VEKA celebrates five centuries of staff service

January 31, 2020

In 2019, December’s lunch saw 45 employees presented with certificates commending a collective 500 years!

The industry-leading PVCu systems manufacturer invited long-serving staff from departments across the business to come and celebrate their ‘VEKAversaries’ with a buffet and certificate presentation.

After presenting the certificates MD Dave Jones commented: “Here at VEKA, we know that our people are our most valuable asset. We’re proud to offer a wealth of career benefits in order to attract the best talent, and then we work hard to keep them! Celebrating employees that have been with us long term is just one of the ways we recognise all the hard work that goes on at VEKA. Our global brand and reputation for quality, excellence and innovation mean nothing without our hard-working staff, so it’s only right that we should mark and reward these anniversaries.”

VEKA UK is proud to be a major employer for Burnley and the surrounding region, and to have been named ‘Employer of the Year’ at both the Burnley Business Awards and the Red Rose Awards in recent years.

Most staff live within the BB postcode and the company’s values are often referred to as VEKA ‘SPIRIT’ (Success, Pride, Integrity, Responsible, Improvement and Team). SPIRIT has become the basis for all employer/employee interaction from recruitment to retirement, and everything in between.

With regular employee engagement surveys, SPIRIT Map career plans, flexible working, the opportunity for staff to enjoy more holidays, healthcare plans, childcare vouchers, loyalty schemes, attendance bonuses, wedding and baby gifts, personal loans, wellbeing initiatives, rewards, recognition, and significant investment in training and development – it’s little wonder that VEKA UK prompts the sort of loyalty on display at this year’s long-service celebration lunch.

Dave said: “Congratulations and a huge ‘thank you’ once again to all the staff celebrating 500 years with us this year!”

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