Help us tackle mental health head on

Construction is an industry that struggles more than most with mental health problems. Research shows that 1 in 4 construction workers contemplate suicide, and male site workers are three times more likely to die by suicide than the average male…

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My week of work experience at VGC

Thomas has just completed his week of work experience at our head office in Ruislip. He writes:            While I have been at VGC this week I have helped in most of the departments in the…

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Future of Work in Construction Conference 2022

On 4 May, I attended the ‘Future of Work in Construction’ conference at the ExCeL Centre in London. Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer of HS2 opened with a keynote address, ‘building back better and equal.’ He explored the meaning behind…

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VGC sends donations to Ukraine

VGC has been fundraising in order to provide urgent supplies to those most affected by the war in Ukraine. This month, we transported goods to 3 charities thanks to the donations of staff and suppliers alike. We received generous donations…

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Diversity-in-Construction initiative held in Leeds to mark IWD 2022

A pilot initiative to encourage more female school students to consider careers in construction was held in Leeds to mark International Women’s Day 2022.    The event on 8th March was hosted by Leeds College of Building at its North…

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How can engineering fix its staff retention problem?

Like many other industries right now, the engineering sector is struggling with a skills shortage in the wake of Covid-19. This is a problem that has been steadily growing for many years, but the pandemic seems to have brought it…

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Buried Services – VGC Group

  VGC have announced their annual health and safety week focusing on raising awareness of Buried Services.   This week, VGC are shining a spotlight on our HSQE team and their Buried Services campaign.   We want to raise awareness…

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Enormous HS2 parts factory built for UK’s longest railway bridge

A huge new temporary factory has been opened near the M25 in Greater London, specifically to construct parts of the UK’s longest railway bridge – all part of the HS2 infrastructure project. The mega factory has been specially constructed to…

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VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3

News release   VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3     Date:  5th March 2022     VGC are delighted to announce that our staff have nominated the Lighthouse Club as our 2022 Corporate Charity…

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A record-breaking year for social value at VGC Group

A record-breaking year for social value at VGC Group VGC is celebrating after achieving a record-breaking £18m of social value delivered in 2021 through our recruitment / employment activities and corporate social responsibility programmes.   The programme covered a vast…

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HS2 report identifies earthworks savings of £300m a year for UK infrastructure sector 

A new study has found that the UK’s infrastructure sector could save an enormous £300 million a year by changing how it manages earthworks projects.   The report comes from HS2, in conjunction with the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P)…

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£31m of new UK Government funding confirmed for floating offshore wind projects 

The UK Government has announced a total of £31 million in new grant funding for the offshore wind sector, earmarked for the development of innovative floating offshore wind technologies.   The funding comes from the Department for Business, Energy and…

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