VGC wins Costain Crossrail Anglia contract

The VGC Group has begun work on a £2.3m contract with Costain to construct three key sections of the surface section of the Crossrail Anglia route. The £150 million north-east spur project will prepare the railway between east London and…

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Rail Academy award winners

The results of the inaugural Rail Academy Student Awards 2015 have been announced. The awards celebrate the achievements of Newcastle College students during the past academic year. The VGC Group sponsored the following awards: the Practical Work Ethic award –…

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Qualifications for over 70 VGC workers

Twenty VGC workers have been given Persons and BESC training, and over 50 more are gaining specialist NVQ qualifications. This investment in people ensures continuity of work, and gives VGC the flexibility to support its range of clients. A group…

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HSQE expert promoted to director

John Hannan has been promoted to HSQE director for the VGC Group. Terry Dutton-Wells, our previous HSQE director, is stepping back from his operational responsibilities to become a non-executive director. A dedicated health and safety expert, with a range of…

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VGC wins Infrastructure 21 Training award

The VGC Group has won the Training category in the inaugural Infrastructure 21 awards, which recognise best practice in key supply chain competencies. The awards are part of a new Leadership programme by CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) and New…

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VGC helps move 5G research forward

VGC Construction is providing bases and cable routes for the ground-breaking 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, which aims to become the world’s premiere 5G research centre. Due to open in autumn 2015, the new £70 million dedicated…

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VGC is ‘Contractor of the Year’

VGC has been named ‘Contractor of the Year 2014’ on the Crossrail project at Bond Street station, based on the year’s safety scores. On the Crossrail project at Bond Street station managed by Costain Skanska, seven safety areas are measured…

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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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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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