Through creativity, innovation and conviction, we try to contribute to the enjoyment and experience of children through play.
We design to encourage creativity, leaving as much as possible to children’s imaginations and, when designing, we focus on play for play’s sake, as that simple, essential part of childhood.
We actively encourage our design team to build in an element of risk within both the product and play space design, to ensure play spaces are stimulating and challenging, and believe passionately in ‘inclusive play’. Where possible inclusivity should be incorporated in an invisible way, allowing all children to discover and extend their own play boundaries while playing side by side, irrespective of their ability. In addition we believe that there are many other benefits that play brings to children and adults – physical health, learning, development, social cohesion, even regeneration within communities.
Sutcliffe Play is the UK’s first and only employee-owned playground equipment manufacturer. In April 2010, the employee buyout was great news for stakeholders and customers, as everybody you talk to in the business is now an owner and a partner, with a vested interest in delivering total quality and meeting our customers’ expectations to ensure our success.