Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based FTSE 250 listed engineering business, now employs over 4,000 people globally, around 2,200 of whom are located at its five sites in Gloucestershire.
Today the company is a world leader in engineering and science based technologies and reported record turnover of £495 million for its financial year ended June 2015, of which 95% was due to exports.
Renishaw supplies products used for applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where Renishaw is the only UK company that designs and makes industrial machines which 'print' parts from metal powder.
In April 2015 the company was honoured with its 18th Queen’s Awards, many of those for product innovation, but has also been recognised for excellence in areas such as manufacturing and education. In 2012 its Woodchester assembly site near Stroud, was named the UK's Best Electronics Plant, and in 2015 it won the Best Education Partnership Award at the Cotswold Life Engineering, Manufacturing and Innovation Awards.
To continue its success Renishaw is highly committed to developing its own skilled staff, and in 2015 recruited a record 70 graduates and has a record 124 apprentices in training. In 2015 it also gave summer and industrial placements to some 100 students and one-week work experience placements to around 80 young students.