Face-fit testing RPE on the M4

Ben writes: I’m visiting the M4 smart motorway project each month to carry out face-fit testing. The test makes sure that anyone who has to wear RPE (respiratory protective equipment) knows how to fit it correctly. If you are working…

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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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My Career Ready internship with VGC

Ryan writes: I have just finished four weeks of work experience with VGC. I wanted to do the internship because I am interested in the field of engineering and construction, but wanted to know more about the industry in order…

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Rail Industry Association trailblazer launch

Bob writes: On 11 July I attended the launch of the of Rail Industry Association’s (RIA) trailblazers’ campaign. Civil engineer Derek Emmett, who is a member of RIA, kindly invited me to go with him. The launch was in the…

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Summer 2019 six-monthly company update

Our six-monthly meeting was held at Cardinal House at the end of June. After Sean Fitzpatrick, our executive chairman, welcomed everyone, MD Laurence Mckidd gave up update on the year so far. We are working in a challenging environment, but…

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Charity golf day in Cumbria

George writes: Our recent Cumbria golf day raised over £500 for charity State of Mind Sport. A good day was had by all who attended. The standard of golf was very high, plus we were blessed with the weather. Attendees…

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Infrastructure Employment Forum (IEF) meeting

Kimberley writes: On Tuesday 16 July we presented the Infrastructure Employment Forum to tier 1 contractors and their supply chain. They are keen to come together to support ex-offenders into sustainable employment. Attendees included representatives from HS2, Keltbray and Thames…

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Air quality workshop

Ben writes: On Tuesday 2 July I attended a breakfast meeting in Lambeth on the subject of air quality. It was hosted by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s Climate Action Week. After signing…

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Thames Water ‘night club’ to improve sleep

Fiona writes: Last week I went with some of our team to the Thames Water ‘night club’. Huge thanks to Aimee Cain, Thames Water’s occupational health and wellbeing manager, for hosting the group from VGC Group and Balfour Beatty. (The…

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