Mark Harrop Business Development Manager

Jul 12
2017

Aquarium Software Boardroom taken over for #Bringyourdogtoworkday

Pet insurance technologist Aquarium Software experienced a boardroom revolution on this year’s Bring your Dog to Work Day. The firm’s directors were replaced (literally) by a new set of top dogs in the boardroom, as canine’s Archie, Jazz and Lola took the lead for the day. The initiative was part of the company’s enthusiastic approach to the national day of dogs in the workplace with the Aquarium team and nine dogs all thankfully getting on well.

Dr Anita Bhanja B.Vet. Med. GPCert(Derm) MRCVS, of www.Eternalpaws.co.uk ,attended Aquarium’s office for the day and was available to answer health queries any pet parent has about their dog. “Research has shown that pets can relieve stress and initiatives that have seen animals taken into UK nursing homes have been shown to lower patient blood pressure,” said Dr Anita. “The human health benefits of owning pets and allowing them into the workplace are already well documented, so I applaud this national initiative and congratulate Aquarium Software on its full support of #Bringyourdogtoworkday both physically and emotionally.    

“Given that my colleagues and I at Aquarium have been shouting about the benefits of bringing pets to work for the past three years now, it would be strange if we didn’t take the lead when it comes to Bring your Dog to Work Day,” said Aquarium’s Director, Mark Colonnese. “We went to great lengths to accommodate our increased workforce and I think we all agreed it was a resounding success,” added Mark.

Aquarium was keen to see if the benefits could be replicated in the workplace, too. This saw Archie the Schnauzer, Jazz (the Heinz 57) and Lola (Jack Russell) take on the roles of Top Dog, Deputy Dog, and Director of Canine Resources.    

 

Notes to editors

Aquarium’s own YouGov research shows 63 per cent of Brits would mourn their pet as deeply as a family member, yet over half of the population don’t have their pets insured. To avoid having to make difficult and costly decisions about treating our pets, pet parents must invest in insurance.                                

Aquarium is using sponsorship of national Bring Your Dog to Work Day to remind owners of the importance of pet insurance while raising money for Animals Asia and All Dogs Matter. Animals Asia works to end trade in dogs for food in China and Vietnam and prevent the export of "meat dogs" in Asia. All Dogs Matter is a rescue charity, seeking to rehome the UK’s 102,363 unwanted dogs. People can still donate to All Dogs Matter by texting ADMS23 and your amount to 70070.