RISQS awards VGC maximum ‘five stars’

VGC Labour Solutions and VGC Rail Projects have been awarded five stars in the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit (formerly Link-up). Five stars is the highest score that can be achieved, and demonstrates that a company’s business management…

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VGC Group shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’

The Construction News awards have shortlisted the VGC Group for ‘Employer of the Year ‘. VGC is one of only eight companies to be shortlisted in this category, which recognises companies which can prove their excellence as an employer. The…

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Apprenticeships Ambassador Network event

Laurence writes: I was invited by Steve Fox, Chief Executive of Bam Nuttall, to the Apprenticeships Ambassador Network dinner last night. He knows that at VGC we believe that companies have a responsibility to invest in the development of the…

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My first shift at VGC

Alan writes: I feel my first shift went very well, I got a good report in my PTS [personal track safety] handbook and I feel I handled the nature of the work and the demands of the job itself. VGC…

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Safety award for our team in Kent

Jacques writes: I’m really pleased that the Atkins SAG (Safety Action Group) picked out Shane Jupp’s team for the January 2015 safety award for carrying out the works at Gillingham in  a safe and orderly manner. The photo shows (from…

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Our new business development director

Bob writes: I’ve just heard that Stephen Burns has been appointed business development director for VGC Group. Stephen (pictured on the left) has now been with VGC for five years and in this time VGC’s client base has more than…

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New insulated rail measuring wheel

Feedback from rail workers and cross-industry collaboration have led to the development of a new insulated rail measuring wheel for use in third rail areas. Network Rail, VGC Group and Lawton Tools have worked together on the development of the…

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MP praises VGC Group’s apprenticeship scheme

During a visit to the VGC Group head office in Ruislip, MP Nick Hurd praised the company’s commitment to supporting new entrants to the construction and rail industries. The minister of parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner visited the VGC…

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Checks help staff to improve their health

Health checks run by VGC for staff across the country, as part of its commitment to health and safety, are encouraging staff to take responsibility for their health. One member of staff lost two stone in six months and feels…

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VGC congratulates prize-winning apprentice

VGC apprentice Lee Van-Cliff has won the Morgan Sindall Prize for the Best Performing Second-Year Student for Construction Operations, awarded by the Building Crafts College. Contracts manager Chris O’Sullivan said: “Lee is punctual and hard-working, and is a valued member…

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VGC’s new partnership with Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College has launched a new railway engineering course that equips students with all the skills they need to gain employment within the rail and construction industry. Ten students have already started the 16-week NVQ Railway Engineering course, and VGC…

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VGC collects yet more HSE awards

VGC is top of the contractors’ league table at Bond Street yet again – for August, as well as July, June, April, March, February and January 2014. We have also won the August subcontractor HSE award for our work on…

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