29 March 2019

A14 ILT wins Highways England award

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon integrated labour team has won the Highways England ‘Improving employee engagement and behavioural change’ award. The award submission entitled ‘The Integrated Labour Team (ILT) – a game-changing approach to meeting the needs of Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme’ described how four labour suppliers work together to meet

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26 March 2019

RoSPA silver award for health and safety

VGC is proud to have achieved a Silver in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. The award recognises VGC’s practices in helping our staff go home safely at the end of every working day. Our entry included our ground-breaking behavioural safety programme, which has been embraced by the construction industry organisations since we first

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15 March 2019

Wanted: operatives for M4

We’re hiring CSCS operatives to work on a long term project on the M4. If you can get to Reading and want to join our excellent team, please call Jana now on 07826 919 028. Register for work on the M4 now. Benefits: 30 days’ paid holiday Pension You will need: Valid UK driving licence

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14 March 2019

Pension increases this April

Elaine writes: From this April, you have to pay more into your pension. Your payslip will show more money going into your workplace pension after 6 April 2019. The minimum amount which you and VGC pay went up last April and is now going up again. This will help to build your pension for your

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11 March 2019

Happy retirement, Ciaran!

Congratulations to labour manager Ciaran Murray, who has retired after 15 years at VGC. Ciaran has been key in supplying labour and trades to major infrastructure contracts in the north-west. His numerous projects have included the Mersey Gateway, Urenco, North West Electrification Project, the Manchester airport relief road (A6MARR), and the Ordsall Chord. Last week

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8 March 2019

A14 IDT health, safety and wellbeing impact day

Ben writes: On 7 March I attended the A14 Integrated Delivery Team health, safety and wellbeing impact day in Peterborough. This was the second impact day on the project. The first day was focused on planning safely – taking time to think about the works we were doing and to reinforce the message to stop

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7 January 2019

Collaboration award for A14 IDT

The A14 Integrated Delivery Team has won a prestigious collaboration award. At the Institute for Collaborative Working Supply Chain awards ceremony at the House of Lords on 13 December, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team won the supply chain collaboration award. The award was for the ‘collaborative nature of the supply chain management approaches’. This approach

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2 January 2019

Richard Palin, new VGC director for northern region

Richard Palin has joined VGC as Labour Solutions northern operations director. Managing director Laurence Mckidd said: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team. He is a highly motivated leader with a strong track record in staff development, motivation and client delivery. With his solid working knowledge of talent acquisition, onboarding and outsourcing, he will help

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13 December 2018

December 2018 company update

Our biannual staff meeting was held on 11 December in Cardinal House. Thanks for a successful 2018 Executive chairman Sean Fitzpatrick thanked everyone for their work this year, particularly those who achieved in extreme weather. Sean welcomed twelve new members of staff, most of them in newly created posts, a sign of how well VGC

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3 December 2018

Lewis Bennett completes his apprenticeship

Lewis Bennett has finished his apprenticeship. As a qualified groundworker, he is now set for a successful career. Lewis works for client Balfour Beatty on the Crossrail Woolwich Box C530 project. “Well done to Lewis – he is a role model for new apprentices,” said his labour manager Mark Beer. “He is very punctual and

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