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Despite being a global company, Renishaw is a strong supporter of local community organisations and charities through its Charities Committee, which has existed for over 35 years, and also a sponsor of multiple festivals across the Cotswolds, including the Lechlade, Nibley and Wychwood music festivals.

The company is a world leader in engineering and science based technologies employing around 5,000 people globally, some 2,400 of which are located at its five sites in Gloucestershire. For the year ending June 2018 the FTSE 250 listed company reported record turnover of £612 million, of which 95% was due to exports. Its largest markets are China, the USA, Germany and Japan.

The company’s products are used by manufacturers globally to produce high quality components for industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, agriculture and consumer electronics, including PCs, TVs and smartphones. Renishaw is the UK’s only manufacturer of additive manufacturing (3D printing) machines, which ‘print’ parts from metal powder.

Renishaw is also applying its expertise to healthcare applications such as dentistry, neurosurgery and facial reconstructive surgery. In Bristol it is working with Southmead Hospital and Bristol Children’s Hospital on pioneering neurosurgical procedures including the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and brain cancer in children.

The company has won multiple international awards, including 18 Queen’s Awards and is also recognised for its manufacturing excellence - in September 2012 its Woodchester assembly site near Stroud, was named the UK’s Best Electronics & Electrical Plant.
To continue its success Renishaw is highly committed to developing its own skilled staff and this year is recruiting 68 apprentices, plus a similar number of graduates, and currently has 140 young people within its apprenticeship schemes in Gloucestershire and South Wales.

The company has numerous award-winning apprentices. Tom Silvey, from Stroud, was awarded the Frederic Barnes Waldron Award in 2016 by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and he was also named Outstanding Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Gloucestershire Apprenticeships Awards. In 2017, Lucy Ackland originally from Stonehouse, who joined the company as an apprentice aged just 16 and went on to achieve a 1st Class Engineering Honours Degree in engineering, was named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering.

Renishaw is proud to again be a sponsor of the Pride of Cotswolds awards which shine a spotlight on remarkable people who are working hard to strengthen and sustain our local community.

For more information visit: www.renishaw.com