Employer of the year.

Veka Group took home the ‘Employer of the Year’ trophy at this year’s Red Rose Awards.

Touted as ‘Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence’, the annual Red Rose Awards evening was held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool with over 1,100 guests attending the black-tie event. Graham Liver of BBC Lancashire Radio played host to 150 finalists from all over the north west.

Over the past 12 months, Burnley-based Veka Group has come up with Veka Spirit (success, pride, integrity, responsible, improvement, and team) which has become the basis for all employer/employee interaction.

“In 2017, the development and implementation of the Employer Brand and Veka Values found a way to put their people at the heart of the business,” the judges said. “What they are and what they stand for was well evidenced, as was the fact that the changes the business has adopted are good for the employees, the suppliers and for the business.”

Dave Jones, Veka Group MD, said: “While Veka is an international name in the PVCU industry, we are also very much a local company in Burnley. With over 90% of our almost 400 employees from the town and its surrounding areas, we take our values very seriously when it comes to our workforce and this, in turn has a direct impact on our suppliers and customers.

“Veka has always been committed to its team, encouraging professional and personal development at every level, organising and encouraging social activities for its staff and heavily supporting local charities and causes that give back to the community our employees live in with their friends and families.”