Randox Supports Family Business Week 21st-25th November 2022
Randox Supports Family Business Week 21st-25th November 2022
The theme for Family Business Week 2022 is ‘Celebrating Our Place in the World’. It will highlight the central role family firms play in shaping and supporting their local communities, economy and natural environment. The campaign is led by the IFB, the voice of the UK’s family business sector and supported by NatWest.
In honour of this week, Randox would like to share our family business history:
In April 1982, Randox Laboratories was founded by Dr Peter Fitzgerald from a converted chicken house off Randox Road, near Crumlin in Antrim, where he had grown up.
FitzGerald started out using equipment discarded by university research labs but, through decades of hard work and innovation, slowly built the company into a market leader. Randox Laboratories is now the largest diagnostics company from the UK with over 40 years of experience operating in over 145 countries.
The Covid-19 pandemic saw Randox Laboratories on the front line for testing for the Covid-19 virus across the UK and Ireland. After downloading the virus genetic sequence in January 2020, Randox were able to quickly develop a test. This meant that by March 2020, Randox were provided with a contract by Public Health England to test as part of the National Testing Program.
After investing in 78,000 sq ft of laboratory testing space and hiring additional staff, Randox were able to process over 25million PCR tests as part of the National Testing Program as well as private testing allowing a return to work and travel.
Expanding into the travel market and providing an essential service to people to travel to see loved ones after years in isolation. There was a realisation that the future landscape for healthcare has changed forever. People have become used to testing themselves. People want to know the status of their health and are actively taking control of their health and wellbeing.
Randox Health has recently made significant investment to deliver our preventative, personalised testing packages across the nation and are opening up to 25 Randox Health clinics in the short term – In England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Randox Health clinics focus on the provision of cost-effective, timely and accurate testing to identify risk to health, improve clinical diagnoses and promote preventative healthcare. Our aim is to improve and save lives through early detection of disease.
The growing network of clinics provide easy access for millions of people to a new Randox range of diagnostic tests, including for cancer, vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalances, allergies and key health concerns including heart, liver, and kidney conditions. Real time insights on current and future health risks are provided to empower clients to make simple dietary and lifestyle changes giving them the power to extend their lives.
Randox clinics also offer a new range of comprehensive diagnostic programmes, including the ‘EveryMan’ and ‘EveryWoman’ 12-month programmes/full body ‘MOTs’. These enable up to 150 data points linked to key health areas to be measured during each visit with a personalised health plan summarising results provided. Repeat tests and consultation will be arranged six months after the initial test, included in the testing programme prices, which start at £295 per person.
Randox would like to congratulate the IT Department on their Belfast Telegraph IT Awards Win!
The Randox IT department were delighted to win the IT Team or Department of the Year award sponsored by Continu. Described as the ‘clear winner’ by Belfast Telegraph, Randox IT won the award due to their hard work and dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The awards took place on Friday at the MAC Theatre in Belfast and was hosted by comedian Neil Delamere. Northern Ireland’s incredible IT industry was showcased displaying their great achievements and their significant, positive impact on the local economy.
In the past 12 months, Randox IT department transformed the cutting-edge systems and facilities created during the pandemic to allow customers to take control of their health through preventative testing. Randox IT were very much at the forefront of innovation and continued to develop and enhance our offerings, processing 27 million covid results in total. Furthermore, expanding into the travel market and providing an essential service to people who could finally travel to see loved ones after years in isolation.
The team’s disruptive approach to development has allowed Randox to respond quickly in an ever-evolving situation and introduce a full end-to-end testing process facilitating multiple key stages such as, logistics, registration, accessioning, sample processing and results reporting.
At the beginning of 2022, there was a realization that the future landscape for healthcare has changed forever. People want to know the status of their health and are actively taking control of their health and wellbeing. Through these innovate solutions developed by Randox IT in the fight against covid, the team have focused on the future vision of healthcare and developed solutions for customers to test themselves, in clinic or at home, for areas such as heart health, Thyroid health, STI, Vit and Minerals as well as our most popular packages of Everyman, Everywomen, Signature, Every Athlete.
This has only been possible due to the dedication and expertise of the IT team who released a new version of the Randox Health customer platform, which provides each customer with a customized view of their health. Customers have key insights to their health data allowing them to track their health.
Randox would like to congratulate Eileen Nixon on her retirement!
Eileen has been a valuable member of Randox for 32 years beginning her career here in November 1990. She describes how remarkable the growth of Randox has been. From a smaller scale business back in 1990 to now the largest diagnostics company from the UK.
On Thursday morning, we celebrated Eileen’s achievements and fond memories during her time in our Manufacturing Division, within the Packing Team. The room was filled with Eileen’s colleagues, many of whom had worked with Eileen for well over 20 years. Eileen has been a great member of the Randox team and will be sorely missed.
We wish Eileen good health and every happiness for her retirement.
Randox Laboratories, the largest diagnostics company from the UK, are proud to announce a $3.8m CAD seed round with Verv Technologies.
Randox Laboratories are the lead investor for Verv Technologies, who are focused on creating the first of its kind consumer-oriented, affordable, high-quality blood chemistry analyser with disposable tests for home use, that will help individuals measure a wide range of analytes (i.e., cholesterol, vitamin levels, hormones). With over 40 years of diagnostic experience, Randox Laboratories are focused on investment into technologies to improve health for all.
Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Randox Laboratories shared, “Randox has a global lens on the development of new technologies. We have a shared vision and belief in Verv’s unique, highly differentiated microfluidics approach to creating scalable, high-quality, low-cost blood testing technology for healthcare consumers. We anticipate a great journey ahead, in partnership with Verv.
Jeff Sutton, Founder and President of Verv Technologies describes, “We are thrilled to have Randox as a major investor in Verv to help propel us to commercial readiness and the opportunity to work with the original Founder and Managing Director of Randox, Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, who will join Verv’s Board of Directors. We aim to create great value for health-conscious consumers.”
Randox and Verve share a commitment to transform testing on a global scale for the benefit of healthcare consumers.
Randox Congratulates Manor Equine Vets on winning Best Vet Practice Equine Award 2022
Randox would like to congratulate Manor Equine Vets on winning the Best Vet Practise award at the Randox Equine Awards NI 2022. The Best Veterinary Practise category also included a highly commended award for Oldstone Veterinary Clinic.
Quirine Tettelaar, owner of Manor Equine Vets said “I was very happy to win the award and it was a big surprise! I would like to thank all my lovely clients, friends, and family for their support over the last couple years since starting my business. Hard work and dedication really pays off. It was lovely to read all the comments people left to vote, that was the best part of the awards! I feel really appreciated.”
This event was hosted by Raymond Bready and held at the Titanic Hotel Belfast on Saturday 25th June 2022.
With over 400 guests attending, Randox highlighted the new VeraSTAT-V test which detects the earliest signs of inflammation in horse blood. This stable side test is easy to use and provides quantitative results in six minutes.
Randox testing allows for a healthy horse and healthy rider.