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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Mental health awareness week 2019

Fiona writes: VGC had a great week raising awareness of mental health. We had a series of activities which got head office and site staff involved in our initiatives to inspire people to think and talk about mental health. To…

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Kimberley’s part in CSJV’s HS2 award shortlisting

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to attend the Ground Engineering awards by Costain Skanska JV. The Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the…

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Improve your mental fitness

Guest blog by Dr Phil Cooper of State of Mind Sport: Simple steps to begin to improve your mental fitness 1. You could think about the last time you did something new and how it felt. It’s never too late…

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Time to Change pledge

VGC has signed the Time to Change employer pledge. To demonstrate our support for our people’s mental wellbeing, managing director Laurence Mckidd signed the pledge on 27 March, witnessed by the board of directors. We have committed to help break…

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