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.

Samaritans are there to listen 24/7 for anyone that needs them. But they’re also encouraging us all to become better listeners. At DGP we are supporting The Samaritans Awareness Day campaign – The Big Listen, on Saturday 24th July, by encouraging our staff to check in with their colleagues and ask how they really are.

Becoming a better listener can help you support loved ones who may be struggling to cope. It can also help improve your relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. You could help your loved ones open up about how they’re feeling by making some small changes to the way you listen.

Listen without being distracted – Try things like making eye contact, putting your phone away and focusing completely on the other person. If you’re talking to someone on the phone, try doing it in a quiet place.

Listen without interrupting – Try and remember that pauses are fine, you don’t need to jump in and fill a silence. Resist putting your own interpretation on what the other person is saying, and repeat back what they say so it shows you’re listening.

Check in on loved ones – Why not try adding reminders to your calendar or phone, to check in with loved ones once or twice a week. Don’t give up, sometimes it can take a few tries to get someone to open up about how they’re feeling.

Whatever you’re going through, you can always call the Samaritans any time, free from any phone, on 116 123.

DGP recently assisted Mace with installing a cycle station at 33 Charterhouse Street.

Cycle stations allow cyclists to pump up tyres; repair punctures; make minor repairs & adjustments with spanners; and provide a seating area to take a break. There is also a charging unit for electric bikes and mobile phones.

Mace Project Director, Frank Connolly, said, “This is an excellent initiative to encourage more pedal power and reduce carbon emissions in central London. It’s a busy cycle route and will work just like an F1 pit stop.”

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to the DGP team at UCL for winning the ISG Monthly Health & Safety Award for June.

DGP Contracts Manager, Michael Singh, said, “Well done everyone and a special thanks to Adnan Majeed, who has proved to be a very competent and hard-working security officer (pictured below receiving the award). Thanks also goes to DGP Supervisor, Ikenna Linford for his continued contribution and efforts.”

‘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.”

Managing Director, Saheb Dhesi, said, “It is important to promote a workplace inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Currently, groups who are marginalised appear to be the ones leading the fight for change – for real progress, organisations need to take the lead, educating their workforce and by employing modern HR values.”

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


Thank you to Paragon – A Tilbury Douglas Business for helping support local communities by purchasing and distributing copies of our children’s reading book, Ty D Sites, and distributing them to Primary Schools.

The book is both fun and engaging for children, helping them to learn about our industry and at the same time, showing them that construction is a welcoming industry and open to all.

All proceeds from the book are being donated to the Construction Youth Trust who do excellent work, actively introducing the next generation to our industry.

If you would like to be part of this initiative, please email Sophie Rixon at

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to DANA CALITARIDIS, DGP Security Supervisor at Paddington Square, for winning the Mace Monthly Safety Award, for May.

Dana was presented with her award by John Kennedy, Mace Project Director at Paddington Square.

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to DGP General Operative, Marius Gilbea, for winning the Mace Monthly Safety Award, for May, at NO6 Stratford.

He was nominated for his continued hard work and effort.

Marius (right) is seen receiving his award from Mace Manager, Chat Patel.

Well done, Marius.

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.

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to the DGP team at Anstee House, for winning the ISG Trade Contractor of the Month, for May.

DGP Site Logistics Manager, Alex Bonet Rezende said: “I am delighted to receive this award, which recognises both the dedication and contribution our team makes on a daily basis.”