Celebrating success with Spikey
Veka celebrated the achievements of its Burnley-based workforce with the help of Dave Spikey (of Phoenix Nights fame) for the company’s second annual ‘Pride of Veka’ event.
Head of HR Gabriela Hammond said: “We are exceptionally proud of our team here at Veka. These awards celebrate those who go ‘above and beyond’ for the business and give us chance to let them know just how much they are appreciated.”
Individuals might be recognised for anything, from taking on further training, to outstanding leadership or volunteering within the community.
Comedian Dave Spikey was warmly welcomed before presenting the awards and entertaining the audience throughout the night.
Veka MD Dave Jones said: “We are lucky to have such a wealth of talent in our workforce, from brand new apprentices, to long-standing members of the team, and it is important for us to celebrate their successes at every chance we get.”
The winners were:
Mark Schofield – courage and community spirit (especially with regards to TA service)
John Ford – building Veka links with the community
Terry McWilliams – additional duties and responsibilities
Reece Gill – problem solving and new process development
Tom Whitehead – ‘leading the Veka way’ champion
Paul Ashdown (two awards) – gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification, and excellent team collaboration
Sean Boothman – gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
Keiron Preston – gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
Jono Turner – gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
Scott Weldon – gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
Sam Baxter – achieved a distinction in every one of his apprenticeship exams this year
Annabel Hargreaves (Fowler) – completed her Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional diploma
Paige Thwaite – took on two different jobs, to train and develop new skills
Lee Broomfield – excellent team collaboration
Ben Harter – excellent team collaboration
Dave Holmes – excellent team collaboration
Lee Sharples – excellent team collaboration
Mike Cutt – excellent team collaboration
Martin White – nominated by a number of managers for enthusiasm and commitment to ‘going the extra mile’, demonstrating Veka spirit every day.