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  • 18

    Dec
    2014
    Farewell to John Hitchen
    The end of 2014 also marked the end of an era in our businesses as it saw the retirement of John Hitchen our Foreman at Island Cement's Ramsey Silos after 33 years of distinguished service. John's colleagues gathered for a dinner to mark the event just down the quay from the silos at Ramsey's Harbour Bistro.  Thanking him for his long, dedicated service, Stephen Smyth, General Manager presented John with Steam Packet vouchers and a cake made specially for the occsasion, fittingly in the sh...

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  • 14

    Aug
    2014
    Island Aggregates supports ‘Hands of Hope’
    James Vickers of ‘Hands of Hope’ receives empty containers from Island Aggregates General Manager Stephen Smyth, at Santon Depot Packed with clothes, the containers start the journey to Romania Pictured above, Stephen Smyth, Island Aggregates General Manager donates used bulk admixture containers to James Vickers, Director of Manx-based charity ‘Hands of Hope’ for use in their sterling work helping the needy in Romania. James kindly gave us a run...

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  • 3

    Jul
    2014
    Sub Aqua Concreting in Port St Mary
    Truckmixer in place at the pump and ready to go The concrete goes underwater via the pumping line On 3rd July 2014, Island Aggregates supplied concrete to a job with a difference! The team carrying out this pour weren’t your average concreting squad in hard hats and wellington boots, with wheelbarrows and trowels to hand. The PPE this team were kitted out in comprised full diving suits with breathing apparatus. For these specialist divers were placing concrete u...

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  • 25

    Jul
    2014
    ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ leads to Point of Ayre
    Onchan Rotary Club visit on 25th July 2014 The long days and warm, dry weather the Island enjoyed in July 2014 made for some very pleasant walks around our restored gravel pits at Point of Ayre with varied groups of special guests. We host a number of these ‘walk and talk’ events each year and our visitors are invariably impressed not only by the scale and beauty of the setting and its varied wildlife, but by the way in which the site has been restored from a ...

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  • 29

    Jul
    2014
    Billy Lays Down a Marker for Safety
    Safety Observation Scheme January – June 2014 Prize Winner Billy Blair receives his vouchers at Jurby Depot from Stephen Smyth, General Manager With his unmistakable smile, our Jurby based concrete-mixer driver Billy Blair receives his prize of a £50 voucher, for best submissions to the Island Aggregates Ltd Safety Observation scheme over the first half of 2014. The scheme is an example of the safety culture we strive to maintain and build within Island Aggr...

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  • 18

    Sep
    2014
    Batty Goings On at Point of Ayre
    Clipboard and detectors at the ready, the team prepare to start the second bat survey at the restored Point of Ayre gravel pits on 18th September 2014 (l-r Louise Samson, DEFA Warden for The Ayres NNR; Bob Moon, Manx Bat Group; Stephen Smyth, Island Aggregates Ltd and Sue Moon, Manx Bat Group) On 11th and 18th September 2014, several batmen and women were at large on Island Aggregates’ Point of Ayre site. There were however no capes or masks in evidence and, in spite...

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