Arrotek News

Workplace Wellbeing at Arrotek: The Right to Disconnect

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Last month, the Government published its Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect.  At Arrotek, this code of practice is something we fully support. Throughout our 16 years in business, we have recognised the importance of relaxation and rest during personal time for all members of the Arrotek team. Today, all employees are encouraged to finish work on time and to switch off and disconnect from work at weekends and when on annual leave. Tracey Kelly, HR Manager at Arrotek, said: “We follow the ethos here at Arrotek that when you are off, you are off! This approach is...

Sligo MedTech Companies Sponsor Irish Olympic Hopeful John Travers

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Sligo medical device companies Arrotek Medical, Ward Automation, and Verus Metrology have come together to provide sponsorship for Irish middle-distance runner, John Travers. John aims to make it onto the Irish Olympic team to compete in the 5,000 metres long-distance track event in Japan in July/August. John said: "It is absolutely brilliant getting this support. I work full-time so it was hard to put my full focus on running. I've now given up work to concentrate on getting to the Olympics and this financial support has completely taken away the stress. I can now get into the qualifying races that...

Arrotek Team Covers Over 3,360km in March Fitness Initiative

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
At Arrotek, we ran another virtual Sports and Social Club event during March to promote Spring fitness. We split up into four teams to compete in a challenge to see who could walk, run, and cycle the furthest. Team Carrowmore came out on top covering 931km during the month. Congratulations to them and everyone who took part. Results: Team Carrowmore - 931km Team Knocknarea - 857km Team Benbulben - 802km Team Lissadell House - 771km  

Virtual Eat Well, Feel Well Workshop at Arrotek

by Arrotek
Employees in Arrotek have taken part in an Eat Well, Feel Well workshop. It was presented by nutritionist Aoife Clancy. Aoife is the performance nutritionist with Sligo GAA's Senior football and hurling teams. She also runs a nutrition clinic. The aim of the virtual workshop was to discuss a balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and the immune system. Aoife also talked about the link between food and mood, gut health, and snacking at work. Tracey Kelly, HR Manager at Arrotek said: "We have a sports and social club which is normally very active. It has been more difficult...

Donating Christmas Gifts to Nazareth House

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
The Arrotek team again this year got involved with the Nazareth House appeal. We received gift tags from Nazareth House containing the names of current residents. These are residents who have had minimal contact with loved ones throughout 2020 because of the impact of the pandemic. Nazareth House provides a range of different care services to people in the community. This includes long-term care, respite care, and convalescence care, as well as end of life and palliative care. Members of the Arrotek team took individual tags to buy gifts, using a gift idea list from Nazareth House as a guide....

Supporting the Irish Kidney Association this Christmas

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Charities always need support, but they need it even more so in 2020. That's why we at Arrotek were determined to keep up our annual tradition of supporting local causes in a spirit of Christmas giving. The company has again this year donated to the Irish Kidney Association. It does vital work supporting patients affected by end-stage kidney disease, as well as their families. It is a disease that can affect anyone, and the impact can be significant. Supporting organisations like the Irish Kidney Association is more important than ever as 2020 comes to an end, given their fundraising efforts...

Members of the Arrotek Team Raise Over €1,300 in the Annual Movember Fundraiser

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Members of the Arrotek team grew some debonair-esque facial hair as part of the annual Mo Bro part of the Movember challenge, raising over €1,300 in the process. Other members of the team also took part in the Mo Bro & Mo Sista's challenge this year, where they walked or ran over 60km during the month of November. The money raised during the Movember campaign goes to groups working on men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Well done to everyone involved!

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop Held at Arrotek

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
As part of the Employee Wellbeing Programme, and to coincide with World Mental Health Day last Saturday, Arrotek has organised a Workplace Wellbeing Workshop for employees. The focus of the workshop is to create awareness of how easy it is to fall into anxiety and negative thought patterns, particularly as COVID-19 continues to impact every part of work and life. The workshop also outlines positive coping strategies for building emotional wellbeing. Some of the areas covered include nurturing quality connections, dealing with unpredictability, and growing self-confidence.