Women of power
29th January 2019
VEKA GROUP has been shortlisted for the Northern Power Women’s NPW Awards which ‘showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women and men contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.’
The awards attracted more than 900 nominations across ten award categories and the group has been shortlisted in the ‘Medium Organisation’ category.
Simone Roche MBE, founder of Northern Power Women said: “The number of nominations we received this year demonstrates the outstanding talent we have in the North of England. It was an extremely tough job for our judges and I didn’t envy them having to make the decisions. Huge congratulations to our shortlisted nominees, I’m looking forward to celebrating with them all in March at the ceremony!”
As part of the award submission, Marketing Director Dawn Stockell explained how Veka Group works to accelerate gender balance: Despite being a manufacturing organisation within a particularly male-biased industry, namely fenestration, I’m proud to say that Veka has a good representation of women in senior positions. Due to the proportion of women in these higher paid roles, the mean gender pay gap at Veka stands at -6.56% (in favour of women).
“The business proactively promotes and showcases our female leaders and team members through a range of opinion pieces, employer brand comms, and supports them in entering awards to ensure recognition for their contribution to our overall business success.