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30 March 2017

James Berry highly commended in Crossrail awards

At the Crossrail awards event on 29 March, apprentice James Berry was highly commended in the Apprenticeship Collaboration category. “This is a great achievement,” said Chris Ryan, director of VGC Labour Solutions south. “James was successful out of over 650 apprentices across the project. Well done to him, and to Lewis Bennett who was also nominated.”

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27 January 2017

Rail engineering apprentices’ careers on track with VGC

Apprentices from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have reached the first milestone in their new careers. They will return to the college for the day on Friday 27 January, as part of their NVQ qualification process. The apprentices joined VGC Group last autumn. Each was placed within a skilled team,

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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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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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30 March 2016

Thanks for Easter works effort

Thank you to the many VGC workers who put in long hours over the Easter weekend. Most people spent the weekend hunting eggs, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. However, over 560 VGC team members were working full shifts to ensure planned works were successfully completed. The VGC team completed extensive

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29 July 2015

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 Essex for the start of Crossrail services in 2018. The 16.4-mile section from Stratford, east

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25 March 2015

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 each month, and the contractor who has scored highest is awarded ‘Contractor of the Month’.

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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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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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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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