CSR initiative shortlisted for CN Talent award

VGC Group has been shortlisted for the CN Talent award for CSR Initiative of the Year. The award recognises companies that are working to improve the construction industry’s reputation and standing in local communities. Go beyond the gates is VGC’s…

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Summer 2019 six-monthly company update

Our six-monthly meeting was held at Cardinal House at the end of June. After Sean Fitzpatrick, our executive chairman, welcomed everyone, MD Laurence Mckidd gave up update on the year so far. We are working in a challenging environment, but…

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Recertified to Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard

VGC is the first labour supplier to be recertified to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard. The Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) verifies an organisation’s systems in relation to the Modern Slavery Act. After a stringent audit system by the BRE…

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London Healthy Workplace Award

We’re pleased to have achieved the London Healthy Workplace award. VGC is one of around 250 organisations to have achieved the standard. “Your hard work is helping to improve the health of Londoners,” said Vicky Hobart, head of health of…

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How to sort out the EU settlement

EU working in the UK? Want to keep working, no matter what happens with Brexit? If you are from the European Union and want to keep working in the UK, you can apply free for resettlement status. By May 2019,…

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Kimberley’s part in CSJV’s HS2 award shortlisting

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to attend the Ground Engineering awards by Costain Skanska JV. The Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the…

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VGC signs Procurement Skills Accord

VGC has been accepted as a signatory to the Energy and Utilities Skills Partnership Procurement Skills Accord. Signing up to the accord is a commitment to support the energy and utilities sector in addressing skills gaps in the workforce. Signatories…

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Reponsible Business Tracker achievement

VGC’s performance as a responsible business has been favourably noted by Business in the Community (BITC). We took part in the forerunner cycle of the Responsible Business Tracker at the start of 2019. Feedback noted three particular strengths: Strength 1…

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Ciara Pryce shortlisted for Inspiration award

Group services director Ciara Pryce has been shortlisted for the Women in Rail ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award. Ciara was nominated for her “inspirational example and support for women in our industry”. Of 138 entries, Ciara is one of…

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Record achievement for Hinkley Point apprentices

In total 11 VGC Hinkley Point apprentices achieved industry qualifications in the first three months of 2019. The apprentices gained NVQ and BTEC diplomas in construction and civil engineering that will be of value to them for the rest of…

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Time to Change pledge

VGC has signed the Time to Change employer pledge. To demonstrate our support for our people’s mental wellbeing, managing director Laurence Mckidd signed the pledge on 27 March, witnessed by the board of directors. We have committed to help break…

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A14 ILT wins Highways England award

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon integrated labour team has won the Highways England ‘Improving employee engagement and behavioural change’ award. The award submission entitled ‘The Integrated Labour Team (ILT) – a game-changing approach to meeting the needs of Highways England’s…

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