In July 2023, Tandem held a celebration for its Advance Graduates. Tandem’s Advance Graduate programme aims to give graduates an insight into all aspects of the business in a structured and measured manner, to ensure they obtain broad experience on both a professional and personal level in these crucial initial years of their career.
The celebration was held in Blackrock Castle Observatory, a unique location, apt in that our graduates are ‘reaching for the stars’ in their careers!
The day consisted of presentations from graduates on their professional accomplishments and personal development over this past year. Jason Cullinane, Brian Flahive and Matthew Davidson presented on the experience they have gained and the areas that they have developed in throughout the programme. Presentations lasted 10 minutes after which they took questions from managers and peers.
Advance is a two-year programme and both Brian Flahive and Matthew Davidson were presented with their graduation certificates by Tim Mulhall. We look forward to Matthew’s continued success in Tandem and wish Brian well for his new adventure in Melbourne, Australia.
The graduates, peers and managers then enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the Blackrock Castle café.
Tandem’s CSR team and volunteers have been busy so far this year and participated in the Focus Ireland Big Busk, Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Darkness into Light in aid of Pieta House.
The Focus Ireland Big Busk took place on 10th of March 2023. Nationwide, buskers, choirs, barbershop quartets and bands volunteered their time to entertain commuters and passers by as well as encouraging them to donate. Tandem’s volunteers joined in throughout the day to collect money at Kent Station Cork. We helped to raise €4,000 in Kent Station and over €346,000was raised nationally for the charity.
The 24th of March was Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Tandem held a cake sale over two days and raised €370.00 for the Irish Cancer Society.
On the 6th of May, Tandem staff participated in Darkness into Light, raising over €900.00 for Pieta House. In various locations nationwide, our colleagues got up at 3:30am to commence their walk shortly after, starting to walk before dawn and finishing up at sunrise.
Tandem’s charity partners for 2023 are Focus Ireland and L’Arche Ireland. We look forward to some volunteering opportunities with both these charities in the very near future.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Biopharma sector accounted for €106 billion in national exports in 2020, that was an increase of 17% on 2019 (CSO). The industry continues to make significant capital investments, with over €100 million invested by just four of Ireland’s established multinational biopharma sites in 2021. Facilities are cutting edge and technologically diverse in manufacturing cell and gene therapies, drug substance and drug product.
Tandem brings our clients a wealth of experience to delivering their key projects. Its team of Project Managers, Design Engineers, Construction Managers and CQV Engineers have extensive drug substance and drug product experience and have worked in some of the top Biopharma companies in the world. Delivering expertise in the areas of equipment specification and design of facility and cleanroom, clean and black utilities, HVAC, electrical, instrumentation and process automation to ensure consistent controlled manufacturing to the required quality standards.
Tandem offers clients a full life-cycle package from overall project management, concept and basis of design, detailed design, (including process equipment specification and procurement), construction management, commissioning, qualification, and validation right through to operational readiness for commercial operations.