Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock

Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock.

Banner Contracts awarded extraction contract at Saint-Gobain Formula’s high-purity gypsum mine near Newark


Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock

Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock


Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock.

SAINT-Gobain’s Formula arm in the UK has awarded a five-year contract to Darlington-based Banner Contracts to extract high-purity gypsum from their opencast mine near Newark, in Nottinghamshire.

Banner Contracts were chosen following a tender process involving eight potential suppliers, with Formula (a Saint-Gobain sister brand of British Gypsum) focused on securing a safe, competent and professional partner for what is a key strategic operation in the East Midlands.

The opencast mine, known as Bantycock, produces around 230,000 tonnes of gypsum every year. The high-purity material is used in a range of everyday products from plasterboard (manufactured within British Gypsum sites) to plaster used in dentistry, ceiling mouldings and beer making.

Saint-Gobain Formula plant manager Mark Yates (right of photo) said: ‘Banner’s professionalism and expertise is second to none. Their experience in mineral processing was a key factor in their selection, as they will help us to continue to improve our yield of useable gypsum versus the amount of rock we extract, whilst operating in a safe and sustainable manner.

‘This improved yield will help maximize the reserve life, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship over the duration of the contract.’

Banner Contracts director Jo Banner commented: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for our company. Our mineral processing experience in quarries has proven to be directly transferable to the manufacturing of the grades of gypsum that Saint-Gobain Formula require.

‘The contract is a sizeable undertaking for our company and we have invested heavily in new plant and equipment to ensure that the anticipated increased demand for gypsum can be met in an efficient and timely manner. We are also eager to invest in the continued professional development of the team who will be working at this site.’

Working with the Saint-Gobain Formula team, Banner are currently improving the infrastructure in the gypsum processing area, ready for the delivery and installation of a new processing plant later this month, while Hall Construction were chosen to carry out the earthworks in the mine.

Mr Banner (left of photo) continued: ‘New concrete bases have been poured in preparation for the installation of a new Hercules trommel that we have commissioned especially for this application.

‘We have also invested in a number of Tesab machines, including their new 800i jaw crusher, a TS1860 20ft x 6ft scalping screen and a TS2430 screen, as well as a Trackstack radial conveyor and an MMD sizer.’

Following extensive consultation, Nottinghamshire County Council has recently agreed a revised restoration scheme for the mine. Benefits arising from this scheme are already being seen, with the backfilling of 25 acres with overburden completed and covered with topsoil during 2016.

Original source – AGGNet


Other news sources;

ENDS – Environmental Data Services

Global Gypsum


Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock

Banner Contracts Win Five-Year Contract at Bantycock

Hillhead 2016

Banner Contracts at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition.

Hillhead, the biggest exhibition of its kind in the world, is famous for its live demonstrations and 2016 will be no different with a wide range of equipment being put through its paces in a live quarry environment.

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UK Distributors for TESAB and Trackstack

Banner Equipment are delighted to announce they have been appointed as the new Tesab / Trackstack dealers.

Covering a geographical area from the Scottish Borders down to Aberystwyth / Kings Lynn, Banner represent a perfect fit for Tesab with their reputation for quality and experience within the industry.

Don Smyth – MD of Tesab Engineering – explains how Banner Equipment compliment the Tesab / Trackstack range:

“Banner Equipment are a perfect fit for Tesab as they are not just an equipment company – they really understand the needs of the customers due to their experience specializing in Crushing & Screening processing.”

Banner Equipment have seen strong growth in recent years by increasing activities in their core areas and looking for new business opportunities within the industry. Their recent inclusion – for the 2nd consecutive year – in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ is testament to their success.

Andrew Banner, Director of Banner Equipment, said;

“Our new partnership with Tesab represents an exciting opportunity for both parties. Tesab have an excellent and well-deserved reputation within the Quarrying industry. They are a household name which we are proud to be associated with.”

“We have been highly impressed with the entire Tesab / Trackstack range of Crushers, Screens and Stockpilers – They are clearly built to last! At a time when most other manufacturers seem to be attempting to save costs by thinning down and reducing the weight of their Crushers (the problems of which we have experienced first-hand in the past), it makes a refreshing change to see such well-engineered machines.”

Keith Humphreys is joining the company as Sales and Marketing Manager. Keith brings with him over 20 years Sales and Marketing experience in the Quarrying and Recycling industry. Banner Equipment also have over a dozen service engineers operating out of their new purpose built, state of the art workshop facility. Andrew Banner continues:

“The service and back-up we will be able to offer our customers will be second to none. We can also supply the entire range of Tesab spare parts at highly competitive prices. We are only too aware of how costly down-time can be. When breakdowns happen, response time is critical. Our ability to respond quickly will be invaluable to our customers.”

In addition to new plant sales, Banner Equipment will also be taking the Tesab / Trackstack Range into their hire fleet with Plant also available on a ‘Hire to Buy’ basis.

If you wish to contact Banner Equipment regarding what they can offer you from the Tesab / Trackstack Range contact Keith Humphreys on 01325 377593 or You can also visit their website for further information at

Inspire Britain 2016

Banner Contracts has been identified for the second year running as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016.

The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. As well as identifying 1000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.

Inspire Britain

Banner Contracts identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’


  • Banner Contracts recognised in second edition of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report 2015
  • Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in UK

Banner Contracts has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and to create an entrepreneurship revolution. I’m delighted that a strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies has been created to support these inspiring businesses.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at