VEKA UK is Lancashire and Proud
September 24, 2019
Having recently become an official Lancashire Ambassador alongside the likes of Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, VEKA UK has further demonstrated pride in the company’s Lancashire roots by becoming an official Patron for Lancashire Business Day 2019.
This year’s Lancashire Business Day event will be held on November 27, (the date the county first sent representatives to parliament more than 700 years ago) and will take place in one of the county’s newest and most exclusive venues, with the theme of #LancashireAndProud.
It will be the first event of its kind in the brand new Crow Wood Hotel which is the latest addition to the luxurious 40-acre Crow Wood estate in Burnley. The event, now in its third year, will once again bring the business community together to celebrate all things Lancashire. It will feature high profile speakers and in-depth panel discussions focusing on the issues affecting Lancashire businesses.
There will also be showcases of the best the county has to offer, with locally-sourced food, drinks and entertainment throughout the event, and the opportunity for all delegates to network and meet with potential customers and suppliers.
VEKA UK MD Dave Jones said: “We are very proud to be a patron of this year’s Lancashire Business Day. Lancashire is not only home to the VEKA UK factory, but also to most of our brilliant employees. We’re looking forward to meeting some inspiring people and businesses who are as dedicated as we are to supporting Lancashire’s growth story.”
Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine and founder of the annual event, said: “Lancashire Business Day is the culmination of the message we work all year to share: Lancashire is a fantastic county to live, work and do business in. We say ‘if you can buy it in Lancashire, buy it in Lancashire’ and this is the ultimate showcase of what’s available and why it’s great to work with your neighbours.
“We are looking forward to celebrating the county with businesses of all sizes and descriptions and to amplifying our message to a national and even global audience.”
VEKA UK is a major manufacturer and valued employer for the region. The company was named ‘Manufacturing Business of the Year’ at the 2019 Red Rose Business awards and ‘Employer of the Year’ at the same event in 2018. Offering exceptional career opportunities, VEKA UK is part of the global VEKA Group which celebrates 50 years in business this year and employs 5500 people worldwide.