Clients and industry have recognised the excellent work by VGC people with a number of prestigious awards.

Awards given by our clients to individual people are listed on the health and safety awards page.


Health, safety and environment awards

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    London Healthy Workplace award

    VGC is one of only around 250 organisations to achieve the London Healthy Workplace award.

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    RoSPA Silver award

    RoSPA health and safety award ‘workplace involvement in safety and health’ 2019

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    Network Rail STAR 2018

    Two further Network Rail STAR awards were received in 2018 after Crossrail’s senior construction manager assessed our projects at Gidea Park and Shenfield.

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    ‘250 club’

    ‘250 club’ acknowledgement by Balfour Beatty Vinci JV for our team on the M6 junction 2-4 smart motorway upgrade in summer 2018.

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    Crossrail Anglia SHE award 2018

    Our team at Goodmayes won a Crossrail Anglia SHE award from client Costain in summer 2018.

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    Network Rail STAR 2017

    Rob Barnard’s team won a third Network Rail star jointly with Costain in 2017, also for works on the north-east spur of Crossrail Anglia.

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    Costain Blue status 2016-2017

    Awarded Costain Blue status at Crossrail Bond Street station for three quarters running over 2016-2017.

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    Subcontractor of the month

    Subcontractor of the month awards in March and April 2017 from Costain on the Crossrail Anglia contract

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    ‘250 club’ 2017

    ‘250 club’ acknowledgement by Balfour Beatty Vinci JV for our team on the M5 junction 4a – 6 smart motorway project in May 2017.

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    Network Rail STAR - August 2016

    Network Rail STAR award for health, safety and environment (with a score of 97%) in Aug 2016 for Crossrail Anglia

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    Network Rail STAR - December 2016

    A second Network Rail STAR award in December 2016 for track drainage project at Crossrail Anglia

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    Contractor monthly safety

    Network Rail and Costain contractor monthly safety award in Aug 2016 at Crossrail Anglia

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    Health and safety supplier forum award

    Health and safety supplier forum award three times running from Aug 2016 to April 2017 for Crossrail Whitechapel (BBMV)

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    TfL LU Beacon

    TfL LU Beacon award July 2016 for the Farringdon signal equipment room project

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    Safety Contractor of the Year

    Safety Contractor of the Year’ at Crossrail Bond Street station works 2014 and again in 2015 – awarded by Costain Skanska JV. The safety acknowledgement system changed in 2016; we continue to top the table.

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    Gold status

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    Atkins SAG safety award

    Atkins SAG (Safety Action Group) safety award in January 2015 for East Kent resignalling phase 2 project

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    Subcontractor HSE award

    Subcontractor HSE award in August 2014 from client Skanska for the M1 junction 19 improvement project.

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    Subcontractor safety league

    Subcontractor safety league for Ferrovial Agroman in Sept and Oct 2015 for Heathrow Bravo taxiway works

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    Top of close call league table

    Balfour Beatty’s Track Partnership supplier performance league table for Jan 2015; top of close call league table in May and June 2016

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    Zero Harm award

    Zero Harm award Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering 2012

Training awards

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    Infrastructure 21 award

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    NSARE outstanding training award

    NSARE (National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering – now called NSAR) outstanding training award 2014, and gold status award in 2018.

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    UKRIA shortlisted

    Shortlisted in the Training and Development category of UKRIA (UK Rail Industry Awards) 2015

Other awards

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    Women into Construction support

    Women into Construction support award received October 2018

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    Infrastructure supply chain award

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    Crossrail Sustainability award

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    Shortlisted: Social Responsibility Practitioner of the Year

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    Shortlisted: CECA Inspiring Change award 

    Shortlisted for CECA Inspiring Change award May 2018 (workplace category)

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    Shortlisted: Most Interesting development in support equipment award

    Our collaborative work with Costain and Network Rail was one of six project shortlisted by Rail Media in 2017 for the Most Interesting development in support equipment award.

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    Shortlisted: ‘Employer of the Year’

    Shortlisted (one of eight and the only labour supply company to be shortlisted) for Construction News ‘Employer of the Year’ 2015 award

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    Shortlisted: ‘Best Place to Work’

    Shortlisted (one of nine companies) for the Construction Investing in Talent awards ‘Best Place to Work’ 2016

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    Shortlisted: ‘Best Retention Strategy’

    Shortlisted (one of only two companies) for the Construction Investing in Talent awards ‘Best Retention Strategy’ 2016

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    Shortlisted: UKRIA corporate social responsibility award

    Shortlisted for UKRIA corporate social responsibility award in 2017

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    Shortlisted: Construction News Diversity Champion

    Shortlisted for Construction News Diversity Champion award in 2017

Partnership

This page lists only the awards given to VGC Group as a company. Some of the individual awards given by our clients are listed on the health and safety awards page. Such awards are also celebrated on social media, in our staff update, and in our Outperformance newsletter.