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August 1, 2016

DR TOM STYLES (SENIOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER) JOINS LMCL

Tom Styles joins LMCL as a Senior Geotechnical Enginner. Tom has an honours degree and a PhD from Camborne School of Mines (his doctorate was on numerical modelling of fractured rock slopes). Since leaving CSM, Tom has worked as a post-doctoral fellow in British Columbia and then upon returning to the UK he has worked for AMC Consultants and Knight Piésold worldwide on numerous open-pit and tailing dam designs. Tom strengthens our quarrying design capabilities and will assist in LMCL’s continued diversification.

May 23, 2016

RUPERT WILKS (SENIOR ENGINEER) JOINS LMCL

Rupert Wilks joins LMCL as a Senior Engineer. Rupert graduated from Lancaster University in 1993 with an Environmental Science with Engineering Geology Degree and previously worked for IG Consulting, Encia Consulting and Stratus Environmental. Rupert’s background will help LMCL diversify it’s consulting capabilities.

January 30, 2016

3RD UAS PURCHASED BY DRONESURV

DroneSurv (LMCL) have just taken delivery of their 3rd unmanned aerial system (UAS or ‘Drone’). This time it’s a quad-copter Matrice from Intelligent UAS in the United States. It features a FLIR (infra red thermal) camera on an independent 360° gimbal to the 360° gimbal that the optical camera is mounted on. The Matrice also features ultrasonic anti collision sensors (parking sensors) and will make this an invaluable tool for both close confinement intersections and thermal surveys. This was purchased and immediately went to the far-east with Adrian Charters and Matt Riley to undertake a specific type of environmental mapping. If we gain permission from the international law firm that contracted us, we will present our findings at a later date.

December 1, 2015

JACK MANUEL LEAVES TO JOIN CEMEX

Just like buses, after years of continuous employee growth, we lose two in the space of three months! We cannot wish Jack enough good wishes for his future career in Cemex. Jack was our 1st ‘technical’ employee and joined Adrian and Alison working from their home for many years in the early stages of the Company’s development. He joined LMCL as a fresh MSc graduate and leaves after 8 years as a Chartered Geologist and Senior Engineering Geologist.

September 1, 2015

CHRIS BURGESS LEAVES TO JOIN HOPE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

It’s a fond farewell to Chris Burgess who has been instrumental in developing our Survey business over the last two years as well as providing excellent geological advice to our Clients and geotechnical support to Adrian Wilkinson and Jack Manuel. We wish Chris every success in his continued career development with Hope CM.

August 1, 2015

MIKE WILLIAMS JOINS THE TEAM

Mike Williams has joined our team as an Engineering Geologist having just completed an MSc in Mining Engineering at Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter). Previous to studying at Camborne, Mike worked for 3 years as an Exploration Geologist in the Afar Desert with Stratex International Plc and 1 year as a Graduate Trainee with Aggregate Industries. Hed had previously received an Integrated Masters in Geology from The University of Leicester.

February 2, 2015

LAND AND MINERALS CONSULTING LIMITED LAUNCH DRONESURV

Land and Minerals Consulting Limted launch “DroneSurv” for their aerial survey work.

January 27, 2015

SAFE, EFFICIENT SURVEYING

Land and Minerals Consulting are featured as “Geological Survey Consultants of the Month” in the latest issue of “Business and Industry Today”.

January 12, 2015

INTRODUCING OUR LATEST SURVEYOR – MATT RILEY

A big welcome to Matt Riley who joins us as a Surveyor and trainee drone pilot from UK Coal.

September 22, 2014

2ND UAV INVESTMENT

QuarryDesign invest in 2nd UAV (UAS / SUAS)

April 17, 2014

QUARRYDESIGN (WITH UAV) AT GEOBUSINESS 2014

QuarryDesign are sharing LSS’s Stand H3 at GeoBusiness on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th May. If you are attending and drop by you’ll receive a warm welcome.

November 13, 2013

QUARRYDESIGN JOINT RUNNER-UP IN MPA HEATH AND SAFETY AWARDS

QuarryDesign are delighted to have received “Joint Runner-up” for our integrated use of Long-range LiDAR and UAV aerial photogrammetry at yesterday’s MPA Health & Safety Awards day.

November 12, 2013

QUARRYDESIGN’S EXPERT WITNESS ASSISTS GALLAGHER INQUIRY

On 26th September 2013, Gallagher Aggregates Limited finally cleared the last hurdle in the long process of securing planning for a westerly extension at their Hermitage Ragstone Quarry in Kent.

July 23, 2013

NEW HEAD OFFICE

We have acquired a new Head Office located in Clevedon just 2 mintues off the M5. At 1,000 square feet this is more than ample for our current staff and is large enough to enable us to more than triple in size over the next decade.

June 28, 2013

LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF THE GEOCOPTER AT BAA CONFERENCE

Adrian Charters demonstrated his flying skills to over 100 delegates at the BAA Annual Conference in Durham on Monday 24th June.

September 1, 2010

ADRIAN CHARTERS JOINS QUARRYDESIGN

QuarryDesign are pleased to announce that Adrian Charters (formerly Geological Manager for Aggregate Industries USA; and prior to that a founding Director of KeyGeosolutions and Geological Manager for Tarmac), will be joining QuarryDesign as Geological Director starting on 1st September 2010.

September 24, 2007

JACK MANUEL JOINS QUARRYDESIGN

Jack Manuel, a recent MSc Geotechnical Engineering graduate from Glasgow University, joins Land and Minerals Consulting Limited as it’s first additional professional employee.

October 25, 2004

LAND AND MINERALS CONSULTING LIMITED LAUNCHED

Adrian Wilkinson forms new geological consultancy to provide professional advice to the UK Quarrying Industry.