2019 Red Rose Awards
July 30, 2019
We were very proud to have won a coveted Red Rose Award after being shortlisted in not one, but three hotly contested categories at the 2019 event in March.
As well as winning the ‘Manufacturing Business Award’ we were shortlisted for the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and ‘In-House Training’ at this year’s Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards.
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 innovative environmental and waste reduction solutions. Feedback from the panel highlighted VEKA Group’s commitment to continuous improvement: “Investment in the manufacturing processes, staff development and additional infrastructure continue to be made to drive growth in key markets.”
VEKA Group’s Operations Director Paul Armstrong said: “We are thrilled to have won such a coveted prize at the Red Rose Awards. There are some fantastic manufacturers in the region, so the win is extra special considering the high calibre of our fellow nominees.
“We were very proud to have been shortlisted in three such varied categories as it shows we are a rounded company that works equally as hard at training and helping our staff develop, as we do manufacturing our industry-leading products, and supporting local community projects.
“Our written entries were followed up with presentations and intensive interviews. For the Manufacturing category, we showcased our impressive 99.3% ‘on time in full’ performance figure and explained how VEKA Group continues to adapt to market demands to give our customers the highest quality products with minimal lead times.
“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.
“As always, the team celebrated a fantastic night at the Red Rose Awards evening and I’d like to thank everyone at VEKA – this award is recognition of all the hard work everyone puts in day after day. On behalf of the company, I’d also like to send our congratulations to the other deserving winners too.”
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.”
BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Tonight host Graham Liver compered the evening, with entertainment from Gravity Live, DFC Lancashire and Funtime Frankies.