A day in the life of Welsh Slate’s restoration manager

A day in the life of Welsh Slate’s restoration manager

19-02-2021

Tony Heaney is a man so happy in his job it’s positively galling! Welsh Slate’s restoration manager for the past 17 years, it seems come rain or shine he’s never had a bad day. Which is saying something,...
Celebrities get active in north Wales

Celebrities get active in north Wales

08-02-2021

Welsh Slate has been the scene of much celebrity activity recently. Most recently, TV property show presenter Sarah Beeny was shown around the Penrhyn Quarry production process by commercial director Michael Halle. Sarah is currently on Channel 4...
Welsh Slate set to star at two RHS shows

Welsh Slate set to star at two RHS shows

23-04-2019

As a Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying it is a thrill for me to work with Welsh Slate to showcase paving and garden-related ideas which can be applied in any garden where quality and craftsmanship are valued.”
Drone footage of Phase 1 of the new Llangefni link road and the discovery of an ancient cemetery and a 1,500 year-old “time capsule”

Drone footage of Phase 1 of the new Llangefni link road and the discovery of an ancient cemetery and a 1,500 year-old “time capsule”

07-10-2016

Drone footage showing Phase 1 of the new Llangefni link road. Main contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, who used several of Welsh Slate’s aggregate products to include; as-dug, 6F5 capping material, type 1 sub-base. Look closely around 2 minutes...
An Old Farm gets a new award

An Old Farm gets a new award

15-08-2016

A project which required the special production of imperial-sized roof slates has been awarded the first Welsh Slate Living Heritage Award outside of the UK. Almost 5,000 Penrhyn Heather Blue capital grade slates from Welsh Slate’s Penrhyn Quarry...
Lagan Ladies walk the walk

Lagan Ladies walk the walk

12-08-2016

A “Lagan Ladies” team from has raised almost £2,000 for breast cancer research by taking part in the annual MoonWalk night walk in London. Three current employees of Welsh Slate (finance director Nicki Oakes, payroll officer and HR...
Welsh Slate is praised for its pole position in slate manufacture

Welsh Slate is praised for its pole position in slate manufacture

27-05-2016

A Welsh Assembly member has praised Welsh Slate for leading the world in supplying high-quality slate. Shadow Minister for Environment & Sustainability and North Wales Conservative AM Janet Haworth congratulated the company during a recent visit to its...
work on west Coats primary School is drawing to a close

work on west Coats primary School is drawing to a close

27-01-2016

Work is drawing to a close on the re-roof of West Coats primary School in a Conservation Area in Halfway, Cambuslang. This is our third project with South Lanarkshire Council. The Forster Group is installing 45,000 of our...
Brand new school for Abington Primary children

Brand new school for Abington Primary children

27-01-2016

Primary students in Abington, South Lanarkshire, are looking forward to a brand new school, complete with 19,000 of our Penrhyn Heather Blue 500mm x 300mm Celtic-grade slates installed by Braisby Roofing for main contractor CCG (Campbell Construction group)....
Money, money, money

Money, money, money

19-01-2016

Three members of Welsh Slate’s finance department have performed a hat-trick in their quest for Continuing Professional Development. Credit supervisor Kelly Rowlands, financial accountant Moses Chinyama and management accountant Wendy Davies have all reached landmark stages in their...
What other manufacturer will give you a 100 year guarantee on its product?

What other manufacturer will give you a 100 year guarantee on its product?

14-01-2016

Article written by Eric Bignell, editor  Natural Stone Specialist Magazine Welsh slate makes the perfect roofing material. It cleaves readily into thin sections, absorbs hardly any water and reacts with practically nothing. The same properties also make it...
HOME AND AWAY

HOME AND AWAY

21-12-2015

Chris Allwood, Managing Director of Welsh Slate Ltd, discusses some challenges for the UK slate industry. Does anyone else out there feel that today’s focus on Modern Methods of Construction and even modern methods of education are the...