That’s the SPIRIT! VEKA named Employer of the Year.

March 14, 2018

VEKA Group – one of Burnley’s biggest employers – has been crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ at this year’s Red Rose Awards.

Touted as ‘Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence’, the annual Red Rose Awards was held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool with over 1,100 guests attending the black-tie event. Graham Liver of BBC Lancashire Radio played host to 150 finalists from all over the North West. Now in its eighth year, the auspicious evening has been described as ‘the awards for the businesses that keep the county alive – the heroes of the Lancashire economy’.

The Farrington Road window systems supplier employs almost 400 members of staff, with over 90% of the team in the BB post code area. VEKA is also current holder of the Burnley Business Awards’ ‘Employer of the Year’ title.

Dave Jones, VEKA Group MD, says, “We are all extremely proud to have been named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Red Rose Awards. While VEKA is an international name in the PVC-U industry, we are also very much a local company in Burnley, so the regional events and awards are extra special to us.

“Over the past 12 months, VEKA has completely redeveloped its Employer Brand and VEKA Values to come up with a new ethos of VEKA SPIRIT. The SPIRIT values – Success, Pride, Integrity, Responsible, Improvement, and Team – have become the basis for all employer/employee interaction from recruitment to retirement, and everything in between.

“VEKA has always been committed to its team, encouraging professional and personal development at every level, organising and encouraging social activities for its staff, and heavily supporting local charities and causes, such as Rosegrove FC, Pendleside Hospice, Derian House, and this year’s charity of choice; Hayley’s Hugs.

“At VEKA, we conduct regular staff surveys as we know their feedback is key to making VEKA not just the business of choice for our customers but for our employees too, so to come home from Blackpool as ‘Employer of the Year’ was the icing on the cake. It shows that all the effort we put in to supporting and nurturing our team is working, and of course we couldn’t have done that without the commitment and hard work from all the staff too.”

Having selected VEKA Group from a short list of six, the Red Rose Awards judges had this to say of the winners, “In 2017 the development and implementation of the Employer Brand and VEKA Values found a way to put their people at the heart of the business. What they are and what they stand for was well evidenced, as was the fact that the changes the business has adopted are good for the employees, the suppliers and for the business.”

If you’d like to find out more about Employer of the Year VEKA Group or are interested in working with the team in Burnley, please visit, email or telephone 01282 725278.

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