‘Act Ethically and Transparently’ Skanska award

Skanska presented VGC with the ‘Act Ethically and Transparently’ award at their inaugural infrastructure supply chain awards ceremony. The six awards given on the night were: Care for Life – won by Aggregate Industries Act Ethically and Transparently – won by…

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Leading the way against modern slavery in construction

Ciara writes: Construction News has recently published a report highlighting worker exploitation through modern slavery practices in the construction sector. This comes just days after six Romanian men in their 20s were rescued from alleged slavery in east London on…

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Positive feedback from Building Confidence audit

Auditors praised VGC’s processes in the annual Achilles Building Confidence audit. We demonstrate compliance and improvement against the UK construction industry’s accreditation and registration standard through regular audits. Since 2011 the Building Confidence audits by Achilles have noted areas where…

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Enterprise adviser Kim joins national advisory group

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to share her expertise with a national advisory group. The invitation recognises her exemplary work as an enterprise adviser in London. Kimberley is one of only two enterprise advisers, out of 180…

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Career Ready partnership promotes construction careers

We have partnered with UK-wide charity Career Ready to inspire more young people to consider a career in construction. Three VGC senior managers – managing director Laurence Mckidd, group services director Ciara Pryce and HR manager Laura Perry – have…

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Sudarshan Deshmukh promoted to IT director

We’re pleased to announce that Sudarshan Deshmukh has been promoted to the role of IT director. Sudarshan Deshmukh, also known as ‘SD’, has worked for VGC for 12 years. He joined as an IT assistant and was promoted to deputy…

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Giving young people an insight into construction

Kim writes: I work with a lot of students in my role as VGC Group’s skills and employment advisor. It is so important to give young people an insight into the world of construction and engineering, especially if it’s outside…

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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…

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Tackling modern slavery in construction

Ciara writes: Preventing modern slavery is something I feel passionate about. I’m proud of the way we are working to remove the risk of labour exploitation within our company and our industry. It’s not a small problem. The Global Slavery…

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How do you make reinforced concrete?

Concrete resists crushing pressure, but it can crack if it is bent. So reinforced concrete is formed around steel reinforcement bars.

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Kim’s Thames Tideway Tunnel on-site experience

Kim writes: As VGC Group’s women in construction champion, I decided to get some hands-on work experience. I wanted to understand what it takes for a woman to work on site; the challenges, the lessons and the bonuses. I worked…

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Goodmayes team wins Costain safety award

Costain presented our team at Goodmayes with a SHE award after they stepped in to help out after a passenger incident. Foreman Andy Smith and his team assisted the emergency services. A passenger train was stopped outside Goodmayes station for 90…

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