Six years for Kayleigh and here's to six more!
Congratulations to Kayleigh Daniel who has given Gloveman Supplies Ltd six years of exceptional service and dedication.
Kayleigh started work at Gloveman on 20th May 2007 and has worked in telesales and customer services, offering clients, both old and new, her expertise and advice on our products. Kayleigh embraces new challenges and she surpasses her targets regularly which keeps her motivated and happy in her job.
Kayleigh is also an Adult instructor in the Camborne Platoon of the Cornwall Army Cadet Force (Cornwall ACF) and has recently been promoted to Sergeant!
Here's to another six years and hopefully more! Well done Kayleigh and thank you for all your hard work.
Jackie's boy does her proud playing for Cornwall at Twickenham
Jackie Brown, one of our accounts staff, has been grinning ear-to-ear over the past few weeks as her son, Richard, was one of the key players which lead Cornwall to the final of the Rugby Union County Championships 2013 at Twickenham on Sunday 26th May.
Cornwall's route to Twickenham was via beating Gloucestershire 24-19, Kent 23-17, and then Hertfordshire 41-29.
Unfortunately, Cornwall failed to bring the throphy home by losing 25-36 to Lancashire. Richard, who plays hooker and is a sports teacher at a local school, has been mentioned nationally in the media for his outstanding performance. "I'm so proud of him" said Jackie. "He's my boy and for him to represent his county in a sport he is so passionate about brings a tear to my eye."
Well done to Richard and the rest of the Cornwall Fifteen for all their splendid efforts!
Attention! Promotion for Kayleigh to Sergeant.
Kayleigh Daniel, customer services and account manager, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Kayleigh is an Adult instructor in Camborne Platoon of the Cornwall Army Cadet Force (Cornwall ACF).
Kayleigh had to complete a one week course to get the promotion which she did in March. The course consisted of Drill, Weapons Handling, Map and Compass training and a 24 hour exercise which involved sleeping out in minus 4 to minus10 °C in the wind! (Blimey!)
After the week's training she finished in top 3rd the squad of 21 participants and is extremely proud of her achievement.
Congratulations Sergeant Daniel!
Gloveman's Household Gloves ease life for Ugandan Orphan Carers
Dorothy Nzirambi has been caring for orphan children in remote western Uganda for twenty eight years, here you see some of her staff washing clothes and other items, daily life is hard made a little easier with Gloveman gloves. For more information see www.notdec.org.uk
Our first snowman of the year (even when we don't have any snow!)
Due to the fact we are in Cornwall, we hardly (and to be fair with a hint of jealousy) ever have snow. However, one of Emily's customers sent in this picture a special greeting to us all!
Many thanks to Teresa Dobson at Eastfield House Day Care Services.
On the 13th and 14th November 2012, Gloveman Supplies Ltd (GSL) attended the annual Care Show in Birmingham. Drawing in thousands of care professionals from across the country, the show proved to be a huge success for GSL. Armed with a brand new exhibition stand designed in-house by their web and design department, National Sales Manager David Dinneen and Head of Customer Services Kayleigh Daniel answered questions, offered information and gave away samples of latex, nitrile, synthetic and vinyl gloves and also hand sanitiser to the attending hoards.
The stand drew in hundreds including the marketing manager for a large pharmaceutical and retail company who declared “It was the best stand he had ever seen in this type of show”. The stand gave teasing information about the website, GSL’s new online customer “VIP Ordering System” and also promoted the trustworthiness and credibility of using GSL.
David said “The amount of interest for GSL at this year’s care show was better than previous years by a mile. In fact, we have acquired a large number of new customers from attending the show and the new stand was a major contributing factor."
David added "We also received fantastic reviews from existing customers on the high levels of customer service they have received from our customer serviced department. They were also very pleased with the product knowledge of our customer services, especially when looking for new products. Customers also commented very positively about the high quality and consistency of our products and a great deal of interest in the unique ethical advantages of GSL, FSC, Eco Latex, small carbon footprint and our commitment to our plantation communities in health and education."
