'Iconic' Renishaw Is Presented with Its Fifteenth Queen's Award
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Press release date: July 3, 2012
On Wednesday 27th June, Renishaw plc was presented with a Queen's Award for Enterprise 2012 by Dame Janet Trotter, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. This is Renishaw's fifteenth Queen's Award since its formation in 1973, and was granted in the Innovations category for the company's highly innovative SP80 ultra-high accuracy analogue scanning probe. The product is used on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) for the highly accurate measurement of complex parts such as automotive and power train components.
The Lord-Lieutenant was welcomed to Renishaw's headquarters at New Mills near Wotton-under-Edge, by Sir David McMurtry, the company's Chairman and Chief Executive. Together with Dave Wallace, Director and General Manager of the CMM Products Division, he accepted the Award in the form of a crystal bowl engraved with the Queen's Award Emblem. The Citation was read by the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Mrs Jane Burns, Director of Strategy at Gloucestershire County Council.
Speaking to Renishaw employees about the latest award, Dame Janet said, "What seems to me to be absolutely outstanding about Renishaw is that it is so iconic for this particular county. Wherever I go to see businesses, people talk to me about Renishaw. It is an icon for what is excellent in innovation and most importantly others want to emulate your success."
She added, "To win (a Queen's Award) it takes energy, it takes effort and it takes your will in the team. You are a winning team, this is a winning company and you have winning leadership. But I know that wouldn't be enough if each one of you didn't play the part that you have, so congratulations again, it is a real delight to come back here to present another Queen's Award."
In response, Dave Wallace thanked Dame Janet for helping to recognise the success of the team behind the SP80 scanning probe and said, "This award is for everyone across the Renishaw Group who has contributed to the SP80 product. It has been a challenging product to work on, but it has now become the global probe of choice on gear checking machines which is a great achievement."
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance, which recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. The parent company of the Renishaw Group is Renishaw plc, registered in England no. 1106260. Registered Office: New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK.
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