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Aggregate Industries — One of the largest producers of aggregates and coated stone in the UK.

Albion Stone Plc — Produces dimension stone blocks, slabs, tiles and masonry in Portland Stone and other limestones.

Allen Newport Ltd — Small Cambridgeshire-based supplier of sand and gravel and ready-mixed concrete.

The Banks Group — Operates a range of business activities including surface mining, waste management and land remediation. They supply coal for electricity generation, domestic and industrial markets. They also supply sand and gravel for construction and fireclay for the brick industry.

Bardon Aggregates — An Aggregate Industries Ltd business, has over 70 aggregate operations across the UK, comprising crushed rock, sand and gravel and secondary aggregate quarries. They also have a growing network of secondary and recycled aggregate depots.

The Bath Stone Group — Stoke Ground Bath Stone is used throughout the UK in both restoration and new build projects.

Berwyn Slate Quarry Ltd — Produces a rich blue black natural Welsh slate suitable for many building and architectural purposes.

Brett Group — One of the largest privately-owned construction and building materials business in the UK.

British Gypsum — UK's leading supplier of internal wall and ceiling systems. The company currently has 5 major manufacturing plants in the UK. It provides technical support and training to the industry through its Drywall Academy support function, and via its East Leake based Building Test Centre, has access to Europe's leading suite of fire, acoustics and structural test laboratories.

British Salt — Wholly owned subsidiary of US Salt Holdings LLC, produces over 50% of British white salt from brine pumping operations around Middlewich in Cheshire.

Bullimores Sand & Gravel Ltd — Aggregates supplier in eastern England.

Cardigan Sand & Gravel Co Ltd — Produce a wide range of tightly specified sands and aggregates for use in the home and garden, construction, agriculture and sports.

Celtic Energy Ltd — Produces high quality coal from its sites in South Wales.

CEMEX UK — Largest UK producer of cement and ready-mix concrete and second largest producer of aggregates following the acquisition of the RMC Group in 2004.

CHAP Group — Operates sand and gravel quarries in the North East of Scotland.

The Cullimore Group — The Cullimore Group has quarries in the Cotswold Water Park and near Malvern Hills producing sand and gravel.

Dennis Gillson and Son — A family business producing York Stone.

Drayton Stone Pits — Aggregate suppliers in Norfolk.

Dunhouse Quarry Ltd — Specialises in providing stone to the masonry industry, particularly limestone and sandstone.

Garside Sands — Part of Aggregate Industries. Produces specialist graded silica sands in Bedfordshire and serves diverse markets.

Geddes Group — Operates sand & gravel and hard rock quarries in Scotland.

Glendinning — An independent quarrying and road surfacing company based in south-west England.

Farrar Natural Stone — Manufacturer and supplier of natural stone building materials. They are typically fine-grained, hard sandstones, either uniform in colour or variegated.

Goonvean —Europe's largest independently owned kaolin producer; extracting kaolin, china stone, feldspars and aggregate by-products in England for over two centuries. Privately owned since 1931.

Greaves Welsh Slate Co Ltd — Operates the Llechwedd slate quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales.

GRS Roadstone — Provides primary aggregates and recycled products.

Hanson UK — UK’s leading producer of aggregates from a network of some 60 quarries and a marine dredging operation. They also have 50 crushed rock quarries and quarry silica sand for glass making.

Hillhouse Quarry Group — Manufacturers of dry coated stone and concrete products from several sites in south-western Scotland. Hillhouse Quarry produces crushed aggregate.

The Hills Group Ltd — One of the major suppliers of sand, gravel, stone, recycled products and topsoil to the construction industry in the Wiltshire area.

Hugh King & Co Ltd — Ayrshire-based company produces a variety of sands for many different applications including silica sands for foundry use, glass manufacture, building and sports sand.

