At the end of a successful 2018 for Xiros, join us as we reflect upon the year and report on some of our highlights and key achievements.
The year began on a high as Xiros ranked number 37 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2018. The annual list celebrates the 100 small companies with the highest Best Companies Index scores which are based on data gathered from a survey distributed to employees. The award reflects our commitment to employee wellbeing and personal growth, through funding of training courses alongside a wide range of company benefits. We are delighted and truly honoured to have attained such a prestigious award and hope to continue with our efforts to improve employee wellbeing.
Our focus is our customers, and we take great pleasure in meeting with them when we can. Throughout the year Xiros have exhibited at a number of events both in the UK and overseas. We started the year at MD&M West in California, promoting our FASTRAXTM service and visited the States again in March to exhibit at AAOS, the world’s largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons. Our final exhibition for 2018 was the Textile Institute World Congress. The team visited the University of Leeds to promote our innovative textiles capabilities, as well as present and discuss work with colleagues from the textile industry. In 2019 we look forward to attending AAOS again in Las Vegas and hope to see many of you there.
Xiros aims to make a difference to the world, both through our business ventures and our not-for-profit activities. Our Charity Committee have hosted several events throughout the year and have raised funds for a variety of great causes. In the last few months we have celebrated World Food Day, hosted a Pie & Peas event for Macmillan, and donated selection boxes to Barnardo’s. During December we provide a gift-wrapping service and host our annual Christmas Jumper Day, with small donations made for both.
At Xiros we want to understand patient experiences to create faster healing and better outcomes for patients. 2018 saw the start of our new blog series, ACL Diary, which follows a university student through her journey recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury. We will be releasing the third chapter in the New Year; if you would like to catch up with the first two chapters you can read them on our website.
Finally, we look forward to the coming year and the fresh challenges and exciting opportunities it holds, and would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2019.