Welcome to Banks Mining

Safe, responsible and efficient
Banks Mining mines coal in the UK via the “opencast” or surface coal mining method.

Banks Mining develops, operates and restores surface coal mines in a modern, safe, responsible and efficient way throughout the north of England and Scotland to the highest possible standards.

Why? Isn’t coal yesterday’s fuel?
Because the UK still needs coal for electricity generation (unabated coal fired power stations are being phased out by 2025 in the UK) and coal is a vital ingredient in the manufacture of steel and cement. It is also used in the manufacture of sugar from sugar beat, food production and carbon fibre products.

Banks Mining currently mine around one million tonnes of coal a year from our surface coal mines in south east Northumberland (Shotton and Brenkley Lane) and latest one, Bradley, in County Durham. Coal in the UK is used to produce iron and steel, cement, sugar, food and drink, carbon fibre products, electricity and in other industrial processes.

 

Investing in the North East and Scotland

During their life our Shotton and Brenkley Lane mines will have contributed £0.5bn to the 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 HM Treasury in corporation tax
  • Paid £3.26m in business rates
  • Paid out £24.85m in site based workers’ wages
  • Spent £215m in the local supply chain

 

Banks Mining has restored 111 surface coal mines

The business has a proud record of fully restoring every surface mine they have ever worked.

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 operate and restore 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 energy needs.

Awards and accreditation

Banks Mining is a member of CoalImP – the Association for UK Coal Importers and Producers.

The business 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.

The company 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 CoalImp, PRIME or 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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