Three cheers for VEKA nominations

VEKA Group has been shortlisted for three accolades in the Red Rose Awards, hosted by Lancashire Business View.

2018 sees VEKA Group shortlisted for: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, ‘Employer of the Year’ and the new ‘In-House Training’ award.

Gabriela Hammond, head of human resources, said: “We’re very pleased to have been shortlisted for not just one, but three Red Rose Awards. We were proud to have won the award for ‘Best Large Business’ in 2017 and we’re hopeful that our efforts will be rewarded in another category this year.

“Putting the different award submissions together was a great opportunity to reflect on all the hard work that goes on at VEKA and the diverse ways in which the team have supported the local community recently. Together, we’ve raised more than £40,000 for regional charities in the last three years, and our community work has seen staff members mentoring students from local schools during partnership programmes that have proved to be mutually beneficial.

“When it comes to in-house training, we are very proud of our apprenticeship programme with record numbers of placement opportunities offered this year. We have also been able to put 70 employees through the BIT (Business Improvement Techniques) programme to enable them to gain NVQ qualifications while at work.

“Whether or not we take home the trophies, we’re very proud to have made the Awards shortlist in three categories and been recognised for the hard work we put in.”