PVC-U systems supplier Veka Group took home the ‘Employer of the Year’ trophy at this year’s Red Rose Awards.
Now in its eighth year, the evening has been described as ‘the awards for the businesses that keep the county alive – the heroes of the Lancashire economy’.
Over the past 12 months, Burnley-based Veka Group has completely redeveloped its employer brand and Veka values to come up with a new ethos of Veka SPIRIT. The SPIRIT values – Success, Pride, Integrity, Responsible, Improvement, and Team – have become the basis for all employer/employee interaction from recruitment to retirement, and everything in between.
Dave Jones, Veka Group managing director, said: “We are all extremely proud to have been named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Red Rose Awards, in the same year that we also won ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Burnley Business Awards.
“At Veka, we conduct regular staff surveys as we know their feedback is key to making Veka not just the business of choice for our customers but for our employees too. We’re certain that Veka SPIRIT has had a huge effect on our employees, with department employee turnover cut in half since its introduction.
“Our continued commitment to our employees and the local area was reflected in our Red Rose Awards nominations that also included ‘In-House Training Award’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’, but to come home as ‘Employer of the Year’ was the icing on the cake.”