Welcome to Banks Mining

Safe, responsible and efficient
• Banks Mining develops, operates and restores surface coal mines throughout the north of England and Scotland to the highest possible standards

• Banks Mining currently mine around one million tonnes of coal a year from our surface coal mines in south east Northumberland (Shotton and Brenkley). Coal in the UK is used to produce electricity, iron and steel and cement and in other industrial processes.

• During their life our Shotton and Brenkley mines will have contributed £0.5bn to UK balance of payments and provide £0.4bn into the north east economy

• In the last four years Banks Mining has paid £13.54m to the UK Treasury in corporation tax

• In the last four years Banks Mining has paid £3.26m in business rates

• In the last four years Banks Mining has paid out £24.85m in site based workers’ wages

• Also in the last four years Banks Mining has spent £215m in the local supply chain

• We support the Government’s drive to move to a low carbon economy. We also support its moves to develop Carbon Capture and Storage technologies – at scale – for oil, coal and gas to further decarbonise the UK economy. Coal is a vital bridge to a low carbon economy

We have a proud record of fully restoring every surface mine we have ever worked

• To date we have mined and restored over 111 surface mines

• It is our aim to be the UK’s most successful coal mining company in terms of our ability to develop new projects and our operating standards

• We are deeply committed to our development with care approach and develop all our sites in close consultation with the local community. As a company we are committed to mining coal in the most sustainable way possible, helping to ensure that the country has sufficient power to meet its growing energy needs

• Banks Mining is a member of CoalImP – the Association for UK Coal Importers and Producers. For more information about CoalImp please see our Links page

Banks Mining has been awarded PRIME (Professional Recognition In Mineral Extraction) certification by the Institute of Quarrying in recognition of the comprehensive provisions it makes for staff training, leadership and engagement. For more information about PRIME please see our Links page

Banks Mining is also an approved participating supplier to the Bettercoal scheme. Bettercoal is a global, not-for-profit, initiative established by a group of major utilities to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain, with a specific focus on the mines themselves. For more information about Bettercoal please see our Links page

Registered office: Inkerman House, St John's Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL

Registered in England number 2267400. VAT registration number 569 3236 14

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