation

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Hartshill Parish Council has remembered the former home of a local VIP thanks to MQP.

Michael Drayton (1563-1631) was born and lived in Hartshill, near the former MQP Jees/Boon quarry near Nuneaton. He was a famous English poet, who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era and was even favoured at the court of Elizabeth.  He was a friend of William Shakespeare, some rumoured he was actually the bard!  He is buried at poets corner in Westminster Abbey.

MQP donated a large piece of local granite rock to Hartshill Parish Council and a suitable commemorative plaque was subsequently fixed on the rock to mark the spot where Michael Drayton's house stood at Hartshill Green.   

John Randle, Chairman of Hartshill Parish Council said: "The Council was keen to honour and remember the spot where Michael Drayton lived as a record of historical importance. I am delighted with the help and support that MQP has provided helping us to realise this project." 

Photo caption: John Randle, Chairman of Hartshill Parish Council (centre) with David Bagshaw, Managing Director of MQP (far right) and Richard Nevin, New Cliffe Hill Quarry Manager (far left) also of MQP 

12 April 2017


Health and Safety is a way of life at Cliffe Hill

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Last week, MQP hosted a senior leadership training day at its prestigious Cliffe Hill Quarry.

Staff from parent Group Heidelberg Cement were given a full tour of the smooth professional operations at the site - and they left extremely impressed.

"Troy Felts (Area Director, Health and Safety, WSE (Heidelberg)) said: "We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to everyone at Cliffe Hill Quarry for the organisation, professionalism, and support afforded us during the delivery of the HeidelbergCement safety leadership training. 

"We were especially grateful for the opportunity to visit the site, engage with everyone and walk away with the knowledge and understanding that health and safety is a way of life at Cliffe Hill.

"The site rules and safety briefings were immediately obvious and reinforced with safety inductions for the office and operational areas. We were clear about our responsibilities for health and safety and MQP staff took very good care of us during the tour."

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20 March 2017