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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Awards for National Grid team

John writes: Three people working for us on the north Deeside (Connah’s Quay) sub-station job have helped the site to win two safety awards. Connah’s Quay won the Best Project award and the EAC project won the 100% Safe award…

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Manual handling awareness presentation

Richard writes: This week I gave a presentation on manual handling awareness at the Balfour Beatty A21 Tonbridge to Pembury road widening project. In fact, I held two presentations. One at 07.00 attended by the workforce and supervisors, and one…

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Ethical labour standard launch

Ciara writes: I was delighted to attend the launch of the Ethical Labour Standard earlier this month. BRE has developed this new standard to add to existing standards including ISO 6001 and SA8000, as well as the implementation of the…

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Why electronic payslips?

Elaine writes: I am the payroll manager for the VGC Group. I am responsible for running a weekly payroll for over 1,200 people working on sites across the UK. Over the last 12 months we have brought in electronic payslips.…

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Company update June 2016

Zena writes: At last week’s company update, the senior directors discussed our achievements since the last meeting. Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick talked about our sadness at the death of Michael Elwood. Michael retired as operations manager for the rail delivery team…

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