Labour managers meetingHow do we recruit and manage our skilled trades and labour workforce?

If you’re interested in joining VGC, please send an email to recruitment@vgcgroup.co.uk

If you require specialist people, including technical staff, supervisors and skilled trades and labour, talk to your labour manager, or give us a ring on 08456 201201.

Who manages trades and labour?

Our labour management team boasts extensive major project and site experience. They hold formal industry qualifications, including NVQs, IOSH, CSCS, CPCS, and PTS. Their people skills, coupled with major project experience, mean they support our workforce to meet the needs of each project.

Sector heads report directly to VGC Labour Solutions managing director Chris Ryan. They are:

  • Steve Kenny, delivery director for civils and HS2 in the north
  • Richard Palin, delivery director for process and power
  • Chris O’Sullivan, head of delivery for civils and HS2 in the south

They are supported by delivery managers and the resourcing and compliance teams.

Delivery managers

NameJoined VGCIn charge ofTeamPhoto
James BurkeNovember 2012Civils and HS2 northern sectionKayleigh Boxley
Mitch Turbitt
James Burke
Jimmy CallaghanSeptember 2005Civils and HS2 southDaniel Cooke
James Andrews
Gemma Fry
Jimmy Callaghan
Tommy HunterJune 2003Northern divisionAnthony Iley
George Farquhar
Tommy Hunter, operations manager
New head of delivery for railJanuary 2021RailDaniel Parkinson
Donatas Jausicas
Mark Beer
Nick Wells

Labour managers

Labour managers are the first point of contact on site. They look after our teams across the UK. They are based in offices near their projects, and visit site regularly.

NameStarted with VGCOffice base 
Anthony IleyJune 2012NewcastleAnthony Iley
Dan ParkinsonOctober 2012West LondonDan Parkinson
Daniel CookeFebruary 2015BridgwaterDaniel Cooke
Donatas JausicasNovember 2007East LondonDonatas Jausicas
George FarquharJune 2016CumbriaGeorge Farquhar
James Andrews2010West LondonJames Andrews
James BurkeNovember 2012Heathrow
HS2
James Burke
Jana RomanovaOctober 2016LondonJana Romanova
Kayleigh BoxleyAugust 2020LondonKayleigh Boxley
Mark BeerFebruary 2008LondonMark Beer
Mitch TurbittBirminghamMitch Turbitt
Nick WellsMay 2008LondonNick Wells
Sean DempseyDecember 2014GlasgowSean Dempsey, contracts supervisor

Resourcers

Our team of recruitment support coordinators is based centrally at our head office. They work together to get the best people into place in the projects that are suited to their skills and experiences, as close to their homes as possible.

If you would like to talk to them about working for VGC, please fill in our ‘register for work’ form or call 01895 671840.