VEKA score a hat-trick of nominations at the Burnley Business Awards

May 6, 2022

VEKA plc has been shortlisted for three accolades at this year’s Burnley Business Awards.

The globally renowned uPVC systems company will be competing in the Manufacturing Excellence, Large Business of the Year, and Employer of the Year categories when the prestigious ceremony returns to Towneley Hall on Thursday, June 30th.

VEKA’s history is woven into the fabric of Burnley, they have been located on Rossendale Road now for almost four decades.

During that time, the organisation has forged strong links across the community, working closely with schools and colleges, and partnering with Burnley Football Club on numerous initiatives aimed at making a difference to local areas.

Despite being one of Burnley’s biggest employers – with 88% of all staff having a local postcode – VEKA has never lost sight of the family values that remain at the core of its business.

Managing Director Neil Evans, who was recently appointed chair of Burnley Bondholders, said to just be nominated for three awards was a huge honour, and testament to the dedication, resilience and professionalism staff had shown during a difficult two years.

“The Burnley Business Awards is always one of the great nights in the social calendar. But this year will carry even more significance, coming on the back of a tough two years that have reshaped the business landscape.

“Innovation is always at the heart of everything we do at VEKA, and the pandemic has seen us evolve and adapt to new ways of working, which will see the business continue to flourish as we navigate these testing times.

“This would not have been possible without our staff who have risen to each challenge admirably. The Burnley Business Awards is the perfect opportunity for us to recognise their efforts, and to also share the room with all business, large and small, that make this town such a wonderful place to be a part of.”

VEKA, which is sponsoring this year’s champagne reception, is no stranger to winning Burnley Business Awards, having scooped Young Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, and Business of the Year in recent years.

Heather Talbot from Burnley Business Awards said: “As we expected, nomination levels were high after a three-year break and judges were incredibly impressed at the quality of applications.

“We are delighted to announce that VEKA has been shortlisted for the Manufacturing Excellence, Large Business of the Year, and Employer of the Year categories, and we wish them all the best on the night.”

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