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Announcement Algeos to donate over 25k to UK podiatry colleges


Podiatry colleges across the UK are to be given Slimflex insoles and orthotic components to a value of £2,000 per school for each academic year, starting with the 2017 academic year. The donations were announced this evening (Thursday 17 November), during a reception at the College of Podiatry Annual Conference in Glasgow, by Jackie Fisher, the recently appointed CEO of A. Algeo Ltd (Algeos), which will be making the donations with a combined annual value in excess of £25,000.
 
Jackie Fisher said: "We're making this announcement tonight to ensure that students over the coming years have the materials they need as they learn how to adapt and prescribe orthotics to patients. Slimfex is the UK's most popular off-the-shelf range, it's used with great regularity by practicing podiatrists and it is an important tool for the students. Algeos will be making this significant donation to all 13 of the UK's podiatry colleges."
 
Algeos is a manufacturer and global distributor within the podiatry, physiotherapy and O&P (orthotic and prosthetic) markets. Based in Speke, Liverpool, it is the market leading supplier to the NHS and offers the widest range of podiatry products in the UK, sourcing the best brands, products and innovation from around the world and distributing to podiatry departments and private practices worldwide.
 
Slimfex insoles
 
Distributed in the UK by Algeos, Slimflex is the nation's most popular off-the-shelf orthotic insole range, its products being sold to more than 70% of England NHS Trusts and all the Scottish and Welsh Health Boards. A typical Slimflex Foot Orthotic is essentially a flat based neutral insole, designed specifically for the addition of other 'orthotic' components, to change the product from biomechanically non-corrective to fully corrective.
 
Jackie Fisher announced the Algeos donation on the first evening of the College of Podiatry's three day conference, which runs 17-19 November at the SECC in Glasgow, attended by more than 1,200 podiatrists, 100 speakers and 80 exhibitors. Algeos is the principal sponsor of the conference.
 
Jackie Fisher concluded "Algeos has a strong future commitment to the UK's podiatry colleges and to the ongoing education and development of their students who will be tomorrow's practitioners. Tonight's announcement shows that commitment in action."
 
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Notes for editors
 
The 13 podiatry colleges to receive the donation are: University of Huddersfield, University of Salford, New College Durham, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Southampton, University of Plymouth, University of Brighton, University of East London, University of Northampton, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Ulster and National University of Ireland.
 
About Algeos - www.algeos.com
 
The family-run Algeos traces its roots back to 1881 as a Liverpool leather merchant for boots and shoes. Today, the company designs and develops many products under its own brands and also distributes world-leading brands within the podiatry, physiotherapy and O&P (orthotic and prosthetic) markets. In the UK, it offers the widest range of podiatry products available in the UK and is the largest podiatry supplier to the NHS.
 
As a leading podiatry distributor, Algeos strives to bring its customers premium brands, products and innovation from around the world, including: Ruck, OptoGait, Podotech, Aortha, Slimflex and Interpod. All are well respected in podiatry departments and private practices, globally.
 
Based in Speke, Liverpool, where it has 50,000 square feet of industrial space, Algeos has subsidiaries and sister companies in Australia, UAE and the USA, and a staff of around 85 worldwide.
 
About Slimfex
 
Slimflex is the UK's most popular off-the-shelf orthotic insole range. From basic inserts to fully customisable EVA prefabricated orthotics, the range appeals to clinicians who want to provide accurately functional orthotics custom to the patient's requirements. Because the Slimflex range is so affordable, it provides the clinician with unparalleled flexibility in their orthotic treatment plans.
 
Slimflex products are sold to more than 70% of England NHS Trusts, all 14 Scotland Trusts and all 7 Wales Trusts.
 
For further information please contact:
 
Viki Boult
Marketing and communications manager
Tel: 0151 448 1228 / 07836 575692 
 
Max Sheridan 
Commercial director 
Tel: 0151 448 1228