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Staying innovative in a growing business

Quadralene is delighted to announce that Managing Director Andy Corley, is taking part in the CBI’s MSB (Medium Sized Business) Summit 2016, entitled ‘Meeting the Productivity Challenge’.

This prestigious event, being held on 7 July in Central London, will explore the challenges that medium-sized businesses face in raising productivity and highlight some of the practical steps that such businesses can take to increase output and unlock new growth.

Designed for CEOs and senior leaders of MSBs, the Summit will include keynote and panel sessions and Andy will participate in one of the key case studies ‘Staying innovative in a growing business’.

Whilst companies such as Quadralene have a proud legacy of developing new and exciting technologies and innovations, the UK as a whole underperforms when investing in Research & Development. Addressing this issue is essential for international competitiveness and plays a crucial role in making the UK a place in which to invest and grow a business. During the session Andy will highlight the steps Quadralene has taken to become an innovator within its market, and explain the important role that R&D has played in its success.

Andy commented, “I am delighted to be taking part in such an important event. Innovation is central to our business ethos, and we could not succeed without significant investment in R&D. It has been a lynchpin of our business, and concentrating on innovation has helped us to both attract new employees and release the latent potential within our existing team. I am very much looking forward to sharing our experiences with other like-minded business leaders.”

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MSB Summit 2016 - CBI
Quadralene Welcome Derby Business TV

We were delighted to welcome Derby Business TV to our Derby Headquarters last month during which Managing Director Andy Corley discussed the importance of Leadership and how to nurture a great team in order to achieve a company’s growth ambitions. Dentisan has won a number of International Trade awards during 2015 and continues to penetrate the Dental Infection Control market.
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Quadralene named finalists at 2015 Derby Telegraph Business Awards

Quadralene is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the International Trade Award at the 2015 Derby Telegraph Business Awards.

Now in its second year, the Derby Telegraph Business Awards celebrate Derbyshire businesses that have displayed outstanding performance throughout the year by developing a robust business presence.

The International Trade Award, sponsored for the first time by Barclays Bank, rewards businesses that have generated substantial and sustained increase in export activity and achieved success on an international scale. Quadralene has reached the final through a significant increase in international sales for the company, with products now sold in 60 countries worldwide.

The winner of the International Trade Award will be announced at the Derby Telegraph Business Awards gala dinner to be held at The Roundhouse, Derby College on Wednesday 24th June.
Biocleanse Ultra wins prestigious Business Impact Award

Quadralene, parent company of infection control specialists Dentisan, is delighted to announce that they have become winners of the prestigious Knowledge Transfer Partnership 2014 ‘Business Impact’ award.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are funded by Innovate UK and other public sector partners, with the aim of helping businesses access knowledge and expertise within UK universities and colleges. The KTP Business Impact award recognises continuing outstanding commercial impact in the years following the KTP.

Quadralene has won this award in recognition of the success of Biocleanse Ultra, a highly effective, pH neutral, alcohol-free cleaner and disinfectant, originally developed through a KTP with the University of Nottingham. Since its launch Biocleanse Ultra has had a significant impact on decontamination procedures within dental practices, thanks to its ability to remove proteins from surfaces and clean and disinfect in a single process.

The award was presented to Quadralene’s Managing Director, Andy Corley and Commercial Director, Bob Newsome, by Maggie Philbin at the ‘Best of British 2014’ ceremony in London, held on 4th November. Bob said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award in recognition of Biocleanse Ultra and would like to thank everyone involved in its development and subsequent commercial success. It is a great honour to once again receive external third party validation of the efficacy of this product.”

To mark this award, Dentisan in conjunction with Henry Schein Dental is offering a discount on all purchases of Biocleanse Ultra until 12th December 2014. For more information, visit www.dentisan.co.uk
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Anthony Mee volunteers for justice programme

As part of our commitment to supporting and helping the local community, Quadralene’s Head of Supply Chain, Anthony Mee, has been volunteering on a six-week restorative justice programme called Sycamore Tree.

Sycamore Tree is a pioneering programme currently running in 40 prisons and Young Offenders Institutes across England and Wales. It is designed to raise victim awareness among offenders by teaching them the principles and application of restorative justice. Offenders on the programme explore the effect that crime has on victims, the community, and ultimately themselves through a variety of methods including group discussions helping them to learn how to take responsibility for their personal actions.

