Playdale Recognises its Family


Playdale Playgrounds would like to congratulate our long-serving Contracts Manager, Michael Marsden, on his retirement. Michael, or “Mardy” to his friends, has spent 37 great years with us at Playdale and will be much missed by everyone in the Playdale family. As a special parting gift for his retirement, Michael was presented with a personalised Storytelling Chair by way of a thank you for his years of service with us. We’d like to sincerely thank Michael for his fantastic work with us, and wish him a very happy retirement. We hope he truly enjoys this next chapter.

We would also like to recognise some of our more long-serving members of the Playdale family; 16 of our team members have been with the company for over 20 years, including our Chairman and Founder John Croasdale, and his sister, Director Gill Croasdale. Together, this select group of our family have over 400 years of service and experience within the company, providing continuity and stability, and making smiles throughout their time at Playdale. Without these people, and their passion and care, the work we do would not be possible.

Barry Leahey MBE, CEO here at Playdale took the opportunity to thank the long-standing team members, expressing that “It was a real pleasure to present gifts of appreciation to every member of the team who had been with us for over 20 years along with Mike’s extra special gift. Without these people, their passion and care, the work we do would not be possible. We hope to continue to build memories with all members of our family at Playdale.”

Those honored in the celebration were invited to share their memories of Playdale and Michael who was presented with a personalised Storytelling Chair as a reminder of his time at Playdale.


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