Client compliments and thanks

John writes: I’m pleased to say that we’ve had a number of compliments from satisfied clients recently, especially regarding the work done over the holiday period. Resignalling Network Rail Andy Gallimore, Siemens installation supervisor, sent an email about one of…

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Many thanks to Christmas holiday workers

Laurence writes: I’d like to extend a very big thank you to all our people who have safely and successfully completed works over the Christmas holiday period. Crossrail Anglia The Rail Projects team completed over £1 million worth of priced…

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Six-monthly update meeting December 2016

Zena writes: Our six-monthly staff meeting last week summed up a good 2016, and a very positive outlook for 2017. Sean Fitzpatrick, executive chairman Sean welcomed 15 members of staff who have joined us since our last meeting. All except…

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Successful ‘Boots on the Ground’ Track Partnership event

Zena writes: Balfour Beatty’s ‘Boots on the Ground’ event at the Track Partnership depot in Ruislip last night was most successful. The event focused on health and safety. Balfour Beatty’s health, safety, environmental and sustainability director Mark Groombridge held a…

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Congratulations to Alex on his award

John writes: Congratulations to Alexandru Soare, who was recently given an A2 observation award by Balfour Beatty. The photo shows Balfour Beatty director Mick McCarry (right) presenting Alex with his award. He had suggested handrails be fitted to the side…

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ICE mock trial – service strike

Richard writes: On Friday 16 Sept I attended a ‘mock trial’ at City Hall. The event was run by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). Around…

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Thank you, everyone involved in charity week

Theresa writes: I am pleased to announce that our total fundraising last week came to nearly £1,720.00. This is the largest amount we have ever raised for a charity week – and it brings our total raised to date for…

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Costain Supply Chain Academy

Bobby writes: Earlier this month I attended a session at the Costain Supply Chain Academy, entitled ‘Quality – Raising the Bar’. It was carried out by Len Robinson, Costain quality director – nuclear and oil & gas: he is in…

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My engineering summer placement

George Marling writes: My eight week summer engineering placement has been a great experience. During my time with VGC I was involved with multiple departments and was given a variety of responsibilities. This has greatly enhanced my engineering knowledge of…

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Fairness, inclusion and respect training day

Julie writes: A few weeks ago Jimmy Callaghan and I attended a Supply Chain Sustainability School course to become FIR ambassadors. FIR means fairness, inclusion and respect, and the idea is that the people on the course will become role…

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Costain supply chain conference

Stephen writes: As a key supplier to Costain, we were invited this summer’s Supply Chain conference in Docklands. The subject was “Growing our businesses together”. Around 200 people were there, as well as members of Costain’s senior team. The day…

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George’s work experience at VGC

George writes: My name is George Toogood and for two weeks I was at work experience at VGC Group. I worked for Zena Wigram, marketing manager. I got the opportunity for this experience after Zena heard I was looking for a positive way to spend…

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