Behind-the-Scenes Posts

Boxing champ Barry raises huge sum for charities

Friday, 9th November 2018 4:19 pm
Last night, following months of training, Playdale’s MD Barry Leahey laced up his boxing gloves and entered the ring for the Business Heavyweights white collar charity boxing match at Audacious Church in Manchester. The event saw high profile business leaders fighting to raise vital money for those who need it most. Months of intensive training […] Read more

New faces at Playdale!

Friday, 19th October 2018 3:27 pm
Playdale is delighted to introduce four new members of the Playdale Team. Emma Sture is new to our 2D Playground Design Team at Head Office in Haverthwaite. Emma is from Ulverston and studied Aerospace Engineering at Manchester University which is where her design skills and background come from. In her spare time, Emma likes to […] Read more

40 Years of Fun

Friday, 21st September 2018 12:05 pm
2018 is a very special year here at Playdale; it’s our 40th birthday! We hope you enjoy this new video we’ve made to celebrate our four decades… We’ve been enjoying some fabulous celebrations throughout the course of the year including surprise desk-drops and a prize-tastic weekly ‘Spin The Wheel’ competition. Playdale was established in 1978, […] Read more

MD announced as IoD Director of the Year awards finalist

Tuesday, 7th August 2018 12:05 pm
We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Barry Leahey MBE has been shortlisted for the Director of the Year award in the global category at the finals of the IoD Director of the Year Awards. Barry, who lives in Samlesbury, began working for Playdale in 2004 as Sales and Marketing Director and progressed […] Read more

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

Part of the Playdale family

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