Partners & Associations


Metso is a world leading industrial company who provide equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. Grinding Solutions is recommended by Metso for fine grinding.

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Petrolab are specialists in the mineralogical investigation of mineral resources and manufactured inorganic materials and has provided technical support to the mining, mineral processing and materials industries worldwide for over 20 years. Grinding Solutions works closely with Petrolab to provide a mineralogically driven solution to clients.

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Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC)

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution looks to accelerate the transfer of information, knowledge and technology with the aim of reducing processing costs and increasing value as a result of improved comminution practices. As a Director for CEEC, Nick assists in promoting and informing the industry of CEEC’s goals.

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Minerals Engineering International Online (MEi)

Minerals Engineering International Online is the largest source of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy information on the web. MEI is often the media partner for Grinding Solutions events and Grinding Solutions personnel attend MEI conferences such as Flotation, Comminution throughout the year. For information on the events Grinding Solutions are hosting or attending, please click here.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is a UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. All of Grinding Solutions’ technical staff are members of the IOM3.

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Cornish Mining Alliance (CMA)

Cornwall has a long and successful history of mining, quarrying and mineral processing. The Cornish Mining Alliance, of which Grinding Solutions is a member, is an alliance of approximately 70 Cornish companies who work in the mining and energy industries. By connecting these experts, the CMA looks to help to provide for the right person for the job.

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Camborne School of Mines (CSM)

The Camborne School of Mines is a world-class mining and geoscience school, rich in history and culture and is now part of the University of Exeter. A number of Grinding Solutions staff have associations with CSM, either having graduated from the school or having family members who have and Grinding Solutions works closely with CSM on everything from student work experience to research and development programmes. Nick has been the Chairman of the CSM Alumni for the last 29 years and is also Vice-Chairman of the CSM Trust.

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Cornish Chamber of Mines & Minerals

The CCMM was established in 1917 by mining companies in order to advance, promote and protect strategic mineral interests during difficult economic conditions and in the face of new regulatory challenges.

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European Union Regional Development Fund

We received a grant from the BIG2 Project funded from the ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 which partly funded a new Hydromet, Bio and Cyanide leaching test facility which we commissioned in Nov 2018. Since then, the facility has enabled us to offer two new services which are complementary to our current business and employ 2 new additional members of staff.