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VGC is committed to leaving a lasting legacy beyond the construction phase.

We have delivered millions of pounds of social value through our work, from employing local people and creating apprenticeships to training, volunteering and mentoring.

Discover more about VGC’s wider contribution to the people and communities around us.

18 October 2022

Anti-Slavery Day 2022

Today is Anti-Slavery day, marked on 18 October every year, which is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery, and encourage organisations, business and individuals to take action to address the issue. VGC actively take action to prevent modern slavery within the business, as well as continuing to educate ourselves through external events, and

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6 July 2022

VGC wins at HS2 Awards

On 4 July 2022, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ciara Pryce, Chris Ryan and Kimberley McGinty were presented with the HS2 Inspiration Award for modern slavery prevention at the House of Commons.   The People Legacy Inspiration Awards celebrates the work that the supply chain is doing in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), skill employment, and education (SEE),

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16 May 2022

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 company, such as IT, Health and Safety, Labour, Recruitment, Projects and even went on site

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4 March 2022

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 range of activity from working with young people, engaging with schools, supporting ex-offenders, volunteering, supporting

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24 November 2020

We've won a social value award from Balfour Beatty

VGC received a social value award at the Balfour Beatty Highways conference, presented by Geri Smith, head of sustainability and environment

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13 September 2018

Apprenticeships key to social mobility and economic growth

Improving social mobility, and better education and training, are key to addressing the UK’s productivity gap, says a new report from The 5% Club. In its report, the group sets out recommendations for business leaders and government to drive social mobility while ensuring inclusive growth. Six per cent of VGC staff are currently enrolled on

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3 January 2016

Shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the corporate social responsibility category. VGC’s entry is one of only seven to have been shortlisted from among a wide range of entrants, representing substantial competition. The shortlisting panel noted our achievement of ISO 50001 certification in energy management, as well as

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