Pride of Veka

(Left to right) Dave Spikey and Veka MD, Dave Jones, celebrate with the Veka winners.
(Left to right) Dave Spikey and Veka MD, Dave Jones, celebrate with the Veka winners.
(Left to right) Dave Spikey and Veka MD, Dave Jones, celebrate with the Veka winners.
(Left to right) Dave Spikey and Veka MD, Dave Jones, celebrate with the Veka winners.

Veka has been celebrating the achievements of its Burnley-based workforce, with the help of Dave Spikey (of Phoenix Nights fame) for the company’s second annual ‘Pride of Veka’ event.

This year’s awards ceremony was held at Mitton Hall Hotel in Clitheroe, and attended by Veka directors, winners from a variety of departments across the business and their partners.

Veka’s head of HR, Gabriela Hammond, explained: “We are exceptionally proud of our team here at Veka. These awards celebrate those who go ‘above and beyond’ for the business and give us a chance to let them know just how much they are appreciated.

“Everyone, in every department, plays an important part in moving the company forward and maintaining our position at the forefront of our industry. We know that the behaviour of every member of staff has a direct impact on the level of service our customers receive, and that’s why we feel it is so important to give credit where it’s due. The Pride of Veka Awards allow us to give an extra ‘pat on the back’ to those who really set themselves apart.”

Veka MD, Dave Jones, said: “I am very proud to represent an organisation that listens to its staff, values their ideas and constantly offers opportunities for continuous career development.

“We are lucky to have such a wealth of talent in our workforce, from brand new apprentices, to long-standing members of the team, and it is important for us to celebrate their successes – at every chance we get!

“Our people are pivotal to the continued success of the company and I would like to personally congratulate every person who collected a ‘Pride of Veka award, on a hilarious evening that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

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The Pride of Veka winners were as follows:

  • Mark Schofield
    Courage and community spirit (especially with regards to TA service)
  • John Ford
    Building Veka links with the community
  • Terry McWilliams
    Additional duties and responsibilities
  • Reece Gill
    Problem solving and new process development
  • Tom Whitehead
    ‘Leading the Veka Way’ Champion
  • Paul Ashdown (2 x awards)
    Gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification and excellent team collaboration
  • Sean Boothman
    Gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
  • Keiron Preston
    Gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
  • Jono Turner
    Gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
  • Scott Weldon
    Gaining Manufacturing Institute’s Higher Level Team Leader qualification
  • Sam Baxter
    Achieved a distinction in every one of his apprenticeship exams this year
  • Annabel Hargreaves (Fowler)
    Completed her Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma
  • Paige Thwaite
    Took on two different jobs, to train and develop new skills
  • Lee Broomfield
    Excellent team collaboration
  • Ben Harter
    Excellent team collaboration
  • Dave Holmes
    Excellent team collaboration
  • Lee Sharples
    Excellent team collaboration
  • Mike Cutt
    Excellent team collaboration
  • Martin White
    Nominated by a number of managers for enthusiasm and commitment to ‘going the extra mile’, demonstrating Veka spirit every day.