“Nothing is ImpossiBall” – Arrow Valves overcoming adversity

The event raises over £3,770 for The TOY Project

16/04/2019

We celebrated our 20th year of trading in April 2019 – a milestone that was very much in question following the sad and sudden death of our founder over 5 years ago.

A glamourous charity ball was held at the Grove hotel in Watford, featuring dance acts performed by the ladies in the Arrow office, most of whom have never performed before, a presentation by business speaker turned comedian Marc Hogan, and a cake that was identical to Winston, the company bulldog, all added to theme of the evening, proving that anything is possible!

One guest commented that it was “a stunning venue, fantastic entertainment, the best cake I have ever seen and such a wonderful company to spend the evening with comprised of a team with such a unique bond and togetherness that can only be admired.”

A total of £3,777.00 was raised for the Charity by means of generous donors, sponsors and a silent auction, and all these funds will make a huge difference. The TOY Project collects used and unused TOYS and gives them to children who need them, including those bereaved of a parent, or children is hospitals, hospices or vulnerable children.

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December 2018: Donation To ‘The Toy Project’

Merry Christmas from all of us, to all of you,

20/12/2018

Here at Team Arrow, sustainability is very important to us.

For Christmas this year, we’ve decided to send e-cards instead of traditional paper cards, and have donated £1,000 to ‘The TOY Project instead’.

‘The Toy Project’ is a charitable organisation which helps children deal with their grief through play – providing toys for use by organisations involved with child bereavement. They provide toys for children in hospitals and hospices, children in refuge centers, provide toys for schools and nurseries and to vulnerable families.

Every year in the UK over 20,000 children under the age of 18 experience the death of a parent – that is around 60 children and young people bereaved of a mother or father every day. We know that ‘The Toy Project’ will put our donation to good use over the festive period.

For more info please head over to www.thetoyproject.co.uk

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Arrow Valves have achieved ISO/IEC 27001 : 2013 certification

We received our registration certificate on 8th November 2018 following our successful independent audit.

19/11/2018

Arrow Valves are delighted to announce that we are now ISO / IEC 27001:2013 certified. This certification applies to Information Security Management Systems and the processes, policies and procedures we have got in place.

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard, set out by the International Organization for Standardization, establishing information security management within businesses. We received our registration certificate on 8th November 2018 following our successful independent audit.

This is an important milestone for us, as we continue to keep our commitment and responsibility of our organisation, customer and supplier data at the core of our business. If you would like any more information about us, or the standard, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

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Arrow Union – Charity Walk

It wasn’t a walk in the park for us!

12/10/2018

The Arrow Valves Team absolutely love working as a team and challenging ourselves. In honor of our 20th year of trading – we knew we needed a challenge. We organised a 20 mile walk, for 20 years, between two of the directors houses along the Grand Union Canal – hence our aptly named “Arrow Union” event.

On Sunday October 7th, we kick started the day bright and early in the morning, with pastries and orange juice, and full of smiles and optimism! Those of you who have been to visit us, may remember that our office is close to the Grand Union Canal, and so after a pit-stop and snacks here, we were raring to go again.

This trek definitely wasn’t ‘a walk in the park’, and by the end of it, there were plenty of sore feet! However, each and every team member finished the walk, together, and we were thankful for a lovely hot meal at the end! We are immensely proud of each and every walker.

We raised a fantastic £836.00 for our charity of choice, the Toy Project (click to read more ) from our wonderfully generous sponsors, and as promised, Arrow Valves have matched that amount and sent a further £836.00 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Although we’ve completed the walk, our just giving fundraising page will stay open until our 20 year party in April next year so we’re hoping to raise even more. Visit it today.

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Arrow Valves donates BTMIDI-3A

We have donated one of our Fluid Category 5 units as part of the BBC special that will air later this year.

18/05/2018

Arrow Valves Limited are delighted to support the BBC’s DIY SOS Special for the Grenfell community, as we have donated one of our BTMIDI-3A units.

The unit has been donated to as part of the mechanical equipment for the Dale Youth Boxing Club and North Kensington community centre.

The BBC project involves rebuilding a gym and a new community centre at the Grenfell site, for the local community to use.

If you are interested in viewing the BBC’s “DIY: SOS: Grenfell special”, the two episodes will air later in 2018.

 

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Arrow Valves meets TimeBank!

“Be there, Be a volunteer”

20/04/2018

At Arrow Valves, we are always looking for new ways to help charitable organisations and the community, and to give something back. In place of a financial donation, we wanted to give something extra – our time. TimeBank are national volunteering charity, and their goal is to transform the volunteering experience and make it a real force for change. They work with businesses to engage staff members in volunteering, connecting companies to local projects – helping communities.

On the 9th and 10th of April, several members of the Arrow Valves team headed over to Woodberry Down in North London, to help regenerate a community Garden.

