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: http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Team-Sally2014.

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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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cyclops Group Raises Money for York Rescue Boat Charity

A dress down day was held at our UK head office in York on Friday 2nd May 2014 to help raise money for our local charity, the York Rescue Boat Charity

The charity was set up to provide assistance, safety and education on and about the rivers of York which came about as a result of the recent tragedies within our city. 

The Cyclops Group managed to raise £90. A big thank you to everyone who took part to help raise funds for this very worthy charity. 

If you would like to donate yourself, please visit the York Rescue Boat Charity Facebook page

Monday, 12 May 2014

EU Amendments to Hazardous Substances in Medical Devices

On 12 March 2014, the EU Parliament completed a final vote on a proposal for a regulation regarding the use of phthalates in medical devices.  

The proposal will amend Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. It requires the ban of substances that are classified or recognised as:
  • Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction 1A or 1B (CMR, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008), or 
  • Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs) 
Photo Courtesy of SGS
The revision only applies to substances of 0.1% concentration and above and which are contained within medical devices that come into contact with the human body. Should safer alternatives come available, then substances will be phased out within 8 years. 

If the medical device in question is used in the treatment of children, pregnant or nursing women, phthalates should be banned as of 1st January 2020. The only exception is when no safer alternative substance is available, in which case, the device's packaging and labelling will then need to indicate this. 

To read the article in full, please visit the SGS website