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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Why Gamification is the Key to Repeat Visits and Increased Revenue
Monday, August 1, 2022

Gamification is pivotal in addressing the perpetual question - how to drive repeat business and keep visitors coming back for more. Our products are designed to be addictive to play, easy to operate and most importantly, create memorable experiences for…

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Check In and Get Up & Out this Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

One in four adults and one in three children report feeling lonely some or all of the time1. Loneliness, particularly when prolonged, can lead to illness, mental health problems and substance abuse2.

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (9th –…

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Care Homes: The Post-Pandemic Fight for Staff Wellbeing
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I wasn’t surprised to read that in a recent survey of Care Home owners, only 3%1 reported that since the start of the pandemic their ‘mental health has not been impacted’.

The remaining 97%1 stated that the pandemic has had…

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Exporting as a Small Company - It’s as Easy as D, I, T
Friday, March 11, 2022

Here at Rugged we’ve always been keen to export, and from year 2 we were already sending our products far and wide out across the world. However, with any growing company, there are always areas of business that fall outside…

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Destination Leisure: The Rise of Retailtainment
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The retail industry is constantly evolving – from thriving high streets, made up of independent retailers to out of town mega-malls, full of chain stores – it is always striving to anticipate the next trend to meet consumer needs.

In…

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How Leisure Centres Can Help Reconnect Communities
Friday, January 21, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has left tens of thousands of people in desperate need of better connection and support. Now two years on from drastic changes to our everyday lifestyle, wellbeing and security, there are organisations and community centres searching for…

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Only 8% of People Keep Theirs, So Here's Our Top Tips
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

New year, new me! It's 2022, you've set your resolutions for the year, but you're already struggling to commit... don't worry, it's a familiar story.

Whether it's exercising more, limiting your screen time or spending more time with loved ones…

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Getting Out There – Rugged’s 2021 Round Up
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

If we had to describe 2021 in two words, we’d call it a ‘roller coaster’. From COP26 to Tokyo 2020 (which was actually held in 2021), this year had it all. It’s been far from plain sailing for most of…

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Rugged’s 12 Days of Evergreen Christmas
Monday, December 13, 2021

The 12 days of Christmas. Is it a carol? (Yes.) Is it the period that runs from 25th December to 6th January? (Yes again.) In more modern times, most companies and brands also run their own ’12 days’ usually from…

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Indoor Climbing is Changing, and I Can’t Wait!
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

You may have seen that Rugged exhibited for the first time at the Association of British Climbing (ABC) annual conference recently; showing how we’re gamifying climbing walls with our interactive products. The aim: to increase accessibility, competitiveness and enjoyment for…

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