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Upper Nene ValleyOn Wednesday 16 October 2013, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) held its prestigious Restoration and Biodiversity Awards at the Royal Society in London.

The event, which had the theme 'Realising the Potential...Progress and Partnership', celebrated the excellent work MPA member companies are undertaking, showcasing some of the best examples of quarry restoration and wildlife conservation anywhere in Europe.

DEFRA Minister, Lord de Mauley, paid tribute to the industry for its biodiversity work, along with several other speakers from conservation groups who highlighted the value of working in partnership. These speakers included Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts; Paul Lambert, Executive Director, Natural England; Gill Perkins, Conservation Manager, Bumblebee Conservation Trust; and Jeremy Biggs, Director, Freshwater Habitats Trust.

A full room of almost 200 delegates attended the event, which comprised over 50 environmental and other stakeholder organisations, along with those from industry, Government departments, academia and local authorities. Sybil Ruscoe, an experienced journalist most recently associated with the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme, expertly hosted the proceedings, where live presentations were complemented by on-screen video footage of the winning sites. The sponsors’ exhibition provided an excellent arena for networking before and afterwards.

The longstanding MPA Restoration Awards were announced alongside the MPA Biodiversity Awards, with the latter divided into three categories: Landscape Scale Restoration, in association with Natural England; Innovation; and Individual Contribution.

National press release

Quarying's Biodiversity Boost - A Story to Be Told

Trade press release

Environment Minister Praises Industry’s Progress and Partnership at MPA Restoration and Biodiversity Awards 2013

MPA National Nature Park press release

MPA Launches New 'National Nature Park'

 
 

'Realising the Potential...Progress and Partnership' – Biodiversity and The Mineral Products Association.

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MPA Restoration Awards 2013

Site Operator Partners Location Award Case study Photo
Ibsley Quarry Lafarge Tarmac Richard Hordle and Tony Rogers Hampshire The Cooper-Heyman Cup for outstanding restoration Click here Click for larger
Pateley Bridge Quarry Hanson UK Hanson UK/Nidderdale Visual Arts/ Sculptor Andrew Sabin/Golder Associates/Nidderdale Plus/Harrogate Borough Council
North Yorkshire Highly Commended and MPA Special Award Click here Click for larger
Threshfield Quarry Lafarge Tarmac n/a North Yorkshire Highly Commended Click here Click for larger
Coln Valley Gravel Pits Hanson UK The Lakes by yoo Gloucestershire Commended Click here  
Kettlestoun Mains Quarry CEMEX UK Central Scotland Forest Trust West Lothian Commended Click here  
Little Gerpins RJD Ltd Ingrebourne Valley Ltd Essex Commended Click here  
Mill Farm Quarry Aggregate Industries UK Ltd n/a Aberdeenshire Commended Click here  
Meadow Lane Lafarge Tarmac Leicestershire & Rutland
Wildlife Trust
Leicestershire Commended Click here  

MPA Biodiversity Awards 2013

Landscape Scale Restoration, in association with Natural England
Site Operator Partners Location Award Case study Photo
Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Hanson UK n/a Northamptonshire Overall Winner Click here Click for larger
Bayston Hill Quarry Lafarge Tarmac Shropshire County Council Shropshire Runner Up Click here Click for larger
Attenborough Gravel Pits CEMEX UK Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Nottinghamshire Highly Commended Click here  
Torr Works Quarry Aggregate Industries UK Ltd n/a Somerset Highly Commended Click here  
Branton Nature Conservation Area CEMEX UK n/a Northumberland Commended Click here  
Chard Junction Quarry Aggregate Industries UK Ltd n/a Dorset Commended Click here  
Glensanda Quarry Aggregate Industies UK Ltd n/a Argyll Commended Click here  
Great Stour Way & Hambrook Marshes Brett Group n/a nr Canterbury Commended Click here  
Innovation
Site Operator Partners Location Award Case study Photo
Ardley North Quarry Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd Environmental Solutions through Partnership (ESP) Ltd Oxfordshire Overall Winner Click here Click for larger
Whiteball Quarry Hanson UK n/a Somerset Runner Up Click here Click for larger
Arclid Quarry Bathgate Silica Sand Ltd n/a Cheshire Commended Contact for info  
Batts Combe Quarry Hanson UK n/a Somerset Commended Contact for info  
Chard Junction Quarry Aggregate Industries UK Ltd n/a Dorset Commended Contact for info  
Dry Rigg Quarry Lafarge Tarmac n/a Yorkshire Dales Commended Contact for info  
Eye Landfill Golder Associates (UK) Ltd Biffa Waste Services Ltd Cambridgeshire Commended Contact for info  
Langford Quarry Lafarge Tarmac RSPB Nottinghamshire Commended Contact for info  
Eaton Hall Quarry Lafarge Tarmac n/a Cheshire Commended Contact for info  
Parkfield Road CEMEX UK n/a Warwickshire Commended Contact for info  
Stoneycombe Quarry Aggregate Industries UK Ltd n/a South Devon Commended Contact for info  
Torr Works Quarry Aggregates Industries UK Ltd n/a Somerset Commended Contact for info  
Individual Contribution
Individual Company Award Case study Photo
Phil Harding Brett Group The Butterfield Trophy for outstanding contribution to restoration and biodiversity Click here Click for larger
Sam Tarrant CEMEX UK / RSPB Honoured for outstanding
contribution to biodiversity
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Tim Harvey Hanson UK Honoured for outstanding
contribution to biodiversity
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Peter Steffans Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd Honoured for outstanding
contribution to biodiversity
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Edward Dixon Lafarge Tarmac Honoured for outstanding
contribution to biodiversity
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