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The team at WCM are passionate about coking coal and our mining heritage, together with educating people about the requirements for our product in the production of steel.

Today, members of the team spent the morning, with Jeremy Paxman, discussing the history of coal mining in the UK, its decline and potential revival through our Woodhouse Colliery project in Cumbria.

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Who is Involved?

  • A strong and experienced team

    Key to the mine’s success is having a team in place which comprises people who are as experienced as they are enthusiastic, with a number of those involved having spent time in and around mines themselves.

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West Cumbria Mining Team

West Cumbria Mining is led by Mark Kirkbride who is a former underground coal mining engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in managing mining and civil projects.  He heads up a team of geologists, mining engineers, environmental advisors and project managers as well as the business support staff, and sits on the West Cumbria Mining Board.

Major Shareholder and Investor

In 2014, West Cumbria Mining secured a staged commitment of  £14.7 million of private equity financing from EMR Capital Resources, which is led by respected industry executives. In 2017, EMR Capital Resources and existing shareholders made a further investment totalling £8 million.

Click here to visit the EMR Capital Resources’ website

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

You can also email us to say you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter which will give you the updates straight to your inbox.

Click here to contact us

We won’t share your data with anyone else – see our privacy policy for more details.

Latest News & Events

The team at WCM are passionate about coking coal and our mining heritage, together with educating people about the requirements for our product in the production of steel.

Today, members of the team spent the morning, with Jeremy Paxman, discussing the history of coal mining in the UK, its decline and potential revival through our Woodhouse Colliery project in Cumbria.