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15 Jul 2021

MPA Scotland appoints new Director

MPA Scotland, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement and concrete industries, has appointed Alan Doak as Director to lead the mineral product sectors engagement and representation across Scotland. 

MPA Scotland is an affiliate of the wider Mineral Products Association, and represents thirteen independent SME quarrying companies, as well as five major and global companies. Collectively, these businesses employ over 3,000 people across Scotland.

Alan has worked in the planning, estates and development functions of the minerals sector for over 30 years and is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying.

Chairman of MPA Scotland, Ian Waddell said “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Alan to this important role. He brings a wealth of experience that will enable him to support our member companies and represent the interests of the mineral products industry in Scotland. Our sector provides essential mineral resources and products that underpin Scottish Government policies around economic recovery alongside the transition to net-zero emissions.”

MPA Chief Executive Nigel Jackson added “Alan joins the MPA team at an exciting time, with COP26 rolling into Glasgow later in the year and a growing focus on the need to transition towards net zero while at the same time supporting sustainable economic growth. The mineral products industry in Scotland will play an important role supporting the delivery of both of these ambitions. Alan’s appointment will raise the profile of the industry in Scotland and strengthen the bond between MPA Scotland and MPA as both step up representational activity as the economy grows.”

Responding, Alan Doak commented “I have been part of this exciting industry for the majority of my professional career, and am looking forward to contributing to the important work that MPA Scotland does. The mineral products industry plays a vital role supporting the wider economy in Scotland, and it is important that our sector is both understood and supported so this significant contribution can be maintained.”  


About the Mineral Products Association:
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the merger of British Precast, and affiliation of the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, it has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of UK cement and lime production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. In 2018, the industry supplied £16 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy. It is also the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £172 billion in 2018. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

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