Road Safety Week – This year, Brake’s theme is ‘Road Safety Heroes’ and enables us to celebrate the people who make a difference – from teachers and campaigners to emergency services and road safety professionals.

DGP have nominated DGP Traffic Marshal, Bakary Fofana. Bakary is responsible, task-focused, friendly, well-mannered and follows site rules religiously. He has also been proactive in ways we can interact with the general public. One example was to produce a simple map for the elderly to help them with directions to a nearby hospital. This has been particularly useful for those who do not own a smartphone.

Congratulations Bakary, keep up the good work.

DGP operatives, clients and our fellow trades have all joined us in celebrating Black History Month. Our booklet, celebrating Black Briton’s historic achievements, has now been distributed across a number of our sites.

Pictured below are workers at the East Village NO6 site in Stratford, including DGP; Mace; Maylim; Metal Yapi (UK) Ltd; and Borough Engineering Services Ltd, all receiving copies of our booklet, distributed by DGP Contracts Manager, Kay Binning.

Kay commented, “The Black History Month booklet was an excellent educational initiative, something different and has been well received by all on site”.

Black History Month – DGP have created a booklet to celebrate the contributions of Black Britons and to learn about their historic achievements which have helped enrich our country and communities.

The book will be distributed over the coming week to our operatives, clients and fellow trades on sites.

DGP Logistics are committed to diversity and inclusion and proud to have been awarded the Construction News Award last month for ‘Diversity and Inclusion Excellence’.

World Mental Health Day – Do one thing – Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill or doing something creative, taking the first steps to getting support for yourself, or reaching out to someone else; take the opportunity to do one thing this World Mental Health Day and download these excellent ‘How to’ publications:
• How to… Look after you Mental Stress
• How to…Look after your mental health using exercise
• How to…Overcome fear and anxiety
• How to…Look after your mental health using mindfulness
• How to… Look after your health in later life
• How to… sleep better

The link to downloads below:
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

It is with great sorrow that we remember our colleague, Alin Minciuna, a valued member of our HMRC Nottingham team. Our thoughts are with his family at this time and we are making all efforts to help repatriate his body to them in Romania.

A massive thank you to gary mason, Mace Interiors PM, for taking a lead on helping raise funds for the repatriation. We are extremely grateful to our friends from Mace Interiors and Bancroft Ltd who have generously donated towards this effort and to all our colleagues on site who have contributed. If you would like to contribute, please donate on the below link.

Please remember that there is always help available from family, friends, colleagues and valuable organisations such as Samaritans, Mates in Mind and the Construction Industry Helpline on 1800 939 122.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alinsupport

Whether you’re looking for work or looking to hire, DGP Infrastructure can support.

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CANDIDATES
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Such a proud moment for DGP, as Managing Director, Saheb Dhesi, receives the Construction News Award for Diversity and Inclusion Excellence on behalf of the team.

This award is an honour, as well as testament to what the DGP team
has achieved in this arena. The Ty D Sites book plays a part in our diversity and inclusion strategy and has helped us reach a new audience in schools, visually demonstrating the construction industry is both open and welcoming to all, regardless of background.

A truly special night for DGP. Thank you to the judges, and congratulations to all the winners and finalists.

‘Really good, a real eye opener’ – Feedback from Wednesday’s Pride Webinar. DGP HR Manager, Samantha O’Connell, said, “I felt the session went really well, it’s great to continually educate and raise awareness within our workplace on Pride.”

DGP Infrastructure Operations Director, Michael McMillan said, “This demonstrates how important it is to show support and solidarity for our LGBTQ colleagues. Some still do not yet feel comfortable enough to be their true selves at work – everyone can help make this change.”

A big thank you to David Rishworth, Lead Grocery Home Shopping Manager at Tesco, for sharing his experiences over the past couple of decades.

On-site Logistics plays an increasing important role in helping the construction industry work towards NET ZERO by 2050.

Reducing waste and transport to sites, embracing all electric vehicles and creating an energy efficient site compound all help in making quantifiable decisions to remove carbon from our industry.

DGP is committed to partnering with innovative environmentally sustainable suppliers, to offer the construction industry a comprehensive integrated mobilisation hub for site establishment, with the latest environmentally friendly, carbon reduction and carbon free options.

Let’s work together to make the UK Construction Industry a world leader in achieving NET ZERO.

For an informal chat about our Net Zero Mobilisation Hub, call David Pateman on 020 8114 0307 or email him at david.pateman@dgpinfrastructure.com.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion – DGP is delighted to be recognised for their work in achieving a more diverse and inclusive workforce, by being selected as a finalist at this year’s Construction News awards, under the category of Diversity and Inclusion.

One of this year’s more recognisable initiatives has been the children’s reading book, Ty D Sites. Designed to highlight the variety of roles within the construction industry, it hopes to inspire the next generation towards an accessible and welcoming industry, open to all regardless of gender, physical ability, race, religion, colour or creed.

DGP would like to thank everyone for sending their good wishes.