David continued by saying "At the show, GSL offered a price beater promise 'We will beat any competitors price on like for like core products'. We met a large number of new prospects from a wide spectrum of business from care homes and councils to teaching hospitals and manufacturers.”
"A lot of interest was expressed in the new bamboo uniforms (which Kayleigh herself wore) both in the style and comfort. Also customers were interested in the ethical advantages offered by this unique product. All in all, the Care Show proved to be extremely important and advantageous to GSL and will help towards our continued growth and our future commitment to customer service."
Surprise Birthday Celebrations for our Operations Manager!
The lights were out... The staff waited with baited breath... The candle wax was in danger of dripping onto the cake... The doors swung open... SURPRISE!
Helping to celebrate Lorriane's birthday, the staff at GSL organised a special surprise on Friday 16th November. "I was overwhelmed", Lorriane said. "I was so happy that my staff went to all the trouble of laying on a few drinks and party treats for me. It just goes to prove that our staff are second to none and I take great pleasure everyday knowing that they are always behind me and GSL."
Happy birthday Lorraine!
Following market research and answering various questions from cusotmers, GSL decided to develop and product an industry new White Nitrile Powder Free Stretch Glove. The glove is specifically designed to accompany their exisitng nitrile range. Since it's luach in October, the glove is proving very popular as an alternative to blue and lilac with Dentists and Carers.
The glove has the following attributes:
- Higher tensile strength
- Micro textured for extra grip
- More resistant from puncture’s than other latex products
- More pliable and stretchy than other latex products
- More chemical resistant than other latex products
- Easier to don
- Beaded Cuff
The White Nitrile Glove comes in a range of sizes for extra small to extra large
White Nitrile Glove Powder Free Stretch Glove – Now Available here
New photography equipment to boost online products and customer experience
GSL have invested in a photograph studio kit. Puchased specifically for the web and design department, the new kit and camera will allow us to add hundreds more products to the website as they become available and also support the design of promotional literature and graphics.
The new kit includes:
• A Professional Photo Studio White Backdrop
• 2 x 1000watt Photo Studio Continuous Light Kit Soft Boxes
• Spirit level Tripod
• Lumix Digital Camera featuring 21x optical zoom, optical image stabliser taking high quality pictures up to16 Mega Pixels.
Praise for Online Ordering and Customer Service.
It's always heart warming to receive appreciation of our efforts. Following an online order, Sebiha Boyraz was not only delighted about the quality of the gloves she ordered, but also because we delivered a day earlier than was stated. She enquired about delivery and Steve emailed her adivising of the delivery date. See the email below...
Thank you for your email, I have recieved the order thank you for the excellent service, the gloves are great.
Gloveman powers up it disposable position by purchasing Nicholson’s South-West Ltd
Following the retirement of Geoff Nicholson, founder and director of Nicholson’s South-West Ltd, Gloveman Supplies Ltd (GSL) saw it as an ideal opportunity to strengthen its position in the hygiene and disposable market. Mike Peck, Managing Director of GSL said “By purchasing such a well-founded and established business like Nicholson’s South-West, it has given us a huge advantage in the disposable and hygiene market. This takeover will enable us to further strengthen our South-West market share, and eventually will enable GSL and Nicholson’s to offer a greater product range across all customers.”
Matthew Cox, former Office Manager at GSL, has been promoted to Operations Manager for Nicholson’s and he will bring with him all his experience of the disposable and hygiene arena to the helm. “It’s a very exciting opportunity”, Matt said. “I aim to uphold the good name Nicholson’s South-West has created over the past 24 years by changing very little initially; and with the support of former Nicholson’s employee Paul Beaumont, I am determined to help Nicholson’s grow even further within the South-West – and beyond.”
Geoff was given a modest and enjoyable “send-off” at the White Heart Hotel in Oakhampton, and plans to spend his time relaxing with his wife Hilary.
Wedding bells ring for Gloveman designer
Congratulations to Steve Champion, head of our web and graphic design department, who got married on 14th April 2012 to Teresa at St. Austell Registrars. Following the wedding ceremony the reception was held at The Polgooth Inn, Polgooth. Steve is the first member of staff to get married at Gloveman, so the bets are now on to see who will be next…!
