Behind-the-Scenes Posts

A Rising Star In Export

Friday, 13th July 2018 4:22 pm
We are delighted to announce that our Export Account Manager Stephanie Tootill reached a category final of the prestigious ‘Barclays North West Women In Business Awards’. The North West of England’s top women in business have been recently celebrated at a recent awards event organised and run by Barclays Plc. The awards attract nominations of […] Read more

Proud to work at Playdale

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 2:23 pm
As a family run business, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd prides itself on creating exciting, innovative and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.   2018 marks Playdale’s 40th birthday and we’d like to take this opportunity to show you why our employees are proud to be part of the Playdale Family! Read more

‘A buffet to boost funds for Ulverston Mind’

Friday, 22nd June 2018 4:30 pm
Pulled Pork & Coleslaw Brioche Buns, Millionaires Shortbread and Gin, Poppy seed & Lemon Cake  were just some of the irresistible items on offer at our ‘Great British Make, Bake, Bring & Buy Buffet’ yesterday at Playdale HQ. The event was organised by Emma Simpson (pictured above) to boost our fundraising for the fantastic local […] Read more

Charity golf event in support of Bendrigg Trust

Friday, 15th June 2018 4:48 pm
‘The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball’ Following the success and enjoyment of last year’s Playdale charity golf event, we decided to do it again! Teams made up of Playdale staff and local keen golfers spent a happy afternoon in the sun last Friday,  putting, pitching and driving to raise […] Read more

Playdale’s Managing Director wins ‘Global Director of the Year’ award

Friday, 4th May 2018 4:47 pm
Playdale Playgrounds’ Managing Director, Barry Leahey MBE has been awarded Director of the Year in the global category at the Institute of Directors (IoD) North West Awards. The event took place last night at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and was hosted by a familiar face to many – BBC sports presenter and anchor of […] Read more

Playdale’s MD attends Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London

Wednesday, 18th April 2018 2:21 pm
Our Managing Director Barry Leahey is in London this week attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM). This event brings together representatives and leaders from the worlds of business, civil society and government to address the shared global challenges Commonwealth countries face. Actions are then formed and agreed on, to create a better […] Read more

New faces at Playdale!

Wednesday, 28th March 2018 2:59 pm
Playdale is delighted to introduce two new members of the Playdale Team. Adam Thickett has recently joined our Technical Department as a Design Engineer here at Head Office in Haverthwaite.  Adam lives locally in Backbarrow with his wife and six-month-old son and is a keen rock climber, fell runner and mountaineer. He doesn’t just enjoy […] Read more

Playdale holds charity quiz night to support young carers

Thursday, 22nd February 2018 3:54 pm
To kick-start the new year of fundraising for our 2018 chosen-by-staff worthy causes we held a charity quiz night last Saturday, which was a roaring success! This particular event was in support of Furness Young Carers – a charity which supports young people (5-18 years old) who care for someone at home who is ill, […] Read more

Playdale looks forward to another year of charity fundraising!

Friday, 19th January 2018 4:35 pm
One of the two main focal points of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work is ‘Demonstrating Support For Our Community’. Playdale is committed to providing volunteer support to the local community. Throughout 2017 we supported three chosen local causes and initiatives through voluntary efforts of staff. At the end of 2016 Playdale staff members nominated […] Read more

Top Safety Accreditation for Playdale!

Thursday, 11th January 2018 3:38 pm
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving ‘excellence in health and safety in the workplace’. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and […] Read more
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