Staff Posts

Welcome to Playdale Rhianna!

Wednesday, 9th November 2016 11:54 am
Playdale would like to introduce our newest member of the team, Rhianna Harper.  She joins our team of Sales Coordinators at our Head Office in Haverthwaite. In her spare time, Rhianna is a big ‘foody’ and enjoys trying out different independent restaurants and experimenting with new recipes at home. She loves to travel and is […] Read more

Celebrating 20 years at Playdale HQ

Friday, 28th October 2016 5:15 pm
October 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the current Playdale Head Office and Factory at Haverthwaite which were officially unveiled back in October 1996. The early years Playdale was established in 1978 with just four employees. The former Playdale Works & Offices from 1978 to 1996 were at Bridge End in Haverthwaite; […] Read more

Ambitious Apprentices

Thursday, 6th October 2016 4:33 pm
Playdale are embracing the successful, nationwide Apprenticeship Scheme with the recruitment of Owen Price and Scott Phizacklea; our very first apprentices. Why we have done it? Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job, with study. We saw the opportunity for apprentices to fill the skills gap that exists within our current work force and acted […] Read more

‘Changing lives with every slice’

Friday, 30th September 2016 4:31 pm
Chocolate & Guinness Cupcakes, Lemon, Raspberry & Almond Cake and Oreo Squares were just some of the irresistible baked goodies on offer at our Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday. Any good intentions were soon forgotten as the event was declared open and the donation box started filling up fast. Coffee & cake was soon the order […] Read more

Introducing the newest members of the Playdale Team!

Tuesday, 20th September 2016 11:16 am
Playdale are delighted to introduce the newest members of the Playdale Team (from left to right)… Scott Garnett, the first of our new 2D Playground Designers.  Scott is from Askam-in-Furness and has just completed a degree in History.  In his spare time he enjoys playing sport and his guitar. Ryan Douglas is our new 3D […] Read more

Picnic & Play…in Ireland

Friday, 8th July 2016 4:47 pm
Despite the recent mixed bag of weather, summer is officially here and the school holidays are just around the corner so children will need entertaining once again during the long summer break. When you can find a great park with exciting play equipment to suit all ages and space to relax over a picnic, what […] Read more

EU Referendum result sparks local media interest

Friday, 1st July 2016 5:19 pm
As British people across the nation continue to digest the ‘yes’ result from the vote to leave the European Union, a range of emotions have been expressed from joy to anger and from hope to fear. Businesses have of course been in the spotlight as the impact on them is particularly uncertain at this moment in […] Read more

Tim Farron visits Playdale

Monday, 20th June 2016 5:02 pm
We had an exciting end to last week when we welcomed a VIP guest to Playdale head office on Friday in the shape of the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for Westmorland & Lonsdale, Tim Farron. Tim was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats in July 2015 but has been MP […] Read more

It’s family business

Thursday, 9th June 2016 4:35 pm
Last week our Chairman John Croasdale made his way down to London to attend the national Family Business United’s (FBU) Family Business of the Year Awards which were held this year at the Mayfair hotel. The FBU works with family businesses and their professional advisers to bring the family business community together. These awards celebrate […] 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