GlucoRx Extend East Bank Sponsorship

Aldershot Town are delighted that ethical medical supplies manufacturer GlucoRx have extended their sponsorship of the East Bank for a second season.

This extension comes at the end of a superb quarter for the Woking-based company in which it won three honours at the Woking Business Achievement Awards and saw its FinePoint range named the number one most-prescribed Insulin pen needle in England.

FinePoint was launched just three years ago, and GlucoRx’s Sales Director Chris Chapman (pictured) said: “Our success is attributed to the fact we are uniquely positioned to offer this and other quality products to our NHS at a very competitive price. We want to make a difference and would like to give back to the local community where we live and work. Being a keen football fan, I can’t think of a better way than supporting our local Club for the new season, and hope to see them rise to the number one position too!”

GlucoRx offers a complete size range of FinePoint Insulin pen needles which conform to latest pen needle ISO standards. These needles are made of highest medical grade silicone for smooth and comfortable injection. They also have MaxflowTM technology and are anti-coring. FinePoint are one of few needles designed with an inner sheath to maintain the sterility and integrity of each needle. They have universal fit on all insulin pens.

Previously, GlucoRx won in categories for Increased Turnover, Profit and Net Assets at the Woking Business Achievement Awards in March, having seen turnover increase by 178%, Operating Profit rise by over 500% and Net Assets increase sevenfold. The company’s profit margin more than doubled and the number of staff employed rose by 35%.

Formed in 2010 and already the NHS’ second-largest suppliers of quality products to treat diabetes, GlucoRx save the NHS money with industry-leading products which are one-third cheaper than their competitors. Supplying over 100 Clinical Commissioning Groups, they are also committed to reinvesting profits and cost savings for care of the local community, towards extra nurses, newer equipment and greater research. Some products, including blood glucose meters which use the latest enzyme technology, are even given to surgeries and hospitals free of charge.

Product innovation continues, including the GlucoRx HCT Connect dongle application for smart phones, using HCT test strips to measure blood glucose, ketone, haematocrit and haemoglobin, and the GlucoRx Vet meter which is used for testing blood glucose in cats and dogs.

“GlucoRx is a company who shares the ethics and ideals of Aldershot Town, and we are thrilled that our relationship will continue into 2017,” explained Chairman Shahid Azeem of the company which held a Diabetes Testing and Awareness Day at the EBB Stadium in February. “They are a thriving organisation and we both want to work with companies who put themselves at the centre of the community.”

Diabetes, a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high,  affects over 3 million people aged 16 and over in the UK – around 850,000 of whom, it is estimated, are undiagnosed – with that figure expected to rise to 4.6 million by 2030.

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