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Copeland Open for Business Conference

West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, will be among a group of Cumbria’s most influential business leaders, Central Government representatives and local MP’s tomorrow, Thursday 19th April, presenting at the Copeland Open for Business Conference being held at Whitehaven Golf Club. 

Project Update Newsletter – April 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders updated as to the progress of our project.

Mark Kirkbride, CEO WCM

For he’s a jolly good fellow!

WCM are delighted to announce that Mark Kirkbride, CEO has been awarded a Fellowship of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). 

Large Diameter Drilling WCM

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD) gets underway

Following on from the very successful offshore exploration drilling campaign of 2017, West Cumbria Mining (WCM) is now embarking on a new phase of work, this time onshore, where it is aiming to recover a significantly larger quantity of coal from underground.

Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application

As part of the process for our Woodhouse Colliery planning application, WCM has submitted further information to Cumbria County Council and on January 18th,  we entered a further 30-day consultation period.

In-Cumbria Interview with WCM’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride

January 2018’s edition of In-Cumbria magazine features an interview with West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, who discusses the latest developments at WCM in its aim to mine metallurgical coal near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the steel industry at home and abroad.