For most offenders the most powerful element of the programme is when a victim of crime comes to talk with them face-to-face on how crime has impacted on their lives. Anthony’s wife Sharon, who also works at Quadralene, has already attended these sessions as a victim of crime herself.

With over 2000 offenders participating every year it is a truly transformational experience for them and many prisoners attest to the very positive impact it has had on their lives. We are delighted that Anthony is able to make such a valuable contribution to the community in helping rebuild the lives of both the victims of crime and the offenders themselves.
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Lisa Ollerenshaw celebrates 30 years at Quadralene

The team at Quadralene would like to pass on their congratulations to Lisa Ollerenshaw who is celebrating an amazing 30 years of service with the company.

Lisa came to Quadralene straight from school aged just 17, a time she recalls when there were no computers and mobile phones hadn’t even been invented! Her first job was working in Quadralene’s in-house laboratory as a quality control technician, a role she enjoyed for 14 years. Lisa then moved to the purchasing department working her way up to Head of Purchasing, and just over a year ago Lisa moved again to work in credit control where she is now Head of Quality Assurance. As Lisa said, “I feel as if I’ve had three totally different careers but all at the same company!”

Lisa commented, “Quadralene is a great company to work for with a fantastic team ethic. It’s a family orientated company, we work together and look out for each other. Many of our staff have been with the company for a long time, in fact there are at least three other staff members who have also reached over 30 years service.”

Celebrating with colleagues and plenty of cream cakes, Lisa generously asked that instead of a gift that Quadralene made a donation on her behalf to her chosen charity WaterAid. We were delighted to oblige, but despite her request we couldn’t help also giving Lisa a pair of pearl earrings as a token of appreciation for her long commitment to the company.

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Bridge2Aid thanks Dentisan for their support

Dentisan has received a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from the team at Bridge2Aid for their donations and support towards the move and refurbishment of Hope Dental Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Hope Dental Centre is Bridge2Aid’s fully-equipped dental clinic, which operates on a unique self-funding basis and provides a wide range of high quality dental services at affordable prices to all members of the Mwanza community. All the centre’s running costs, including the dentists’ capped salaries, are met from the fees charged to patients and all profits made go towards the administrative costs of Bridge2Aid.

Dentisan has supported Bridge2Aid for a number of years and has built up a great relationship with the charity, becoming one of six ‘Corporate Friends’ earlier this year.
Hope Dental Centre has been a huge project to undertake and Bridge2Aid acknowledges it wouldn’t have been possible without the ongoing support of those within the dental industry.

The refurbishment and equipping of Hope Dental Centre is now complete, and the team are already seeing patients. Dentisan is proud to have been able to contribute to this amazing project, which will go a long way towards Bridge2Aid’s ultimate goal – creating communities around the world free from dental pain.
Dentisan MD attends prestigious business meeting

Andy Corley, Managing Director of infection control specialists Dentisan’s parent company Quadralene, was recently invited to a roundtable event held by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) at KPMG’s prestigious headquarters in Canary Wharf. The CBI is the UK’s premier business lobbying organization, which represents companies both large and small, including many in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350, as well as trade associations.

The CBI is well known to both its members and the wider public as ‘the voice of business’ and has helped shape the conditions in which businesses of all sizes and sectors in the UK can compete and flourish.

The CBI invited Andy to take part in the debate (as one of only five companies) that was organised to discuss public confidence in business and how this can be positively encouraged as the economy emerges from the downturn into recovery.

Aimed at identifying and remedying gaps in public confidence, Andy was delighted to be involved. “It’s very rare to be invited to an event like this and it was fantastic to collaborate and share thoughts with like-minded people. As a UK manufacturer, it is particularly important for us to be able to help shape the environment in which we compete and to try and create the conditions in which UK businesses can flourish through ‘business for the common good’. This meeting signaled that the business community takes public opinion very seriously and restoring the general public’s trust will be a top priority for the CBI for at least the next three years. I was delighted to represent Dentisan and other SME’s at such a prestigious event and emphasize two things I believe in passionately and that were shared around the table: firstly that ‘business with a heart’ is good for society, employees, stakeholders and shareholders alike (and is directly related to the quality and strength of relationships) and secondly that the main requirement for building trust is to have integrity in all aspects of commercial activity, especially when the going gets tough”.

www.cbi.org.uk
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New Corporate Friend for Bridge2Aid

Quadralene is delighted to have accepted an invitation from international dental charity Bridge2Aid to become a Corporate Friend. As a long-standing supporter of the charity’s work Quadralene has recently made a sizeable donation that will help with Bridge2Aid’s dental training programmes in the Mwanza region of Tanzania. This money will make possible the continued training of rural-based health workers who provide safe access to dental pain relief for thousands of disadvantaged people who would otherwise face a lifetime in pain with no hope of treatment.

