Flying the flag

Burnley-based PVCU profile manufacturer Veka UK demonstrated the company’s pride in its Lancashire roots by marking Lancashire Day and Lancashire Business Day.

As an official Patron for Lancashire Business Day 2019, November 27 saw Veka join other regional businesses in celebrating all the heritage, innovation and opportunity that Lancashire is known for.

MD Dave Jones said: “The Red Rose county is a phenomenal place to live and work, and Lancashire Business Day gave us yet another opportunity to sing its praises.

“Here at Veka, we raised the Lancashire flag in place of our usual Veka diamond and we had a company-wide Lancashire-themed ‘bake off’ with all proceeds going to Mind, our nominated charity for the year. The winning cake was presented as a hot pot – and you can’t get much more Lancastrian than that.

“Throughout the day, staff members took part in events and discussions across the county, including the Patron’s ‘Round Table’ at Samlesbury Hall, where our marketing director Dawn Stockell represented Veka UK. The group discussed Lancashire’s many world-class qualities and its ‘powerhouse’ status, as well as considering ways that we might come together with a single voice and mission to best promote the county.

“I joined the audience at Holmes Mill where Lancashire’s county-wide bid for ‘UK City of Culture 2025’ was announced. This is the first bid of its kind; an exciting, more inclusive prospect, highlighting the combination of Lancashire’s rural beauty, coastal communities and glittering cities, rather than having a single urban focus.

“The day culminated in the Lancashire Business Day Event held at one of Burnley’s newest premier venues, the Crow Wood Hotel. The event brought the business community together to hear high profile speakers and take part in in-depth panel discussions focusing on the issues affecting Lancashire businesses.

“We are incredibly proud to support this event, as we are proud to continue championing our region as a Burnley Bondholder and an official Lancashire Ambassador. Lancashire is not only home to the Veka UK factory, but also to most of our hardworking employees, and we are all striving to see this cracking county get the recognition it deserves.”