Trefor Evans

Trefor passed away peacefully at home in his sleep Saturday 25th April after a brave battle against cancer diagnosed last November. A sad loss to all his friends and colleagues in the industry – read our tribute here.

Due to the current restrictions, there will just be a private cremation at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Rugby next Thursday (7th) at 1130am. The family are looking to hold a more fitting celebration of his life at a later stage.



Obituary in Rugby Advertiser here.

BAA Annual Meeting, Palace Hotel, Buxton, 21st-23rd June

Palace Hotel, Buxton

We have cancelled this event In light of government advice in the ongoing current situation with coronavirus, and in line with the announcement re Hillhead.

The meeting is re-booked  21st June 2021 immediately ahead of Hillhead 2021.

BAA Annual Meeting

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Davis Derby

A very warm welcome to a recent new associate member and to Paul Bouskill, Business Manager. They are a long-established designer and manufacturer of software embedded products & provider of data management services including plant operating in potentially hazardous areas. This includes conveyor control and protection, and fleet management of forklifts.

BAA Annual Meeting 2019, 16 to 18 June, Meriden

BAA Newx

Another highly successful, informative and interactive networking event with some 100 delegates registered – strong BAA member presence!
Inspirational keynote address from Rory Underwood MBE – on focus and awareness – and demonstrated with rugby balls!!


Delegates will receive copy of all presentations and photographs of the event shortly.

Many thanks again to all who attended, all our speakers and exhibitors

Calor   Command Alkon    DXB Motors           Duo     DustScanAQ    GWP       Herbst   HSE   Influential Management   John White   Longfloor    Mitsubushi      MPQC   QNJAC     Quarry Design 

CPD Certificate available on request


BAA Annual Meeting – 16 – 18 June

Booking now open :  here

Still a FEW Rooms remaining!!- 

Venue : Marriott Forest of Arden, Meriden 

Sunday 16th – Arrivals
Monday 17th – 0930 Reception
Exhibition and Cameo Presentations
Safety and General Presentaions
Keynote Speaker : Rory Underwood
Tuesday 18th Golf

Final Programme now available : PDF download : PDF Document


Keynote speaker – Rory Underwood MBE

Other confirmed presentations

  • 2019 Entrapment Campaign
  • MPQC
  • Carbon 8
  • Calor
  • BioDiversity Gain
  • RCS in Quarries


  • Calor,
  • Command Alkon,
  • DXB Motors,
  • Duo,
  • DustScan,
  • GWP,
  • Herbst,
  • HSE
  • Influential Management,
  • John White,
  • Mitsubushi,
  • Longfloor,
  • MPQC,
  • Quarry Design


Price includes VAT Members Non Member
Full delegate rate ** 231 321
Day delegate 81 111
Day plus dinner 153 210
Exhibition space 300 390
Golf 30 45

** Includes meeting, lunch, dinner and overnight B&B Monday

Archaeological Research Services

Congratulations to Clive Waddington and ARS who opened another new office on Monday (13th) – in London at Hackney – on the Lee Navigation Canal as it enters the Olympic Park at Stratford.


Welcome to our latest new Cheshire-based associate member and to Mike Mcloughlin. They produce software for the mining and quarry industry; stockpile measurement and excavator production tonnage, blast optimisation using drones and software.
They are also agents for Carlson’s Quarryman and boretrak – sold to UK, China and Ireland and many places in between.

BAA AGM Palace Hotel, Buxton, Monday 25th June 2018

BAA Newx

The 2018 British Aggregates Association AGM was held in the Palace Hotel, Buxton on  Monday 25th June 2018.  See below for details of our speakers this year and the subsequent press coverage.

AGM Programme : Open document

Thanks to all our exhibitors and sponsors

Morning Speakers

  • Ruth George MP
  • Anthony Elgey (MPQC) Apprenticeship Training
  • David Taylor (Command Alkon) Dispatch and Ticketing
  • Jo Cassidy (Powerscreen) The Future of Crushing and Screening
  • Roy Bush & Mike Phillips (MinExp) Back to Basics
  • Chris Tofts (Stephens-Scown) 2020:A Clearer View on the Future for Minerals Planning?
  • John Southall (Southalls) Safety Cloud Solution
  • Mark Pritchard (GWP) EA- Protecting the Environment or regulating what can easily be Regulated
  • Trevor Herbert (Mitsubishi Electric) Energy Saving and OEE

Quarry of the Year 2018, Springfield Farm
Quarry of the Year 2018, Springfield Farm
Pictures kind courtesy Eric Bignell, Quarry Management

Afternoon Speakers

  • Miles Watkins (President, Institute of Quarrying) The Next 100 Years
  • Patrick Louis (Former CEO, Lotus F1) How to Manage an F1 Team

Press Reports

  • MP Praises Minerals Sector (Mineral Planning, 26th June)Open document
  • Quarry of the Year Named (Mineral Planning, 26th June)Open document
  • Minerals Could lose a Million Staff (Mineral Planning, 26th June)Open document