Another really useful meeting with Theresa Peltier, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire. This time we met at the NSC with James Thorne the CEO of IQ.

The focus for discussion was the opportunities for education and employment the campus at the NSC will provide.

Once the building is up IQ will be leading professional training courses for the minerals industries from the classrooms and conference centre.

The discussion also touched on the range of apprenticeships both on the site (for example grounds maintenance, catering and tourism) and within the minerals industry.

And, of course, we talked about the need for funding and shared ideas of who to approach both for the new building and the new museum.

All washed down with tea and cake. 

The photo is taken in front of the new free exhibition at the NSC generously sponsored by Longcliffe Quarries.