Staff Posts

Run, Richard, Run!

Friday, 28th April 2017 5:01 pm
Richard Cocker was up bright and early on the morning of Sunday 23rd April, eager to get to the starting line of the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon and Richard’s very first! The day had finally arrived. Richard was one of four runners that made up the Fields In Trust team. This fantastic charity safeguards […] Read more

Pac-Man will pound the streets of London to safeguard the UK’s outdoor spaces

Friday, 3rd March 2017 6:39 pm
Playdale’s Area Manager for the East Midlands, Richard Cocker, is running this year’s London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April dressed as Pac-Man, in aid of the fantastic charity Fields in Trust (FIT). This will be Richard’s first ever marathon event, he is training hard and very much looking forward to it. Fields in Trust (FIT) […] Read more

New faces at Playdale!

Friday, 17th February 2017 4:46 pm
From left to right Playdale are delighted to introduce… Kelly Marks, who has recently joined our team of Sales Coordinators here at Head Office.  Kelly is from Walney and when she isn’t at work she enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits including; exploring the Lake District, going on walks with her dog Freddie and horse […] Read more

They’re the Pride of Playdale!

Thursday, 5th January 2017 3:43 pm
The last working day at Playdale before the Christmas break saw the inaugural ‘Pride of Playdale’ Awards where the unsung heroes of Playdale were nominated by their colleagues for a variety of awards. The aim of this new event was to recognise all our exceptional employees who have demonstrated outstanding actions and attitude over the […] Read more

Playdale Playgrounds’ Festive Football Tournament

Friday, 16th December 2016 4:28 pm
Following the success & enjoyment of last year’s inaugural Playdale Festive Football Tournament, we decided to hold it again this year! Playdale staff from across the business, including our Area Managers who cover the length & breadth of the UK & Ireland joined together for the fun tournament last night. The emphasis was on fun […] Read more

Fundraising to help change young lives

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 3:53 pm
Playdale staff added a few spots, flashes of yellow, superhero costumes and Pudsey Bear accessories to their work wear on Friday 18th November,  to raise money for BBC Children in Need.  Money raised will go to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Donations steadily dropped into the collection box throughout the day, […] Read more

Ben’s brilliant year of sporting success!

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 4:40 pm
WARNING – reading this article may make you feel exhausted! Ben Hodgson works as an Assembler in our Timber Shop and this year he’s been a man on a mission. Many of us enter organised sporting events such as 10k runs, half marathons or small triathlons but would generally only undertake perhaps one of these […] Read more

Welcome to Playdale Candy!

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 10:55 am
Playdale would like to introduce our newest member of the team, Candy Nicoll.  She joins our team of 2D Designers at our Head Office in Haverthwaite. Candy lives in Barrow-in-Furness and when she’s not at work enjoys going to the gym, taking part in an aerial silks class and horse riding. Candy and her horse […] Read more

API Membership Setting The Standards For Playground Equipment Installers

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 4:11 pm
Playground Equipment Installers have the pleasure of being the final stage in the purchase of playground equipment. Once they have completed their work a new magical area will exist that will bring immense joy and play opportunities for many children. It is therefore vitally important that playground equipment installers follow strict guidelines to ensure that […] Read more

Sophie O’Sullivan chats to John Croasdale about the Playdale Story

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 12:17 pm
Ace reporter Sophie O’Sullivan interviews Playdale’s Chairman John Croasdale about the history of Playdale Playgrounds and the move to our current Head Office site 20 years ago in October 1996. Sophie’s Mum Lisa is one of the original Playdale Team Members and has now worked at Playdale for 21 years. We think you’ll agree she’s […] Read more