We scooped the top business award for the second time running!
As a major local employer and the UK’s largest manufacturer of PVC-U systems, The VEKA UK Group, has been recognised as 'Business of the Year' at the prestigious Burnley Business Awards.
The awards ceremony was organised by Burnley Council and was held in the stunning surroundings of Towneley Hall and grounds.
The VEKA UK Group's MD, Dave Jones, was on hand to collect the award and celebrated with a number of delegates from the Farrington Road firm. “We're absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this accolade for the second time running. It is a great feeling to be recognised by our home town for the hard work of our team, not just once but twice! We are extremely proud of Burnley and the fantastic businesses here and the awards ceremony was a showcase of the very best of Burnley. I’d like to personally offer my congratulations to all the other shortlisted and winning companies - it was wonderful to hear so much positive news about business in our home town and celebrate it together.
“VEKA has been a huge part of Burnley’s manufacturing heritage for almost 30 years and since the very beginning out ethos has been to constantly strive to see the business develop and evolve even further. In 2011 - we acquired the £58m Bowater Building Products, bringing over 100 additional jobs into Burnley.
“Our new mixing plant is a recent impressive addition to the Burnley skyline. Officially opened by Vince Cable MP, the investment in this mixing plant further demonstrates our long-standing commitment to Burnley and allows us to ensure absolute the absolute quality of our products, right from raw material level.
“We couldn’t achieve the amount we do, without the hard work and dedication of our staff and we are proud to have held 'Investors in People' status for more than 20 years. A huge number of our staff have reached milestones such as 25, 20 and 15 years’ service with us and we are fiercely proud of them all and our Burnley heritage.
“In the last year alone, we have launched a new Bi-Fold Door system, a new French Door system, a new Patio Door and an entire new range of contemporary Composite Doors.
“With lots more exciting developments in the pipeline, we're already looking forward to putting together our submission for the next Burnley Business Awards!”