Gloveman receives a special thanks for donating supplies
Volunteer Rita Painter, on behalf of the charity www.missiondirect.org asked David Dinneen at GSL to donate some medical gloves to SDA Hospital in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. Only too pleased to help, David sent the gloves directly to Rita who then took them to the hospital with other items of aid from various sources. On her return, she sent us the below email.
We are now back from a fantastic trip to Sierra Leone where we managed to repaint the hospital waiting room, Palava hut and corridors and replace a school floor and fully decorate it. The gloves were very gratefully received at the SDA hospital in Waterloo, Freetown as they get through loads and find getting supplies difficult with cost and delivery - as you can imagine things are very tough over there.
The Dr would like me to pass on his thanks to you and your company and I have attached a photo of him receiving the various aid we took over. David many thanks for helping to make the lives easier for people in Sierra Leone .
Martina offers exceptional service
Account Manager Martina Trethowan received the following email from Dominc O'Brien at All Engage Limited praising her service.
Thank you very much for our order, everything is great with what we ordered. Delivery was exceptionally quick and products are of a very good standard. This month is fine as we still have enough supplies.
Thank you for your helpfulness when we placed our order and the concise information you provided.
All Engage Limited
Emily praised for first class product knowledge and customer Service
Account Manager Emily Westwood was beaming with pride when Ben Cinderby of the Trehene Care Group sent her manager the following email in appreciation.
To whom it may concern,
I recently placed an order with a member of your team (Emily Westwood) and am very pleased to say how helpfull she was. Being quite disorganized myself I called without prior preperation or an upto date brochure, the help Emily gave me was outstanding and the enthusiastic manner in which she presented herself and the products was excellent.
I would like to thank Emily for her help and greatly look forward to having further dealings in the future.
Treherne Care Group.
Well done Emily, you make us proud!
Gloveman’s laundry bag is just the answer for infection control with linen
In April 2011 the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) has issued a paper on entitled “The infection risks associated with clothing and household linens in home and everyday life settings, and the role of laundry”.
The introduction states primarily that the evidence presented in the 2009 IFH review on the global burden of hygiene-related diseases shows that infection outbreaks in the home and everyday life settings, particularly gastrointestinal (GI) infections, respiratory infections (RT), and skin, wound and eye infections, continue to exact a heavy toll on the health and prosperity of the global community.
Reading through the paper it’s easy to understand why hygiene is the first starting point to reduce the spread of infection such as MRSA and the community-acquired Panton Valentine Leukocidin. The breakdown of how infection spreads starts with hands. From there on in, it is contact form hands to surface, food contact surface, cleaning cloths and utensils, clothing and household linens, toilets and bathroom facilities, and finally floors, walls, furniture, etc.
Luckily enough, Gloveman Supplies Ltd offers a sealable laundry sack. The whole sack can be placed in to an industrial washing machine without taking the clothes or linen out. The laundry sack then dissolves and the laundry gets washed thoroughly as normal. The sack ends up a small ball of plastic that can be disposed of easily. This method reduces the risk of cross contamination.
Laundry of clothing and linen within the home, care home or nursing environment has the potential to act as vehicles with the spread of infection. From donning clothes that have failed to be cleaned correctly, or where highly contaminated linen or towelling that has been washed with other laundry with disease being passed between items, to sharing bedding (pillows, sheets) and even sitting on contaminated on a bed can cause the spread of micro-organisms.
Here’s a ‘literal’ example of how infection from bedding can spread, not just in a single environment, but into the outside world: An elderly relative has been admitted to hospital, and loving relatives visit to show their concern and support. On numerous occasions, these relatives, and their off-spring, will sit on the patient’s bed. Now imagine if that patient has contracted MRSA. This has spread onto the linen and been picked up by the clothing and hands of their relatives. On their return home, the visiting relatives will then pass on the MRSA contamination to furniture, further bedding, and laundry.
This may seem slightly far-fetched, but as the paper explains in detail this is exactly why the cleaning of clothing, towelling and laundry effectively is so critical in infection control. The paper fully addresses procedures and identifies fungal, bacterial and viral strains, how contamination occurs and its potential for spreading. More importantly, once highlighting the risks and their origins, it deals with the fundamental issues of the correct procedures to tackle the problems raised.
