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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

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

The world is your playground with our brand new Big City Plus range!

Tuesday, 28th February 2017 3:04 pm
Welcome to the city…the remodelled, refreshed & renewed Big City Plus range of stainless steel modular tower units. This brand new range completely replaces the previous Big City range. Play has been taken to astonishing new heights and each unit is jam-packed with exciting new features. With more modules than ever before these units are […] Read more

Beijing Playdale Playground makes Chinese national TV news!

Thursday, 16th June 2016 7:22 pm
The opening of a brand new playground at the Olympic Park site in Beijing, China was recently filmed for a news broadcast on CCTV; China’s equivalent of the national BBC news. Our Chinese distributor worked hard on this project to ensure everything was ready for the official opening of the site, which took place on […] Read more

A right Royal affair!

Friday, 20th May 2016 5:06 pm
Around 2pm on the afternoon of Thursday 19th May, Playdale’s Managing Director Barry Leahey was ordering a taxi at a hotel reception desk…something he does in many hotels, in many countries around the world on a regular basis. But when asked his destination and Barry replied “Buckingham Palace please” it soon became a very extraordinary […] Read more

Export success is ITV News-worthy

Wednesday, 4th May 2016 4:58 pm
  Did you spot us on the local news last week? We had a phone call last Wednesday morning from ITV Border News asking if they could call in to Playdale head office in Haverthwaite, to do some filming which would be included in a news article to be broadcast that same evening. We were […] Read more

Playdale are crowned National Business Exporter of the Year

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 4:39 pm
Last night in London, Playdale were announced the winner of the National Business Exporter of the Year Award at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Worldpay UK Business Awards. The event was held at the QEII Conference Centre, just outside the Houses of Parliament. There were approximately 1000 SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) that […] Read more

Playdale are shortlisted for a trio of business awards

Monday, 25th January 2016 4:54 pm
We are delighted to announce that we have recently reached the category finals of three separate business awards. The awards and categories are as follows: The Family Business United’s Family Business of the Year Award for the north of England and Northern Ireland. The Family Business United is a membership organisation and unique platform to […] Read more
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