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8 May 2019

Ciara Pryce shortlisted for Inspiration award

Group services director Ciara Pryce has been shortlisted for the Women in Rail ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award. Ciara was nominated for her “inspirational example and support for women in our industry”. Of 138 entries, Ciara is one of just six shortlisted. Combatting modern slavery A key reason for the nomination is the way

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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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26 January 2016

EGIP improves lives as well as Scotland’s rail links

The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a £742 million investment to upgrade key Scottish rail infrastructure. At the same time, it is bringing new career opportunities to local people. Chris Turner, David Aikenhead and Robert Clark are among a group of new recruits who have started new long-term careers in rail with the

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3 January 2016

Shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the corporate social responsibility category. VGC’s entry is one of only seven to have been shortlisted from among a wide range of entrants, representing substantial competition. The shortlisting panel noted our achievement of ISO 50001 certification in energy management, as well as

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15 December 2015

Track partnership apprentices

VGC has comfortably exceeded the ambitious 2015 target of more than five apprentices per 100 workers. Over 50 people are doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract, and other apprentices are working on projects including Crossrail. Another group of apprentices is due to start shortly. VGC’s apprenticeship programme starts with 13 weeks of classroom and

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7 September 2015

VGC selected for Network Rail framework

VGC Rail Projects has been selected as part of Network Rail’s LNW (London North West) CP5 Civils framework. Network Rail London North Western Route plans to place approximately £70 million worth of civil engineering projects for the next 3 – 5 years within this framework. The framework will also provide VGC Rail Projects with opportunities

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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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