The National Autistic Society (NAS) is challenging their amazing supporters to help raise £600,000 in 60 days and become autism heroes – their campaign is called the’ Super 60 Challenge’. The charity provides a wealth of support, guidance and advice, as well as running a number of campaigns to improve the rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

For World Autism Acceptance Week, DGP is pitching in to support this campaign. DGP colleagues have been donating and also raising awareness by sharing their personal stories and presenting how this charity is close to their hearts.

If you would like to particate in supporting this campaign, more details can be found below. Thank you.

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Last week DGP were delighted to take part in the Construction Youth Trust Year 12, Building Future Skills Programme.

Volunteers from DGP, Farzana Begum, Ruth Trant, Euan Campbell and Kevin Ford all took part in the three-day project. Funded by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation in North Kent teams took on the challenge of designing the Blue Lake Development inspired by the ethos of sustainability & healthy living.

DGP spoke about their job roles in the construction industry and gave students support in their projects, passing on their experience working in the real world.

DGP’s Ruth Trant was very impressed, saying, “Often an outdated perception of what construction is, can discourage young people from choosing construction as a career option. Organisations such as the Construction Youth Trust are important in raising awareness that Construction is an innovative industry with a range of specialist professions to choose from. It was great to be a part of the Building Future Skills Programme and see the students’ enthusiastic approach to projects that had sustainable thinking very much at the core.”

DGP is delighted to be recognised for their work by being shortlisted under two categories at this year’s Construction News Awards.

For the second year running, DGP has been included in the Diversity and Inclusion category and is testament to achieving a more diverse and inclusive workforce as well as their continued efforts to educate the younger generation by publishing a second children’s reading book in their Ty D Sites series.

And for the first time, DGP is shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year for their work in construction logistics, supporting Tier 1 construction companies throughout the UK.

DGP team members volunteered their time at a local Morrisons to support Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising event, The Great Daffodil Appeal. We were so grateful and impressed of the local shoppers’ generous donations in supporting this charity and are proud to have collected just over £150 in the space of 2 hours! With every donation a daffodil pin was given to support Marie Curie’s mission to support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.

MarieCurie is here for anyone affected by terminal illness. Speak to a nurse or trained staff on 0800 0902309 Mon-Fri 8-6 / Sat 11-5 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economical, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

DGP continue to #breakthebias and act not only today but every day in overcoming the misconceptions around gender specific roles and striving to increase the number of women choosing a career in construction. DGP are proud to report that we have increased our female headcount by 15 % in the last three years.

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the DGP female workforce were given the opportunity to take part in the #iamremarkable initiative.

This Google initiative, empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. The session was very thought provoking and empowering having a collective impact across the group. We all took time during the session to get to know ourselves a bit more by sharing our achievements and celebrating others that were shared.

We would like to share some personal and professional images submitted by a few of our participants bringing to life their #iamremarkable statements.

To embrace World Book Day, DGP Infrastructure has donated 160 copies of our Ty D Sites – Clearing Floors and Fixing Doors book to St. Michael’s Church of England VA Primary & Nursery School, a school located within close proximity to our Bure Valley Path project in Norfolk.

“It has been fantastic to be able to share this book with our pupils and their families. It has supported us in celebrating our differences as a community and highlighting that no matter your background or beliefs we can all work together. The fact that it also highlights the potential roles available to everyone in what is perceived to be a male industry is also amazing! Thank you for supporting our schools, community and celebrating our diversity.” – Mr John Neenan, Headteacher

This year marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day. DGP continues to encourage and inspire reading enjoyment. DGP Infrastructure recently donated 160 books to St. Michael’s school in Norfolk.

This World Book Day, we are really excited to share the new Ty D Sites Book, ‘Who Stole the Surveyor’s Lunch’, which will be distributed to DGP staff throughout the week and to local schools around our project site locations.

2022 World Book Day is focusing on reaching children from disadvantaged backgrounds. With that in mind, DGP have donated copies of our latest book to the charity, Children’s Book Project, who will distribute the books on our behalf putting them straight into the hands of the children that need them most.

To also mark World Book’s Day 25th Anniversary we have extended our support to our community by hand delivering 25 books to 63 schools in our surrounding area.

February marks LGBTQ+ history month. To further expand on our Diversity and Inclusion approach, DGP has planned a III-part series of awareness training around LGBTQ+ throughout 2022.

MindOut – LGBTQ Mental Health Service, #diversityandinclusion a mental health charity for the LGBTQ+ community, kicked off part I, which covered LGBTQ+ vocabulary, exploring identities, terminology and inclusive language also touching on mental health, understanding health inequalities and hardship within the community.

We received some great feedback from the session and are looking forward to rolling out the next session.

For more information about the course, visit Mind Out at: https://mindout.org.uk/

DGP is currently working with the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, home of Europe’s largest air museum. Commissioned at the beginning of January, works have been progressing well, and upgrading the water mains where required is now well underway.

In addition, we have been carrying out site investigative works and provisional works alongside ground excavations and replacing storm drains.