Toolbox talks on fairness, inclusion and respect

Richard writes about delivering toolbox talks on language to workers on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

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A14 supply chain award

VGC is part of the team which was recognised at the A14 Supply Chain awards on 12 January. The integrated labour team was presented with the Innovation award. Supply chain partners VGC Group, Reliable Contractors, Danny Sullivan Group and Hercules…

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A14 stand-down day

Ben writes: I attended an excellent stand-down day on the A14 in December. The event was held at the IWM Duxford RAF War Museum. There were two briefings of around four hours each, with the day split into two halves to…

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Energy-saving result

Richard writes: Recent energy usage initiatives have resulted in savings to VGC. These savings represent money, and also a smaller carbon footprint. And they support our ISO50001 Energy Management accreditation. Electricity Our total electricity usage for 2017 was slightly up…

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Finance blog

Sam writes: I’ve just been on a very interesting course on the future of finance leadership run by CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). The traditional view of a finance department is that they are gatekeepers and “just exist…

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Thank you for 2017 work

Ciara writes: On behalf of the shareholders and directors of the VGC Group, Sean, Laurence and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone at VGC for your hard work in 2017. Despite early challenges in the year…

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December 2017 company update

At this month’s staff meeting the senior directors looked back at a very successful 2017. Our chairman, Sean Fitzpatrick, thanked everyone for their contributions to the year. He pointed out that everyone’s individual contribution is part of our shared success.…

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FIR commitment: ‘Better for Everyone’

VGC is one of the contractors calling on the construction industry to take a stand on fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR). VGC is proud to be one of the initial 36 signatories to the FIR commitment ‘Better for Everyone’ campaign,…

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A busy December for VGC teams

John writes: December is going to be busy for my teams in the Midlands, working on a number of projects for client Siemens. Blackpool to Manchester NWEP At the moment, people are working round the clock in Blackpool and Manchester.…

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Costain sustainability day

Jimmy writes: I was pleased to make a joint presentation at Costain’s first ever Rail Sustainability Day. Costain held the event in early October to celebrate its joint supply chain sustainability achievements. It gave members of the supply chain, like…

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ATC stand-down day health check success

More than 140 people took advantage of VGC’s offer of free health checks at an ATC stand-down day this month. As part of ATC’s energisation stand-down day, VGC commissioned K2 Associates to provide free health checks to all the attendees.…

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School careers visit – ‘Aspirations’ afternoon

Kim writes: I spent yesterday afternoon talking about careers in construction to year 9 students at Fulham Boys School. The school had organised a ‘speed networking’ event to help the boys with their career planning. They wanted to help to…

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