Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 81

MOVERS&SHAKERS STAFF CELEBRATE SUCCESSES WITH SPIKEY! » » INDUSTRY-LEADING SYSTEMS supplier VEKA has been celebrating the achievements of its Burnley-based workforce once again, with the help of another well- known Lancashire talent. VEKA was delighted to be joined by Dave Spikey (of Phoenix Nights fame) for the company’s second annual ‘Pride of VEKA’ event. This year’s awards ceremony was held at a prestigious local hotel, Mitton Hall, and attended by VEKA Directors, winners from a variety of departments across the business and their partners. VEKA is well known for singing the praises of its employees and supporting them in developing further skills at every level. Head of HR Gabriela Hammond explains: “We are exceptionally proud of our team here at VEKA. These awards celebrate those who go ‘above and beyond’ for the business.” Individuals might be recognised for anything, from taking on further training, to outstanding leadership or volunteering within the community. Last year’s awards were presented by sports broadcaster and former professional footballer Chris Kamara, which led to much speculation about this year’s mystery guest. Comedian Dave Spikey was welcomed with rapturous applause before presenting the awards and entertaining the audience with a host of hilarious stories throughout the night. Improved efficiency Since launching its own brand range of machinery earlier this year, all designed to make targeted aspects of joinery production quicker, easier and more efficient, Mighton Products has welcomed a growing number of positive reviews, with the latest coming from Glasgow based sash window specialists Conservation Windows. » » EXPERTS IN THE RESTORATION and installation of sash windows in period properties, the family run firm recently purchased the Mighton Scribe-It™ machine, one of the most popular products in the range, and was quick to praise its precision and speed. “We have regularly been buying sash window components, such as sash cords, seals and ironmongery, from Mighton for the last decade,” said Director Archie MacLean, “. We took full advantage of the Mighton Mobile Demonstration Vehicle service and booked a visit with Dale Cook, giving us a chance to ‘try ‘quick to praise its precision and speed’ before you buy’ and ask him any questions we had before going ahead with the purchase.” He continued: “We have had the machine in our workshop for around a month now and there has been a notable impact on our output in terms of both speed and quality of finish.” C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » D E C 2017 » 81