Veka flourishes at awards

The Veka UK Group has won a Red Rose Award after being shortlisted in two hotly contested categories at the 2017 event.

The PVCU systems supplier won the ‘Large Business Award’ as well as being shortlisted for the ‘Manufacturing Business Award’ at this year’s Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards.

The trophies were presented during a black tie ceremony in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens which was well attended by businesses from across Lancashire.

The judges’ comments were read out as The Veka UK Group collected the award: “This was an exceptional entry in an exceptionally strong category. Veka have a strong internal culture and a focus on recycling and bespoke products. It was a tough year for their sector, but Veka increased market share. Veka is a global and domestic business investing in the county and its people.”

The Veka UK Group’s MD Dave Jones said: “The entire team was very pleased to be nominated in the 2017 Red Rose Awards and thrilled to win the ‘Large Business’ award against some very stiff competition.

“It’s a pleasure to be recognised alongside other major Lancashire employers. We continue to work incredibly hard from our Burnley base, as we have for over 30 years now. We’re proud to contribute so much to the local economy, employing around 400 people, and continually investing in UK manufacturing.”