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The Stone Show is committed to providing a conference experience to educate, enrich and engage the visitor.

The Stone Show Seminar Theatre features around 30, free-to-attend seminars.

Three sessions each day will give insights into the key developments that will shape and transform the stone industry over the next decade, as speakers and panels explore decarbonization, sustainable design, digitalization and much more.   

At the end of each seminar the audience will have the opportunity to put their questions to the speaker, whilst a panel will discuss the most salient issues at the end of each session.

Located on the show floor for the first time, the first two days will be hosted by Susannah Streeter, a leading broadcaster and sustainability commentator.

As a senior investment and markets analyst, commentator and former business journalist, Susannah is a knowledgeable and highly-skilled interviewer who has quizzed leading business figures, politicians, entrepreneurs and economists on radio and TV, over 17 years at the BBC, and at live events.

Susannah Streeter
Susannah has hosted many global conferences and interviewed world leaders and central bankers on economic issues and green policies, including the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai, the International Banking Forum in Kuwait, the Sustainable Finance Forum in Abu Dhabi and Our Ocean in Oslo. 

Tuesday 6 June

Architects’ Day

Stone Federation Great Britain     Natural Stone Specialist

Stone: laying the foundations for a sustainable future

10:00 – 11:00

The what, why & how of EPDs 
(Environmental Product Declarations)

The relevance and practicalities of Environmental Product Declarations for the stone industry.

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10:00 – 10:05


Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

10:05 – 10:20

EPD’s explained

Dr Flavie Lowres, Consultant - Green Thinking Ltd

10:20 – 10:35

A building professional’s perspective on maximising the potential of EPDs

Alex Lynes, Associate Director - Webb Yates

10:35 – 10:50

EPDs in the Natural Stone Industry: A Case Study

Sini Laine, Executive Director - KIVI (Former Finnish Natural Stone Association)

10:50 – 11:00

Panel discussion


11.10 – 11.45

Guided tour of the exhibition

A guided tour of the Natural Stone Show for building professionals to gain first-hand experience of both materials and technology in the sector with commentary and ‘q & a’ provided through wireless headsets.

The tour sets off from the Natural Stone Show Seminar Theatre at 11.10am and is hosted by Eric Bignell, Editor-in-Chief of Natural Stone Specialist magazine. 

To take part, simply turn up at the Seminar Theatre at 11.10.



12:00 – 13:00

Studies in stone – award-winning projects discussed + the announcement of the ‘Industry Choice’ favourite

Architects present a series of award-winning projects with the session culminating in the announcement of the ‘Industry Choice’ award for the UK’s favourite stone project

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12:00 – 12:05


Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

12:05 – 12:15

Elephant Springs, Elephant Park, London: Landscaping, Commercial & Public Realm Winner

Neil Matthew, Senior Associate Landscape Architect - Gillespies

12:15 – 12:25

Lenaboy, Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland: Interiors, Commercial & Residential Winner

Hilary Caulfield Wright, Director - Caulfield Wright Architects

12:25 – 12:35

The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle: Repair & Restoration, Ecclesiastical Winner

Ingrid Petit, Associate - Feilden Fowles

12:35 – 12:45

Chelsea Barracks, Phase IV, London: New Build Modern Style Stone Cladding Winner

Robert Kennett, Director - Eric Parry Architects 

12:45 – 13:00   

Presentation of Awards



14:00 – 15:00   

Ethical & responsible sourcing of natural stone

Do you know where and how your stone has been sourced? Is the process improving or damaging communities and what are its environmental impacts?

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14:00 – 14:05


Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

14:05 – 14:20

An overview of the Ethical Stone Register

David Richardson, Ethical Stone Register Scheme Manager - Stone Federation Great Britain

14:20 – 14:30

Our Ethical Stone Register Journey: Hutton Stone Co

Marcus Paine, Managing Director - Hutton Stone Co

14:30 – 14:40     

Panel discussion

14:45 – 15:15

Sustainable Surface protection solutions – indoor air quality care

Are the surface treatments you are using safe regarding emissions and genuinely sustainable? Discover more about the latest products designed to guarantee a healthy indoor living environment.    

Filippo Rampado, Country Manager UK & Ireland - Fila

Wednesday 7 June

Industry Day

Stone Federation Great Britain     Natural Stone Specialist

10:00 – 11:00

Industry updates: promoting diversity; tackling the skills gap; and benefiting from local authority planning changes

Meeting the challenges facing the industry with an update from WINS; the launch of the Stone Academy; and where the opportunities lie for the industry through the planning process.

