Today is the last working day at Marsden before Christmas - but don’t worry, you can still order through this website 24/7 as normal.
Between Christmas and New Year, if you need to speak to a member of our team to ask a question or get technical support, or prefer to order your weighing scales over the phone, our Head Office will be open at the times below.
Thursday 27th December: 10am-4pm
Friday 28th December: 10am-4pm
Monday 31st December: 10am-4pm
Since 1889 a platinum-iridium cylinder was made, which was to serve as a global standard for weighing: the kilogram.
Now, scientists have voted to change the way a kilogram is defined - from Le Grand K (as it is known), to a measure based on electric currents.
Back in August, we revealed Marsden would be supporting the journey of Lucy Pheiffer - the daughter of former Marsden Managing Director John Tooher - as she cycled across Zambia to raise money for charity WaterAid.
The journey, which was taken as part of Cycle Zambia, took Lucy and her team from Lusaka to Victoria Falls, a distance of over 500km – raising over £4000 for two Malawi villages desperately in need of clean water and sanitary facilities in the process.
Marsden scales have found their way into countless numbers of places over the years. They are now found in most NHS hospitals, as well as a number of leading organisations in British and overseas industry.
And every so often they pop up on television, too. Last week the B-100 Bench Scale, our best-selling stainless steel scale, made an appearance on BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef. But this isn’t the first time Marsden scales have been televised - we take a look at some of our TV appearances in recent years.
Next month, Lucy Pheiffer from Oxfordshire is cycling over 500km across Zambia, to raise money for two Malawi villages desperately in need of clean water and sanitary facilities.
But what inspired Lucy to commit herself to raising money for this cause - and how did Marsden get involved?
...here are our opening hours!
Marsden Headquarters closes today for Christmas. But if you need us before the start of 2018, we will be available next week.
The last day for pre-Christmas deliveries was earlier this week, and any orders placed with us will now arrive with you in January. You can place orders through our website as normal, or you can call us and speak to the Marsden team on 01709 364296.
From the moment they are born, weighing babies is an integral procedure in monitoring health. NICE guidelines state baby weighing should take place on day 1, day 5 and day 10 to help to ensure a healthy growth.
Weight is a crucial indicator of ill health at all ages, but this is especially true for babies. Despite this, weighing babies hasn't always been standard procedure.
This blog post will find out when it was introduced, why it was introduced and how the practice of weighing babies has changed over the years.
Drugs are generally dosed according to one of three approaches: fixed dosing, weight-based dosing and body surface area-based dosing. Fixed dosing means that the dose is constant, no matter what size the patient. With weight or BSA-based dosing, the drug dosage is proportionate to size.
In a world exclusive for 2017, Marsden became manufacturer of the only weighing scales to feature a BSA calculator - so you now need just one device to provide all the measurements you need to calculate drug dosages. Body Surface Area is recommended as the principle measure for drug dosages.