This paper is essential reading matter for all care and nursing home managers, healthcare facilities and healthcare associations.
Gloveman Supplies Ltd sponsor The REACT Initiative
Supporting the REACT Initiative was a step which Glovemand Supplies Ltd felt it needed to take. The reasons for which are explained below in the brief description of how the initiative works.
About the REACT initiative
Sadly, drug and alcohol abuse, antisocial behaviour, violence and crime seem to be an ever present menace in our communities, and the problems only seems to be getting worse. Highlighting issues such as these is of paramount importance to the React initiative, and through education and awareness, we aim to help reduce this worrying trend. After all, the children of today could be the criminals of tomorrow.
Official Home Office statistics show that the UK illicit drug market is estimated to be worth between £4 billion and £6.6 billion, and Class A drug use generates an estimated £15.4 billion in crime and health costs each year, of which 99% is accounted for by problem drug users. Between a third and a half of theft and burglary is estimated to be drug related. Worrying figures indeed, and a problem that is most effectively solved through education at a grass-roots level.
How react helps:
The react initiative is primarily an educational tool. It helps raise awareness of these and other issues relating to public safety in the form of a printed journal that is distributed nationally to educational establishments, public awareness groups and support groups for the emergency services. It is also sent directly to individual police forces, ambulance and fire services, for onward distribution. Although React is a national initiative, the publication is regionalised specifically for each area of the nation, to ensure that the sponsors receive the maximum benefit for their support.
Gloveman Launches NEW Healthcare Essentials Blog and Forum
To help improve our services we are not just offering fantastic disposable gloves and other healthcare essentials, we no offer advice on care, infection control, care homes and nursing and lastest legislation for care products. This points raised on both the blog and forum advice are gathered from reliable sources and offer up-to-date views and opinions.
Gloveman Launch New Soft Touch Synthetic Gloves
Newly launched by Gloveman Supplies Ltd are the very latest in non-sterile powder free synthetic gloves. Manufactured in China these gloves conform to EN455 parts 1, 2 and 3 in compliance with Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC.
Manufactured from synthetic rubber and latex free, the gloves are available in four sizes: Small, medium, large and extra large, thus offering diverse coverage for all users within the nursing, caring and healthcare industries.
With a minimum force at break (initial) 3.6N, which means they can easily take the stresses and strains of use within the medical and care sectors, but they have also been tested to ASTM method, F1671-97 and offer Class 1 non-sterile CE classification. They have AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) 1.5 freedom from holes, meaning non-penetration of harmful liquids and bloods helping to guarantee the users safety. As a further plus point they are ambidextrous with beaded cuffs for strength and ease of donning.
Synthetic rubber for these gloves is a fantastic substitute from Latex and Nitrile - offering greater comfort, softness and usability whilst maintaining the highest standards in infection control. They are also powder free, leaving less mess and giving greater convenience for the wearer to continue their other duties. Specifically the gloves can be used in all care areas, including domestic use, nursing, domiciliary care and care homes.
Gloveman Supplies Ltd is here to support you every step of the way. We provide you with the leading range of disposable medical products and these synthetic rubber gloves help you to maintain first-class hygiene, safety and infection control. Our aim is offer the very best quality products at the very best value prices, making your life easier and your purchases cheaper.
When it comes to infectious diseases, nobody knows what the future holds. Things may be much better than the pessimists predict. Maybe they will be worse. One thing we can say with certainty is that the recent H1N1 pandemic that saw the introduction of the 'Catch it, bin it, kill it' campaign and the stock piling of anti-viral won't be the last. If you need advice on the gloves, or perhaps you maybe considering an alternative, Gloveman Supplies Ltd have friendly trained staff who will be more than happy to help with any enquiries you may have.
These gloves are additional to Gloveman's already extensive range of disposable gloves and infection control products, alongside their continence, first-aid and safety and protective clothing.
