Behind-the-Scenes Posts

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

Playdale Playgrounds’ 2017 Festive Football Tournament

Thursday, 21st December 2017 2:30 pm
Following the success & enjoyment of last two years’ Playdale Festive Football Tournaments, we decided to carry on the tradition this year! Playdale staff from across the business, including our Area Managers from across the UK, joined in the fun tournament at the end of last week. The emphasis was on fun but there was, […] Read more

Playdale’s MD receives MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Thursday, 14th December 2017 3:19 pm
Earlier this year we announced that Barry Leahey, Playdale’s Managing Director, had been named on the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List to receive an MBE for ‘Services to UK Trade & Investment and Exports’. The definition of MBE is Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Barry has been the driving force […] Read more

Merry Christmas from Playdale!

Monday, 11th December 2017 3:54 pm
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Playdale!   Click on the video above to watch our special festive greeting.   Please note: our offices will close for the Christmas holiday at 12.30pm on Friday 22nd December and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9.00am. Read more

A boost for Bendrigg!

Friday, 13th October 2017 4:55 pm
As many of you will know a group of plucky Playdale staff members, collectively known as the Playdale Paddlers, undertook a kayaking challenge back in July this year. Their challenge (that they chose to accept!) was to kayak the 11-mile length of Lake Windermere all in aid of the incredible local Bendrigg Trust charity. Bendrigg […] Read more
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