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The Natural Stone Show
Seminar Theatre

Wednesday 7 June
Industry Day

Stone Federation Great Britain     Natural Stone Specialist

Session 1

Session 1

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.

00:00 - Introduction
Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

01:01 - WINS (Women in Natural Stone): mentoring, networking and support
Becca Cranfield, Co-Chair - WINS (Women in Natural Stone) & Director - Athena Stonecare

21:31 - Training: the launch of the Stone Academy
Chris Kelsey, President - Stone Federation Great Britain

29:49 - Local authority planning and natural stone
Sam Thistlethwaite, Director - IC Planning   

48:18 - Panel discussion

Session 2

Session 2

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.

00:00 - Introduction
Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

02:57 - Ensuring best practice: the new BS8298-5 Design and Installation of internal cladding and lining
Peter Harrison, Consultant - Stone Federation Great Britain

10:20 - Using BS7533-101 to deliver sustainable landscape schemes
Steven Burton (GMICE), Technical Director - Steintec

22:56 - 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

40:23 - Panel discussion

Session 3

Session 3

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.

00:00 - Introducing the panel
Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Host

03:41 -  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

32:15 - Presenting the Award Winners

41:52 - Giving out the Awards


  • 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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