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…

Read article about “ Checks help staff to improve their health ”

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…

Read article about “ VGC congratulates prize-winning apprentice ”

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…

Read article about “ VGC’s new partnership with Edinburgh College ”

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…

Read article about “ VGC collects yet more HSE awards ”

April’s week of work experience

April spent a week working with VGC’s marketing and communications manager, Zena Wigram, to see how marketing theory works in practice.

Read article about “ April’s week of work experience ”

British Safety Council audit awards VGC three stars

After a detailed British Safety Council audit in spring 2014, VGC has been awarded an overall audited score of 82.33%, and a cumulative score of 80.3%, giving an overall grading of three stars. The audit of VGC’s health and safety…

Read article about “ British Safety Council audit awards VGC three stars ”

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…

Read article about “ The awards keep coming….. ”

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…

Read article about “ VGC Director awarded major Papal award ”

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…

Read article about “ Crossrail award for VGC apprentices ”

“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…

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

VGC sets gold safety standard

The VGC Group is setting standards for safety in the workplace across the construction and rail industry. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) awarded VGC its most prestigious accolade, the Gold Achievement Award, in recognition of our…

Read article about “ VGC sets gold safety standard ”

Zero Harm improvement award

VGC has been awarded Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm improvement award. This was in recognition of our successful management of safety on the M25 project. We achieved this by providing positive support to Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm programme, and consistently improving…

Read article about “ Zero Harm improvement award ”