5 September 2016

Crossrail sustainability award for VGC

VGC is honoured to have won the Crossrail Sustainability award for maximising employment opportunities. The Sustainability award for ‘Maximising Employment Opportunities’, was presented by Sir Terry Morgan, Crossrail chairman. The citation congratulated us “for running three innovative training programmes which have resulted in 10 people being recruited as general operatives and traffic marshals.” VGC’s nomination

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24 August 2016

H&S award for BBMV Crossrail C512 project

We are proud to have won an important health and safety award on the Crossrail Whitechapel station project C512. Paul Whyte, BBMV’s health and safety manager, presented the Health and Safety supplier forum trophy to Chris Ryan, VGC’s operations director, at the senior management forum. Chris thanked the VGC team, saying: “Thank you to the

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22 August 2016

Drainage work saves customer disruption

The Track Partnership team carried out drainage work at Paddington this summer to prevent delays and disruptions. Preventative pipe renewal work was carefully co-ordinated between Network Rail and London Underground. Because the drainage affects both parties, they agreed to share the cost of the renewal. The drainage pipes at Paddington station, which are shared with

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19 August 2016

2016 Newcastle College Rail Academy award winners

The Rail Academy awards celebrated the success of hard-working students. VGC sponsored a number of categories in the awards, as we did for the inaugural awards last year. The students were addressed by David Morgan of Network Rail, before the prizes were announced by Noel Milligan, P-way lecturer and course leader. This year’s categories sponsored

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15 August 2016

My engineering summer placement

George Marling writes: My eight week summer engineering placement has been a great experience. During my time with VGC I was involved with multiple departments and was given a variety of responsibilities. This has greatly enhanced my engineering knowledge of rail projects and how the construction industry functions. Working within a site office environment with

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10 August 2016

VGC Group partners with London Irish

We have joined London Irish as an official partner for the 2016/17 season in an important commercial partnership for the club. This new sponsorship deal will see VGC Group become an official partner of the club with our logo appearing on the club’s playing shorts for all Greene King IPA Championship and British and Irish

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3 August 2016

LU Beacon award for Farringdon SER project

VGC is proud to have earned a TfL LU Beacon award for our Farringdon signal equipment room project. Chris Hobden, programme delivery manager for London Underground, presented the award to Donal McCarthy, site manager, at a ceremony on 26 July at Farringdon station. The Beacon award acknowledges VGC’s commitment to good practice in site management

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2 August 2016

George's work experience at VGC

George writes: My name is George Toogood and for two weeks I was at work experience at VGC Group. I worked for Zena Wigram, marketing manager. I got the opportunity for this experience after Zena heard I was looking for a positive way to spend some time in summer and thankfully she decided to take me in. I was completely

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29 July 2016

Awards for National Grid team

John writes: Three people working for us on the north Deeside (Connah’s Quay) sub-station job have helped the site to win two safety awards. Connah’s Quay won the Best Project award and the EAC project won the 100% Safe award in the ALLstar 2016 awards for Morgan Sindall. That means the project is the best

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25 July 2016

Network Rail Star award for Crossrail Anglia

Network Rail has given a Star award to VGC for work on Crossrail Anglia. The prestigious award was presented by Fenton Newport, Network Rail programme manager for Crossrail Anglia, during the project’s safety ‘Step up’ meeting on 1 July. VGC achieved a score of 97% across all work sites inspected by Network Rail and principal

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