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.
Tandem was delighted to host a series of virtual visits to transition year students in Cork. Eight engineers from Tandem gave presentations across the following disciplines: Electrical, CSA, Building Services, Energy, CAD/BIM, and Process Engineering.
Each engineer delivered an overview of engineering as a career and their own career path to date. The presentations included their second and third level education journey, a description of the type of work & industries that their engineering discipline is typically involved in, their day-to-day activities in their engineering work and their career aspirations.
The Thrive Committee is committed to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all Tandem’s personnel. The committee met early in January to establish activities and events for 2022.
Popular initiatives from 2021 have been retained, such as walking and running groups, healthy eating recipes, the book club, and the gardening group. Additional initiatives that have been added this year include a fitness group, hillwalking activities are planned for later in the year as well as a Waterford Greenway cycle, paddleboarding and some Ziplining.
Thrive issued challenges to the exercise groups and to reward participation have held a draw for a Fitbit / pair of Apple AirPods, the winner of the draw was Emma Twomey. .
Thrive recently held its first lunch and learn. The speaker was Andrew Burke Hannon, Andrew was a participant on Operation Transformation in 2021. Andrew spoke about his life before Operation Transformation, his journey on the programme and how he maintains his healthy lifestyle now. Andrew is an inspiration, not just for his healthy approach to living but also for his charity work.
Fill Finish operations (Aseptic Processing) are an essential element of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical supply chain. The ability to safely, efficiently and robustly produce some of the world’s leading therapeutics in an aseptic manner is critical to the supply of life changing therapies throughout the world.
At Tandem we have a team of Project Managers and Engineers with extensive Fill Finish experience who specialise in the delivery of Aseptic processing projects.
We provide leading expertise in the areas of Fill Finish Facility and Cleanroom design (including GMP design reviews), Clean and Black utility design, HVAC design including Isolator Technology, Vial, Syringe, and Cartridge Filling and Closing, Lyophilisation, Barrier/Containment Technology (Isolators/RABS), Parts Washing and Autoclaving, Formulation and Compounding, CIP/SIP systems, and Ready to Use Single Use Systems. We also provide expertise in Process Automation systems required within Fill Finish facilities.
Tandem delivers these services throughout the entire project life cycle and can offer a full turnkey package from overall Project Management, Concept Design, Detailed Design, (including process equipment specification and procurement), Construction Management, Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation right through to Operational Readiness.