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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The awards keep coming…..

VGC Labour Solutions is delighted to have been awarded ‘Contractor of the Month’ for the third month in a row on the Crossrail Bond Street C412 contract for the Costain Skanska joint venture. VGC scored exceptionally high in the areas…

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VGC Director awarded major Papal award

We are delighted to confirm that on 13 March 2014, Andy Rogers, non-executive director for the VGC Group, was honoured by Pope Francis, with the major Papal award of a Knight of St Gregory the Great (KSG). Andy has being awarded this…

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Crossrail award for VGC apprentices

VGC Labour Solutions is delighted to be part of the team at C511 that won the Crossrail Sustainability Award in the Young Crossrail and Community Investment category for their Construction Training in the Community initiative. VGC Labour Solutions have employed…

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“Be Safe by Choice with VGC” has a positive impact

In 2012 VGC launched its own behaviour based safety (BBS) programme called ‘Be Safe by Choice’. WS Atkins Training was engaged by VGC to assist in the development and delivery of the programme which raises awareness of how behaviour and…

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