Erodex support workplace initiatives to inspire greater health and wellbeing

Black Country based Aerospace supplier Erodex UK are supporting the Workplace Health at One You Walsall and Healthy Years Ahead initiatives to help its’ employees and local community to become more aware of the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Workplace Health at One You Walsall, funded by Walsall Council, is a free healthy lifestyle service dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all residents across Walsall.

Their services exist to help residents make the best choices for their lifestyle, from health and fitness to emotional wellbeing.

Erodex HR Manager Deborah Bayliss comments: “As a business we were looking to engage our employees in health and wellbeing initiatives and saw the opportunity to become involved with Workplace Health at One You Walsall, in addition to the Healthy Years Ahead initiative, which works with individuals of 40 years of age and older.

“So far, we have held a workplace event to engage employees and introduce the initiatives. From this we gained expressions of interest in services offered by the organisations.

“There has been a great response and we are looking to book in a practitioner to deliver two full days of health assessments for our employees. From these we will plan future health and wellbeing sessions in the workplace and signpost to outside services and organisations”.

Erodex are the UK’s leading supplier of graphites and EDM consumables to the Aerospace industry, as well as state-of-the-art graphite machining. The company employs 85 people across two sites in Halesowen and Darlaston, West Midlands as well as a site in Croydon.

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Engineering firm invests to offer vital support for local community

One of the UK’s fastest growing SME’s for exports, West Midlands based Erodex UK has focused its latest investment efforts closer to home in order to offer vital support for the local community.

Following a recent investment in two defibrillators located at each of its sites in Halesowen and Darlaston, the aerospace engineering firm has become a registered site in the local areas for emergency defibrillator access.

“The reason that we invested in the defibrillators and training was not just for the benefit of Erodex employees. We care about having a positive impact in our local community and now, if anyone in the area needs access to a unit in an emergency, they can look up online and see that there is one here” explains Erodex Director Steve Rolinson.

According to research, the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest jumps from 6% to 74% if a shock is delivered within 3 minutes, highlighting the importance of defibrillators and having people nearby that know how to use them.

Erodex invested around £4,500 for the two units and specialist training for six staff members, provided by ST Johns Ambulance service.

Steve Rolinson continues: “Whilst commercially we have enjoyed huge success overseas, we have always maintained the view that it is important to be a socially responsible business. As a local employer of over 100 people, we care about the places that our employees live and work, so we want to do the right thing for them wherever we can”.

The recent investment follows regular fundraising activity for local and national charities by employees of Erodex, including the 3 Peaks Challenge, where Chris Grice, Technical Operations Manager of Erodex Tooling Solutions (ETS) and a colleague raised in excess of £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Erodex staff supported the initiative by holding a ‘Cupcake Day’ and ‘wear your own clothes to work’ day that contributed around £150. The company will also be hosting a ‘Coffee and Cake’ morning in September in support of Macmillan Cancer Care.

As the Erodex workforce continues to grow year on year, the company has also maintained a focus on creating opportunities for the next generation, recruiting 4 apprentices with the ongoing support of Make UK.


AquaAid – The Africa Trust

Erodex are pleased to be partnering with AquaAid on the installation of a new Elephant Water Pump in Africa. Erodex have a long-standing relationship with AquaAid and in adding this further water cooler, it will mean even more money is donated to this worthwhile cause.

In using AquaAid water coolers, the money raised saves lives of many children in Africa. With every water cooler and bottle of water obtained from AquAid, a donation is made to The Africa Trust. These funds are used to directly build fresh drinking water wells in areas in Africa where it is needed the most, like in schools and villages.