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Gloucestershire’s Renishaw donates £20,000 to charities

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24 February 2023

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw which has its headquarters in South Gloucestershire, has donated £20,000 to charities.

The donations come as part of an internal competition at the company, which saw teams from across the globe providing examples of Renishaw’s values in action, with one winning team selected from each of its four values, namely innovation, inspiration, integrity and involvement. Each team’s nominated charity then received a donation of £5,000 or local currency equivalent.

34 entries were submitted, with judging carried out by the Executive Committee including Sir David McMurtry, Executive Chairman, and Will Lee, Chief Executive.

The innovation category was won by a software team, based in India, for its development of off-surface and on-surface planners for Renishaw measuring systems used to inspect complex components. The planners fully automate motion planning, which manufacturers currently perform manually through trial and error.

A team of apprentices based at Renishaw’s manufacturing sites in Gloucestershire and South Wales won the inspiration category, who, as part of the Company’s manufacturing apprentice development programme, delivered nine continuous improvement projects utilising lean manufacturing principles. All the apprentices’ projects delivered benefits to the company, either by reducing waste or increasing productivity.

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The Quality Assurance and Assembly team at its Woodchester, UK, manufacturing site conducted essential work to manage risk and ensure that product quality maintained Renishaw’s high standards, winning them the category for integrity.

Finally, the winner of the involvement category was Renishaw’s COVID Committee for its work developing global guidance and taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the company’s global sites. Formed in February 2020, the team’s work meant that, when compared with similar sized businesses and local community rates, Renishaw kept transmission levels low within the business.

The four charities who were nominated by the winning teams to receive a £5,000 donation were the Smt. Patashibai Lunkad Blind School based in Pune, India, and three UK organisations; the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, James Hopkins Trust in Gloucester and the Stroke Association based in London.

Will Lee, Renishaw’s Chief Executive, said: “This new competition has been a great way to celebrate the people around the world that demonstrate our values in their daily lives and share their success. We look forward to running this on an annual basis to recognise the excellent work our teams continue to do across the world to innovate, inspire, show integrity and get involved.”

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Sam is the Regional Editor of Biz News, responsible for both Hampshire and Dorset.

A new recruit to journalism, Sam started writing for the Business Magazine as a freelancer in May of 2022 after completing his degree in English at University College London. His passion for local businesses and ability to tell a story soon caught the attention of the publication’s management team and have led to his meteoric rise.

Sam, who lives in central Reading, takes a particular interest in technology, gaming and food and drink, having been a chef before starting his degree.

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