Defining Blue status for Tideway East team

Our team working on Thames Tideway's eastern sites has achieved Costain's prestigious 'Defining Blue' status for exceptional performance.

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Touch rugby to help charity

Congratulations to winners Atkins in the Heathrow 'touch rugby world cup' on 16 October which raised £16,500 for construction charity The Lighthouse Club.

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VGC staff awards recognise values and success

VGC's annual staff celebration on 10 October was a chance to meet socially, look to the future and recognise people's contributions over the past year

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Richard Wheeler wins Skanska safety award

HSQE manager Richard Wheeler has won an Injury-Free Environment (IFE) safety award, presented at Skanska's Zero Accident Forum

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Women into Construction award

VGC has received a special commendation award for supporting Women into Construction. The award citation reads: “Your excellent contribution has directly resulted in increased participation of women in the construction industry”. VGC has been a key supporter of Women into…

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VGC signs up to Ban the Box

We have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, as part of VGC’s commitment to give ex-offenders a second chance. Ban the Box is a national campaign to create a fair chance for ex-offenders. It asks employers to remove…

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Shortlisted for IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award

VGC has been shortlisted for the IRP award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner. Our entry described our ‘go beyond the gates’ programme to support ex-offenders into construction careers. The judges examined we engage with stakeholders to benefit the community,…

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Face-fit testing RPE on the M4

Ben visits the M4 smart motorway project each month to carry out face-fit testing, so anyone who has to wear a dust mask knows how to fit it correctly.

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A weekend of charity fundraising

This weekend saw 11 VGC employees (plus two supporters) running a total of 112km for State of Mind Sport. On 7 September Chelsey, Jason, Zena, Emma, Melanie, Patrick, Ellie and Alex (left) tackled 5km of Rough Runner. During the night,…

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Shortlisted for two London Construction awards

After the preliminary round of voting, London Construction Awards’ independent panel of judges has shortlisted VGC in two categories. We are proud to be shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion award. Kimberley McGinty is shortlisted for ‘Employee of the Year’. The…

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Students enjoy summer internships with VGC

Year 12 students Ryan and Omar enjoyed four weeks’ work experience at VGC this summer. The paid internships were part of our partnership with UK-wide charity Career Ready. Omar Miah from Westminster Kingsway College and Ryan Waite from Queens’ School,…

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New workforce development manager

We are delighted to welcome Martyn Price MBE as our new head of workforce development. He will work with colleagues across VGC to plan how we will develop our workforce’s skills. This will allow us to meet our clients’ requirements,…

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