Staff Posts

An award-winning night at the BOFTAs for Playdale

Friday, 1st March 2019 4:16 pm
Last night in Durham, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP presented Playdale’s MD Barry Leahey with a BOFTA (Board Of Trade) award which is in recognition of our excellence in international trade, our innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism. The Department of International Trade’s BOFTAs have been launched as a series of regional competitions around the […] Read more

Playdale’s race night was a runaway success!

Monday, 18th February 2019 4:55 pm
To help kick-start the new year of fundraising for our 2019 chosen-by-staff worthy causes we held a hugely successful charity race and games night at The Wellington Hotel in Dalton-in-Furness on Saturday, in support of St Mary’s Hospice. St Mary’s Hospice provides care and comfort for patients living with any life-shortening illness or long term […] Read more

Looking forward to another fantastic year of fundraising

Wednesday, 16th January 2019 12:29 pm
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is, in a nutshell, Playdale taking responsibility for our effect on environmental and social well-being. It’s all about ‘giving something back’ and promoting positive social and environmental change. Our work in this area has two main focal points, ‘ongoing environmental improvements’ and ‘demonstrating support for our community’. With regards to the […] Read more

Playdale Playgrounds’ 2018 Festive Football Tournament

Thursday, 20th December 2018 3:40 pm
Now in its fourth year, the Playdale Festive Football Tournament was once again a successful night of good sport and fun! Playdale staff from across the business, including our UK wide Area Managers, joined in the fun tournament last night. The emphasis was on fun and team building but there was, of course, a bit […] Read more

Playdale’s MD honoured with prestigious business award

Monday, 19th November 2018 4:03 pm
The elite of Cumbria’s business world was celebrated last week at a dazzling award ceremony hosted by TV & radio broadcaster Jeremy Vine. The in-Cumbria Business Awards were held at the Halston in Carlisle where over 250 prominent business leaders enjoyed an evening of recognition and celebration. Hundreds of Cumbrian firms entered the fifteen different […] Read more

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