Happy Christmas from VGC Group

Happy Christmas from VGC Group

Thank you to all VGC’s staff, suppliers and partners for your support and hard work during the challenges of 2020.

We wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to working together in 2021.

Acting payroll manager Joanne O’Hara has listed all the dates for wages payments in her blog.

Thank you to everyone who is working over the holiday period.

Senior managers who will be on call:

  • Chief executive Laurence Mckidd must be notified of any incidents – 07771 811542 
  • Chief operating officer Ciara Pryce will have limited phone coverage but is on call – 07789 743115 
  • Head of HSQE Richard Wheeler – 07795 605623
  • Head of HR Laura Perry is only to be called for emergency HR issues, or if someone requires emergency Sentinel sponsorship – 07920 522483

For cause drug and alcohol testing

Between 17:00 on Wednesday 23 December and 08:00 on Monday 4 January, phone 020 7394 8057.

State you are from VGC Group, and a customer of Express Medicals.

Mental health and other support

External – freephone Construction Worker Helpline – freephone: 0808 801 0372

Internal – VGC’s trained mental health first aiders:

Our labour and operations managers and most of our key influencers have also had mental health training.

On call for site staff

VGC Labour Solutions

On call for relevant sectors
On call for relevant projects

Labour south and HS2

Labour north west coast and Midlands rail

Labour north east coast rail (Sheffield, Doncaster, Crewe)

Labour Scotland

VGC Projects

No planned work – for emergency site issues only

Town Mills

  • Jack Davies – 07500 999579


  • Jason Elley – 07818 536736

Maidenhead P3

  • Declan McComb – 07534 016638

Northern Line Power Upgrade

  • Bobby Hayre – 07789 617827

VGC Personnel on call

Recruitment desk

Group services

On call for business critical functions only
  • Accounts – Sam Balasundaram 01895 671915
  • Commercial – Cliff Barrowman 07885 281783
  • Procurement – Wayne Pleasant 07894 299692
  • Facilities at Cardinal House – Daniel Maciuca 07990 748031

Cole Hire

Cole Hire is closed on Fri 25, Sat 26, Sun 27 December, and Fri 1, Sat 2 and Sun 3 January.

If there is an emergency while Cole Hire is closed, call Nicki Mason – 07843 058463

VGC’s offices will close on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2021.

Head of HSQE Richard Wheeler and our senior directors’ video Christmas message is below: