VGC staff awards recognise values and success

VGC's annual staff celebration on 10 October was a chance to meet socially, look to the future and recognise people's contributions over the past year

Read article about “ VGC staff awards recognise values and success ” +

Richard Wheeler wins Skanska safety award

Skanska has presented an Injury-Free Environment (IFE) award to HSQE manager Richard Wheeler. The award acknowledges Richard’s work on to keep everyone safe on several Skanska sites, including Waterloo, A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme and HS2. The award reads: “Passion…

Read article about “ Richard Wheeler wins Skanska safety award ” +

Women into Construction award

VGC has received a special commendation award for supporting Women into Construction. The award citation reads: “Your excellent contribution has directly resulted in increased participation of women in the construction industry”. VGC has been a key supporter of Women into…

Read article about “ Women into Construction award ” +

VGC signs up to Ban the Box

We have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, as part of VGC’s commitment to give ex-offenders a second chance. Ban the Box is a national campaign to create a fair chance for ex-offenders. It asks employers to remove…

Read article about “ VGC signs up to Ban the Box ” +

Shortlisted for IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award

VGC has been shortlisted for the IRP award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner. Our entry described our ‘go beyond the gates’ programme to support ex-offenders into construction careers. The judges examined we engage with stakeholders to benefit the community,…

Read article about “ Shortlisted for IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award ” +

A weekend of charity fundraising

This weekend saw 11 VGC employees (plus two supporters) running a total of 112km for State of Mind Sport. On 7 September Chelsey, Jason, Zena, Emma, Melanie, Patrick, Ellie and Alex (left) tackled 5km of Rough Runner. During the night,…

Read article about “ A weekend of charity fundraising ” +

Shortlisted for two London Construction Awards

After the preliminary round of voting, London Construction Awards’ independent panel of judges has shortlisted VGC in two categories. We are proud to be shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion award. Kimberley McGinty is shortlisted for ‘Employee of the Year’. The…

Read article about “ Shortlisted for two London Construction Awards ” +

Students enjoy summer internships with VGC

Year 12 students Ryan and Omar enjoyed four weeks’ work experience at VGC this summer. The paid internships were part of our partnership with UK-wide charity Career Ready. Omar Miah from Westminster Kingsway College and Ryan Waite from Queens’ School,…

Read article about “ Students enjoy summer internships with VGC ” +

New workforce development manager

We are delighted to welcome Martyn Price MBE as our new head of workforce development. He will work with colleagues across VGC to plan how we will develop our workforce’s skills. This will allow us to meet our clients’ requirements,…

Read article about “ New workforce development manager ” +

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…

Read article about “ CSR initiative shortlisted for CN Talent award ” +

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…

Read article about “ Summer 2019 six-monthly company update ” +

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…

Read article about “ Recertified to Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard ” +