28 November 2014

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 Group office to meet some of their apprentices working on schemes including the Crossrail and

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27 November 2014

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 “years younger”. The VGC Group offers regular free confidential medical tests to staff at sites

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21 November 2014

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 of our team. We’re delighted that he has won this well-earned award – his supervisor,

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17 September 2014

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 the M1 junction 19 improvement project. These awards recognise the teams for their commitment to

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28 July 2014

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.

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24 April 2014

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 of safety inspections, project improvement plans, occupational health, observation reporting and management visibility. Chris O

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24 March 2014

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 knighthood for a range of initiatives, including his time put into Catholic education over 26

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20 August 2013

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 three apprentices on section C511 of Crossrail – namely Lee Van-Cliff, Shabul Hussain and Mumin

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5 May 2013

"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 attitudes can play an important part in reducing accidents and incidents in the work place.

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1 October 2012

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 high levels of performance in keeping the workplace environment safe for our staff and contractors.

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