Two centuries of loyal service

23 employees of The Veka UK Group have been recognised for their loyalty to the company, with a combined 185 years of service between them.

A lunch at The Veka UK Group’s Lancashire headquarters saw prizes including meal vouchers, weekends away, and extra holidays presented to the hard-working winners, whose careers with the company range from five years all the way to 30.

Gary Powell received particular recognition. The material test technician, responsible for assessing both incoming additives and finished compound, has worked at Veka’s Burnley base for 30 years.

Managing director Dave Jones said: “Veka has flourished since coming to the UK in 1986, and Gary Powell, for example, has been with us since those early days, when just 30 employees worked from our comparably humble 30,000ft2 factory.

“We’re thrilled that staff stay with us for such long periods of their careers; gain promotion through the group; and advance themselves and Veka in the process. It’s thanks to the quality of their work and the motivation of the whole workforce that we remain the UK’s leading PVCU systems manufacturer, and I sincerely thank them for all their efforts.”