This article was prepared by Stephen Champion - Content Author
Gloveman Supplies Ltd Fund Kit for Culdrose Football Team
Gloveman Supplies Ltd (GSL) has purchased tracksuits for the Culdrose under 12s team, the Harriers. Club manager Steve Allen said “I am delighted that the team now have a full kit; we are very grateful to GSL.”
The Culdrose Harriers are doing well – they are currently second in the County & Kernow Boys Cornwall Premiership league and have only lost one game this season. They are looking to build on the team for next season.
This article was prepared by Ann Kemp - Content Author
Amazing New No Rinse Waterless Cleaning Products from Gloveman Supplies Ltd
Gloveman Supplies Ltd now stock and sell No Rinse - Waterless bathing products that allows you to wash without any water. They were originally developed for the NASA space programme as they are liquids, not powders, designed for long term use. Simply apply, massage to lift dirt and grease, then remove by towel drying. They are ideal for elderly, disabled, those who have recently had an operation or suffer from, Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS and Arthritis.
Completely clean hair without water or rinsing! They are ideal for camping, travelling, truckers, festivals, the elderly and the infirm. No Rinse Shampoo is an 'alcohol free' and 'hospital approved' hair cleanser that leaves hair fresh and clean without water or rinsing. No Rinse Shampoo can be used safely by young and older alike! Simply apply, massage to a lather and thoroughly towel dry.
Shampoo caps are an excellent and convenient way to clean your hair. Each cap contains a generous amount of both shampoo and conditioner. Simply pop the cap onto your head, massage and work into the scalp, remove and towel dry.
Shampoo caps are easy to use and provide great results. You can even warm them in a microwave, with no mess, no fuss, just clean hair - fast! No Rinse caps are widely used by medical staff, care workers, mobile hairdressers and are ideal when bending causes neck pain or it’s difficult to get in or out of the bath.
You can also microwave the caps so they are nice and warm before use - simply pop the unopened bag into the microwave for approximately 10 - 15 seconds (check temperature before using).
A wonderful instant finish to any hair washing experience! No Rinse Hair Conditioner is a ready to use solution that instantly eliminates entangled strands of hair, leaving it soft, silky and easy to manage.
No Rinse Hair Conditioner does not require water or rinsing and leaves no residue or greasiness. Absence of alcohol ensures that your hair does not lose its body, shine or moisture. No Rinse Hair Conditioner is suitable for everyone - children and adults of all ages.
Effective and safe personal hygiene without water or a need to rinse! No Rinse Body Wash is a ready to use solution that leaves your skin clean, refreshed and odour free. Absolutely no rinsing is required! No Rinse Body Wash moisturises your skin whilst cleaning it. It is effective, but gentle and does not contain alcohol.
No Rinse Body Wash can be used anywhere on the body, including perianal areas as it is non-irritating and removes odours easily and without rinsing.
Bath in a Bag - Clean and deodorise yourself with thick luxurious anti-bacterial bathing wipes enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E! Documented to Kill: E. Coli, Staph, Salmonella & Strep
No Rinse Bathing Wipes are large moist cloths that provide a convenient alternative to bathing. No Rinse Bathing Wipes are hypo-allergenic disposable cloth wipes that clean, deodorise and remove all odours to leave skin refreshed and clean. They are effective, easy to use and suitable for all parts of the body. No Rinse Bathing Wipes have no alcohol content and will not dry out the skin. You can warm the No Rinse Bathing Wipes in a microwave prior to use for a pleasant and soothing experience. Just peel back label & microwave for 30-45 seconds. Remember to check temperature before use.
For the best hygiene and the best results, use one wipe per one body area. The individual wipes are made in a generous size (20 x 20 cm) that allows a very thorough cleansing of an area.
Completely clean the body without water or rinsing! Ideal for camping, travelling and the elderly or infirm. Peri-wash is a safe perianal wash from No Rinse cleaning urine, emesis and faecal matter. Ready to use with absolutely no rinsing required, leaving skin clean and refreshed and odour free. No alcohol meaning no dryness. Gentle on sensitive skin, this is a safe and effective perianal cleanser that moisturises as it cleans.
This article was prepared by Stephen Champion - Content Author