Picture above: L-R: Operations Director Paul Armstrong, Marketing Director Dawn Stockell, Head of Marketing Simon James, Senior Undergraduate Apprentice Scott Watson, Head of Human Resources Gabriela Hammond and Mixing Plant Control Room Operator Rik Jones.
The VEKA UK Group is proud to have won a coveted Red Rose Award after being shortlisted in not one, but two hotly contested categories at the 2017 event.
The industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier was delighted to win the ‘Large Business Award’ as well as being shortlisted for the ‘Manufacturing Business Award’ at this year’s Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards.The trophies were presented during a black tie ceremony in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens which was well attended by businesses from across Lancashire.
The judges’ comments were read out as The VEKA UK Group collected the award: “This was an exceptional entry in an exceptionally strong category. VEKA have a strong internal culture and a focus on recycling and bespoke products. It was a tough year for their sector, but VEKA increased market share. VEKA is a global and domestic business investing in the county and its people.”The VEKA UK Group’s MD Dave Jones commented: “The entire team was very pleased to be nominated in the 2017 Red Rose Awards and thrilled to win the ‘Large Business’ award against some very stiff competition.
“It’s a pleasure to be recognised alongside other major Lancashire employers. We continue to work incredibly hard from our Burnley base, as we have for over 30 years now. We’re proud to contribute so much to the local economy, employing around 400 people, and continually investing in UK manufacturing.
“Our Burnley HQ was established in 1986 with just four extrusion lines and now we have 34 extrusion lines producing more than 40,000,000 metres of PVC-U profile per year! Our capital expenditure in recent years has been well over £20M which, I think, perfectly illustrates our commitment to investing in plant, people and technology, which has made us No.1 in the industry.
“The Awards highlight the biggest and best in business throughout the region, and we’d like to pass on our congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”