Last Saturday, 29th of October was World Stroke Day. To raise awareness, Tandem’s Thrive committee invited the Irish Heart Foundation to present at a lunch and learn. During the presentation we learned that stroke is the third largest cause of death in Ireland.
Many thanks to Aileen Mc Donnell Gillic, for delivering an insightful presentation that focused on how to reduce the risk of stroke, stroke recognition and how to act FAST.
Knowing the signs of stroke and how to act could significantly impact a person’s chances of survival and to what degree they can recover.
On Friday, 14th October, Tandem Project Management Ltd. took part in Focus Ireland’s #ShineALight fundraising campaign. Well done to all the participants and many thanks to our sponsors who helped us to reach our goal of raising €1,000 for the charity!
In April, Thrive undertook a Waterford Greenway cycle. There were 16 participants cycling from Dungarvan to Kilmacthomas and back, 44 km in total. The cycle took us through some amazing countryside. Coming out of Dungarvan over the causeway we had views of the bay towards Helvick Head. The next section was a steady incline that led to a viewing point over Clonea Beach and the start of the Copper Coast. Turning inland from there, we had some sheltered areas of track but mostly open countryside with views of the Comeragh Mountains to the north. We stopped in Kilmacthomas for a lengthy break and well-deserved refreshments in The Coach House. The cycle back was as pleasant as the outward journey and the day was a great success with participants suggesting that we make it an annual event.
Thrive had 9 participants on their guided Carrauntoohil hike in August. The hike commenced from Lisleibane and took over an hour to reach the base of the Devil’s Ladder. The route took in the Devils Ladder and once it was surmounted, there was a slow and steady climb to the summit. The weather was amazing, resulting in incredible views from the Beara to the Dingle peninsula. Kerry Climbing guided the walk and provided a safe route and a steady pace to ensure that we all made it to the top. It was a seven-hour hike from start to finish, every minute was worth it for the spectacular views that we encountered on the day.
Congratulations to Tandem’s Advance Graduate Programme participants who recently delivered their annual presentation to the Tandem senior leadership team.
Evan O’Donovan and Ciara O’Connor received their certificates of completion at the ceremony which took place at Blackrock Castle Observatory. Tim Mulhall, Managing Director, congratulated participants on their achievements to date and wished them continued success in their careers with Tandem Project Management. Tim spoke about how the programme supports each graduate’s continuous professional development and the achievement of their short and long-term career goals. Feedback from the senior leadership team also provided the graduates with a range of both professional and personal insights to support them in their career development.
The Advance Graduate Programme is just the beginning of each graduate’s journey and Tandem will continue to support their development, beyond the programme and throughout their career with Tandem.
Tandem has been awarded a Silver Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis.
EcoVadis is a global standard for rating in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). EcoVadis assesses corporate social responsibility indicators across four main themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. This award places Tandem’s sustainability practices in the top 25% of companies accredited by EcoVadis worldwide.
Tandem is delighted with this recognition and works to maintain and continually improve its ESG practices.
Tandem has partnered with Focus Ireland for three years. As a charity, Focus Ireland aims to stem the tide of homelessness by stopping people from becoming homeless, and where possible, providing housing for those that need it.
On 29th and 30thof July, Team Tandem set to work undertaking a garden makeover on a Focus Ireland property in Cork. The remit for the project was to provide a low-maintenance, outdoor living space for the family to enjoy.
The work commenced with the removal of all of the grass area in both the front and back gardens. A raised flower bed was constructed from wooden railway sleepers to provide a seating area around an existing patio. Other work involved cleaning, painting walls, painting fences, hauling heavy wheelbarrows, weeding, planting, hedge clipping, spreading gravel and bark, installing a washing line, fixing a fence in place and when all was done, power-washing the pavements. The volunteers taking part really ‘dug’ deep to get everything completed within two days.
Focus Ireland have informed us that the family are thrilled with the results of the project.
Many thanks to Peter Dowdall (The Irish Gardener) for his support on this project and his expertise in designing the garden. Our thanks also to the Tandem volunteers for all of their hard work on the project.
To mark National Volunteering Week, Tandem Project Management Ltd. spent the morning clearing an area of land at The Rainbow Club Cork. The area is being cleared for a polytunnel and raised beds that, when planted, will allow the café to offer farm to fork produce and will also support their future cookery school.
Tandem Project Management Ltd. is celebrating reaching a 150-strong workforce.
Tandem is delighted to welcome all its new personnel and it will continue to invest in its people and to grow together.
Tandem recognise the hard work and commitment of all its team. It is through their work that the company continues to prosper, and we thank them for their continued dedication. As new personnel join, Tandem will benefit from their insights, ideas, experience, and skills, further strengthening our team and our service offering. Tandem has seen consistent increases in personnel numbers year on year and is delighted to reach this milestone. Tandem plans to continue to grow its workforce this year and further recruitment is planned in both Ireland and the Netherlands to meet Tandem’s business and expansion goals to 2025.
Tandem is supporting the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day fundraising throughout the month of March.
In 2020, an estimated 44,000 people in Ireland received a cancer diagnosis. That is 120 people per day, or 5 people per hour, hearing the words “you have cancer!”.
Tandem’s walking group have signed up to the walking challenge to fundraise, if you would like to support their efforts, you can do so here. Tandem also hosted a weeklong coffee morning during the week of Friday, March 25th, to raise funds for Daffodil day.