01 – ABOUT MPQC
History of MPQC
The Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) was established in 1983 to help develop and maintain industry training needs and was originally known as Quarry Products Training Company Ltd.
We are a ‘not for profit’ membership organisation whose members are derived from the quarrying, mineral products, mining, construction and related manufacturing sectors. MPQC members cover a wide breadth of the mineral products industry and range form sole traders to multi-national corporations.
MPQC is formed of two divisions; MP Awards and MP Skills. The two divisions operate independently of one another and are governed and regulated by a range of Government Bodies and Independent Regulators.
02 – ABOUT MPQC
The MPQC Board has the support of the major mineral companies, trade associations and professional bodies and are owned by our members and governed by the industry. The Council supports the Board in guiding the strategic direction of MPQC. The Council consists of MPQC members from across the sector, alongside a number of key industry stakeholders.
03 – ABOUT MPQC
Board & Council
We are led by a Board of Senior Directors from major mineral companies and trade associations. In addition to the usual governance responsibilities of any Board, the MPQC Board formulate and agree on policies and the strategic direction of MPQC. The Council provides a forum in which all sectors of the mineral products industry are represented to ensure that the assessment, qualification and training needs of employers, large and small, are properly considered and catered for.
The Council aims to meet a minimum of three times per year, where it discusses a wide range of current industry topics.
MPQC has the support of the major mineral companies, trade associations, and professional bodies, and we are owned by our members and governed by the industry.
The Executive team are responsible for the smooth and seamless operation of the three divisions that make up MPQC.
04 – MEMBERS
About our members
We are proud that our membership covers a wide breadth of the mineral products sector. We are a Not for Profit membership organisation and any business that sits within quarrying, mineral products, mining, construction and related manufacturing sectors can apply to become a member.
MPQC members range from sole traders to multi-national corporations. We have grown steadily during the past 30 + years and have had 80 businesses join as members over the past 5 years alone. Even more remarkable is that over 25% of our members have been with us since 1983!