Manufacturing company of the year

Veka Group has been crowned the best Manufacturing Company in the region, with the team collecting a custom-made trophy in front of more than 1,000 of their business peers at the Red Rose Awards 2019.

The Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, are held in Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens each year, and honour the best, most inspirational and most innovative businesses operating in Lancashire.

Veka Group has been named both ‘Best Large Business’ and ‘Employer of the Year’ in the last two years.

The judges’ comments showed that Veka Group had impressed them with its growth in a tough market, and they were also interested in the company’s environmental and waste reduction solutions.

“Investment in the manufacturing processes, staff development and additional infrastructure continue to be made to drive growth in key markets,” the judges said.

Veka Group’s operations director Paul Armstrong said: “There are some fantastic manufacturers in the region, so the win is extra special considering the high calibre of our fellow nominees.”

He continued: “We work hard in every single aspect of the business, and we’re proud to be such a contributor to the local economy, with the majority of our 380 employees living within the local BB postcode area.”

Event founder Richard Slater, also the publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said: “Veka Group can be exceptionally proud of their achievement. Lancashire is a booming county home to thousands of headline-grabbing businesses with excellent stories, and the Red Rose Awards is the biggest event celebrating their achievements. To stand out in a crowded field is a true testament of ingenuity, hard work and doing things the right way.”