19 April 2017

Client commendations for John's teams

Graham writes: Recently teams led by labour manager John Daly received several commendations from clients. Manchester to Blackpool rail upgrade Gangs working on the Manchester to Blackpool line were thanked by our client Siemens. The first was an incident in Bradshaw Fields, where we are working on LOC bases on the PN21BR Manchester to Bolton

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20 August 2020

Company staff meeting 13 August 2020

We held our first ever online staff update meeting in August, with staff joining on MS Teams from around the country.

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31 May 2019

Mental health awareness week 2019

Fiona writes: VGC had a great week raising awareness of mental health. We had a series of activities which got head office and site staff involved in our initiatives to inspire people to think and talk about mental health. To kick things off, we launched our brand-new tool box talk. This talk was delivered across

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19 June 2018

June 2018 company update

Different presenters offered new points of view at last week’s six-monthly update. Twice a year, everyone who can make it gathers in the Cardinal House boardroom, for an update on how the business is doing. Thanks, welcomes and a sad farewell Managing director Laurence Mckidd started the meeting with thanks to everyone for their work

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4 December 2017

A busy December for VGC teams

John writes: December is going to be busy for my teams in the Midlands, working on a number of projects for client Siemens. Blackpool to Manchester NWEP At the moment, people are working round the clock in Blackpool and Manchester. The three-month blockade on the Blackpool to Manchester NWEP (north west electrification project) started in

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21 December 2016

Our Christmas work teams

Thank you to everyone working over the Christmas holidays. We have a number of people working night and day instead of celebrating with family and friends, and we are grateful to them. “Thank you to all the people who will be giving up time with their family and friends,” said Laurence Mckidd, managing director. “This

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29 July 2016

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 in the ALLstar 2016 awards for Morgan Sindall. That means the project is the best

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22 December 2015

Thanks to Christmas holiday workers

The VGC offices will be closed from 23 December until 4 January. However, a number of dedicated VGC people will be working over Christmas and New Year. These people are giving up time with their family and friends to carry out work on important infrastructure and transport works, and we thank them all most sincerely.

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