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10:00 – 10:05


Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

10:05 – 10:20

WINS (Women in Natural Stone): mentoring, networking and support

Becca Cranfield, Co-Chair - WINS (Women in Natural Stone) & Director - Athena Stonecare

10:20 – 10:35

Training: the launch of the Stone Academy

Chris Kelsey, President - Stone Federation Great Britain

10:35 – 10:50

Local authority planning and natural stone

Sam Thistlethwaite, Director - IC Planning   

10:50 – 11:00

Panel discussion



12:00 – 13:00   

Setting the Standard

The new BS8298 part 5 for stone cladding (interiors); using BS7533 part 101 to deliver sustainable landscape schemes; and the Stone Federation new code of practice for natural stone installation in Bathrooms, Shower Enclosures and Wet Rooms.

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12:00 – 12:05


Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

12:05 – 12:20

Ensuring best practice: the new BS8298-5 Design and Installation of internal cladding and lining

Peter Harrison, Consultant - Stone Federation Great Britain

12:20 – 12:35

Using BS7533-101 to deliver sustainable landscape schemes

Steven Burton (GMICE), Technical Director - Steintec

12:35 – 12:50

Introducing the Stone Federation’s new code of practice for Natural Stone Installation in Bathrooms, Shower Enclosures and Wet Rooms

David Ellis, Partner - Sandberg LLP

12:50 – 13:00     

Panel discussion



14:00 – 15:00   

Emerging Talent Awards – meet the new stars of the stone industry

An expert panel debates how the next generation is tackling the skills gap and driving sustainability and digitalisation, followed by the presentation of the Emerging Talent Awards.

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14:00 – 14:05     

Introducing the panel

Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

14:05 – 14:40     

Panel discussion on challenges facing the next generation

Sean Collins, Managing Director - Boden & Ward Stonemasons

Stefan Mordue, Senior Digital Consultant for Cohesive

Chloe Newmann, Senior Structural Engineer - Webb Yates

Chris Kelsey, President - Stone Federation Great Britain

14:40 – 14:50     

Presenting the Award Winners

14:50 – 15:00     

Giving out the Awards

Thursday 8 June

Conservation Day

Historic England

10:00 – 11:30

Responsible sourcing of building stone: online tools

Some new resources for identifying and responsibly sourcing building stone for repair of historic buildings and new build.

Chaired by Tim Yates, Principal Consultant, Built Environment Team - BRE

10:00 – 10:30

The launch of The Building Stones Database for England  

Clara Willett, Senior Building Conservation Advisor - Historic England

10:30 – 11:00

Introducing Historic Environment Scotland’s Stone Carbon Calculator

Ali Davey, Project Manager, Traditional Skills & Materials - Historic Environment Scotland

Jim Hart, Sustainability Consultant - JH Sustainability Ltd

11:00 – 11:30

Identifying and sourcing building stone on a small scale for the repair of historic buildings

Dr Andy King, Technical Director & Principal Geologist - Geckoella Ltd



12:00 – 13:50   

Understanding stone in relation to climate change: a selection of current research projects

With changing weather patterns, understanding the behaviour of stone and adapting approaches to its maintenance is essential. Researchers and stakeholders discuss a selection of projects which seek to address this.

Chaired by Clara Willett, Senior Architectural Conservator - Historic England   

12:00 – 12:30

Climate change adaptations on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission estate including enzyme cleaning trials

Jon Gedling, Director of Works - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Chris McLean, Senior Works Manager - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

12:30 – 13:00

Understanding and measuring how stone properties influence biological growth

Dr Philip Skipper, Researcher - Lincoln University & Consultant - Philip Skipper Heritage Science Services

Dr Lynda Skipper, Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Lincoln University

13:00 – 13:30

Treating organic growth using UVC light

Andrew More, Senior Building Services Engineer - Historic England

13:30 – 13:50

Conserving the past, building the future: a collaborative approach

Michael Sheppard, Deputy Director - Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship (on behalf of the Institute of Conservation (Icon))



14:00 – 15:30

Sustainable supply of roofing stone and slate

A series of case studies from suppliers and contractors, focusing on the production and use of indigenous slates.

Chaired by Alison Henry, Head of Building Conservation - Historic England  

14:00 – 14:30

Cumbrian Slate: traditional production for heritage projects  

Ian Ramsay, Sales Manager - Burlington Slate Ltd

14:30 – 15:00

Welsh Slate roofing: 5 million years old and still going strong

John Owens, Technical Sales Manager - Breedon Group

15:00 – 15:30

Thorpe Satchville case study: Swithland Slate

Richard Jordan, Technical Trainer/Assessor & Building Conservation Consultant - Jordan Roofing Ltd

  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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