16 April 2019

VGC signs Procurement Skills Accord

VGC has been accepted as a signatory to the Energy and Utilities Skills Partnership Procurement Skills Accord. Signing up to the accord is a commitment to support the energy and utilities sector in addressing skills gaps in the workforce. Signatories must fulfil a series of stringent requirements. They may then sign their agreement to five

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8 April 2019

Time to Change pledge

VGC has signed the Time to Change employer pledge. To demonstrate our support for our people’s mental wellbeing, managing director Laurence Mckidd signed the pledge on 27 March, witnessed by the board of directors. We have committed to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health issues. We want everyone to think

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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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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

Wellbeing at VGC

Fiona writes: As a health and safety adviser, part of my role involves raising awareness of best practice. This expanded in 2018 when I become VGC’s wellbeing champion. I look at what VGC is doing, and what other initiatives we can implement to improve the wellbeing of our staff. Over half of all ill-health working

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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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