Burnley firm celebrates employees notching up incredible 500 years of service

Burnley firm VEKA UK hosted an annual ‘long-service lunch’ to recognise and reward employees celebrating five, 10, 15, 25 and 30 years of service.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 10:43 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:08 am
VEKA staff with their long-service certificates

The lunch saw 45 employees presented with certificates commending a collective 500 years.

The PVCu systems manufacturer invited long-serving staff from departments across the business to come and celebrate their ‘VEKAversaries’ with a buffet and certificate presentation.

After presenting the certificates, managing director Dave Jones said: “Here at VEKA, we know that our people are our most valuable asset. We’re proud to offer a wealth of career benefits in order to attract the best talent, and then we work hard to keep them.

VEKA staff with their long-service certificates

"Celebrating employees that have been with us long term is just one of the ways we recognise all the hard work that goes on at VEKA. Our global brand and reputation for quality, excellence and innovation mean nothing without our hard-working staff, so it’s only right that we should mark and reward these anniversaries.”

VEKA UK is major employer for Burnley and the surrounding region, and has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ at both the Burnley Business Awards and the Red Rose Awards in recent years.

Dave added: “Congratulations and a huge ‘thank you’ once again to all the staff celebrating 500 years with us this year!”