Professional pride

The Veka UK Group has recognised the exceptional efforts of its staff with an awards evening presented by sports broadcaster and former professional footballer, Chris Kamara.

The inaugural Pride of Veka Awards took place at the Fence Gate near Burnley, and was attended by the winners, The Veka UK Group directors, and their respective partners.

Dave Jones, managing director of The Veka UK Group, said: “Our ethos is one of continuous improvement. We are aware that not everything comes from the top. We encourage all our staff and support them with opportunities to further their careers; always inviting them to bring their ideas forward.

“Listening to the perspectives of people throughout the group has been pivotal to our continued success, and has resulted in just some of the many contributions we’re celebrating tonight.”

Scott Watson of the operations department received the final award of the evening for proactively exhibiting all The Veka UK Group’s values since starting its graduate programme 18 months ago.

“Veka has given me the perfect introduction to the world of business, and the ideal setting in which to complete my Business Management foundation degree,” Scott said. “I’m thrilled to have received this award for my positive approach to work at the company, but the truth is that Veka employees want to excel for the benefit of everyone at the company. We’re proud to work for Veka, and it’s clear that the bosses think the same about us!”