Quadralene has supported Bridge2Aid for a number of years, building up a great relationship with the charity. Now, by becoming one of just six Corporate Friends, they are looking forward to building on this relationship and hoping to become more involved in the work of the Charity.

Bob Newsome, Commercial Director at Quadralene commented: “Quadralene is proud to support the incredible work that Bridge2Aid are doing in East Africa. Becoming a Corporate Friend further strengthens our relationship with the charity and allows us to deepen our involvement in the work that they do to help those currently the facing the toughest of life circumstances”.

www.bridge2aid.org
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Quadralene runners help raise over £30,000 for charity

Five keen runners from Quadralene recently took part in business advisory firm Cooper Parry’s ‘10K Business Team Challenge’ in and around Derby and Pride Park.

This annual event, now in its fifth year, has become a regular fixture for businesses across the East Midlands and beyond. The Quadralene team (pictured right to left), Bob Newsome (Commercial Director), Richard Brenda, Lauren Sewell, Anthony Mee and Elliott Mizen, joined over 560 runners for the event, in which Cooper Parry aims to encourage firms to promote a healthier lifestyle within the workplace, whilst also raising money for charity.

A total of 87 businesses took part in this year’s race, raising over £30,000 in total for various charities, with the Quadralene team again running in aid of the NSPCC. Quadralene would like to take this opportunity to thank their many customers and suppliers who supported their efforts with their generous donations.
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Bob the builder!?

While some people spent their half term holiday relaxing, Bob Newsome (Commercial Director at Quadralene) and a group of colleagues spent a week hard at work on behalf of the Networks charity, helping the local community in Siria; a small rural village in Western Romania, close to the border with Hungary.

Quadralene’s association with Networks was established five years ago when Bob was introduced to its founder and President, Lee Saville. Networks itself has existed for 10 years and works with the ‘poorest of the poor’ in Romania lifting people out of the immediate crises they face and helping them to become independent.

For more information on networks visit
www.networks.org.ro, and to see a micro-enterprise in action go to www.decehats.com
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Quadralene team member achieves ITOPS Qualification

Quadralene Ltd, parent company of infection control specialists Dentisan Ltd, is delighted to announce that their Head of Logistics, Tim Allen, has achieved a distinction for the ITOPS (International Trade Operations & Procedures) Qualification. With a near perfect mark of 97%, Tim was the second highest scorer in his group.

Tim was also awarded the Foundation Award in International Trade in June 2014, after completing six of the available International Trade courses offered by the British Chambers of Commerce.

Andy Corley, Managing Director of Quadralene, said, “We’re thrilled that Tim has achieved such excellent results in these examinations. As a global company, gaining these qualifications is a clear indication of our competence in exportation. It is important that our team members achieve these accreditations, not only for their own self development but also to support our aim, which is to provide the best possible service to our customers”.

Tim is looking forward to putting the skills he has learned into practice and hopes to expand his knowledge in the field even more in the years to come.
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Quadralene pledge support to Bridge2Aid

Quadralene are proud to have become one of the major sponsors of the latest project by Bridge2Aid, helping to move their existing dental practice in Mwanza, Tanzania into new, larger premises.

Hope Dental Centre is Bridge2Aid’s fully-equipped dental clinic in the busy centre of Mwanza. It operates on a unique self-funding basis, providing a wide range of high quality dental services at affordable prices to all members of the Mwanza community, including local residents and ex-pats. All the centre’s running costs, including the dentists’ capped salaries, are met from the fees charged and all profits made from providing these services go towards the administrative costs of Bridge2Aid.
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Quadralene exhibits at Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Quadralene have been taking part in an exhibition being held in the foyer of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week 15th -24th March.

The exhibition, which aims to showcase UK manufacturers who have successfully used science in the development of a service or product, was formally opened on 11th March by Business, Innovation and Skills minister Michael Fallon, MP.

Quadralene received their invitation to exhibit in recognition of their collaboration with the University of Nottingham in developing Bioclear – biofilm remover for Dental Unit Water Lines, as well as their own research and development of alcohol-free infection control products.
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