Monday, 11 August 2014

Cyclops Group raise over £400 for Prince of Wales Hospice!

Four of our staff members turned themselves into bright (albeit a bit sweaty!) works of art to raise money for The Prince of Wales Hospice. Charlotte, Gizem, Zoe and Bev took part in this weekend's “Run or Dye” charity run at Castle Howard.

This particular 5K run is slightly different from other charity sporting events as during the race, participants are showered with powder-based plant dye in every colour imaginable until they are unlike any runners you have ever seen!

The team after completing the colourful Run or Dye race!
The team completed the run for The Prince of Wales Hospice as a family member of the Cyclops' team has sadly been battling cancer for the last 18 months and has been receiving treatment there. The hospice provides palliative care and support for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

So far the girls have raised an outstanding £433.96 and we are all incredibly impressed with them! The rest of the office will also be having a dress down day later in the month to raise even more money for this amazing charity.

If you would like to add to the total a donation page has been set up to sponsor the colourful runners and donations can be made via the Just Giving website:

For more information regarding ''The Prince Of Wales Hospice'' please visit

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wearable Technology – More than just fashion accessories?

With the advent of smaller and smaller wireless power receivers, components and chargers the possibilities for the application of this technology is endless. An exciting way these small devices are being used is in wearable technology, where technology of varying types is used within an item of clothing or accessories. Perhaps the most widely publicised is the ubiquitous Google Glass but what else can be done and how can the technology and the aesthetic work together to create an amazing looking item that also works exceptionally well?

Integrated Device Technology has released its smallest ever 2W wireless power receiver and battery charger, which it describes as: delivering leading technology in a compact package ideal for small form factors, including wearable applications.” The IDTP9026 has a 12C interface for programming, charging voltage, termination current and the thermal control loop. It is a single chip solution which has managed to reduce overall area while still keeping all components and a high performance.

This small device, along with many others like it will enable wireless technology to develop in ways we never thought possible. Right now, most of the wearable technology comes in the form of extensions to our smartphones in the form of watches (Samsung Gear) and glasses (Google Glass) but the development of smaller, more powerful devices, and crucially chargers, could open the way for many other types of technology. From light reactive dresses to chronic disease management and everything in between, small components have the power to change the world and how we view it.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cyclops Group To Celebrate Yorkshire Day And Raise Money For Charity!

The Cyclops Group Head office is based in York, within the largest county in the UK - Yorkshire. Our main office has been home to Cyclops Group for 19 years. During this time we have purpose built our environmentally controlled ISO9001:2008 warehouse and facilities.

We are very proud of our heritage here in York and we are excited to celebrate this on the official Yorkshire Day, which is taking place on the 1st of August. The Same day, our office will be taking part in a 'Dress Down Day' to Raise Money for North Wilts & Devizes Portage Service

North Wilts & Devizes Portage Service who are a small, non-Government funded charity supporting children diagnosed with Autism and their families by providing free visits with the aim of supporting ''the development of young children's play, communications and relationships within the family'' and ''the young child's inclusion in the wider community''.

As the event is fast approaching, I would like to share with you a few of my favorite momentous occasions and achievements from Yorkshire:
  • Seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals in the 2012 Olympics, which if Yorkshire was a country this would have placed 12th in the overall standings.
  • Most recently, this years Tour de France began in Yorkshire, with Stage 1 of the event setting off just 7 miles away from our office.
  • Famous individuals such as Dame Judi Dench and William Wilberforce were born and grew up in Yorkshire
We will be holding an office celebration on Friday 1st August to mark this occasion and I look forward to sharing moments of the day with you.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cyclops To Raise Money For The Prince Of Wales Hospice!

Cyclops Electronics is raising money for the worthy charity, the Prince of Wales Hospice. This charity works to provide care for patients with life limiting conditions, along with support for their relatives.

On Saturday 9th August, myself and three members of our purchasing team, Charlotte Ellis, Gizem Ozkaynak and Zoe Thomson, will be taking part in a 'run or dye' charity colour run at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, UK. We will be running under the name 'Team Sally' in honour of Charlotte's cousin, who has sadly been battling with cancer for the past 18 months.

We will also be holding a dress down day in our UK office on Friday 29th August. The money raised will be donated to the Prince of Wales Hospice, to help them carry on their fantastic and inspiring work.

For more information on our charity colour run and to help support 'Team Sally', please visit our just giving page:

I am looking forward to updating you on the results of the colour run and dress down day in the near future.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tour de France Stage 2 Set Off In York!

The Tour de France is the World's largest annual multi stage bike ride, which for the first time went through the English county of Yorkshire.

Stage 2 of this prestigious sporting event set off in York, the city which our head office is based. The area prepared for the race by decorating the cycling route with hundreds of yellow bikes and flags, which were used to represent the race leader.

Thousands of fans visited the region and we certainly felt the excitement here at Cyclops Electronics.

We hope that you enjoyed watching the first stages of the Tour de France and got the chance to see parts of the picturesque county that we are so proud of!

The event has brought up to £100 million to the area, in tourism, trade and industry. Here at Cyclops Electronics, in our home county of North Yorkshire, we are excited for the local development this offers us and in turn allowing us to offer a better service to our customers.

We always welcome our customers to visit our offices at any time to demonstrate our professional, courteous and transparent service. For more information on our hard to find, day to day and scheduling offerings, please visit our website, or call our team today on +44 (0) 1904 415415.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Cyclops Group Raises Money For Cancer Research

A dress down day was held in our UK office on Friday 30th May 2014 to raise funds for Cancer Research.

This is the world's leading cancer charity, who provide “Pioneering life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner.”

The charity was chosen to support the 6 year old niece of one of our customers who ran 5km to raise awareness of the work Cancer Research does.

The Cyclops Group raised £80 for this dress down day and would like to thank everyone who took part in raising money for this worthy cause.

If you would like to find out more about this charity and the work they do, please visit the Cancer Research website.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Cyclops Group May Bank Holiday Opening Times

The Cyclops Group UK office will be closed on Monday 26th May and will reopen on Tuesday 27th May at 08:45 (GMT), for all your electronic component needs. 

If you have any requirements, please send them over before the bank holiday and we will work on them straight away.

Whilst we are away, please feel free to use our online fast components search to submit a request for quote and we will be in touch as soon as we return.

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