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Hanson UK appoints new CEO

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Daniel Cooper has been appointed chief executive officer of Hanson UK, replacing Patrick O’Shea, who stepped down at Christmas after eight years at the head of the construction materials business. Daniel was previously northern regional general manager for Hanson Australia. He graduated from Murdoch University in Perth with a double major in commerce and economics and joined Pioneer Concrete in Australia in 1993. Hanson acquired Pioneer in 2000 and Daniel held a number of operational, comme...

UK: Hanson appoints new national cement sales manager

28 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Mark Hickingbottom has been appointed Hanson bulk cement national sales manager. Mark has been with the company for over 10 years and will be responsible for managing Hanson's UK sales team. “This is an exciting role and I am looking forward to building on our position as a leading supplier of bulk cement products,” said Mark, who has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management and is an associate member of The Institute of Concrete Technology. Mark has extensive sales and marketing experien...

Ketton solar power plant could see year-end start, UK

15 October 2013, Published under Cement News

A new solar power plant to be built on land owned by Hanson Cement could be up-and-running by year-end, with over a third of its power destined to supply the UK cement producer's Ketton works. Lark Energy, based in Market Deeping, has been granted planning permission to create the farm on land near Pit Lane, Ketton, local news reported. If a condition on drainage is approved by Rutland County Council, the firm will be able to start installing the 38,544 panels. Once complete, the solar...

Hanson set to announce job losses, UK

12 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Hanson has told its workers that demand for its core products, including asphalt, concrete and cement, had fallen by more than 10 per cent during the year and that 2013 was likely to be worse. The company said it would have to take steps to balance the size of the business by reducing capacity and bringing overheads into line, moves that would "inevitably" result in job losses. An announcement on restructuring proposals will be made by the end of October, with no details available yet on t...

Fire at Clitheroe works, UK

25 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Firefighters attended a blaze which broke out on Friday evening at Hanson’s Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, UK. Local press reported that the ire, which involved a conveyor belt was attended to just after 9pm at the cement works, formerly known as Castle Cement. There was severe damage to the rubber conveyor belt and surrounding machinery during the incident which Clitheroe firefighters dealt with until 1 a.m. Clitheroe watch manager Dave McGrath explained that the plant is currentl...