This is what we were faced with…

As Adrian, one of the volunteers said, ‘it was a wet and miserable day and we had to take orders from strangers. The whole process looked daunting and impossible to achieve, but a group of strangers knuckled down, got covered in mud and grafted’. And we grafted! The days were spent weeding, shoveling soil, building wooden planters by sawing, hammering and nailing, lifting and shifting these around… and the finished product was incredible!

For more information on TimeBank, or to find out how you can get involved, please visit their website here.

Keep reading to find out what our team had to say:

Adrian – “By the end of the day we looked back on what was rows of bags to nice neat rows of purpose built boxes, ready to plant. Tired, dirty, wet but with an enormous sense of achievement and a proud respect for our fellow workmates.”

Laura – “The day provided the opportunity to push the boundaries of our comfort zones and learn new skills in an inspiring and rewarding environment.  Volunteering our time versus money whilst meeting genuine hard-working people, both as volunteers and members of the community, humanised giving back.”

Sophie – “A rewarding day for myself, my team and the local community we helped. All in all, a day well spent.”

Veronica – “It was a fabulous, hard but rewarding day, not only did I help out with a great scheme I found I also helped myself, fresh air and laughter after a cold winter was just the tonic!”

December 2017: Donation To ‘The Toy Project’

With sustainability in mind, Arrow Valves have made a charitable donation in place of Christmas cards

21/12/2017

Merry Christmas from the Arrow Valves Team!

We have decided to again send e-cards in place of traditional paper cards for Christmas this year, as sustainability is very important to us . In place of traditional cards, we have donated £1,000 to ‘The TOY Project’ instead.

Every year in the UK over 20,000 children under the age of 18 experience the death of a parent – that is around 60 children and young people bereaved of a mother or father every day. ‘The Toy Project’ is a charitable organisation which helps children deal with their grief through play – providing toys for use by organisations involved with child bereavement.

In addition to their work supporting bereaved children, they provide toys to children in hospices, hospitals, refugee centres, nurseries, schools and vulnerable families.

We are confident that our donation will be put to good use over the Christmas period.

For further information please visit www.thetoyproject.co.uk

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We’ve achieved ISO 14001:2015 Certification

Following our successful audit, we’ve received our registration certificate

30/10/2017

Arrow Valves are delighted to announce that we are now ISO 14001:2015 certified. This certification applies to the processes influencing our Environmental Management Systems that we have in place.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard, set out by the International Organization for Standardization, establishing environmental management within businesses. We received our registration certificate on 3rd October 2017 following our successful independent audit.

This is an important milestone for us, as we continue to keep our environmental responsibility at the core of our business. If you would like any more information about us, or the standard, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

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Arrow Valves wins European business award

On Thursday night at the European Business Excellence Awards, Berkhamsted-based business, Arrow Valves, took the title for Best Company Culture.

29/04/2017

On Thursday night at the European Business Excellence Awards, Berkhamsted-based business, Arrow Valves, took the title for Best Company Culture.

Laura Ewers who owns Arrow Valves was thrilled to collect the award at a black-tie event at Harrogate International Centre organised by the world’s number one business coaching firm, ActionCOACH. Laura explained, “This award was very unexpected. Given the company we were in, I was blown away when our name was called as the winner.”

This manufacturing company, established in 1999, specialises in engineering products including valves that help wholesome water get to where it should be, at the right flow rate but, most critically, making sure it can’t go back in the direction it came from as this can cause a significant risk to health. Winning Best Company Culture meant they were assessed on areas including their company mission, points of culture, recognising team achievements, their corporate and social responsibility activities and what they do to create a great culture at work. Arrow Valves’ work with charities includes twinning their office toilets with latrines in Guatemala and Malawi. Twinning helps provide clean water and sanitation to people around the world as 2.4 billion people don’t have easy access to a toilet.

Laura added, “Our policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance. We are proud of our culture, which is the heart of Arrow Valves. Our employee handbook sums up our company work ethic. We give more than we take, we look out for one another and take ownership for our work. Most importantly, we know how to work hard and have fun.”

Hertfordshire’s multi-award-winning business coach, Mike McGuire, attended the ceremony with Arrow Valves, “When you see the list of finalists, what Laura and her team achieved by winning Best Company Culture, is overwhelming. The efforts and investments spent on creating a tight and engaged community are showing results as they have achieved spectacular national, as well as international, growth over the past years as the company continues on its upward path to success.”

Watch the Action Coach video here.

Toilet Twinning – Flushing Away Poverty

Clean and safe water is important to us at Arrow Valves – that’s why we’ve twinned our toilets!

24/01/2017

Here at Arrow Valves, clean and safe water is our speciality.

We take for granted being able to use the toilet whenever we need, but did you know that 1 in 3 people worldwide don’t have a loo? That’s 2.4 billion people.

That’s why we’ve twinned both our toilets here – with a latrine in Guatemala, and a latrine in Malawi. We’re helping to flush away poverty,  a toilet at a time. Our toilet twins will help to provide clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to people halfway around the world.

For more information, or to twin your toilet, please visit toilettwinning.org