IMERYS — Largest kaolin producer in the UK from quarries in southwest England following the acquisition of English China Clays plc in 1999. Involved in mineral processing in the sectors of pigments, building materials, refractory and ceramic products.

INEOS Chlor Ltd — Major chlor-alkali producer in Europe. It is the largest producer of salt in the UK operating the Holford Brinefield in Cheshire.

Kirkstone Quarries Ltd — Cumbrian-based company with a wide variety of stone products.

Lafarge Aggregates Ltd — One of the UK's largest producers of construction materials with an annual turnover of more than £300 million.

Leith's (Scotland) Ltd — This company has many quarries in the north of Scotland and produces a wide range of products.

Lhoist UK — UK subsidiary of Belgian-based international company. Now a Derbyshire lime producer following acquisition of the lime activities of RMC Industrial Minerals.

Llanelli Sand Dredging Ltd — This company produces sea-dredged sand for local building and construction uses in South Wales. A subsidiary of Westminster Dredging Company Ltd.

Lloyd Spar Quarries — A supplier of decorative aggregates and quarry products to the construction and landscaping industry. Based in North Wales.

Longcliffe Quarries Ltd — Longcliffe's Brassington Moor limestone quarry in Derbyshire produces a variety of industrial and constructional aggregates, ground calcium carbonates, quicklime, hydrated lime and other products.

Middleton Aggregates Ltd — A supplier of sand and gravel products. Based near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Midland Quarry Products — One of the UK's leading suppliers of hard rock and asphalt (coated materials), providing a comprehensive range of aggregates and asphalt products to the construction, civil engineering and rail industries.

Natural Welsh Stone Ltd — Produces Welsh Blue Pennant stone, a natural sand stone with various colours, shades and textures.

Needham Group Ltd — Holding company for all companies within the group with major interests in the extraction and processing of chalk and flint at quarries throughout East Anglia.

Patersons Quarries Limited — Pattersons of Greenoakhill operate quarries in west and central Scotland and have been supplying the construction industry with aggregates since 1973. The company also supplies silica sand through its subsidiary Fife Silica Sands.

Raymond Brown Group — A multi-disciplinary company consisting of a number of trading companies undertaking building, civil engineering, landfill and marine projects, along with recycling facilities, aggregate supply and haulage.

Realstone — Has a number of quarries and manufacturing sites in the UK. It produces and supplies a wide range of building stones throughout Britain.

Salt Union Ltd — Wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Minerals of the US. It operates the Meadowbank rock salt mine at Winsford in Cheshire.

Sibelco UK — Formerly known as WBB Minerals. International producer of plastic ceramic clays and silica sand.

Singleton Birch — Has production capability for chalk, burnt lime and hydrated lime, plus many specialist products, at its plant in North Lincolnshire.

Skene Group Ltd — Hard rock and sand & gravel quarries in Scotland.

Stanleys Quarry — Stanleys Quarry, producing building stone and internal flagstone.

Sustainable aggregates — An information gateway that promotes sustainable production and consumption of aggregate. This website hosts the reports and findings of research and development funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund in England and other relevant research and information.

Tarmac Group — Part of Anglo American plc. produces a wide range of construction materials including asphalts, aggregates, chemical and industrial limestone, agricultural lime, specialist road surfacings and sand products for recreational use.

Tennants Natural Scottish Stone — Small family firm supplying Scottish cobbles from its quarry near Elgin.

Thomas Armstrong Group Ltd — Produces sand for building and construction in southern Scotland and northern England.

TOLSA Group — International company involved in the mining and processing of clays and peat for industrial and commercial use, including Steetley Bentonite & Absorbents Ltd and Steetley Woburn Bentonite Ltd.

Walters Group — Plant and civil engineering business in Wales offering a diverse range of services. The company has an opencast coal site, two schemes for reclamation of derelict sites with associated coal recovery and operates stone producing quarries.

Westminster Dredging — Supplies marine sand and gravel to the UK construction industry and for flood and coast protection.