Ingham quarry supports social club
At Ingham quarry near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, our employees have actively engaged with the local community for over 20 years.
When the social club needed a new shed to store equipment, supervisor, Kevin Gedge, immediately offered to help: “There’s been a quarry here since 1987 and I thought it would be a great opportunity for Tarmac to give something back to the local community. The local church had donated a spare patch of ground and a supplier in the village gave some hardcore for the base. So when Social Club chairman, John Wrigglesworth, asked if we could help, I spoke to Dave Downs, district manager, and he gave us the go ahead.”
Kevin Gedge, along with Paul Gladwell, mixer driver, jointly delivered the concrete to the social club at a formal public event. There was a high turnout from local people and the media – however, most people left after the official donation had taken place. In contrast, Kevin and Paul went beyond their official duties by not only delivering the concrete, but also laying the slab, accompanied by John. Kevin realised that the small donation of hardcore meant that they would need more concrete to complete the job and returned to the plant to mix another two cubic metres of concrete. Their exceptional efforts reinforced our reputation in the local community and greatly impressed John, who was very grateful for the donation and for Tarmac’s help and support.